Correcting body contour

Treatments specifically address the shape problems patients sometimes encounter following weight loss or pregnancy by safely removing excess skin, fat and other tissues.

Body Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

An abdominoplasty, also known as a ‘tummy tuck’, removes excess skin and fat tissue from the abdomen and tightens loose muscles to improves the shape and tone of the abdominal region. The surgery is effective in reducing back pain, chaffing, skin rashes and bulging caused by the excess skin, fat and loose abdominal muscles.

As part of the consultation, a Re. surgeon will discuss your surgical goals, as well identify any health concerns during an examination. This will help determine the most appropriate surgical approach. Every aspect of the procedure will be covered, including location and extent of scars and whether or not liposuction is recommended.

An abdominoplasty is performed as an overnight or two-night stay, under a general anaesthetic. Recovery can take up to six weeks, with patients initially wearing a compression garment and returning for weekly reviews.

Body Bodylift (Circumferential Abdominoplasty)

Bodylift (Circumferential Abdominoplasty)

A circumferential abdominoplasty also addresses the loose skin or excess fat around the sides or back, which a typical abdominoplasty does not. Also referred to as a bodylift, it reshapes the entire abdominal wall, thinning and tightening the sides as well as the front.

This loose lower body tissue may be present due to pregnancy or massive weight loss (MWL). The surgery is effective in treating associated back pain, chaffing and skin rashes in addition to making it easier for those affected to exercise and better fit into clothes.

As part of the consultation, a Re. surgeon will discuss any of the goals or aims you may have, as well identify any health concerns during an examination. This will help inform the most appropriate surgical approach. Every aspect of the procedure will be covered, including location and extent of scars and whether or not liposuction or additional procedures are recommended.

A bodylift requires a two or more-night hospital stay and is performed under a general anaesthetic. Recovery can take up to six weeks, with patients initially wearing a compression garment.

Body Thigh & Arm Reduction (Brachioplasty)

Thigh & Arm Reduction (Brachioplasty)

A thigh or arm reduction reshapes the contours of those specific areas by removing excess skin and fat tissue that’s likely occurred from massive weight loss. The objective is to achieve smoother skin and a more natural proportion. Benefits also include an alleviation of associated pain, chaffing and skin rashes and greater ease in the ability to exercise and fit into clothes.

As part of the consultation, a Re. surgeon will perform an examination and discuss with you any specific goals you may have, as well as explain information about the procedure including location and extent of scars and whether or not liposuction is needed. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, procedures are done in combination with liposuction.

These reduction procedures require an overnight stay and are performed under a general anaesthetic. Recovery can take up to six weeks, with patients initially wearing a compression garment.

Body Liposuction

Liposuction

Liposuction is a treatment intended to remove specific areas of excess fat in order to improve the body’s contours and proportion. Unwanted deposits of fat may have accumulated due to genetics, lifestyle, diet or aging. Areas of the body most commonly targeted include the abdomen, thighs, arms, neck and buttocks. Liposuction is not used as a weight loss procedure.

The benefits of liposuction are contouring parts of the body to make them more proportional as well as making it easier to exercise and fit into clothing.

As part of the consultation, a Re. surgeon will perform an examination to help determine which areas to treat, explain the procedure and consider any specific goals you may have.

The procedure is most likely to be successful for those with a healthy weight and firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in localised areas. It typically requires an overnight stay and is performed under a general anaesthetic. Post-op bruising and swelling may occur and patients are advised to wear a compression garment and schedule for regular reviews and massage.