A lower body lift can be an ideal treatment option for patients who are experiencing an abundance of excess, loose skin resulting from recent weight loss or the natural aging process. This advanced procedure from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dana Coberly, MD, can ultimately give the midsection and lower body a more contoured and fit appearance, tightening the skin and yielding a firmer look and feel.
What Are the Benefits of a Lower Body Lift?
The many potential benefits of lower body lift surgery include:
- Reduction of loose, inelastic skin that can occur in the midsection and the upper legs due to aging or significant weight loss
- Achievement of firmer, tighter skin in the abdomen, flanks, lower back, buttocks, and thighs
- Enhanced body contours
Dr. Coberly will meet with you for an initial consultation to determine whether lower body lift surgery is the best option for your needs. Individuals who are planning to lose large amounts of weight in the future, as well as those who plan on having more children, are typically advised to wait on undergoing a lower body lift until they have achieved their goal weight.
If this procedure is right for you, Dr. Coberly can create a customized lower body lift treatment plan designed to meet your expectations.
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What Does the Lower Body Lift Procedure Involve?
A lower body lift procedure generally takes about four to eight hours to perform, depending on the extent of treatment. For most patients, the treatment involves a circumferential incision made around the entirety of the waistline. An additional incision will be created around the belly button. Dr. Coberly will tighten the abdominal muscles and eliminate excess skin from the midsection and buttocks. The remaining skin in these areas, as well as the thighs, will be pulled taut for firmer, smoother results. In some cases, liposuction may be part of a lower body lift to address isolated fat pockets and help enhance body contours.
Lower body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Since this procedure involves major surgery that affects a variety of body areas, some individuals will need to stay in the hospital overnight. There will be noticeable scarring around the midsection that results from this procedure; however, this scar should be easily concealable under clothing.
What Is Recovery from Lower Body Lift Surgery Like?
Most patients will need about four to six weeks of recovery before resuming all of their normal daily activities; however, many individuals are able to return to work in about two to four weeks. Post-operative drains and garments will be necessary during the healing process. Dr. Coberly can prescribe medication to alleviate discomfort.
If you would like to learn more about lower body lift surgery and what it can do for you, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Coberly to explore your options, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.