When is it justified?
As a result of weight loss or gain the supporting connective tissues of the skin might weaken, causing a stretch in the area of the breasts, back, underarms or upper body. The overall effect can be worsened even more by stubborn fat pads. Luckily, all of this can be corrected by an upper body plastic surgery that consists of the removal of excess skin and adipose tissues and stretching the connective tissues to shape your body contours. Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome. As this is a rather complex intervention, it is especially important for the surgeon to plan everything in a way that suits your individual body shape the best.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
Excess adipose tissues are removed by vacuum liposuction, which is followed by the tightening of the skin and removal of more fat through small incisions in the line with your bra that continues to the area of your upper arms. The next step is to adjust the skin of the breasts and the abdomen, which in the case of ladies usually means breast lift and the insertion of implants as well. Finally the plastic surgeon inserts the surgical drains that remain in your chest for 48 hours and in the upper part of your back for 5 days. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The complete intervention takes 4-6 hours.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend two nights in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your lower body surgery, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. We provide you with the medical corset that you will have to wear for 8 weeks. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks (including long walks and thigh spreads) and even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery some light exercise is allowed. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 6 months, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation or a keloid scar.