The plan for corrective surgery will be agreed with you in advance and your consultant will guide you as to the best approach to achieve your goals. A series of procedures may be required to address all of your concerns and this can require more than one operation. Surgery will be performed under a general anaesthetic with a one or two night stay in hospital.
The procedures involved may include: breast uplift (mastopexy), either alone or with the use of breast implants (augmentation mastopexy); tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty), which may be circumferential or involve a vertical scar (lower body lift or ‘fleur de lys’ abdominoplasty); upper arm reductions (brachioplasty); or thigh reductions. Face lift surgery may also form part of the surgical plan.
The skin wounds are often closed with absorbable sutures and the scars are positioned carefully to hide them as much as possible.