How much downtime does a total body lift require?

Body reshaping surgery is an increasingly popular step following gastric bypass surgery. After the pounds have been shed, the skin that has, over the years, been stretched beyond the point of elasticity, does not often shrink back to fit the reduced frame beneath. The result is sagging folds of skin, discomfort and, more often than not, extreme self-consciousness. A total body lift involves re-contouring the abdomen, excising excess skin from the trunk and lifting the buttocks and thighs. Many people opt to have an upper arm reduction at the same time.

How quickly will I recover from body lift surgery?

A total body lift is a significant procedure and requires full rest in the immediate aftermath, usually for a fortnight. After this, you can steadily get back to normal. There will be certain movements and activities that you need to avoid in order not to put undue strain on your recovering body. Everyone heals at a different rate, and each individual lifestyle will make different physical demands. At Mr Sudip Ghosh’s Milton Keynes clinic, you will discuss recovery in depth at the consultation stage and receive personalised instructions on aftercare. Mr Ghosh will also schedule follow-up appointments where the progress of your healing can be reviewed.

Do I fully understand what is involved?

It is important that anyone considering a total body lift makes informed decisions and to this end Mr Sudip Ghosh ensures the consultation session is unhurried, that many questions are asked on both sides, and that honest discussions are had. Mr Ghosh always stresses the importance of two key points to his Milton Keynes total body lift patients: firstly, having realistic expectations of the procedure will result in greater satisfaction with the results; and, secondly, the sooner you accept that your body needs time to heal, the quicker you will be back on your feet.

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