Often, women who have experienced pregnancy or men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight may have loose, sagging skin and excess fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. A lower body lift is an extensive surgery that can recontour your lower body and give you the results you desire. Read on to learn more about this procedure and who makes a good candidate for surgery.
You may be a good candidate if you have excess, loose, sagging skin on the lower body.
If you have weakened lower body muscles or excess fat that is concentrated below the skin, then you may be a good candidate.
Patients should be in good health, relatively good shape and at or near their desired body weight. If you are not at or near your desired body weight, then you may want to wait to have this procedure. You don’t want to go under the knife an additional time to remove additional excess skin once you do reach your ideal weight.
A lower body lift is an extensive surgery as it requires long incisions. The length of the incisions depend on how much skin is being removed. The incisions may stretch across the abdomen and into the upper buttock and outer and inner thigh.
Incisions are placed in places where they can be hidden as much as possible to help hide the scars. Scars will fade over time, but you may see some scars once you’ve healed.
During surgery, excess sagging skin and fat are removed from the buttock and thigh areas. Remaining skin and tissue are lifted and contoured to give you a smoother, tighter appearance. Once the incisions are closed, gauze dressings are placed over them, and you may need temporary drains to help remove excess fluid. You’ll wear a tight-fitting compression garment over the surgical site to support the body and provide maximum results.
This is an inpatient surgery done under general anesthesia and takes up to five hours to complete. You will need to spend 1-2 nights in the hospital after surgery for recovery.
If you are interested in learning whether you are a candidate for a lower body lift surgery, call (202) 750-5189 today to schedule a consultation.