Circumferential body lift (360 torsoplasty)
Torsoplasty is a term which encompasses a number of extensive and complicated procedures intended to create a beautiful and balanced body by removing the redundant skin and excess fat. Areas of the greatest concern are thighs, belly, back and buttocks. The desired effect is achieved by dissection of the fat tissue, muscles lift, liposuction and lipofilling.
Torsoplasty is considered to be one of the most extensive and complicated procedures as many anatomical areas are affected by it. The correction procedure is started from the thigh and buttock regions and continued at the back and lumbar regions. In the course of correction a surgeon dissects skin. The excess fat tissue is removed or relocated. After that the wound is closed with sutures. On the last stage the abdomen plasty is performed. The waist is shaped and abdominal muscles are lifted. If a patient has too much subcutaneous fat then liposuction is recommended.
Preparation to torsoplasty:
As torsoplasty is a time-consuming and complex procedure so the preoperative preparation must be treated with the utmost seriousness. A consultation with a patient takes place to discuss all patient’s desires and expectations. A doctor also warns about possible complications and recovery period.
Plastic surgery is scheduled after a patient’s condition stabilizes completely. Two weeks prior to the procedure a patients undergoes a standard clinical examination including biochemical blood and urine tests, electrocardiography and X-ray imaging. Blood is also tested to reveal hidden infections (AIDS, hepatitis, syphilis, etc.).
Chest and abdominal cavity ultrasound is performed. All chronic diseases should be brought to compensation stage. During this period a patient must stop smoking and consuming alcohol. It is also advised to stick to a low-calorie diet. No eating or drinking is allowed 8 hours before plastic surgery.
Surgery/procedure duration: 3-8 hours
Anesthesia: general anesthesia
Right after the procedure a patient is transferred to a ward. A patient will stay at the clinic for a few days. While staying at the clinic bed rest is prescribed and bandages are changed daily. All wounds are sutured with threads which will be absorbed in a week. Drainage tubes are left in place to drain away lymph. They will be removed in 5 days and the wounds start healing.
If no complications are observed within postoperative period a patient will be discharged from the clinic. A patient must wear compression garments from the first days after correction surgery. It prevents tissue stretching, reduces swelling and load. Additionally, silicone adhesive bandages are applied to the back.
A patient can return to his or her normal way of living in 2 weeks. Still, intense workouts and physical activities are prohibited for a month after the procedure. Visiting sauna and solarium is also not allowed. Immediately after surgery the scars will be clearly visible and red in color. They will turn light and barely noticeable in a half a year. At that particular time the final result of torsoplasty will become visible.