FAQ: The Mermaid Lift
- 06 September 2013
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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/.