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.
Body Lift FAQs
Does a lower body lift include thighs?
A lower body lift can address areas of the lower body like the stomach, thighs, or buttocks.
Does insurance cover lower body lift?
In some cases, excess skin left over from massive weight loss can be considered a medical condition and is thus covered by your insurance. However, this is rare and a lower body lift is most often not covered by insurance. We encourage each patient to speak with their provider before their consultation.
How do they remove excess skin after weight loss?
After massive weight loss, a surgical lift procedure is necessary to remove excess, stretched skin. This can come with a number of cosmetic benefits as well as medical ones.
How much does a body lift cost?
Body lift procedures are often complex and customized to your unique needs. Youll receive a full estimate of your costs for a body lift procedure during your consultation with Dr. Kayastha.
What is a circumferential body lift?
A circumferential body lift is sometimes called a 360 body lift because it addresses areas all around the body. It can be beneficial in cases of extensive skin removal.
What does a lower body lift consist of?
A lower body lift generally targets areas like the stomach, butt, thighs, and hips. However, a lower body lift can be customized to your unique goals.
What is a 360 body lift?
A 360 body lift addresses the full circumference of the lower body - meaning the stomach, hips, lower back, and butt.
What is the recovery time for a body lift?
Its normal to require four to six weeks for full recovery from a body lift, although this can depend on how extensive your procedure is. Youll notice most swelling subsides within one to two months.
What is included in a body lift?
A body lift usually includes a combination of a tummy tuck, butt lift, and thigh lift. However, this can be customized to your cosmetic goals and needs.
What is a skin lift?
After extensive weight loss, its common to have sagging skin and tissues that dont retract. In this case, surgical body contouring is usually needed to remove it.
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. 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.