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Male Lower Body Lift (Torsoplasty)

A Lower Body Lift, or Torsoplasty, is often suitable for weight loss patients

Massive weight loss goes beyond shifting fat. Excess loose skin can sometimes remain, which can lead to both cosmetic and health-related concerns.

This excess skin can be removed in a surgical procedure called a body lift, also known as torsoplasty, surgery – either upper or lower torsoplasty. This procedure may be appropriate as you come to the end of your weight loss journey.

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Massive weight loss can leave many people with excess skin around their bottom, thighs, hips and tummy. A male lower body lift (torsoplasty) can remove this skin excess in all of these areas in a single surgery.

Dr Hunt will work with you to address your unique needs and body shape in the way that suits your new lifestyle.

He will then put together a weight loss surgery plan.

A lower torsoplasty can be combined with additional surgeries such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), upper arm surgery (brachioplasty), and/or gynaecomastia (chest surgery). Dr Hunt can discuss these options with you during your personal consultation.

Recovery after Male Lower Body Lift (Torsoplasty) Surgery

The recovery period after male lower body lift (torsoplasty) surgery can take up to two weeks for most patients. During this time, make sure to take analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after 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 male lower body lift (torsoplasty) surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid ample body movements
  • 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.

Risks and Complications

If you are thinking about getting an upper or lower body lift (torsoplasty), you will need to think about the risks. Every surgery comes with the potential for complications. The risks of torsoplasty may include:

  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Poor healing and scarring
  • Numbness
  • Asymmetry or poor results
  • Wound infection
  • Further surgery

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Excess Skin Reduction Guide

The excess skin reduction guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider these procedures.

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 Male Lower Body Lift (Torsoplasty) surgery cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

How much male lower body lift (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 male lower body lift (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.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Lower Body Lift Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for male lower body lift (torsoplasty) surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.

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Do I need a lower body lift (torsoplasty)?

If you’ve lost a dramatic amount of weight and been left with excess skin in your lower body, you might be a good candidate for a male lower torsoplasty.

What is involved in a lower body lift for men (male torsoplasty)?

A male lower body lift (torsoplasty) is a complex surgical procedure, so you should ensure to choose an experienced plastic surgeon.

Dr Hunt will perform your lower body at your chosen hospital, under a general anesthetic administered by one of his hand-selected anesthetists.

During the procedure, Dr Hunt will make incisions 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 go home after a lower torsoplasty for Men?

You will stay in hospital for five to seven nights following surgery. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from a bathroom, you will be able to go home. Once home, you should limit your movements to around the house for a week or so.

Will I have to return for post-operative care after a lower body torsoplasty?

You’ll see Dr Hunt weekly for the first month after your surgery. As you progress, the time between visits will become longer.

How long will I be off work after a lower body lift (torsoplasty)?

You will need to be off work for around three weeks following your male lower torsoplasty surgery. This may be longer if you have a physically demanding job.

When can I resume my normal activities after lower torsoplasty?

It will take around three weeks for you to fully recover, but you will need to avoid strenuous movement for six weeks or until advised.

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, you should slowly regain your range of movement.

When will I see the end result of my lower torsoplasty?

The effects of your lower body lift (torsoplasty) will be almost immediate, but you will need to wait for your body to heal and the swelling to subside before you see the full results.

You will have some scarring on your abdomen and thighs, and it will take at least a year for the scars to mature and fade. Dr Hunt will explain where your scars will be before your 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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