Medically known as belt lipectomy, lower body lift is one of the emerging and commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. Natural process of ageing, weight fluctuation and significant weight loss causes sagging skin in the parts beneath the waistline. The main purpose of the lower body lift procedure is to tighten and sculpt the inner thighs, buttocks, outer thighs, abdomen, the back of the thighs, and the hips. Loose skin that causes mobility restrictions or loos aesthetically displeasing is removed during the surgery. A lower body lift procedure is an ideal solution for you if you are close to your body’s ideal weight and might follow after an upper body lift. Thousands of people undergo this procedure to achieve better proportionate figure.
If you have struggles to achieve weight close to your body’s ideal weight or have undergone bariatric procedure, chances are that you still might feel distressed by your overall look if you have deposits of excess skin around lower abdomen, wrinkles and loose along the buttocks and the thighs, and relaxed abdominal walls. This cosmetic surgery procedure leaves a circumferential scar hidden in the bikini line, can greatly enhance the appearance of sagging skin or/ and cellulite beneath the waistline. Here are some of the most common reasons why you might want to consider belt lipectomy.
If you are in overall good health and have realistic expectations and a positive attitude, you are the right candidate for this surgical procedure.
There are several advantages that come with complete lower body lift surgery. It treats the thighs, buttocks, waist, abdomen and hips in one procedure. basically, this procedure extends the tummy tuck incision completely around the lower torso part that lets the plastic surgeon to resuspend or lift the thighs and tighten the buttocks and execute the conventional abdominoplasty. The pattern and the length of incisions depend on how much extra skin is removed and where the skin is located. your plastic surgeon would try his best to take your incision preferences while performing the surgery. Here is a common scenario for performing this surgery, though your surgeon might use a variation:
You can consider combining lower body lift with tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty or get it done in conjunction with an inner thigh lift if your tummy does not need contouring or if you have had already undergone tummy tuck.
You might benefit along with a lower body lift for achieving the best results. Liposuction can contour and smooth parts separate from the effects of the body lift excisions. A thorough examination and discussion are important for determining a comprehensive surgical plan.
Because the lower body lift, also known as belt lipectomy, is lifted and suspended to the skin closure, excessive heaviness in the buttocks and thighs at the time of procedure might prevent a long-term effect. In cases like this, the plastic surgeon might recommend further weight loss prior undergoing a lower body lift. If this is not possible, you might undergo liposuction to thin the buttocks and thighs prior undergoing excisional body lifting.
The scar consequential to the lower body lift that extended around the circumference of your torso is performed in such a way that scar remain hidden in your bikini or underwear. Your plastic surgeon might place it lower or higher based on your preference.
The incisions used for lower body lift leads to permanent and noticeable scar around the entire lower trunk. The scar is placed low of the tummy, right above the pubic hair part, and extends towards the hip bones. At the hip bone, the scar gently curves towards the buttock crease to meet the incision from the other side. The placement of scar is determined by how you prefer wearing clothing and your scar would be easily hidden by the preference of your clothes.
As far as lift effect consequential to lower body lift is considered, it is permanent. The contouring achieved by removing excess fat and skin is permanent. The advancement, undermining and tightening of the skin of the buttocks and thighs is also permanent. Naturally, there would be some relaxation of the skin after the procedure and the connective tissues and skin will sag and loosen as you age. Maintain healthy lifestyle as it will help in promoting long-lasting effects.
If you want to achieve beautiful results, and for safety reason too, it is very important to return to the office of the plastic surgeon as and when scheduled. During follow-up evaluation, the surgeon will assess the patient. Also, visit the surgeon if you notice any changes in your body. Adhere to the instructions given by the plastic surgeon for faster and better healing.
When it comes to the costs associated with the lower body lift, it varies from one plastic surgeon to the other. Factors like the experience and expertise of the surgeon, fee of the anaesthesiologist, facility where the surgery will be performed, and expenses after the surgery would determine the overall cost of the surgery. You will be informed about the cost during initial consultation. Make sure you discuss all these factors before making any decision.Make Appointment
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