Arm lift

A mini-facelift or mid-facelift involves lifting and redraping the central portion of the face (mid-face) through limited incisions.

An arm lift, or Brachioplasty, is a procedure where excess, loose arm skin and fat is removed. Exercise and non-surgical treatments cannot correct this.

During your consultation, Dr Klutch will assess how much excess skin you have, whether to combine it with liposuction and what incisions to use to best hide your scars.

Patients are positioned in a supine position with their arms outstretched throughout the surgery, which is performed under general anaesthetic. Liposuction alone (if there is no skin excess and no skin laxity), excision alone (mainly skin excess), or a combination of liposuction and surgical excision are the options for treatment. An ellipse of skin is removed, leaving a scar that stretches from the armpit to the elbow. The scar is typically hidden and put on the inside of the arm.

Body contouring

Body contouring is a special combination of procedures:

Excess loose fatty skin is normal and occurs after massive weight loss/ weight fluctuations/sun damage/pregnancy/aging/gravity/genetics.

Body contouring involves the removal of excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying tissue, resulting in a contoured figure.

These procedures are described by area (arm lift, breast lift, facelift, lower body lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift) may involve the correction of sagging, tightening and removal of excess skin by anatomic area.

During your examination, Dr Klutch will assess how much excess skin you have, the quality of that skin, whether to combine it with liposuction, how to stage your operations (i.e., which to do first and which to combine) and what incisions to use to best hide your scars.

Good candidates for this operation are healthy patients or those with controlled chronic illnesses, non-smokers and those who have reached a stable point in their weight loss journey.


Body lift

A body lift is a procedure where excess sagging skin and fat is removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttock areas are removed, resulting in a smoother lifted, tighter contoured figure by improving the waist, hip, thigh and buttock area. Dr Klutch will assess whether you are a candidate for this and determine where to best place her incisions to get your desired cinched figure.

Buttock augmentation

Flat or sagging buttocks can be genetic or result from poor tissue elasticity from weight loss/ weight fluctuations/sun damage/pregnancy/aging/gravity/genetics. Buttock augmentation, or gluteal augmentation, is used to improve the contour, size and/or shape of the buttocks. Dr Klutch performs this procedure through fat grafting, where she liposuctions fat from other areas and transfers this to the buttock to increase the roundness, fullness and projection and improve the balance of your figure.

The goal of cheek augmentation is to add volume or lift to the cheeks. Some people are bothered by their cheeks losing volume, or even sagging, with age. Others never develop the desired volume in their cheeks and are bothered by cheeks that may be considered flat or thin


1Is a body lift painful?
Pain is a common side effect after any type of surgery, but especially after a large body lift. The pain is localised around the areas of the body that were operated on. It is most pronounced in the first few days after surgery, gradually diminishing as healing progresses.
2How do you sleep after a body lift?
Sleep with your head and legs elevated on your back (1-2 pillows). It can be tough to get comfortable because the incisions are on both the front and back. If sleeping on your side causes you to feel minor pulling at the incision sites, that's fine. This should be done for one to two weeks.
3How long is body lift recovery?
Before returning to normal activities, most people need four to six weeks of healing time, and they should wait six to eight weeks before exercising. No pressure should be applied to the treated area. At six weeks, 75 per cent of the swelling is gone, and at three months, 90 per cent.

When should I see a plastic surgeon?

For physical conditions that may necessitate a visit to a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, you will most likely be referred to Dr Klutch by your doctor. However, for cosmetic procedures, you can consult Dr Klutch whenever you are ready for plastic surgery.