What is a lower body lift?
A lower body lift (also known as belt lipectomy) is an aesthetic procedure that removes loose skin and tightens muscles in your lower body (buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips, and lower abdomen). Every year, thousands of people undergo successful lower body lift surgeries and are pleased with the results.
Why get a lower body lift?
Dramatic weight loss, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or natural aging frequently result in sagging skin below the waistline. After you’ve achieved a healthy weight or have undergone bariatric surgery, you may still feel frustrated by your appearance if you have excess skin along the lower abdomen and loose skin along the thighs and buttocks. If you want to improve areas of sagging skin below the waistline dramatically, a lower body lift may be right for you.
Below are some of the benefits of a lower body lift:
- Remove excess fat or skin
- Tighten loose and sagging skin
- Reveal the results of your weight loss
- Eliminate painful chafing, rashes, and infections from overhanging skin
- Look better in clothes
- Improve your self-image and self-confidence
What should I consider before getting a lower body lift?
Please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon for more information on what is unique to you.
- You need to be in overall good health without untreated medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.
- You can’t smoke. Smoking slows down the healing process and increases the risk of serious complications during and after surgery. If you smoke, you must quit before surgery.
- Your weight needs to have been stable for at least a year, with no further weight loss expected. For optimal results, you should not undergo body contouring until two years after the start of any massive-weight-loss program. This time allows your skin to shrink as much as possible, and your nutrition will optimize, which will aid in your recovery. Slender individuals with extra fat and loose skin in the lower body are the best candidates; if you are generally obese, you will need to slim down before considering a lower body lift.
- You have a healthy diet. Problems such as protein deficiencies can interfere with healing.
- You will have a scar that is hidden in your bikini line.
- Weight gain following a lower body lift may negatively affect your surgery results.
- This surgical procedure requires a lengthy recovery. You will probably need one to three days of hospitalization or nursing care at home, and it could take two to three weeks to get back to your normal routine.