GET AN ALL-NEW FIRMER BODY WITH
A BODY LIFT SURGERY IN LONDON
Have you undergone a massive weight loss surgery or had significant weight loss? Is the skin and hanging fat in certain parts, or all over your body loose, flabby, dimpled, or sagging because of the extreme weight loss? Is this making you conscious? If yes, and you wish to have a tighter, more contoured body, and want to get rid of the excess hanging skin and fat, a body lift surgery could be a good option for you.
A Body Lift surgery (including its variants – circumferential lift / belt lipectomy) is a surgery to tighten and contour your abdominal and/or other body parts by removing excess skin ad fat, following massive weight loss. Depending on the areas treated, you can have a lower, mid, upper, or total/ full body lift. It involves excision of the flabby skin and is commonly performed in combination with liposuction to give you the tighter contours you seek.
At our accredited hospital in London, our experienced body contouring surgeons use the latest equipment and techniques to squeeze out excess fats, correct loose, flabby and sagging skin and provide a more contoured overall body appearance.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
WHY CHOOSE HASAN SURGERY & DR. HASAN ALI FOR YOUR BODY LIFT IN LONDON?
- Dr. Hasan Ali is among the most experienced plastic surgeons, if not, the best plastic surgeon in London. He has an unparalleled body of work for body contouring surgeries, including Body Lift surgeries. The results obtained by his clients and their satisfaction levels are second to none.
- Body Lift surgery is a type of body contouring surgery and is often combined with thigh liposuction. Considering this, a surgeon who has mastered liposuction and is also a body contouring expert is likely to give the best results for your thigh lift surgery surgery too. And in that respect, Dr. Hasan Ali is highly accomplished. He is among the pioneers of VASER liposuction and is highly regarded for advanced body contouring and 4D Hi Def liposuction surgeries.
- Dr. Hasan is known for his exceptional skills as a plastic surgeon. He is that rare kind of plastic surgeon who is widely respected and trusted by his patients and fellow doctors alike. He has performed 5,000+ surgeries with outstanding results.
- Dr. Hasan’s clinic – Hasan Surgery –is based in Harley Street, London, UK & Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE. At our London practice, we perform surgeries at top accredited clinics/ hospitals in London.
- With our special Dubai medical tourism packages, you can also choose to do your surgery at our Dubai clinic with follow-ups at our London clinic. True to Dr. Hasan’s desire for excellence, our Dubai clinic is a unique, highly modern, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery clinic. It is the 1st AAAASF accredited plastic surgery clinic in Dubai, which is the global gold standard for outpatient surgical facility accreditation, acknowledging our high standards, latest technology, and focus on patient safety. It is also a rare plastic surgery clinic that has been awarded an appreciation letter for scoring 100% on a safety survey – an exemplary achievement and commitment to quality and patient safety.
- Because of his high standing as a top plastic surgeon in London & Dubai, Dr. Hasan Ali is also a renowned trainer of plastic surgeons, surveyor, and examiner.
BEFORE / AFTER GALLERY
As per UK regulations, we are not permitted to showcase images without written patient consent. The below before/after images are only those for which we have patient consent. For this procedure, we have a vast collection of before/after images, but those have not been consented to by our patients for public display. We would be delighted to show you our results during your initial consultation. We encourage you to ask our surgeons for the same during the consultation.
BODY LIFT SURGERY FAQs
A Body Lift surgery is a body contouring surgery that effectively improves the appearance of your various body parts by removing and tightening excess folds of skin and fat that remain after a significant weight loss. The hanging skin could be due to a weight loss surgery, diet and exercise, aging, or post-pregnancy. During the surgery, often done in conjunction with liposuction, excess skin and fat are removed from the pre-determined body parts. After removing the fat using a liposuction procedure, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is placed on the newly created contours to create a toned and firm look.
When the skin on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, or other body parts loosens and sags because of significant weight loss, it causes those body parts to have a flabby and dimpled appearance. A Body Lift can correct this condition.
Undergoing a Body Lift surgery can restore tighter contours to your body. This will boost your confidence as your body image is improved. A Body Lift is popular with both men and women.
Body Lift surgery is done under general anesthesia. During the body lift surgery, your body contouring surgeon will mark your various body parts that are to be treated and make incisions on the loose skin on those parts. The length and pattern of the incision normally depend on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed, and from where it needs to be removed.
After making the incisions, your plastic surgeon will move on to tightening the underlying tissues. Often, Body Lift is combined with liposuction to remove more fat from the problem areas before stitching the underlying tissues together. After removing the excess skin, the remaining skin is draped over the new contours and stitched together to close the incisions.
