• 06 September 2013

I have written about the Mermaid Lift before. For a full description of the procedure visit the Face+Body Mermaid Lift page or this blog post.

Today, we are going to look at some of the frequently asked questions that come up often around this procedure.

What is a Mermaid Lift?

A Mermaid Lift is a group of procedures recommended for individuals

who have been through massive weight loss. Often those who have successfully lost weight following bariatric surgery or through rigorous lifestyle change programs are left with saggy skin and underlying tissue due to a loss of elasticity. In this procedure, skin, excess tissue and fat are removed throughout the lower body while the buttocks and thighs are lifted, reshaped and augmented where required.

Who is a good candidate for a Mermaid Lift?

Good candidates for the Mermaid Lift procedure are individuals who have excess, saggy skin and tissue of the abdomen, lower torso, buttocks, and upper thighs. Typically, patients who have lost massive amounts of weight and have achieved a more normal size are those who request the procedure. To be considered as a candidate, you should be in excellent health with no uncontrolled medical conditions. You should also be a non-smoker.

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How is a Mermaid Lift different than a lower body lift?

A Mermaid Lift has many of the features of a lower body lift but includes augmentation and accentuation of the derriere as well as more deliberate cinching of the waist than the typical lower body lift.

Is a Mermaid Lift an in-patient or out-patient procedure?

A Mermaid Lift is major surgery. It is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. Patients typically stay in hospital for a couple of nights following the Mermaid Lift procedure.

How long is the recovery following a Mermaid Lift?

As with any plastic surgery, the recovery following a Mermaid Lift takes time. The first week will be key for rest and recovery and it is important to have someone caring for you during this time. During the second week after surgery, patients may begin to progress their level of activity and can take care of themselves. Most patients will take two to three weeks off from work, depending upon the amount of physical activity required in their occupation.

When can a Mermaid Lift patient resume physical activity?

Six weeks following a Mermaid Lift, patients can start to resume physical. We recommend that patients ease their way in to activity slowly. We understand that you may be impatient to get back to your regular exercise routine, but you have had major surgery and you must be sure that all areas have fully healed.

What do the Mermaid Lift scars look like?

This image is a good example of the shape of a Mermaid Lift scar pattern from the rear view. The car extend around the front of the body as well.
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Can there be complications following a Mermaid Lift?

As with any surgery, complications are possible. There are risks related to general anesthesia, as well as possible complications from bleeding or infection.

For more specifics and information on technique, visit http://facebody.net/mermaid-lift/.