(Abdominoplasty, Apronectomy) Body lift surgery is one of the most common procedures used to improve the body’s appearance after weight loss surgery. It’s also long-lasting, if you keep your weight stable. The surgeon makes one cut along the abdomen and removes excess, sagging skin. The surgeon also lifts and tightens the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and arms in the same procedure. Liposuction is often used to remove fat and improve body contour. Body lift surgery can dramatically change your appearance, and the results are permanent, except for a little natural firmness that’s lost with age.
A medial inner thigh lift is usually performed under general anaesthesia. Liposuction is often used as an adjunctive procedure and can be performed either before, after, or during the operation. The patient is usually placed in the frog position, and an incision made. The excess skin and fat is then removed, and the patient’s incision is closed with supportive sutures that dissolve after about four months.
Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction. During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these tubes as the doctor moves the tubes around under the skin to target specific fat deposits. Liposuction is usually done as an outpatient procedure in a properly equipped surgery centre, or hospital. In general, it does not require an overnight hospital stay unless a large volume of fat is being removed. Local anesthesia is used in some cases. And you may or may not be given a sedative to help you relax. If a large area or volume of fat is being treated, general anesthesia or deep sedation with a local anesthetic may be used.
Similar to liposuction, fat is taken from other parts of the body, such as thighs, flanks or tummy and then injected into other ares to make them fuller (e.g. breast enhancement, “Brasilian butt lift”).