There are multiple variants of a Body Lift surgery, which depend on the treated parts.
Upper Body Lift – If your excess skin is mostly restricted to your upper body – from your upper arms to your upper back – you can opt for an upper body lift. This can help to improve the upper arms and armpits (via Brachioplasty/ Arm Lift surgery), breasts and nipples (via Breast Lift and Breast Reduction/ Gynecomastia surgery for men -optional), upper back and sides (via a Back Lift).
Lower Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy or Circumferential Lipectomy – For many people, it is the lower body – thighs, hips, buttocks, groin, and lower abdomen are the problem areas with hanging skin that causes discomfort during movement. The lower body lift, also called the belt lipectomy because of the incision that runs like a belt around the lower abdomen, can address this issue. It is often conducted along with a Mommy Makeover. The Lower Body Lift can involve a Buttock Lift, Thighplasty or Thigh Lift, along with removal of excess skin and tightening in the hips and lower abdomen area.
Mid Body Lift or Torsoplasty – A mid body lift or torsoplasty is the most common type of body lift that is performed. This procedure treats the torso – the main trunk of your body – downwards of the neck and up to the groin. It does not include the arms and legs. The procedures involved in a Torsoplasty may include Breast Lift, Back Lift, Stomach Lift, and Tummy Tuck. Often, the mid body lift is combined with the lower body lift to ensure a consistent body contour in the lower body too. The incision for the mid body lift is similar to a lower body lift and runs around the front of the abdomen and to the back from hip to hip.
Total or Full Body Lift – Lastly, people who have had a massive weight loss and have excess skin extending all across their body might need to undergo the most extensive procedure, called the Total or Full Body Lift. This procedure may involve contouring and tightening the skin and tissue on your arms, breasts, back, abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. It’s possible the Full Body Lift may be done in stages for reasons of patient safety. It is a significantly more intensive procedure, with more incisions, and longer recovery time, but it does provide a massive rejuvenation to your overall appearance.
The ideal candidate should be a healthy person who has achieved a healthy weight. He or she should not have fluctuating weight or any medical condition that could interfere with the healing of the wound.
He/she has excess, flabby, or dimpled skin in specific body parts and desires tighter contours and removal of such excess skin in those areas. The candidate should also have poor skin elasticity rendering them unsuitable for liposuction alone.
Prior to ensuring your candidature for the Body Lift, your plastic surgeon will review your medical history and past and present health condition. You will have to discuss the medication you are on, including any herbal supplements.
As a possible Body Lift candidate, you must have realistic expectations about the resultant appearance after the procedure. You must stop smoking prior to the surgery and after the surgery, as tobacco can slow down the blood flow to the skin and thereby slow down the healing process.
Your plastic surgeon will check your previous medical history prior to recommending the procedure. The surgery will show desirable results only on people who are generally healthy and do not have any previous history of having cardiac issues, pulmonary emboli, excessive bleeding, seizures, immunodeficiency disorders, or deep vein thrombosis. People with such conditions are discouraged from undergoing this procedure due to a higher risk of surgical complications.
People who are on certain anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs are also discouraged from undergoing a Body Lift surgery.
The cost of Body Lift surgery in London depends on the following factors:
- Skill and experience of the plastic surgeon
- Standard of the clinic/ hospital where the surgery will be performed
- Amount of skin and fat to be removed
- Which areas are to be treated/ which type of Body Lift is to be performed
- Extent of body contouring involved
- Whether the procedure involves liposuction or other allied procedures
- Whether the procedure can be done in one session or requires multiple sessions
It is advised to get an initial consultation from a specialist plastic surgeon to know the cost applicable to your case and your eligibility for the procedure.
At our accredited hospital in London, Body Lift is performed under general anesthesia.
We recommend you schedule 2-3 weeks off from work after your Body Lift surgery. In case of Total Body Lift, you may even need up to 4 weeks off from work. The complete healing and recovery after the surgery will need more time.
Most people are able to resume normal activities after 2-3 weeks. Take note that even after this period, you might be required to avoid specific activities until you are fully recovered. For people whose work involves strenuous physical activities, you’ll need an extended time of another 4-8 weeks before resuming your normal activities.
Body Lift is a safe procedure with a skilled plastic surgeon, but following complications may be seen:
- Swelling and bruising
- Prominent scarring
- Excessive bleeding
- Temporary numbness
- Temporary or permanent loss of sensation in the area of surgery Infection
- Skin or fat necrosis (deformation of skin/ fat cells)
- Seroma (fluid build-up under the skin)
- Contour irregularities
Most patients experience pain and discomfort after the surgery when anesthesia effects diminish. You will start to feel comfortable after a couple of days. You may need to stay in hospital for 1-2 days.
