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What is a Lower Body Lift?
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What Is A Lower Body Lift?
Lower Body Lift Explanation
A lower body lift generally refers to a procedure known as a belt lipectomy a.k.a. circumferential body lift. These procedures are usually tailored for a patient who has experience significant weight loss. These procedures are designed to recontour the entire waist and lower trunk.
They include 3 procedures:
- Tummy Tuck
- Waist lift/lateral thigh lift
- buttock lift
Many of my female patients who have lost volume in the their buttocks also option for buttock augmentation using their own tissue (auto-augmentation). These procedures are all very powerful. But the basic principle applies - you must accept some degree of scar for better form.
The good news - we strive to hide the scar in your waist/bikini line.
What is a lower body lift?
Typical Lower Body Lift Procedures
The lower body lift surgery deals with areas such as your abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
This procedure is designed to reduce excess hanging skin and fat and to improve your figure and overall shape.
Lower body lift procedures can include, but are not limited to, an Abdominoplasty, Belt lipectomy/Circumferential body lift, buttocks and thigh lift.
Procedures may require touch-up operations at a later time due to skin elasticity and varies from patient to patient. In general, most surgical operations will leave long scars. These usually fade to white but may widen and stay pink for a longer periods of time dependent on your genetics, skin color and location. Scars can sometimes be improved with topical medication or lasers but willnever completely disappear.
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A body lift is also referred to as circumferential body lift = belt lipectomy. This procedure is essentially 3 procedures in one: extended tummy tuck + waist/lateral thigh lift + buttock lift. The procedure can taken between 5-7 hours depending on the amount of tissue/skin that needs removal/treatment. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
Dr. Sugene Kim
A lower bodylift usually incorporates the following procedures: abdominoplasty with repair of diastasis recti, mons elevation, lateral thigh lift and buttock lift. Liposuction is performed as an adjunct for removal of residual localized fat deposits. The possibility of autogenous buttock augmenation can be entertained at the time of lower bodylift. The procedure can be performed at one time, or staged depending on patient factors and surgical preference.
Lower body lifting
Thank you for your question.
A lower body lift would include procedures to address the tummy, thighs, and buttocks. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight benefit from this procedure as it removes the excess hanging skin. Depending on the comfort of the surgeon and the health of the patient, the procedures may be broken up in to separate procedures if the surgeon feels that performing them all at once is too much surgery for the patient.
Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with these procedures.
Lower body lift
A lower body lift is basically a tummy tuck combined with a circumferential excision of skin and soft tissue to lift the buttock and hip region as well.
Lower body lift
Lower body lift is a majoroperation that goes to the core of central body re-contouring. Weight loss, genetics and age can loosen the circumferential skin of abdomen, thigh and buttocks. Along with that loosening excess skin can accumulate. Lower body lift will re-contour and remove the excess skin of abdomen, flanks, and lower back. It will bring the loosening of the upper abdomen and back skin down while lifting the thighs, mons and the buttocks. It is one of the most dramatic operations in plastic surgery.
Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift is a combination of 4 procedures. A belt or circunferential tummy tuck, buttock lift, outer thigh lift and monsplasty (groin lift). Many patients will also need concomitent liposuction to get optimal results. A lower body lift aims to reduce lower body laxity but it can flatten the buttock area. To enhance buttock projection, some form of buttock augmentation should also be added.
Lower Body Lift
Although originally described for cosmetic purposes the operation has gained recognition for its application to people who have had significant weight loss. By combining a "high lateral tension" abdominoplasty with a thigh and buttock lift the results are outstanding.
The operation is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure but I require my patients to spend at least one night in a monitored setting. Recovery in terms of return to work is 10-14 days and return to full activity at 4 weeks.
I hope this was helpful. Good luck.
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