Body Countouring

  • BODY LIFT SURGERY (Total Body Lift)

DESCRIPTION

Surgical procedure for reshaping the lower body, upper legs, stomach, back, buttocks and/or thigs. It is more often performed as a series of treatments rather than a single intervention.

DURATION

Around 4-8 hours.

PAINFUL/PAINLESS

Painful.

ANESTHESIA

General.

RECOVERY

Return to work after 3 to 6 weeks. Return to strenuous activities after 6 to 12 weeks.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

One.

RISKS

Bleeding, infections, nerve damage, loss of skin, asymmetry, irregular healing of scars, formation of clots, anesthesia related complications.

STABILITY OF RESULTS

Permanent, if body weight remains constant.

PROS

A dramatic improvement of overall appearance.

CONS 

Big scar; long recovery.

  • ARMLIFT (Brachioplasty)

DESCRIPTION

Upper arm reshaping procedure by removing excess skin and fat. It can be performed in combination with the liposuction.

DURATION

Around 2-3 hours.

PAINFUL / PAINLESS

Painless.

ANESTHESIA

General or local with sedatives.

RECOVERY

Return to work after two to three weeks. You can start exercising in three to six weeks.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

One.

Risks

Asymmetry, irregular scars, infections, numbness, anesthesia related complications.

STABILITY OF RESULTS

Permanent if the body weight remains constant. Age can affect the results.

PROS

You can confidently wear short sleeves or sleeveless clothes again. You will be happy to be able to wave your arms without the flabwobbling.

CONS

The scar usually goes from the underarm and, depending on the required correction, may extend all the way to the elbow.

 

  • FAT TRANSFER (fat transplantation)

DESCRIPTION

Fatty deposits are taken from one part of the body and are injected into another partto reshape face contours, soften thelines and fill the problem (saggy) areas. It can also be used for hand rejuvenation, reshaping of buttocks or shaping breasts.

DURATION

Half an hour to two hours.

MANNER OF TREATMENT

Outpatient.

ANESTHESIA

Local with tranquilizers.

RECOVERY

Between three days and two weeks, depending on the amount of the injected fat.

TREATMENT

Up to three treatments performed three months apart.

RISKS

Infections, formation of lumps.

STABILITY OF RESULTS

Temporary or permanent, depending on the treated body part; varies from person to person.

  • LIPOSUCTION

DESCRIPTION

Aspirational lipectomy (liposuction) is a procedure for removing undesirable fat deposits from certain body parts. Fat deposits may be removed from the deep fat tissue, but also from the surface layer (superficiallipectomy). It can be mechanical, laser or ultrasound assisted.

DURATION

Varies depending on the area being treated, the applied technique and the amount of fat being removed.

PAINFUL / PAINLESS

Painless, although it may be painfulin case of massive liposuction.

ANESTHESIA

Local, local with IV sedation, regional (epidural) or general.

RECOVERY

Depending on the area being treated and its volume, the return to work is recommended three weeks later, and strenuous physical activities should be avoided for 3 to 8 weeks following surgery.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

One, as long as the body weight remains constant.

RISKS

Infections, fatty or blood clots, leakage from the wound, nerve damage, reactions to anesthesia and the injected fat degradation substances, numbness, asymmetry, unevenness of treated area, changes in pigmentation, unacceptable scars from cannula, anesthesia related complications.

STABILITY OF RESULTS

Visible improvement within four weeks with the end result that can be seen six months after surgery. The patient must adhere to dietary advice and exercise routine during this time.