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Lower body lift surgery is designed to eliminate excess, inelastic skin and tighten the remaining skin in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and other areas of the mid-to lower body. This innovative cosmetic enhancement procedure can provide comprehensive rejuvenation in this body region and can often be ideal for patients who would like to achieve firmer skin and more fit-looking contours after pregnancy, significant weight loss, or the natural loss of skin elasticity that comes with the aging process. Our skilled plastic surgeons here at Luxxery Boutique, Dr. Ayman Hakki and Dr. Nadya Clarke, can create a customized lower body lift treatment plan designed to dramatically enhance these areas with natural-looking results.
A lower body lift requires major surgery in multiple body areas; therefore, general anesthesia is necessary for this procedure and an overnight hospital stay is often advised. Lower body lift surgery can take between four to eight hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the operation and the extent of treatment. For many individuals, the procedure will require a circumferential incision created around the waistline. Another incision will be made in the navel area. Abdominal muscles will be tightened and excess skin will be removed from the abdominal region, the buttocks, and/or other areas that have been targeted for rejuvenation. The remaining skin is then pulled taut and smoothed to produce a tighter appearance and a more contoured physique. Liposuction may also be necessary during the lower body lift procedure in order to address collections of excess fat in addition to loose skin.
Lower body lift surgery will result in visible scarring in the midsection area; however, our surgeons work diligently to minimize the appearance of scars as much as possible. Scars from a lower body lift can also be well-concealed under clothing.
While many patients are able to return to non-strenuous work routines after about two weeks, a total recovery period of approximately four to six weeks is typically necessary after lower body lift surgery. These procedures usually require drainage tubes to be placed while healing, as well as post-operative compression garments to control swelling. Medication can help control discomfort during the recovery process. Our team will provide you with specific recovery guidelines to help you achieve the safest, most comfortable experience possible.
To learn more about lower body lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact Luxxery Boutique.