Looking at affordable ways to give yourself a body makeover? A body lift in Bangkok could be the answer. If you’ve lost a lot of weight and have lots of loose skin, a body lift can remove those remnants of the weight you once carried, allowing you to wear clothes that show off your trimmer figure.
It can also improve the appearance of the skin’s surface by removing excess fat and skin, helping to smooth out cellulite and dimpled skin.
Poor tissue elasticity caused by aging, pregnancy, weight loss, genetics and sun damage may cause sagging of the skin, and the body lift procedure improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue in areas that include:
- The abdominal area, including the sides and lower back
- The buttocks
- The thigh
- The groin
A body lift alone does not remove excess fat, and in these cases liposuction is recommended, and many people opt for a combination of both procedures.
A body lift is a fairly major procedure, and you should think about it very carefully before you go ahead – not just because of the downtime after surgery, but also if you are in any way time restricted. Moving around may be quite uncomfortable for several weeks, and it is recommended you don’t fly for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You should be prepared to spend 3-4 weeks in Bangkok, or at least nearby, after your surgery.
Luckily, Bangkok has all the amenities and services you need if you are going to be immobile for a little while, and if you have gone with family or friends, there are plenty of hotels and self-catering apartments that should offer everything you – and they – need.
As for undergoing the procedure in Bangkok, you couldn’t have come to a better place. The body lift procedure is performed regularly and successfully in Bangkok’s top-rated clinics and hospitals and providing you choose reliable and trustworthy facilities, you shouldn’t have any problems.
Finding and choosing a surgeon is, of course, something you should take seriously, as the repercussions of choosing unwisely can be devastating. Take note to do some research and check out qualifications and professional memberships to international organizations such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Medical Departures helps you to make an informed decision by already pre-checking our surgeons. Legal and criminal records, qualifications and professional memberships have already been checked and verified by us, and we also pay personal visits to clinics and hospitals. You can also check out real patient reviews on our site, along with high-definition photos so you can look before you book. Surgery is a scary prospect at any time, so at least being comfortable with your choice is one thing less to worry about.
How long does the body lift procedure take?
The body lift is, in common with many cosmetic surgery techniques, highly customizable and is tailored to meet the unique goals of each patient. Depending on what areas you want to correct, your surgeon can concentrate on specific parts, such as your thighs, or your arms, or you may want to tackle large areas, such as your upper, mid or lower body. Typically, the body lift procedure includes a tummy tuck, butt lift and thigh lift.
The techniques your surgeon uses will be decided by your individual needs, but the incisions made to remove fat and excess skin tend to be made in places which may be hidden under clothes. For example, a common technique for a complete lower body lift which tightens abdomen, waist, buttock, thigh and groin in one procedure uses incisions that can be hidden with bikini bottoms.
A body lift is extensive surgery and immediately after surgery you are likely to have drainage tubes inserted under the skin to remove fluid – this makes life fairly uncomfortable moving around for following surgery until they are removed, which could be a number of weeks.
You will likely be stiff and tender for weeks after the surgery and it is unlikely you will return to work before a month, and it could take up to six weeks. You will not be able to engage in any strenuous lifting for several months and it could be up to two years before you have completely healed, inside and out.
The cost of a body lift in Bangkok is around AUD $12,000 compared to approximately AUD $24,000 in Australia.
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