Am I a suitable candidate for a Body Lift?
A body lift is a highly individualised procedure. It may be a good option for you if:
- You have significant soft tissue looseness in one or multiple body areas.
- You are physically healthy.
- You don’t smoke.
- You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
- You are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness.
With your surgeon, be prepared to discuss:
- Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome.
- The options available in body lift surgery.
- Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments.
- Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
- Previous surgeries.
Your surgeon may also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
- Examine and measure your body, including detailed measurements.
- Take photographs for your medical record.
- Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment.
- Discuss likely outcomes of body lift surgery and any risks or potential complications.
What about my weight?
Before body lift surgery, your weight must be relatively stable.
What about pregnancy?
Women considering future pregnancies should postpone an abdominal body lift since pregnancy may diminish the results.
Am I of a suitable age for a body lift?
A body lift is most commonly performed in the 40-60 age range to minimise the visible effects of ageing.
Can both men and women have a body lift?
Who may not be a suitable candidate for a body lift?
People who are overweight are recommended to lose the weight and give themselves at least 18 months to stabilise before they undergo a body lift.
People who are physically unfit are not good candidates, neither are smokers who tend to have more problems with healing.
Also anyone who suffers from chronic medical conditions such as: asthma, arthritis and diabetes, etc. is not a good candidate, neither is anyone with any type of psychiatric problem.
Note: Body lift surgery can result in permanent scarring. If the thought of scarring bothers you a great deal then it would be wise to think twice before having a body lift.
What can I do to help achieve the best results?
Your initial consultation with one of our vastly experienced body lift surgeons should clearly set out your expectations and whether the operation can give you the results you desire.
Your reasons for wanting a body lift, and your suitability for this type of procedure will be carefully discussed. Also, your medical history will be taken to ensure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have this operation.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for body lift surgery, including guidelines on:
- Eating and drinking.
- Taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets and certain medications.
Find out more
Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.
If you would like to find out more about body lift surgery or arrange a consultation, contact us today on 08707 606 555, or by completing our online enquiry form for an immediate response.