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Skin Tightening

The Procedure

Significant weight loss is increasingly common in our society. This may have been achieved through diet and exercise or assisted by bariatric surgical procedures such as stomach reduction.

Unfortunately, in many people, weight loss leaves loose skin behind in some body ears. This may leave saggy folds and drooping, overhanging areas.

Fortunately, such loose skin can be removed and the remaining skin tightened using procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mastopexy (breast uplift), brachioplasty (arm reduction) or thigh reduction.

The Process

In addition to the standard skin tightening procedures such as thigh and arm reduction new procedures have been developed to address the unique requirements after significant weight loss. These include the belt lipectomy or body lift which removes a circumferential excess from around the waist, or the fleur de lys tummy tuck which removes a transverse and vertical section of tummy skin.

Facial droop is also a possibility after weight loss and facelift procedures are sometimes required.

Tummy tuck (Fleur de Lys procedure)
Arm reduction
Thigh reduction
Breast reduction and uplift
Tummy tuck

Aftercare

Minimising risk in body contouring procedures starts well before surgery with a careful assessment of your general health. Particular attention to nutritional status is critical, especially in patients who have had a bypass procedure. Blood tests are done to assess general health and nutrition. Multivitamins are routinely recommended but in some circumstances targeted nutritional supplements may be required.

Skin reduction procedures do have a higher incidence of complications such as wound opening, delayed healing, bleeding and infection. Careful preoperative evaluation and risk reduction strategies are essential.

Are there any risks?

All surgery incurs an element of risk such as bleeding, bruising, swelling and infection, pain and numbness Specific to liposuction there is a small risk of irregularity of contour, numbness, asymmetry and an imperfect result. The risks of complications affecting your general health such as blood clots in your veins (DVT) or chest infection are minimised by careful risk assessment and precautionary measures.

Skin reduction procedures do have a higher incidence of complications such as wound opening, delayed healing, bleeding and infection. Careful preoperative evaluation and risk reduction strategies are essential.

Will I be happy with the result?

With all cosmetic procedures there is a small risk of dissatisfaction with the outcome. Skin reduction cannot restore normal skin elasticity but can remove some excess.  We aim to minimise this by carefully evaluating why you want surgery, what you want from surgery and why you are having surgery now. 

Will I be covered if something goes wrong?

Our 'inclusive care' policy is such that if there is a complication or adverse outcome from surgery within the first year then we can provide any further treatment required at no additional cost to you.

Pricing

Price guide: POR

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