What Is the 360 Body Lift?
Most patients who have the circumferential body lift have lost a lot of weight and are now struggling with loose skin around their abdominal, buttock, and leg area. This can be very distressing and undermine the benefits of weight loss, so surgical intervention is key.
Dr. Gigena will personalize your surgery to your individual situation, so you can benefit from exactly those adjustments you need. In general, we will perform a tummy tuck, a buttock lift, and a thigh lift as part of the procedure, but this will depend on your individual circumstances. Let’s have a look at what the different procedures can do for you.
The Tummy Tuck
You can’t lose weight in targeted areas, so there might be small pockets of fat that can be very hard to lose with the traditional methods of diet and exercise. If you have excess fat tissue in your stomach area, loose skin due to weight loss, or protruding abdominal muscles, this can be addressed with a tummy tuck. Your doctor will reshape your abdomen by removing unwanted tissue and tightening the abs.
The Buttock Lift
A similar method can be applied to the buttock area. Your skin may be sagging, and there could be excess folds that you would like to get rid of. Dr. Gigena can remove both skin and fat in this area and then reposition the remaining skin tissue over the muscle. As a result, your buttock area will look more sculpted and slimmer, and any unwanted skin folds can be removed.
The Thigh Lift
In addition to the issues in your tummy and buttock area, you may also be experiencing excess tissue on your thighs. This can be removed with a thigh lift, during which the skin is smoothed out and folds or body fat are removed. After this procedure, you can benefit from a smoother, more toned appearance of your thighs, but you will have to maintain this with a good diet and exercise routine over the long term.
How It Works
Patients should be aware that a circumferential body lift is a type of surgery, so you will need to take some precautions both before and after your appointment. You should stop taking all blood-thinning medications around two weeks before having surgery to make sure that there are no complications. In addition, you need to quit smoking and avoid excessive alcohol intake, as these can cause delays to the healing process.
Because you’ll have to rest for several weeks after the surgery, you should figure out all the logistics beforehand. Think about how you will access meals and other necessities in the first days and who will take care of your home and children. Will you need to hire someone to help you with household tasks, or are there family members who can assist? It’s best to figure all of this out before you undergo the procedure.
The full surgery will take between four and eight hours to complete, but sometimes, it’s better to perform it in stages. Dr. Gigena will speak to you about the methods that will be used and what effects they have on your body. Because the procedure requires general anesthesia, you’ll stay at the hospital overnight, and you won’t be able to drive yourself home afterward.
Because fat and skin tissue don’t grow back in adults, the procedure is considered permanent. You will only need to do one circumferential body lift in your life. However, to maintain optimal results, you should build up healthy lifestyle habits such as eating a diet low in processed foods and doing gentle exercise several times a week.
Who Is This Right for?
Achieve Your Perfect Shape Now
The 360 body lift is a great option for people looking to achieve their perfect shape after losing weight. Although it’s a surgical procedure, the effects are permanent, so you’ll benefit from it for the rest of your life. At Manuel Gigena Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, OR, we can determine whether this is the best way forward for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.