Upper body lift surgery

Upper body lifting

After a severe weight loss - due to dieting or bariatric surgery, such as gastric band and gastric bypass - the body contours often are no longer harmonious. The weight has been corrected, but the skin remains sagging. An upper body lift improves the silhouette and guarantees a harmonious look.

Do you undergo intensive sports training, follow a strict diet or have decided for a gastric band or gastric bypass? As a consequence, the pounds started dropping and you have finally achieved your ideal weight.

Despite this, you may still be unsatisfied after a severe weight loss, because the proportions of your body are no longer harmonious.

Speziell nach bariatrischen Operationen (Magenband, Magenbypass) kann ein oberes Bodylifting das gesamte Erscheinungsbild positiv beeinflussen. Es hebt das Selbstwertgefühl und die Freude an der erreichten Gewichtsabnahme.

An upper body lift includes the lifting of the back, breast, and upper arms

In an upper body lift will be tightned the back, breast, and upper arms, or only the single relevant areas. In this complex surgery, the contours of the entire upper body will be newly defined with only one procedure.

To achieve the maximal lifting effect and so improve the texture of the skin, the entire upper body will be newly sculpted. But, how satisfactory the results will be at the end depends on several factors. Among these, maintaining a constant weight, the consequent adherence to the postoperative measures and an optimal wound healing.

Upper body lifting - what you need to know
  • Durationd of the procedure

    Between 5 and 6 hours

  • Hospitalization

    Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch conducts body lifting procedures in the clinic "Pyramide" and in the clinic "Im Park". After the surgery, you will have to stay for 3 to 5 days in the clinic.

  • Anesthesia

    General anesthesia

  • Sick leave

    Approximately 2 weeks

  • Risks

    A lifting of the upper body may cause edemas, postoperative hemorrhages, and collections of wound exudates. Light swellings, tearing of the sutures, somatosensory disorders, feelings of tightness, thromboses, embolisms, and even infections may also occur.

    The risk of complications, such as circulatory disorders in the treated areas and impairment of the wound healing along the sutures is significantly higher for smokers and patients who suffer from chronic diseases.

  • Postoperative treatments

    After the surgery, you must wear a compression girdle night and day for 6 weeks. During this time, sports activities, sauna, and intensive UV exposure are strictly forbidden.

  • Costs

    The costs for a lifting of the upper body may vary on the extent of the surgery and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the anesthesia, the medications, the hospitalization, the follow-up controls, and all potential corrective surgical procedures.

    In some cases, the insurance may cover the costs of the treatment. Our staff at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG will gladly clarify if your insurance covers any of the costs,

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