Lower Body Lift (Torsoplasty) Surgery After Weight Loss
Massive weight loss can leave excess skin and fat tissue on the bottom, thighs, hips and abdomen. For this reason, a lower body lift (lower torsoplasty) can remove the tissue from these areas in the one surgery.
Dr Hunt will work with you, focusing on the areas of your body that concern you the most, whether it is the skin surrounding your arms, stomach or thighs. He will then put together a tailored weight loss surgery plan in line with your aesthetic goals.
A lower body lift (torsoplasty) can be combined with additional surgeries such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), upper arm and/or breast lift. Dr Hunt can discuss these options with you during your personal consultation.
Why Patients Might Consider Lower Body Lift (Torsoplasty) Surgery
The lower body lift torsoplasty is designed to remove extra skin from the lower torso that exist due to massive weight loss. Patients may choose to undergo the surgery in order to:
- Target multiple areas of the body at once
- Remove a large amount of skin and fat from the lower torso
- Complete their weight loss efforts with surgical skin removal
Recovery after Lower Torsoplasty Surgery
The recovery period after lower body lift surgery can take up to two weeks or more post op. During this time, make sure to take the analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort.
It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after lower body lift surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after lower body lift surgery:
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
- Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
- Have a healthy and balanced diet
- Keep your body hydrated
To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.
Potential Risks and Complications
Every surgical procedure comes with some risk of complications occurring. It is vital to know the risks before you proceed with your lower body torsoplasty, and discuss them with Dr Hunt. These may include:
- Poor or slow healing
- Ongoing paing
- Wound infection
- Poor scarring
- Seroma formation – fluid build-up in the wounds
- Hematoma – blood build up in the wound
- Loss of sensation or numbness
- Damage to underlying structures
Body Lift (Torsoplasty): Patient Results
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
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Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of surgery what makes a suitable candidate, pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from patients.
How much does Lower Body Lift (Torsoplasty) surgery cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees
How much lower body torsoplasty surgery costs vary depending on several factors. The type of procedure you get, type of anaesthesia used, location (hospital or clinic), to mention just a few. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.
Is lower torsoplasty surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?
If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.
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Lower Torsoplasty FAQs
What is a Lower Body Lift?
Though it’s not as well known as other procedures, a lower body lift, or lower torsoplasty, is a more comprehensive surgery than a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty or liposuction and is often chosen by people who have achieved significant weight loss.
The procedure removes and tightens excess skin formed after significant weight loss, pregnancy, and ageing. It can be customised to include the buttocks, thighs and lower abdominal areas.
A lower body lift torsoplasty is a highly individualised procedure and the outcome is based on your needs and goals. For example, people who have poor skin elasticity due to over-stretching may require a combination of liposuction and surgical excision procedures. In these cases, the skin is unable to naturally conform to your new body contours without intervention. Some patients will only need a single operation while others will be spread over two or more procedures. Dr Hunt encourages extensive consultations to decide on the right procedure for you.
What's involved in a Lower Body lift?
Dr Hunt will perform your lower body at your chosen hospital, under a general anaesthetic administered by one of his hand-selected anaesthetists.
During the procedure, Dr Hunt will make an incision around your waist, across your lower abdomen and down your thighs. He will trim any excess skin, tighten the muscles and remove all excess fat, before suturing your incisions closed with absorbable sutures.
In many cases, Dr Hunt will perform a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty at the same time as your lower torsoplasty.
When can I resume my normal activities?
It will take around three weeks for you to resume activity after your lower body torsoplasty. Always follow the advice of your surgeon regarding recovery times.
Your movements will be quite limited for the first 10 days after your surgery, and you’ll need to walk carefully. But as your skin gets used to its new position, it is typical that patients regain their range of movement.
When will I see the end result?
The effects of your surgery will be immediate, although it may take up to two months to appreciate the full results.
You will have scarring on your abdomen and thighs, and it will take at least a year for the scars to mature and fade so that they are pale and discreet. Dr Hunt will explain where your scars will be before your surgery.
Is lower body lift for me?
If you’ve lost a dramatic amount of weight and have been left with excess or loose skin in your lower body, you might be a candidate for a lower body lift (lower torsoplasty) plastic surgery.
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Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
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