Upper Body Lift
Also known as back lift or body lift, upper body lift is a cosmetic procedure comprising of one or several procedures including breast lift or gynecomastia, an upper arm lift or surgery for removing fat rolls along the back. Sagging and loose skin consequential to significant weight loss or after liposuction surgery is removed for creating a smoother and tighter contour, thus improving your overall profile and personality and boosting self-confidence.
When can you consider this procedure?
- you underwent significant weight loss either through bariatric surgery or natural means.
- You feel discouraged because of the presence of loose skin around your waist, chest and arms.
- You have excess deposits of sagging and excess skin after pregnancy.
- You have deposits of rolls of fat or back rolls around the lower back edges.
Advantages associated with the procedure:
- Loose skin which leads to rashes and chafing will be remove.
- Your clothes would fit your body giving you much slimmer appearance.
- Surgery would smooth the rolls and bulges that make you self-conscious.
How is upper body lift performed?
People who prefer to undergo this type of surgery are given general anesthesia. Your experience and results depend mainly on the procedures that you choose.
Upper Arm Lift
Those who have deposits of fat on arms can undergo arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty. An incision is made along the back of the arm or below the armpit. For those who have undergone significant weight loss, an incision would be made from the elbow to the armpit. It might also extend toward the back and along the part of the upper chest wall.
Those who are recommended breast lift should know that three incisions would be made – one extending from the areola’s bottom edge down to the breast crease, one around the areola and the last one below the breast. Excess deposits of skin will be removed, nipple would be relocated and areola shifted to a higher position on the breast. Gynecomastia surgery is performed for reducing the size of male breast.
Those who want to get rid of fat rolls from their lower back or middle back would have incision on both sides of their mid-back or near the bra line in case of women. The excess deposit of fat and skin will be removed from the part and the incision will then be closed with tape, glue or absorbable sutures.
Upper Body Lift Result
Upper Body Lift Surgery FAQ
What is upper body lift?
If you want to remove the sagging skin and fat after liposuction, bariatric surgery or pregnancy, upper body lift is a highly effective option. This procedure can be used to re-contour the upper body and you can gain a tighter and smoother look.
How is upper body lift performed?
After giving medications for general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, fat removal is done after making the incisions. Once the fat removal is over, the surgeon gets engaged in the process of tightening and trimming the muscles. Finally the incisions are closed.
What is the recovery process?
There is no need for hospital stay after the surgery and most patients will go home after the upper body lift. The surgeon will give clear cut advice on how and when to take the medications and he/she will also teach you how to take care for the dressings and drains. You have to curtail your activities to a certain extent for 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the duration of the procedure?
The duration of upper body lift surgery varies according to the patient needs and the complexity of the surgery. Generally speaking, it can be completed between 2 to 7 hours
What are the risks associated with upper body lift surgery?
Like most of the cosmetic surgeries, upper body lift also has some risk factors and they include bad reaction to anesthesia, Infection, hematoma and bleeding. Some people may experience changes in sensation and there can be numbness or tingling sensation as well.
Are the results permanent one?
This procedure offers best results and you can enjoy these results for a very long period of time.