Body-lifting or circular lipectomy in Lausanne
Who is it for?
The body lift or circular lipectomy is a surgical procedure that is intended for people with a very large excess of fat and skin on the trunk
Type of hospitalization
Requires 3 to 7 days of hospitalization
Duration of the procedure
4 to 6 hours depending on the case.
Type of anesthesia
Duration of results
Permanent. However, the skin may loosen again, due to significant weight loss or natural aging.
Duration of social eviction
4 to 6 weeks
From CHF 30,000
What is a body lift?
The body-lifting or circular lipectomy is a heavy surgical procedurethat corrects the aesthetics of the body by removing excess skin and fat from the trunk of the body. The goal is to regain body harmony.
Indications for body-lifting
If you have a very significant excess of skin at the level of the hips, waist, stomach or buttocks, body-lifting can be the solution to correct these excesses, which are often the source of a disharmony of the body.
Since this is a major procedure, at Global Medical Institute we evaluate whether it is possible to offer you an alternative solution. We have achieved equivalent or better results by combining liposuction with the new Renuvion technology. A minimally invasive treatment that has been proven to work.
During your appointment, your doctor will determine the solution that best suits your needs.
A healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet and quitting smoking at least one month before the procedure will contribute to a smooth procedure and a good recovery.
Body-lifting: the procedure
A general anesthetic is necessary. The surgical incisions will be made at hip level, under the upper end of the underwear, so that the scar is as discreet as possible. The doctor often performs a liposuction and then removes the excess skin.
Since this is a major procedure that treats both the front and back of the body, at Global Medical Institute the doctors prefer to perform it in two stages. This ensures better results and fewer complications.
The doctor will evaluate your case and you will discuss the procedure in detail.
The procedure requires a hospital stay of about 3 to 7 days. You may experience fatigue and pain. You may experience bruising and inflammation in the treated area. These will gradually disappear. You will most likely need to wear a compression girdle for the first 4 to 6 weeks.
You will need to avoid sports and physical activities for a few weeks.
Direct exposure of the scar to the sun should be avoided for at least 12 months. You can return to work 4 to 6 weeks after the operation.
The doctor will give you all the instructions needed for the hygiene of the scar and for a good healing. These instructions must be followed rigorously.
Results of the circular lipectomy
The result is immediatelyvisible but it is only after a few weeks that the swelling will be gone and you will see the final result.
The results are definitive; however, some imperfections can be corrected.
Risks of body-lifting
There are a number of complications associated with body lifting.
At your appointment, the doctor will explain all the possible risks and complications associated with this procedure. Only after you have spoken with the doctor will you have all the information you need to make your decision.
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