Torso Lifts in Fridley, MN
As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Mahjouri provides several different procedures to help you reshape your midsection. For example, Mahjouri Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Clinic provides torso lifts. Anyone near Fridley, Minneapolis, or Blaine can schedule a consultation with Dr. Mahjouri to see if a torso lift, or torsoplasty, is right for them.
What is a Torso Lift?
A torsoplasty is a cosmetic correction of the midsection. The concept is similar to that of a tummy tuck, but this treatment targets the sides of the torso and the back. The goal is to change the torso’s shape by eliminating fat rolls that spill over the bra strap.
When you visit our outpatient surgery center for a torso lift, Dr. Mahjouri excises any skin that is not necessary. The abdominal skin is pulled down, and the skin near the pubic area and buttocks is pulled up. Adding liposuction to the treatment plan eliminates small fat deposits in the area. The torso lift produces a slimmer appearance.
This treatment requires an incision at the belt line. As such, torso lifts are also known as belt lift lipectomies.
Is Torsoplasty Right for Me?
The only way to know if any procedure is right for you is to have a thorough consultation with Dr. Mahjouri.
Torso lifts help you look slimmer and free of any undesirable shape you wanted to avoid. However, the procedure will cause circumferential scarring along the belt line. There are ways to prevent this scarring from spreading, but there will be a scar. If that mild mark is less desirable than your current shape, a torso lift may not be for you.
Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Mahjouri uses drains to help prevent excess fluid buildup. He can remove the drains after seven to ten days. Dr. Mahjouri also gives you a compression garment to wear during recovery. He recommends keeping it on for six to eight weeks after the procedure.
Most patients can return to work after two or three weeks, depending upon the physical demands your job puts on you. Mild aerobic exercises, like walking, are possible after an average of four weeks. More demanding exercises should wait until eight weeks.
Soreness and discomfort are typical after a torsoplasty, but they should not last more than ten days. Dr. Mahjouri prescribes medication to help you have a more comfortable healing period.
Contact Us for Torso Lifts
If a torso lift interests you, call the office of Dr. Mahjouri today. He can discuss your treatment options in a consultation, including before and after photos to give you a good idea of the results of treatment.