Male Body Contouring Surgery
Do you have excess skin after massive weight loss or bariatric surgery? A body lift, also known as body contouring or excess skin removal is not only surgery for women, it’s for men too.
Losing weight is often only half the battle when it comes to regaining a physique. The other half of your weight change journey or post-gastric banding Bariatric surgery is to remove the excess skin.
Our Leading Plastic Surgeons have experience in reshaping the body and reducing excess skin.
With the modern success of Bariatric Surgery for obese patients such as Gastric Banding and Gastric Sleeves, more patients are presenting with the problem of large amounts of excess skin. Sadly, you can’t diet away or tighten excess skin through exercise. It may require Plastic Surgery.
The best Plastic Surgery solution for excess skin is often a series of procedures known in combination as a Body Lift (Body Contouring) or body contouring procedure. This can help remove excess skin and stubborn fat deposits.
For safety reasons, it is best to perform this series of Operations in stages, over a safe period of time.
Potential Outcomes of Surgery After Bariatric Weight Loss
A Body lift (also known as body contouring) may offer an effective way to remove the excess skin from areas like the; abdomen, thighs and breasts. The focus of body lift surgery is to after desired results after significant weight loss. When it comes to scars there are many things that can be done to optimise the look of surgical scars and they will fade over time.
Body lift is a staged and personalised procedure done over time
Body Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal and tightening of skin to reshape the body and reduce excess skin. The procedure is carried out in several stages which depend upon the amount of skin that needs to be removed and the number of areas that need to be tightened. Depending upon your individual needs and outcomes, Body Lift contouring surgery is customised. It may involve one or more combined procedures.
Depending on the individual patient, these may include a series of surgeries, including:
Lower Body Lift Surgeries
- Circumferential Abdominoplasty (or Belt Lipectomy)
- Thigh Reduction
- Liposculpture to other lower body areas
Upper Body Lift Surgeries
- Breast Reduction or Lift (Mastopexy)
- Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty)
- Back Lift
- Extra Liposculpture as required
- A Face (Rhytidectomy) or Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty) may be an option
The surgeon will perform the surgery under general anaesthesia. It can take from 3 to 8 hours depending upon the number of procedures you have at once. Our experienced plastic surgeons will place the incisions strategically to make the scars less obvious. Prior to the surgery, you will be completely informed about; the surgical techniques, what to expect and pre-surgery/post-operative care for this life-changing surgery.
The surgery may be suitable for those who have lost significant amounts of weight resulting in large amounts of loose skin all across the body.
Risks and Complications of Surgery
All surgery has risks – for detailed information about the risks and potential complications of Excess Skin Reduction for Men After Weight Loss please visit the risks of surgery page.
- Poor Scarring
- Changes in Sensation
- Delayed Wound Healing
- Anesthesia Complications
- Blood Clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
- Skin Necrosis
- Need for Revision Surgery
Cost – How much is Excess Skin Reduction for Men Melbourne?
- Because of the number and complexity of the surgeries involved, a complete body lift can be costly.
- Private Health Insurance can be of assistance for some operations.
Excess Skin Removal procedures Overseas. Don’t risk it!
Sadly, many Australians that want a body lift procedure/s go overseas to try to save money on their surgery.
Body lift surgery is a particularly complex procedure. And, it should be done in Australia for optimal safety. As it is such a complicated surgery; aftercare, support and follow-up are vital. The risks of infection and complications are higher when overseas and travelling on planes. You need to be able to see your surgeon for follow-ups, and updates and also to ask the ability to ask any questions or voice concerns you may have. You can’t do that if your surgeon is in another country.
Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Melbourne MED0001537010
FRACS, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
FRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
FRCS, Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained, Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience.
If you want to find out more about this procedure book a consultation.