About Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift is a body contouring procedure that removes hanging skin and fat to reshape and lift specific sections of the body altered by weight loss or pregnancy. The surgery concentrates on the mid and the lower body, including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and upper thighs. Depending upon how much skin removal is required, a circumferential 360 incision may be performed, which grants the greatest amount of skin excision and lift. A lower body lift is a major surgery that can redefine a patient’s lower body. In ideal cases, this surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV allows individuals to not just achieve their cosmetic goals but also to finish their total transformation with a tight figure that looks healthy and beautiful.
Ideal candidates for this surgery are usually ones who have lost a sizable amount of weight and are now dealing with new cosmetic challenges. These new challenges include loose, wrinkled skin on the upper thighs and buttocks, hanging skin on the stomach, as well as sagging skin throughout the middle section. For those who are a candidate for this procedure, it is helpful to have realistic goals, which can be discussed with our team during your initial consultation. It's important to note that scarring is a part of this surgery due to the size of the incisions. In addition, this procedure does require a lengthy recovery period compared to other elective surgeries, which is why it's helpful to plan if you work or have small children. Finally, it's necessary that you are at or near a stable weight when considering this surgery.
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Lower Body Lift Surgery
This procedure is performed with general anesthesia, and most patients do need an overnight stay under supervised care. The surgery can take around 4 – 7 hours to perform. The incision is usually placed along the area where a belt would be worn, which is why it is known as a circumferential 360 lift or beltectomy. Once the incision is carefully made, lipo will treat areas of excess fat and sagging skin will be excised. Then, the remaining skin will be stretched taut and attached with surgical sutures. Compression garments will be worn over the treated area to help create a slimming result, as well as to minimize swelling, bleeding, and bruising.
What to Expect
A lower body lift is classified as major surgery. It takes most patients at least two weeks to resume basic activities, and in certain cases, it can take up to six months before they can return to more vigorous movements, such as exercise. We will discuss clear instructions and information on caring for the wound so that scars are faded for the best results. While the recovery period may feel long, the results can be extraordinary, providing patients with a tighter, smoother body without the loose, hanging skin that prevented them from experiencing a full life. Most patients feel it's one of the most valuable aesthetic procedures available today.
Lower Body Lift FAQS
Will I have visible scarring?
Many factors can determine the visibility of scarring you have after a lower body lift. Our surgical team designs incisions so they are either easily concealed in less visible areas, like in natural skin folds, or where they will be covered by undergarments. We will provide you with aftercare instructions, which will help your incisions heal correctly so the scars are smooth, and in time, they blend with your normal skin.
What can I expect during recovery?
Following a lower body lift, you may experience some bruising and inflammation in and around the treatment areas. Follow-up appointments are necessary so we can track your recovery. It is crucial that you contact our office if you notice any signs of an infection or have any questions.
When should I consider getting a lower body lift?
If you're thinking about getting a lower body lift, make an appointment with our team to learn more about the procedure and the right time for you to schedule surgery. You should be at or close to a sustainable weight because gaining or losing a lot of weight once you've had a lift can impact your results. Prior to surgery, we will also complete a physical exam to ensure that you are strong enough to recover properly.
Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital?
In most cases, we require our patients to spend a minimum of one night in a hospital or medical facility following a lower body lift. This inpatient stay is to ensure your safety and comfort so your health can be monitored and your pain can be controlled. Depending on how many areas are being addressed and your overall health after surgery, we may recommend you stay multiple nights. During your initial consultation, we will review the facilities where you should stay and how long we think you may need to stay.
Transform Your Figure
Plastic Surgery Vegas employs some of the most compassionate team members in the cosmetic industry. We invite all weight loss patients to learn more about our skin removal surgeries and the options for a lower body lift. Plastic Surgery Vegas takes pride and joy in working with our patients to achieve their final goals. If you have excessive skin and loose folds on the middle or lower portion of your body, you may be a candidate for a lower body lift. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so you can learn more about this life-changing surgery.