The procedure works best on people who are already at or very close to their ideal weight. If you are planning to lose weight, Dr Andrew Broadhurst in Brisbane is happy to consult with you on what a suitable goal weight and how best to achieve it.
Common Reasons for a Body Lift
Body contouring surgery is often completed in stages, targeting one area at a time. However, owing to modern techniques, we are now able to achieve the results of multiple procedures in one surgery. A torsoplasty reshapes the abdomen to give patients a smoother, firmer, and more defined shape. It addresses the thighs, hips, back, and lower stomach area to help patients attain a more desirable shape and regain confidence.
Weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, and age can lead to loose skin and fat around the midsection. As a result, patients who see the best results are generally those who have undergone massive weight loss. It can also benefit people who have loose skin due to pregnancy or ageing. Benefits of a full body lift can include:
- Removal of loose and sagging skin
- Creating a smoother body contour
- Customised to suit your needs
- Removes skin irritation and rashes
- Makes exercise easier
- Improved body image
This surgery is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Rather, body lift surgery aims to remove extra skin and stubborn fat that cannot be removed with diet and exercise. This is also not a procedure for women who are planning to have children. You should only seek this surgery if you are not planning on being pregnant in the future.
Body Lift with Dr Broadhurst
“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”
Your Initial Consultation
In order to determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery, you will have an initial appointment with Dr Broadhurst. This will take place over the phone or via FaceTime. You will discuss things such as your medical history and concerns about your body. As well as you can outline what you hope to achieve from the procedure. You will also undergo a body assessment to make sure both you and your surgeon are clear on which areas of fat and skin will be removed. It is important to mention any past surgeries or current medications. After this meeting, you will have a clear idea of what to expect during and after your surgery. This includes the early recovery period.
Your Second Consultation
Your second consultation will take place a few weeks before your surgery date, at no cost to you. This will be a face to face meeting at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations. We will review your surgical treatment plan to make sure you have a complete grasp of the torsoplasty procedure and what to expect. You will have the opportunity to clarify any concerns and ask any further questions. Dr Broadhurst prides himself on taking the utmost care to ensure patients feel confident with their surgery selection. He will stand alongside you throughout your surgical journey, ensuring the process is as smooth sailing as possible.
What to expect during your procedure?
The surgery takes place at a hospital under a general anaesthetic. It will take about two to three hours, but this can depend on how much skin you are having removed. Patients generally stay in the hospital for at least two nights and should have someone there to take them home. You may hear this procedure referred to as a “circumferential body lift” because it addresses the entire circumference of the torso.
The surgery removes the large fold or “apron” of skin and fat on the lower belly. Your surgeon will try to place incisions in areas that are discrete and easily covered by clothes. He will remove excess flank and upper buttock skin, creating a buttock and lateral thigh lift. The belly button is repositioned in the same way as in a tummy tuck. The procedure can also include other incisions, such as those used in a breast lift and arm lift. Although each surgery follows a similar structure, Dr Broadhurst will tailor your procedure to suit your body and ideal results. The different types of body lift surgeries include:
Lower Body Lift
Lower body lift surgery, on the other hand, focuses on the lower half of the body. It mainly addresses the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Your surgeon makes incisions in such a way that lifts the skin for a tighter and more youthful look. This option can be ideal for patients who are concerned about sagging skin due to age, weight loss, or pregnancy.
Full body Lift
A full body lift, also known as a 360 body lift, is a combination of procedures. It removes excess fat and skin from both the upper and lower midsection, free from unshapely bulges and sagging skin. The process removes skin from the abdomen, hips, waist, buttocks, and thighs to achieve an overall smoother body contour. Given that this is an extensive process, patients will need more recovery time.