About Lower Body Lifts
A lower body lift incorporates the removal of excess skin from the abdomen, waist, hips, and butt. This intensive procedure covers a range of issues and can completely transform your lower body.
How Do Lower Body Lifts Work?
A lower body lift may incorporate what are typically separate procedures including a tummy tuck, butt lift, thigh lift. A comprehensive consultation is needed with your plastic surgeon so they can determine the best course of action to achieve your goals, and map out the surgery to minimize the amount of visible scarring.
Surgery may take anywhere from three to five hours depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Post-surgery dressings and garments must be worn for at least two days before showering. Temporary drains may be used to rid the body of fluid buildup.
Are There Side Effects?
Some bruising, pain, and swelling are to be expected. Stitches will be absorbed by the body or removed in about ten days. Most patients can return to their normal daily routine in that time, though some may experience swelling for up to six months. Sudden changes, such as increased pain and swelling or infection, should be addressed quickly by your doctor.
Is a Lower Body Lift Right For Me?
This is a significant surgery. Candidates should be in good health, generally in good physical shape, and have reasonable expectations of the surgery. Those who are in poor health, obese, or have unrealistic expectations may not be fit for surgery. A consultation with your doctor and plastic surgeon are necessary to determine if a lower body lift is right for you.