After significant weight loss, an upper Truncoplasty (body lift) can remove excess skin folds and rolls on the upper back and under the arms.
Loose and excess skin can be a significant issues in many areas of the body after weight loss following bariatric surgery or diet and exercise — an upper body lift is designed to fix this.
The extent and location of extra skin varies depending on a number of factors, like your body shape or how much weight you have lost. Some people end up with skin folds and rolls on the upper back, under the arms, and the side of the chest. This can cause a number of issues and make bras and clothing uncomfortable or difficult to wear.
An upper truncoplasty (body lift) can make a difference in how your clothes fit and how you feel about your body.
As a form of body contouring post weight loss surgery, an upper truncoplasty (body lift) requires incisions in order to remove excess skin. Dr Lim will do his best to ensure the scars can be hidden in the armpit region or under the bra line. Upper truncoplasty (body lift) scars usually fade quite well over time.
The length and pattern of the incision will depend on how much skin is being removed — this will be discussed during the consultation process with Dr Lim.
Upper truncoplasty (body lift) surgery may take a few hours and is performed under general anaesthetic in an accredited hospital. You will be required to stay in hospital for one to two days following your surgery.
You may be provided with a supportive garment that will help decrease the bruising and swelling, which must be worn for a few weeks after the surgery. Dr Lim will review you post-operatively and will prescribe analgesia and antibiotics for you to continue at home.
My Klinik staff will stay in touch with you after the procedure, monitor your progress and answer any questions or concerns as they arise. You’ll have reviews with Dr Lim one week, one month and three months after surgery.
Our goal is to make your experience as supportive as possible — Dr Lim and the My Klinik staff are always willing to answer any questions you may have.
Dr Lim’s 2023 Excess Skin Guide
Upper Body Lift
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Highly qualified and experienced specialist plastic surgeon Dr Jake Lim focuses on facial plastic, cosmetic breast and body contouring after significant weight loss
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