Immediately after the Body Lift surgery, the incisions will be covered in bandages. These loosely wrapped bandages will help minimize the swelling. Sometimes, a small tube will be placed in your thigh to drain away from the excess blood and lymph fluid. After removing the bandages and the tube, your plastic surgeon will recommend you wear a compression garment for a few weeks to aid the healing process and keep the swelling down. It is normal to feel some loss of sensation in the treated areas after your Body Lift surgery. This temporary numbness will go away once the areas are completely healed.
During your first week of recovery, you can expect issues with pain and bruising. The pain is managed with prescribed medications and the bruising through cold compresses or Arnica gel. You should get plenty of rest during this time, though you should walk lightly in order to promote circulation and avoid blood clots. You should sleep in a position such that you do not stretch the thigh area. Pillows placed under your thighs can help with this.
After the first week of recovery, it is necessary to do a follow-up visit with your plastic surgeon to monitor your progress— to check the incision sites. Attend all your follow-up visits to help with the full recovery process.
For the first 6 to 8 weeks, avoid lifting any weights.
After the first month, you will have recovered enough to return to your normal routine, as long as it does not involve strenuous physical work. Pain is no longer a major issue and major bruising will have faded. You can stop wearing your compression garment too at this stage.
It is advised to stay away from all physical and athletic activities which require stretching your thigh for up to 8 weeks after the surgery. Take your oral antibiotics to prevent any sort of infections.
Sun exposure should be avoided for up to 12 weeks after the surgery.
It is still best to do follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon for continuing post-surgical care.
Post-surgery, there will be an immediate visible improvement in the shape and appearance of your treated areas. Most of the loose and sagging skin would have gone. After a month, most of the bruising and swelling will subside. The redness of the scars will diminish within 3 months. Within 6-12 months, you will see a noticeable improvement in the overall appearance of the body lift area and the scar appearance as well. The scars will continue to fade for some more time. The complete results may take upto 24 months to be fully visible.
For best results, strictly follow the care instructions of your plastic surgeon, prior to, and in the aftermath of the surgery. For lasting results, maintain a stable and healthy weight.
Body Lift Surgery
*Disclaimer: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Significantly Between Patients. In terms of results and expectations, there are numerous variables with every patient, surgery, recovery, and healing period. For more information, please read our Full Disclaimer.
First of all, I would like to thank Dr. Hasan Surgery. In less than six hours, I have completed the VASER LIPOSUCTION 360 on my abdomen, thighs and back. I would like to thank Dr. Hasan, the anesthesiologist, and all the medical staff, including the information team and nurses, with whom I felt as if I were their sister. They dealt with me with kindness and respect. As for Dr. Hasan, I chose him first the day I met him. He was so friendly and beloved to the extreme. He was so professional and expert. I recommend anyone who wants to undergo this procedure, come here and don't hesitate. Here, I found the pain is so is simple and tolerable. Regards 🌹🌹
Eimy Almatroshi (2021)
I had multiple stage body liposuction covering my thighs, Abdomen, buttocks and thighs with Dr hasan Ali. I am extremely happy with all my results and a tremendous improvement in my cellulite on my legs. In my latest procedure which was liposuction of my tummy I decided to get my fat out for stxm cells treatment for my massive hair fall. And I am just thrilled after the first stage(one month) my hair fall has completely stopped.now I'm looking forward to see my new hair coming out and waiting for the 6 months to show my final results. For Vaser liposuction I can surely recommend Dr. Hasan Ali is just the best doctor you can find in the region, he exactly knows his job, he is very humble and always answering your questions. I also saw in his profile that he trains other plastic surgeon for Vaser procedures which make me have no doubt in his knowledge and skills!
Twilight_27 (Prior to 2020)
I feel blessed I fall on Dr hassan ad on Instagram ... i went for an appointment and it was one of the best decision I made in my life .... he took all the time required to explain the Vaser procedure ... and how it’s effective and minimal damage to the tissues ...
He helped me with an amazing package that I dropped the idea to travel.
I had a 360 ( abdomen + stomach ) vaser procedure ..... Results are INCREDIBLE .... I wish I didn’t wait so much to do this liposuction....friends and family followed my steps and went to consult dr Hassan to get the same procedure.
The time for recovery is also exemplary .. by the 4th day i was able to do my normal activities ... by the 10th i was back to running and gym.
The whole team is of a great support n care ... Ms kawtar thank you for very much for your kindness and follow up ... the oignon soup post operation was amazing 😋.
Zineb Alaoui (Prior to 2020)