Body contouring procedures, like a body lift, can target specific problem areas, like the thighs or buttocks on the lower body, and help to address common issues or unique aesthetic needs for each patient. A body lift may be ideal for older patients but can also help to benefit anyone who might have experienced a significant amount of weight loss, such as from bariatric surgery.
Age, gravity, and overall changes to the body can often leave their mark on areas like the buttocks, thighs, legs, and lower body. For some people, toning and tightening of these areas may be achievable through things like diet and exercise, but it may not always guarantee the best results or even work for everyone. Plus, some stubborn problem areas may not always respond to working out or changing your diet. In particular, patients who have loose skin that may sag or droop away from the body will likely not see significant results through just traditional methods.
A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure that targets the lower body, such as the lower abdomen, flanks, buttocks, thighs, and surrounding areas. Sometimes, diet and exercise are not enough to correct skin in this area that is loose and may hang from the body.
A lower body lift is often recommended to patients who have undergone significant physical changes, such as extreme weight loss, bariatric surgery, pregnancy, or similar experience. It can help to trim away excess skin and tighten the area to help deliver a more youthful look and tighten your thighs, buttocks, lower abdomen, and more.
While exercise, diet, and staying healthy can be a great way to tone and lose weight in certain areas, when your skin loses elasticity, it can be difficult to regain without cosmetic or beauty enhancements. It can be especially difficult if you’ve fluctuated in weight throughout your life, as it means your skin has had to stretch or shrink to accommodate.
As we get older, we create less collagen, the protein that helps to keep skin taut and prevent wrinkles from forming. A lower body lift can help to remove excess skin, small deposits of fat, and dramatically improve the appearance of the lower body. Since everyone’s body is different, the exact areas being targeted may vary slightly. We will work closely with you to help customize your treatment to ensure the best results for your needs.
Ideal candidates for a lower body lift include men and women in good general health who understand the implications of plastic surgery and have realistic expectations for their results. If you meet these requirements and are unhappy with the presence of loose skin that may sag, fold, or hang away from your body, a lower body lift might be ideal for you.
Patients who undergo the procedure express more comfort and confidence when wearing certain clothing, such as shorts or tight pants, and during certain activities, like exercise. A consultation with one of our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons can help you get a better idea of whether this is the right approach for you.
A lower body lift is a surgical procedure that involves creating incisions in strategic areas along the target area, such as the buttocks or thighs, and trimming away excess skin, tissue, and potentially incorporating liposuction to reduce unwanted fat.
The remaining skin is pulled tight and the incisions are closed, leaving a more contoured result that is flattering and youthful. Some patients may opt to include treatments like a fat transfer to reintroduce some of the removed fat to areas that might need more definition, like the butt cheeks.
After your body lift procedure, you will be given specific care instructions to help reduce swelling and minimize any risk of infection or side effects during the healing process. Compression garments will need to be worn for a portion of this time, as directed by your surgeon.
You might need to have assistance around the house for up to a week, and you can expect to be away from work for up to two. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for up to six weeks, but they can discuss this with their surgeon after the first month.
At The Aesthetic Center Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we provide comprehensive cosmetic enhancements, such as lower body lift procedures and other customizable surgical treatments. Our board certified plastic surgeons offer a level of care and expertise to our patients which helps them achieve a final result that they love and feel great about. To schedule a consultation with us, call our facility at 203.656.9999 today!
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