Spiral lift – most commonly performed in people after massive weight loss.
Spiral lift was named after the incision that starts from the inner side of the thigh at the underwear level, goes up the front side through the outer side of the thigh towards the back to above of the buttocks (below the underwear). It continues at the back at the edge of the buttocks and slowly descends over outer and frontal side of opposite thigh and terminates on the inner side of the opposite thigh at the underwear level. It is a surgical method to lift the entire lower half of the body – both thighs and buttocks. It is most commonly performed on people who had a massive weight loss.
Spiral lift surgery lasts 4-5h. It is performed under general anesthesia so before the surgery the patient has to perform laboratory blood tests (complete blood count, biochemistry and coagulation) as well as urine test, ECG and, if needed, depending on your medical history, an internal medicine specialist checkup. As before all procedures under general anesthesia, the patient is not allowed to eat or drink during the period of 6 hours before the surgery.
Bandages should be worn for 3 weeks and then they are removed together with outer stitches although, on most occasions, the wound is stitched using intracutaneous stitches that are not visible from the outside and are self-absorbing. Antibiotics and analgesics are usually prescribed after the surgery and during the period of 3 weeks after the surgery, a compression belt must be worn. Any greater physical activity is strictly forbidden. To all patients with skin atrophy problems we recommend non-invasive treatments such as Alma or Encurve after the surgery in order to achieve additional skin tightness and enhance the quality of the remaining skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Disclaimer: Spiral lift results are individual, and can vary from one patient to another depending on the patient’s condition and their anatomical build.