Frequently Asked Questions
What is a 360 full body lift?
A 360 full body lift is a type of body surgery that focuses on the loose skin and fat cells in the lower parts of your body. This involves the thighs, hips, buttocks and lower abdomen. The surgery aims to remove loose skin and tighten around the area to enhance the appearance of this region.
How long do body surgeries last?
A lower body lift typically takes between 6-8 hours. It is performed using general anaesthetic and it is usually recommended that you have an overnight stay to help with recovery. This type of body surgery can take between 4-6 weeks before you can restore your regular daily routine. Also, you shouldn’t partake in exercise until approximately 6-8 weeks to encourage a healthy recovery. You may return to light exercise from a minimum of 4 weeks, depending on how you feel and recommendations from your surgeon.
What is a full body lift?
Full body surgery or body contouring consists of contouring the overall body. There are particular areas that are predominantly focused on such as:
Weight loss over a brief period of time can frequently result in loose skin hanging around the body. Body surgery may be appropriate to tighten and remove this skin and may provide an enhanced appearance. During your free consultation, your surgeon will talk with you regarding which type of body surgery may be beneficial.
What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a lower body lift?
A tummy tuck is intended to remove the excess fat cells around your abdominal area in order to achieve a slimmer figure. Body lift surgery focuses on tightening the loose skin around your body. This may include your thighs, buttocks and lower back, as well as your lower abdomen. Throughout your free consultation, your surgeon may be able to recommend which form of surgeon may be suitable for you.
How do you sleep after a lower body lift?
Once your body surgery has finished and you are recovering at home, it is vital to remember how to sleep safely to aid recovery. Sleeping on your back with your head and legs slightly elevated is a beneficial way to encourage a healthy recovery (most people use pillows). Sleeping on your side may be preferable, depending on where your incisions are and the pressure that is put on them in this position. Your surgeon may be able to give you recommendations on the best way to aid your recovery through your sleep positioning.
How much weight do you lose with a lower body lift?
Weight loss after body surgery will vary between patients; however, it is possible to lose between 20-50kg of weight after a lower body lift. Some patients have been able to lose up to 65kg in weight! At your free consultation, your surgeon may be able to advise you on realistic expectations regarding your body surgery.