Body Surgeries

Body Lift

Body lift is a procedure, which combines the benefits of several separate procedures. It addresses the looseness and skin excess of the abdominal skin, thighs and buttocks. It is an excellent procedure for people who are concerned about the appearance of several areas of their body but who are unwilling to undergo separate procedures.

Flabbiness of the abdomen, hips, thigh and buttocks region is a common concern of women and men, particularly in middle age. In some cases, where skin elasticity is well maintained and there is little skin excess, liposuction alone can be effective in recontouring these areas.

For most women however, particularly following pregnancies, skin excess as well as fatty excess is present and the skin has been overstretched and has lost tone.

You may want to think about a body lift if you are concerned about the following:

  • Excess abdominal skin and fat?
  • Abdominal stretch marks?
  • Thigh fullness
  • Fatty deposits in the 'saddlebags' area?
  • Loss of youthful round contour of the buttocks?
  • Prominent buttock folds?
  • Prominence in the 'love handles' area

The procedure combines liposculpture of the abdomen, thighs and buttocks together with excision of excess skin and fat tissue to both reduce and contour the abdomen, to lift the buttocks and to contour the outside thighs.

It is important to stress that this procedure is not for everybody. It involves a long operation and recuperation. Anyone undergoing this procedure needs to be in good physical condition. The operation is quite involved and takes around 6 to 8 hours of surgery. A hospitalisation of 5 days is usually required with a recovery period of 3 to 4 weeks.

The results achieved for those who are willing to invest the extra time and effort are however, dramatic. Suitability will depend on formal consultation where fitness for surgery will also be assessed and it will be decided if liposuction alone, Abdominoplasty with liposuction or the body lift is more appropriate for the individual patient.

Bodylift (Abdominoplasty, outer thigh lift, buttock lift and liposuction to outer thighs, buttocks and flanks) $21,000 This price assumes top hospital cover with a private fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of around $10,000

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