Do you have loose, sagging skin around the abdomen, buttocks, and outer thighs? A lower body lift can address these problems and transform your body, in a single procedure. It’s a great way to get the firm, toned body you desire. But how much skin can be tightened during a lower body lift?
Lower body lift
A lower body lift is a procedure that involves toning and tightening the midsection of the body and below, specifically the abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs. The procedure is usually performed at a surgery center, under general anesthesia. A lower body lift is often recommended for individuals with a lot of excess skin, after massive weight loss.
The incisions for the procedure are typically made around the circumference of the waist. During surgeryexcess skin is removed, and the remaining skin tightened. The stomach muscles are also tightened during the tummy tuck portion of the procedure. Recovery time ranges from 2-6 weeks.
How much skin can be tightened?
The amount of tightening that can take place during a body lift will depend on the laxity of the skin. Most of the excess skin will be removed from the region of the abdomen and hip. However, since each patient is unique,the amount of skin that can be tightened will vary. For best results, patients are advised to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing a lower body lift.
Clients in Palo Alto, CA, can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, for more information on the lower body lift. At Illuminate Plastic Surgery we will customize the procedure based on your needs, in order to tighten your skin and reshape your body. Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault.