A total lower body lift is one of the most extensive body contouring surgeries you can have done, but also has the potential to make the most dramatic difference in the way your body looks. A total lower body lift sculpts a combination of the following areas: abdomen, flanks, lower back, buttocks, and thighs.
This is not a procedure that should take the place of exercise and healthy eating habits. Rather, this is a surgery to remove loose skin and tissue following a major weight loss. Talk to your surgeon about whether you would be a good candidate for a total lower body lift. Be as specific as possible concerning what your expectations are for the procedure and your surgeon will determine if it is realist or not. Be sure to also discuss any major upcoming events such as more weight loss or gain, or pregnancy, among others.
On the day of your surgery, you will be given anesthesia. There are several factors that affect the amount and location of the incision, such as the extremity of the surgery and how much skin is to be removed. Generally, a belt-like incision is made around the waistline and the apron of excess skin and fat is removed. The underlying tissue is tightening with the help of sutures, and the skin is repositioned and sutured back together.
Immediately following the procedure, the affected areas will be wrapped in gauze and you will be taken to a recovery room. Tubes may be placed in the incisions to drain any excess fluids. You may experience swelling and bruising in the days after the procedure, which is normal. Be sure to get plenty of rest and wait at least four weeks before resuming light activity A surgery of this magnitude requires more time to heal than a smaller-scale surgery, so plan to give your body at least six weeks before attempting strenuous physical activity. Keep in contact with your surgeon about how your recovery is progressing, to be sure you are healing normally.
For more information about a total lower body lift, call our office at (702) 671-5110 or schedule your appointment online today.