Never thought any of this was possible, I figured I was just too old and I have lived with a troubled bottom half my whole life, so just thought that was the way things had to be. Never in my adult life have I even worn shorts or a skirt above the knee. I have always had fat knees and fat legs and a flat saggy butt. It wasn't until I had my breast lift and my arm lift that my Plastic Surgeon said, I am sure you will want to come back to have a body lift so your bottom half will match your top half. Honestly I never even considered it since I have a flat stomach, flat with plenty of wrinkles that is...well he pulled up the sagging skin on my outer thighs to show me the difference it would make and OMG I become a new woman!!!
As far as being too old, well I could say that, maybe I should have done this earlier, but I am just finding out about it now so why not, I still have a few good years ahead of me. I thought body lifts were only for those who have those large aprons of skin hanging down. I had no idea it is really to help with all that has fallen south, south as down to the thighs and legs. I have a flat butt, but it's hard to tell where the butt stops and the legs begin...He wants to add fat to the butt for volume.
I most likely will return to my original plastic surgeon, Dr. Quiroz, as he did a wonderful job with my 3 other procedures. Last month while I was visiting LA, I did have a consult with an other Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Katzen, who is considered the tops in this field. I wanted to get his perspective on what I needed and see what type of cost would be involved. I absolutely loved him, if insurance would cover the surgery I would go to him in a heart beat. I have viewed his TLC special he did on this type of surgery several times just as a way to mentally prepare. If you want to find it just look up 360 body lift on the internet and you will find it.
As it turns out both Doctors were pretty much on the same page as to what I need none. Dr. Quiroz's prices are a lot less of course, which for me makes all the difference. And Dr Q will do a great job I am sure.
I had planned on having this done in the Spring, but now that my daughter is having a baby and I need to be there to help her I have postponed my surgery until the fall. Since I can't do it in the Spring and be healed in time for the baby, I have decided to take a month long cruise to Tahiti, of course this trip is so I can mentally prepare for the upcoming surgery. Only problem is I will now need to come up with the extra money for the surgery, but if there is a will, there will be a way.
One of the best ways to prepare is my following all the post op patients here. You all have been so inspiring, I can't wait to join you on the other side!!!