Body Lifting

Bariatric surgery falls under the competence of Abdominal Surgeons. After these operations, the patient loses weight which results in the development of soft tissue ptosis (suspension). After the stabilization of body weight, plastic surgeons get intolved to correct body shapes with the following types of surgeries: body lifting, breast lifting-reduction, lifting buttocks, hips, shoulder and etc.

Indications for Body lifting are the affects of massive weight loss where after the bodily skin usually lowers in the abdomen area, around the buttocks, hips, shoulders, breast and other. Operation is designed to allow the skin stretching.

The operation is carried out under general anesthesia, duration of the operation is 1,5-6 hours. Skin stretching is carried out in stages. At the first stage stretching the skin of the buttocks and abdomen is performed, in the next place the thighs, shoulders and breast skin stretching is performed. During the operation excess skin in removed , stretched and fixed to get stable good results . During the operation drainage system may be set, which is removed within 2-12 days after the operation. 

 The patient is usually released on outpatient treatment within 7-12 days after the surgery. The patient can return to work in 3 weeks.

Stitches are removed in 10-12 days after the operation. In some cases temporary disruption or change of nipple - areolis complex sensitivity occurs. The patient is allowed to drive after 3 weeks. Full physical activity is allowed 3 month after surgery.

Complete formation of marks around incision area occur over about 12 months after the surgery.

In some cases, the nipple may occur - areolis complex sensory disturbance or change . Driving is allowed after 3 weeks .

Complete physical load allowed 3 months after surgery .

Complete formation of scars over about 12 months after surgery . In rare cases it is possible to develop a wide range of scars and may need to be removed later .