Lower Body Lifts
Aging, pregnancy, and massive weight loss due to diet and exercise or gastric bypass surgery, as well as genetic factors, may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. In general, a body lift reduces excess fat, reshaping the contour of the lower body. A lower body lift can improve your body image and enhance self-confidence.
Lower Body Lift Consultation
During the initial consultation Dr. Ness will evaluate your medical history along with your weight stability and determine if lower body lift would be an appropriate surgery for you. Dr. Ness and his assistant will take the time to educate you about lower body lift surgery and welcome all of your questions about the surgery, our practice, and recovery after your lower body lift.
A lower body lift can target the following areas: Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the back area, buttocks that may be low or unevenly shaped, sagging of the groin area, inner, outer and posterior thigh.
Lower Body Lift Surgery
Individual differences in skin elasticity are important factors in determining if you will benefit from a lower body lift. Surgical scars will be carefully placed so that they can be hidden behind undergarments and bikini bottoms. Although these scars will not disappear altogether, many patients notice they fade considerably and remain discreet.
Dr. Ness will take care to define realistic results and expectations during the consultation and preoperative phase of the lower body lift procedure. Depending upon the extent of the required procedure, an inpatient or outpatient approach may be appropriate and a general anesthetic is required
Lower Body Lift Recovery
Following your lower body lift, you will be cared for by the nursing staff in the recovery room. When you are fully awake and comfortable, you will be released to the care of a family member or friend with a list of after-care instructions. There will be guidelines for after-care including lifting restrictions and limited exercise. Postoperatively, you must refrain from strenuous activity for up to six weeks and wear an elastic support garment for up to six weeks.
We will schedule post operative follow up appointments in one of our clinics for the day after your surgery and periodically throughout the next 4-6 weeks.