FirmingOperations for a firm skin
Skin tightening surgery involves the lifting of skin around the tummy, thighs and upper arms. The incisions are made after precise measuring of the skin area to be operated and are so placed that with good healing almost no visible scarring remains.
Very good and long-lasting results can thus be obtained, provided of course that the patient is prepared to be self-disciplined after surgery with his or her diet and undertakes sufficient exercise.
A tummy tuck, or abdominal lifting, is usually desirable after significant weight loss when the skin in the abdominal area has become slack or after pregnancies in patients of 40 plus.
Loose and sagging skin around the upper arms and thighs usually occurs in later years, after 55.
The tightening of these areas is particularly desirable for women who want to feel good wearing sleeveless tops and dresses and in bathing suits. Quite often aging in these areas can also be hereditary if the skin is impaired by cellulitis. All tightening operations are standard and technically not complex since they deal with large-scale skin tightening or skin removal. With a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) an incision is made along the bikini-line, the skin elevated to the rib margin, the naval left in position and finally the surplus skin is removed and the wound cosmetically sealed.
The same procedure applies to thigh- and upper-arm lifting (brachioplasty). Here, too, surplus skin is tightened after careful preparation and cosmetically sealed. The operation for a tummy tuck lasts 2 hours, for upper-arm-, thigh- and buttock-lifting, 1 hour in each case. Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
A four-day in-patient stay is recommended for lifting surgery. A further four days as hotel guest in the clinic until the treatment is concluded is also advisable to ensure that optimal results are achieved. A special dressing must be worn for four days after surgery and thereafter an elastic compression garment for two weeks. Medication to counter any swelling as well as antibiotics must be taken for eight days. For two months after your operation we recommend the use of special cosmetics for scar and skin care.Would you like to know more? Contact us!