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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.
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.
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, use liposuction, tighten the abdominal muscles, and re-drape the skin for a smoother, trimmer appearance.*
The surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and generally takes two to three hours. Most of our patients spend one night at our accredited surgery center before going home to complete the recovery period.*
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
You will need to take two weeks off work and refrain from strenuous activity for six 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, who 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.
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More