It is a perfect combination of several procedures, like back lift, breast lift (Gynecomastia), tummy tuck, and upper arm lift. There can be any reason for loose and saggy skin of your upper body. For anyone who wants to be toned and have smoother upper-body contours, then it is the perfect surgery for you. It is easy to gain self-confidence after this treatment.
Before you proceed with this surgery, you have to prepare yourself physically and mentally. The cosmetic surgeon will call you for a regular check-up. You have to do the following things:
The upper body lift procedure is done under local anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon does the surgical treatment on different body parts one by one.
1. Upper Arm Lift
It is also known as Brachioplasty, in which the cosmetic surgeon removes the excess fat and skin from your arms by using the liposuction method. He will make an incision under your armpit to the backside of your arm. After the surgery, there will be no loose skin, and your arms will look more toned. After tightening the skin, the incisions will be closed with stitches.
2. Breast Lift
Due to massive weight loss, your breasts may sag. It can be treated with breast lift surgery. In the case of males, the procedure is Gynecomastia, where the man's boobs are transformed into a manly chest. In breast lift surgery, three incisions are made. The cosmetic surgeon will remove the excess skin and relocate the position of the areola. It will reshape and tone your breasts.
3. Back Lift
If you have skin rolls on the lower and upper sides of the back, this procedure will also take place. The incisions will be made on both the sides and the bra line in women. After the removal of excess skin, the incisions are closed with stitches.
4. Tummy Tuck
It is also known as abdominoplasty, which helps in removing fat deposits and tightening the weakened muscles. The upper body lift surgery includes torso contouring includes.
The cosmetic surgeon will ask you to wear compression clothes to reduce swelling. You have to take care of drain tubes that will be removed after a few days. After the removal of fat from the back, you do not have to lie on your back.
1. How Long Will It Take to Recover?
You will heal and recover in a few weeks. Till then, you should avoid doing exercise or any strenuous activity. You can resume all your activities after four to six weeks.
2. How Long-lasting are the Results?
The results are long-lasting only when you take care of your diet and do exercises regularly. In case of weight fluctuations, the outcomes will diminish. On the other hand, aging is another factor that can affect the results..
3. Is Upper Body Lift for Both Men and Women?
Yes, both men and women can go for this surgery if they have loose and saggy skin on the upper arms, chest, back, etc. There will be different procedures as per your health condition and requirements.
4. What Type of Anesthesia Used for this Procedure?
The cosmetic surgeon prefers local anesthesia to numb the targeted areas in the procedure. You may not be in the state of consciousness, and you do not know what is happening with your body.