Body Lift in Singapore

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Renowned for his pioneering contributions to plastic surgery, particularly in endoscopic abdominoplasty and breast surgery, Dr Marco Faria-Correa’s clinic offers personalised, comprehensive care for all patients.

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a form of cosmetic surgery aimed at improving the shape and tone of the body. This procedure is sought by individuals who have experienced weight loss, leading to excess sagging skin and soft tissue.

The surgery involves the removal of this excess skin and underlying fat to enhance the body’s overall appearance. It also involves the strategic repositioning and tightening of the remaining skin to create a more toned and contoured physique. A lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs, while an upper body lift treats the breasts and arms.

Body Lift Surgery Procedure

Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, we evaluate the patient’s overall health, discuss their aesthetic goals, and determine the feasibility of a body lift. This step involves a thorough medical history review and a physical examination to assess areas of excess skin and fat.

Pre-operative Assessment

The pre-operative assessment includes detailed instructions on preparing for the surgery. This may involve guidelines on diet, medication adjustments, and lifestyle changes like smoking cessation. Pre-operative imaging and measurements are often taken to plan the surgery.

Surgical Procedure
  • Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia is given to the patient.
  • Incision Placement: The surgery begins with incisions, usually around the waist or slightly below. The incision pattern depends on the specific areas being treated and the amount of excess skin.
  • Skin and Fat Removal: Excess skin and fat are carefully removed from the targeted areas. This reshapes the body’s contours.
  • Liposuction: Often, liposuction is used to remove localised fat deposits, enhancing the body’s overall shape.
  • Tissue Repositioning and Tightening: After the removal of excess skin and fat, the remaining tissue is repositioned and tightened to create a smoother, more toned appearance.
  • Suturing: The incisions are closed with sutures, which may be placed deep within the tissue to support the newly shaped contours.
  • Drainage Tubes: In some cases, small, thin tubes may be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.
  • Final Steps: The surgery concludes with the application of dressings or bandages to the incision sites.
Post-operative Care

Post-operative care includes managing pain, caring for incisions, using compression garments, and following a specific diet. Guidelines for gradually resuming activities and exercises are also provided to ensure proper healing and maintenance of results.

Advantages of a Body Lift

Undergoing a body lift presents various benefits, especially for those who have experienced weight loss.

  • Improved Body Contour: One of the primary benefits is the improvement in body shape and contour, particularly in areas affected by excess skin and fat.
  • Enhanced Comfort and Mobility: Removal of loose, sagging skin can alleviate physical discomfort and improve mobility, making daily activities and exercise more comfortable.
  • Positive Aesthetic Impact: The procedure can dramatically enhance the patient’s appearance, which often leads to increased self-confidence and a positive body image.
  • Reduction of Skin-Related Issues: Removing excess skin can reduce issues like rashes, sores, and infections that often occur in skin folds.
  • Long-Lasting Results: When accompanied by a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle, the results of a body lift are typically long-lasting.

Ideal Candidates for a Body Lift

The ideal candidates for a body lift are individuals who fit the following criteria:

Weight Loss

Individuals who have lost a considerable amount of weight and are left with excess, sagging skin.

Stable Weight

Candidates should have a stable weight for at least a year, as fluctuations can affect the results of the surgery.

Good Overall Health

Being in good health reduces the risk of complications and aids in recovery.


Smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications.

Positive Outlook and Realistic Expectations

Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

Commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining the results of a body lift requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Results and Longevity of a Body Lift

The results of a body lift are visible almost immediately after the procedure, offering a more contoured and toned appearance. Final outcomes may take several months to fully develop, as swelling subsides and the body adjusts to its new contours. The scars from the procedure, although permanent, are positioned to be less visible and will fade over time.

The longevity of the results is influenced by maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise and a balanced diet play a role in preserving the outcomes. While the ageing process will naturally continue, the improvements from a body lift are generally long-lasting, providing enduring benefits to the patient’s appearance and quality of life.

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Singapore 329563

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What is the recovery time for a body lift?

    The recovery time varies but typically ranges from four to six weeks before returning to normal activities. Full swelling reduction and healing may take up to three months.

    Is a body lift painful?

    Patients may experience discomfort and pain, which can be managed with medication. Pain levels gradually decrease during the recovery period.

    How long do the results of a body lift last?

    With a stable weight and healthy lifestyle, the results are long-lasting, though they do not halt the natural ageing process.

    Is a body lift safe?

    The procedure is generally safe, especially when performed by a qualified surgeon like Dr Marco. As with any surgery, risks may include bleeding, infection, and complications related to anaesthesia. These will be discussed in detail during the consultation.

    Can a body lift help with weight loss?

    A body lift is not a weight-loss procedure but rather a contouring surgery for those who have already lost weight.

    When can I resume normal activities after a body lift?

    Most patients can resume normal activities within six to eight weeks.

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