Surgery: Body Lift
A body lift is a combination of procedures to tighten and remove excess, loose and sagging skin to create a smoother body contour.
This procedure is commonly performed after significant weight loss and may include a belt lipectomy (circumferential tummy tuck), thigh lift or buttock lift. Body lift procedures will depend upon your concerns and the location and amount of excess skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old do I have to be to have this surgery?
You must be at least 20 years of age to have elective surgery in Thailand. Patients under the age of 20 years need to provide a signed Consent Form from their parent/guardian if the surgeon accepts the case.
How soon can I have this surgery?
We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the surgeon’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance so that the surgeon can advise you about the steps to take before coming for surgery.
What procedures are included in a body lift?
There can be a number of different procedures in a body lift procedure dependent upon your case. Commonly, a circumferential tummy tuck, inner and/or outer thigh lift, buttock lift and liposuction may be required. They may be performed over two or more separate operations with a few days between each or you may need to return to have all of the surgeries recommended.
Where will the incisions be?
The incisions will depend upon the surgeries recommended for your case.
Will there be scaring?
Scaring will be present where the incisions were made. These may fade to fine lines or may remain obvious after healing is completed. How your scars will appear depends on how your body heals.
How long will I be in hospital?
This depends upon the surgeries recommended for your case.
How long do I have to stay in Thailand?
The surgeon usually recommends a stay of at least 14-21 nights after surgery. This is to allow you time to recover and to have a follow up consultation with the surgeon and removal of sutures. The surgeon may change the recommended time overseas based on age, medical conditions or where more than one surgery is being performed.
Why can’t I leave sooner?
For your own safety you should observe the recommendation. Having multiple procedures requires sufficient recovery time before travelling by air. Air travel presents risks such as deep vein thrombosis. To leave sooner would present an unnecessary risk. If you cannot stay the recommended time it is best not to have surgery overseas.
Will I have a consultation with the surgeon before surgery?
Yes, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the procedure with you before your surgery. He will answer any questions you may have
What are the risks associated with a Body Lift Surgery?
There are always risks in having surgery. This applies whether you have surgery overseas or at home. Risks include unfavourable scarring, bleeding, infection, poor healing of incisions, temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation, swelling and bruising, tissue necrosis, fluid accumulation, possibility of revisional surgery, and risks associated with anaesthesia. Other risks may apply dependant upon the recommended surgeries for your case. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process and are at a higher risk of complications. Please talk to the surgeon about all of the risks before proceeding with surgery.
How should I prepare for surgery?
When we have your case assessed by the surgeon before you travel overseas, you may be given some specific instructions by the plastic surgeon about preparing for surgery. Generally, you will be asked to stop some medications and all vitamin supplements, alcohol and smoking. You must not stop any prescription medications without first consulting your prescribing physician or instruction from the surgeon.
What should I do after surgery?
The surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions after surgery which usually includes wearing compression garments.
When can I start exercising?
Please ask your surgeon about when it is best to commence normal physical activities and exercise based on your case.
How much does this surgery cost?
How can I get a surgeons opinion before travelling overseas?
To get a free surgeons opinion and estimate for this surgery please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I see before and after photos?
Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The surgeon may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I talk to a past patient?
Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning surgery through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.
My decision to go with Stunning Makeovers was easy. Paul was so easy to talk to and he understood the decision to have surgery overseas is such a scary one. His knowledge on the surgery procedures they offer was excellent and I felt completely safe and confident I was making the right decision.
I am completely satisfied with the service provided by Paul and Stunning Makeovers. I had my surgery mid May when the Bangkok riots were happening, Paul kept me updated on a daily basis with the situation up there and I came very close to rescheduling my surgery due to the fighting. Paul at Stunning Makeovers had no problem with this and in fact he offered to send me to Phuket instead for the surgery, this was greatly appreciated, thankfully the situation in Bangkok ended and off I went to Bangkok for my operations.
From the initial phone call to Stunning Makeovers to making all of the arrangements for my surgery Paul made the whole process so easy, I highly recommend using Stunning Makeovers.
I had an appointment with my surgeon on arrival at the hospital. My consultation with him revealed I needed to be referred to another surgeon as I needed to have Body Lift surgery due to some previous surgery I had and the scarring prevented me from doing the original surgery I had wanted.
This was not an issue as the Doctors want you to get the best outcome from the surgery they are doing. I can honestly say my experience with the surgeons was fantastic, I was greeted me with a smile which put me at ease straight away.
As I hadn't even considered a Body Lift prior to this the doctor explained the surgery to me and what results I could expect. He was very honest and was confident we would get a excellent result. We worked out a plan for my surgery he drew a lot of lines on my lower body and then he assured me all would be ok. Fantastic man.
I can assure you the nursing staff is very professional and proficient. They are so lovely and nothing is a problem to them at all. Joanna the International Coordinator and her team were fantastic also, they popped in on a regular basis to check on me and to make sure all was going well. They were lovely and nothing was a problem to them also. Very professional at all times.
The service was excellent at all levels, from arrival to discharge, they are very professional and friendly in all departments.
The hospital is very clean and facilities are equally as good as hospitals in Australia if not better. Absolutely I would not hesitate to go back for further surgery, I will be returning for further procedures in the near future.
I would highly recommend Stunning Makeovers. I have had such a positive experience with Stunning Makeovers I will be recommending them to everyone.
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