Lower Body Lift
It is very common for people to have excess skin on the abdomen, outer thighs, and buttocks after losing a significant amount of weight. This can be very frustrating after working so hard to lose weight or after undergoing bariatric surgery. A lower body lift (also called a circumferential abdominoplasty) will rid you of this excess skin and any residual fatty tissue to re-contour your lower body and buttock area.
Our expert surgeons have worked with many patients post-weight loss and helped them improve both health and appearance through lower body lift contouring.
Your Lower Body Lift Consultation
We believe you need to be well-informed about lower body lift surgery so that you can make an informed decision about your procedure and your surgeon. This includes the results you can expect, the processes of preparing for the surgery, and the recovery period. Your surgeon will meet with you about your concerns and personal goals. Your surgeon will examine you and tell you what they can accomplish for you. Your surgeon will also advise you what the lower body lift will involve in terms specific to your case.
Choosing a surgeon is an intensely personal decision. We encourage you to ask questions of our team. We want you to feel comfortable with us and your decision to have surgery at Waldorf Center.
Your Lower Body Lift Surgery
In a lower body lift, an incision is made around the lower abdomen and just above the buttocks. The scar can usually be hidden without difficulty under clothing and most swimsuits. Your surgeon will trim excess skin and fat, uses liposuction, tightens the abdominal muscles, and redrapes the skin for a smoother, trimmer appearance.
The surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and generally takes 2-3 hours. Most of our patients spend 1 night at our accredited surgery center before going home to complete the recovery period.
Recovering from a Lower Body Lift
You will need to take 2 weeks off work and refrain from strenuous activity for 6 weeks after a lower body lift. You will experience some swelling, bruising, tenderness, and discomfort, but these symptoms can be managed with pain medication.
Drains may be placed at the time of surgery to collect excess fluid. These will be removed during a post-operative visit with your surgeon, and they will also remove the sutures during one of your follow-ups. You will be fitted with a compression garment that you must wear for several weeks to facilitate healing and minimize swelling.
Your surgeon will, of course, give you full instructions for your recovery and will monitor your progress carefully.
Contact The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon
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