THE BODY LIFT, A SURGERY TO TREAT THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF OBESITY

Obesity leads to complications and losing weight is essential to avoid diabetes, high cholesterol and heart complications, strokes and their neurological consequences ....

It is estimated that 15% of the French population is obese, which poses a real public health problem. Bariatric procedures, with the aim of losing weight, are developing rapidly. We can mention gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass.

These procedures allow for weight loss of 20 to 60 kilos or more. On the other hand, more rarely, some patients manage to lose about 50 kilos without surgery.

After a diet or the installation of a gastric band, obese people lose fat, but find themselves with an excess of skin that is unsightly and uncomfortable.

The treatment usually involves several successive operations performed over several months. The most frequent interventions are :

-- the body lift, which is an abdominoplasty associated with a buttock lift or a tummy tuck -- breast lift, sometimes associated with a breast augmentation -- Upper body lift -- Arm lift -- Thigh lift -- Cervicofacial lift

The timing of these procedures is discussed during a consultation by weighing the benefit-risk ratio.

Posted in News, Body on Mar 22, 2021