I had the lower back-side body lift because of...
I had the lower back-side body lift because of sagging skin. The best part is the very fine scar. The worst part was being either vertical or horizontal - There is nothing in between with this type of surgery. And, you cannot bend forward. So, I would never suggest having the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and the back-side lift at the same time. One requires you to lean forward and the other requires you to be vertical. There are some doctors that do both surgeries at once. Dr. Dennis Hurwitcz in PA will send you a book he has written on this subject. Very informative.
The worst part of this was trying to get up and down. Or rather, in and out of bed. Once you are up, that's great. So, I would go to the mall and stand up while drinking my smoothie. Or eat standing up.
Regarding personal things...It was easier to urinate in the shower. And it was difficult to defecate standing up and straddling the toilet. But doable. I was self-conscious of cleanliness.
Dr. Kirsch checked me every day for the first few days and then ever other day thereafter. Basically, I did sink baths and then used the shower spray on my private areas, legs and feet.
As with the tummy tuck, I was told to wear the compression garment for 6 weeks. I actually wore it for 3 months. It was no problem in Chicago as we have very cold winters. Dr. Kirsch warned me not to be complacent about wearing the garment. I used the one that I had purchased from Dr. Cardenas. And had a seamstress in Monterrey make it smaller as it wasn't quite tight enough.
I am really pleased with the outcome at the area near the waist. Since I had this procedure, I have lost additional weight in my rear end. And where I lost that weight (below the buttocks cheek) there is some droop. This is not the fault of the surgeon. I am somewhat flat in back. However, I prefer this to a butt implant.