Lower Body Lift
Medically known as belt lipectomy, lower body lift is one of the most commonly performed procedures. Natural ageing, weight fluctuation and massive weight loss often leads to sagging of skin below the area of waistline. This is when a lower body lift can help you get desired shape and size. The surgical procedure tightens and sculpts the outer thighs, abdomen, back of the thighs, hips, buttocks and inner thighs. Loose skin which causes mobility restrictions and looks aesthetically displeasing is removed during the procedure. It is the right procedure for you if you are close to your actual body weight and may follow or precede an upper body lift procedure. Thousands of people undergo this procedure every year are pleased with the outcomes.
When can you consider lower body lift procedure?
- If you are distressed because of the presence of sagging skin in your lower body part.
- If you have relatively thin layers of fat beneath the skin in the buttocks, hip, abdomen and thigh areas.
- If you have had massive weight loss due to either dieting or bariatric surgery.
- If overhanging of skin in lower part of your body causes painful chafing or restricts mobility.
Benefits of the procedure
- You will experience boost in self-confidence which is consequential to the improved self-esteem.
- Loose skin from the affected area would be removed and contour sculpted. This will help you see the results of your weight reduction.
- You will be able to get rid of skin that might be causing rashes, infections and painful chafing.
Candidate for a lower body lift surgery
After you have undergone knife for bariatric surgery or struggled to achieve weight close to your body structure, you might still fee distressed by your appearance in case you have deposits of fat along the lower abdomen, wrinkles and loose skin along the buttocks and thighs and relaxed abdominal wall muscles. This is where a lower body lift surgery can come to your rescue. You can opt for this surgery if
- Aging or pregnancy has left you with cellulite and loose skin beneath waistline.
- You have ptosis (sagging), significant skin laxity and excess skin deposits on the buttocks and abdominal area.
- You have deposits ofloose skin on the fronts and sides of your thighs, hips and abdomen and inner thighs.
- You are in general good health, emotionally stable, and have positive attitude and realistic expectations of the surgery.
Lower Body Lift Surgery Result
Lower Body Lift Surgery FAQ
What is lower body lift?
Several people, who lose large amounts of weight through bariatric surgery, exercise or diet, often have to deal with stubborn fat deposits and sagging skin on different parts of their body. If they want to remove these fats and sagging skin, they have to undergo lower body lift.
How is lower body lift performed?
After administering general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, surgeon makes incisions on the area where the fat to be removed. He/she removes the fat, tightens the muscles and trims the skin before closing the incision. Then, bandages or compression garments will be placed as needed.
What is the recovery process?
The recovery process varies from person to person. Some people need only two weeks, but some others may need two months to return to work after the body lift surgery. The surgeon advises not to get engaged in any strenuous activity for several months and you must follow the advice of the surgeon carefully to make the recovery process effective.
What is the duration of the procedure?
The duration of lower body lift surgery can be in between 2 to 7 hours based on the complexity of the procedure.
What are the risks associated with lower body lift surgery?
The most common risk factors are excess bleeding, fat necrosis, infection, seroma and allergic issues and these problems can be rectified using the medications given by the surgeon.
Are the results permanent one?
If you undergo this procedure under the supervision of an experienced surgeon, you can expect long lasting results.