01 Mar Body Lift
People who have managed to lose a significant amount of weight through diet, exercise, or weight loss surgery often deal with physical effects, with unattractive, loose skin. In some cases, the excess skin can cause as many problems as the excess kilograms that they worked so hard to lose. At Melbourne Body Contouring, Dr. Morris Ritz is able to provide solutions for removing excess skin and providing you with the professional advice needed to undergo the right procedure for you.
Prior to a dramatic amount of weight loss, whether it is done naturally or through a surgical procedure, it is always advised that you consult your doctor to ensure that you remain healthy throughout the process. In most cases, surgery can improve loose skin and eliminate any further issues for a patient. Dr. Morris Ritz provides procedures such as Body Lifts for patients, which is an excellent elective surgery option, providing positive results when it comes to dealing with unsightly loose skin. From the initial consultation to the post-operative care, Dr. Ritz and his team are able to provide you with all of the information necessary to give you peace of mind and reassurance that you are in the care of professionals as you undergo the procedure.
So, what does the procedure involve and how does a body lift work?
A body lift can correct a number of problem areas and there are a variety of body lift procedures available at Dr. Ritz’s surgery. It all depends on which is best for you and what your problem areas are. It can include the abdomen lift, thighs, buttock lift, back lift, flanks and even the arms. Often patients will have the lower body done and then the upper body completed at a separate time or vice versa.
A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed and the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, which is commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include these areas:
- Abdominal area – locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
- Buttocks that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- Groin that may sag into inner thigh
- Thigh – the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or the thigh’s circumference
So, what can I expect moving forward?
During an initial consultation with Dr. Ritz, he will discuss the procedure with you, what happens during the surgery and your post-operative care, and any risks or complications involved. There are always risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, therefore it is important you are aware of them and understand them. Dr. Ritz will then ask you some questions about your medical history. At a consultation, it is important you use this time to understand your options so you can make the right decision about your surgery. Following this, Dr. s3Ritz’s staff will schedule another consultation about 2 weeks prior to your procedure. At the second consultation you will discuss the surgery again and answer any further questions you may have.
During your recovery, you will be required to stay in hospital for approximately 2-3 days and you will have drain tubes in place for 48 hours. These are then taken out before you go home and you are then put in a compression garment, which you are required to wear for 6 weeks.
At all times, during all types of surgery, you are provided with all of the professional advice and care necessary to ensure your surgery is a complete success. For more information or to book a consultation, please phone Dr Morris Ritz and his friendly staff on (03) 9508 9508.