WHAT ARE THE 5 MAIN PROCEDURES IN TOTAL BODY MAKEOVER SURGERY ? (and HOW MUCH THEY COST YOU)
Total Body Makeover Surgery can change up to 90% of your body appearance. Due to this fact, this particular procedure is becoming more popular all over the world where Plastic Surgery facilities are available.
The indications are for removal of excess skin after massive weight loss or simply following multiple pregnancies, where the youthful skin firmness is loss and instead being replaced by unsightly flabby tissue.
How much is the Cost of Total Makeover? Read till the end to find out.
Procedures such as Liposuction alone may not be sufficient to overcome this.
Total Makeover Surgery is also gaining popularity with the increasing number of Bariatric Procedures being performed lately.
So what actually this surgery consists of?
The 5 Main Procedures of Total Body Makeover are;
1) ABDOMINOPLASTY (2 TO 4 HOURS)
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is a procedure to remove the excess skin in the abdomen and followed by recreation of a new umbilicus. It is suitable for those with excess flabby skin of the abdomen.
The main objective is to remove the excess skin and recreate a shapely and taut abdomen, with a nicely-placed small umbilicus that is swimwear-ready.
Abdominoplasty may or may not be combined with liposuction, depending on the Plastic Surgeon’s assessment. There are several type of Abdominoplasty such as the Total Abdominoplasty, High lateral-tension Abdominoplasty, Fleur-de-Lis Abdominoplasty and 360 Degree Abdominoplasty.
A Plastic Surgeon with the track-record of performing high volume Abdominoplasty cases will be able to provide the best results that you wanted, as Abdominoplasty is a highly-demanding procedure that needs to be tailored exclusively to each individual patient.
2) ARM LIFT ( 1 TO 2 HOURS)
Arm Lift or also known as Brachioplasty, is the procedure to remove the excess hanging skin of the arms. There are 2 typed of Arm Lift, namely the Long-scar Arm Lift and the Short-scar Arm Lift.
The Long-scar technique involved incision from the elbow to the axilla and the scar will be hidden in the underside of the arm. On the other hand, the Short-scar technique will utilize the incision only within the axilla.
The former is only feasible for patients will minimal skin excess. The resultant scar after Arm Lift Surgery can be minimized using specialized techniques such as scar massage, silicone gel, LASER treatment and RadioFrequency method.
3) THIGH LIFT (1 TO 2 HOURS)
Similar to the previous 2 procedures, Thigh Lift is again indicated to remove the excess skin of the body, and in this case, the thigh.
There are also two types of Thigh Lift, namely the Long-scar Thigh Lift and the Vertical Thigh Lift.
The Long-scar Thigh Lift involved surgical incision along the length from the knee to the groin. The Short-scar thigh lift will only have scar within the groin region.
Depending upon the assessment by the Plastic Surgeon, the short scar option is only appropriate for minimal to moderate skin excess.
4) BUTTOCK LIFT (2 TO 3 HOURS)
To overcome the problem of sagging buttocks, we can do the Buttock Lift procedure. There are 3 options to achieve this objective,
a. Gluteal turn-over Flap
The adipose-cutaneous tissue of the lower back is rotated down to augment the buttock.
b. Fat Grafting ( Brazilian Lift)
In this procedure, fat grafts are used to fill up the space in the buttock to create firmness.
c. Silicone Gluteal Implant
Silicone Implants can be placed to elevate and create fullness of the buttocks.
5) BREAST LIFT ( 3 TO 4 HOURS)
To complete the Body Makeover procedures, we can perform a breast lift procedure to overcome the sagging breasts tissue.
Massive weight loss can result in loss of breast volume and sagging of the overlying skin and this can be very disturbing to the patient. In mastopexy, the breast tissue and nipple-areolar complex will be repositioned and the result will be a perky-looking breast.
Sometimes, I may combine mastopexy with breast silicone implant insertion or breast fat grafting to add in additional volume.
The price range for the combination of procedures are between rm25k to rm40k depending of which procedures are being performed together?
WHEN IS SUITABLE TO UNDERGO TOTAL BODY MAKEOVER SURGERY?
Most plastic surgeons will perform these procedures after the patients have obtained stable body weight of around 6 months. For post Bariatric Surgery patients, it is best to wait for at least 18 months after the surgery to allow for complete healing and stable weight.
By understanding what Total Body Makeover Surgery consists of, we can make an informed decision to determine which procedure is the best for us.
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