FAQ: Skin Tightening
This surgery will lift and tighten the skin around the body and reduce the appearance of wrinkles/cellulite caused by excess fat and skin
The patient’s skin may have rippling, bagginess or experience pigment changes and asymmetry. Another possible but unlikely risk/complications is fluid retention/loss, shock, infections, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and permanent numbness.
You may use topical cream or laser treatments that will tighten the skin or tries to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, a healthy lifestyle and commitment to exercise could benefit the patient or control garments
An incision will be made at different sites of the body, where loose skin will be removed and sutured back together in order to tighten the skin. Additionally, small amount of fat and soft tissue will be removed and the muscles of the body will be tightened. This will overall reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the texture of the skin
Depending on the amount of excess skin and cellulite you have. It is an invasive surgery and will require general anesthesia.
Your body will be a little bit slimmer but the change will not be drastic. You will have tighter skin than before, less cellulite and an improvement in the texture/firmness of your skin. The degree of these results will vary from patient to patient.
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It should not affect movement or flexibility on the long run, however during the recovery period, the level of activity should be low
Yes. It is advised that liposuction is combined with a body lift to produce the most optimal results
It should last for a long time, as long as patients maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise, however as the patient ages, the body will accumulate fat more easily and their skin will loose its firmness
Additional surgery is usually not needed as long as the patient does not gain excessive weight over the period of time
You can discuss cost during the initial consultation after the examination it will be determine whether additional works needs to be done.
The surgery could take around 1-3 hours depending on the size and work needed to be done on the patient
The incisions will be made at the inner body or the posterior portion of the body. It is not possible to do this surgery without making a long incision
The swelling usually subsides after 2-3 weeks
It will take around a year to have full recovery but only a couple of months to look presentable
In the short run, you will feel temporary pain, swelling, soreness, numbness, bruising and tiredness. All of these side effects will subside after a month of recovery
It will be moderate but you will be given pain medication to help manage with this
You will be given a special garment that needs to be wrapped around your bodys. Other than that, it is suggested that patients wear loose and comfortable clothing
Make sure the correct site and side of your procedure has been marked
After 2-3 weeks, patients are able to return back to their normal routine
Most patients return to work around 2-3 weeks after the surgery but if your work requires a lot of sitting, a cushion/pillow is suggested to help reduce any discomfort
- You notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around your procedure site
- You have persistent stiffness, numbness/tingling, or weakness in the procedural area
- You have pain that you cannot control