Body Lift Surgery | Dr Geoffrey Barnett | Melbourne
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Body Lift Surgery

A body lift (body contouring procedures) can help reduce excess loose skin. Loose skin occurs as a result of dramatic weight loss. The over-stretched dermal layer has not adapted to a smaller body size. Having excess folds of skin after weight loss is a common problem, and one that leading Plastic Surgeon Dr Geoff Barnett can assist you with resolving through procedures that include abdominoplasty/tummy tucks, arm reductions, thigh lifts and liposuction as well as male breast reduction for Gynecomastia).

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Once the patient’s weight has stabilised for 12 months there may be secondary folds or flaps of tissue affecting all parts of the body.

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Surgeons call this procedure a  “body lift” surgery because it helps remove sagging skin folds and tightens the skin. As a result, this gives a firmer appearance and restores more natural body contours. Dr Barnett recommends body contouring surgery after extreme weight loss.

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Body Lift After Massive Weight Loss

If you’ve lost a lot of weight after major lifestyle changes or after Bariatric procedures including Gastric Banding or Gastric sleeves, you may be considering Body Contouring procedures including liposuction and excess skin reduction (excision) to restore a firmer physique.

Once the patient’s weight has stabilised for 12 months there may be secondary folds or flaps of tissue affecting all parts of the body.

Most commonly redundant flaps of skin and fat affect the lower abdomen and not infrequently may encircle the body affecting the back as well. It also commonly affects the upper inner arms and upper inner thighs.

Body lift involves various combinations of surgery and liposuction in order to restore body contour to these areas. Depending on the amount of tissue that is to be removed the operations may be performed as a whole or sometimes sequentially. There is a limit to surgery advised at any one particular operation.

Occasionally, weight loss affect the breasts, face and neck. Your surgeon may address these areas with a breast reduction or mastopexy, that is skin reduction with breast reshaping. Sometimes you require an augmentation mammoplasty to achieve a more pleasing breast contour.

A face and neck lift give excellent rejuvenation to the face following weight loss procedures.

To schedule your confidential consultation for body contouring surgery with Dr Geoff Barnett, one of Melbourne’s leading plastic surgeons or phone us during clinic hours on (03) 8849 1467.

Can I combine a Body Lift with other procedures?

Most commonly redundant flaps of skin and fat affect the lower abdomen. They may also encircle the body affecting the back as well.

The upper inner arms and upper inner thighs are also commonly affected. Operations are performed using various combinations of surgery and liposuction in order to restore body contour to these areas. Depending on the amount of tissue that is to be removed the operations may be performed as a whole or sometimes sequentially. There is a limit to surgery advised at any one particular operation.

Occasionally, you may find gross excess weight affects your breasts, face and neck. Dr Barnett may suggest addressing thesewith a breast reduction or mastopexy. Sometimes you require an augmentation mammoplasty to achieve a more pleasing breast contour. A face and neck lift give excellent rejuvenation to the face following weight loss procedures.

Body Lift Before and After Images

Arm reduction surgery is one of the popular body contouring procedures by men and women.

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Combined procedures can help restore your body to a more normal, natural looking contour, as in the example below. For more photos of body contouring procedures please send an enquiry form to arrange a visit with Dr Geoff Barnett.

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After

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Actual patient of Mr Geoffrey Barnett above. Patient images used with permission.

Medical Disclaimer
This web site is not intended as a substitute for your own independent health professional’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider within your country or place of residency with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Additionally, this information is of a general nature and surgery results vary from patient to patient.