What is a Lower Body Lift?
A lower body lift is a combination of surgical procedures that remove excess skin from all the way around one’s midsection. It combines an abdominoplasty, lateral thigh lift, and buttock lift together. This procedure is best suited for patients who have significant sagging of the lower thighs and buttocks in addition to the abdomen.
Who is a Candidate for Lower Body Lift?
Candidates for a lower body lift are those who experience loose, sagging skin and tissue in many areas of the lower body including the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, and outer thighs. This could be present after weight loss and be included in a body contouring procedure, or after pregnancy, normal aging, or other factors. Successful candidates will be within their healthy weight range, only choosing to have a lower body lift when diet and regular exercise have failed to give results. Patients who want to address multiple areas of their lower body can benefit from having their procedures performed in one surgery day to save time and money on their treatment.
What Happens During a Lower Body Lift?
The lower body lift procedure will be performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Your procedure might include a tummy tuck to address the abdominal areas, a butt lift to restore volume to the buttocks to improve balance, a lateral thigh lift to tighten the thigh tissue, and liposuction to remove areas of stubborn fat. Your procedure will be customized depending on your concerns and goals for results.
What will my Recovery be Like?
Your recovery after lower body lift will depend on which procedure you had done, however, this can range from 2-4 weeks. During the first week, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in your treatment areas. A prescription pain medication can help increase your comfort. you might also be asked to wear a compression garment to help with your healing process. Exercise can be reintroduced around 4 weeks after your procedure, but more strenuous activity should wait until at least 6 weeks.
Once healed, patients enjoy a slimmer lower body contour and improved body balance after their combination of procedures. To maintain this contour, patients should commit to a healthy lifestyle involving a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
To learn more about the lower body lift and which procedures can benefit you, contact our office. We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha to start customizing your treatment plan.