Significant weight loss often leads to unusual distributions of excess skin that need to be approached on an individual basis. This lady had a lot of excess that was positioned in the lower abdomen, upper buttocks and thighs. In this scenario, a body lift with positioning of the scars in the lower abdomen / buttocks and thighs has allowed as much excess skin to be removed while not compromising wound healing or the position of the scars long term. This lady is pictured at 6 months following her body lift. The scars of the anterior abdomen are progressing well. Often the scars around the flanks and buttocks which are more difficult to massage can become thicker and patients do need to try and spend extra time concentrating on the scars on the flanks and buttocks.
A body lift can remove a significant amount of tissue and the results shown have been achieved in one operation. Because of improved techniques / staff / care the operative time for this procedure is now around 3 hours and patients no longer require drains. Patients are mobilised immediately after surgery and usually go home within 24 hours of surgery. Extremely good results can be obtained from body lifting the correctly chosen patient.
When considering bodylift surgery it is important to consider all the various options which may include abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, fleur de lis abdominoplasty, liposuction. Patients with massive weight loss also consider surgery to their breasts, their arms and their thighs.
At a consultation, it is important to run through all the pros and cons and the various options of abdominal rejuvenation surgery and other combination site surgery so that you can be empowered to proceed. Combination surgeries and planning for subsequent surgery must be considered from the start and a plan made from the outset.
Mr. Ross is a plastic surgeon that underwent specific training in plastic surgery. Mr. Ross successfully completed his FRCS (plast), obtained his CCT and is listed on the GMC specialist Register for Plastic surgery (Number 4220633). Mr. Ross has a vast training in aesthetic surgery throughout his plastic surgery training including the techniques utilized in “cosmetic surgery”. Mr. Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and is regularly appraised on an annual basis. He has successfully revalidated and “cosmetic surgery” is an established part of his scope of practice. Mr Ross is the only plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Manchester, the North West of England and the United Kingdom in full time private practice, who is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS, ABS and BAHNO.