If you need to tone and tighten the skin on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen, a lower body lift can give you great results. It’s the ideal way to eliminate excess skin and localized areas of fat on areas such as the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. But what is the lower body lift procedure, and how does it contour the body?
Candidates for a body lift include individuals that have lost a significant amount of weight, as well as people with sagging skin below the waistline, due to the natural effects of aging. Patients contemplating doing the procedure should already be close to their ideal body weight.
A lower body lift is usually performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Since it is major surgery, a hospital stay of 1 to 3 days is usually required. The surgeon will make a circumferential incision that starts at the waist, but the extent of the incision depends on the areas from which skin and fat is being removed. The abdomen, waist, buttocks, and thighs, are the areas usually included.
Dressings or bandages are applied to the incisions after the operation. Drains are usually placed to collect any fluid and blood that may drain. Patients will also experience some soreness, as well as bruising and swelling. The bruising takes about 2 weeks to resolve, but the swelling may take longer, up to 4 weeks in some cases.
Lower Body Lift Surgery in Minneapolis-St. Paul
You can learn more about the lower body lift procedure from Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-739-1100 to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford. Dr. Rocheford will do an assessment, and determine the best strategy to efficiently address all your needs.