Lower Body Lift/Body Contouring

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When we perform body contouring surgery, the goal is to rejuvenate the abdominal area and lower body through skin excision. Liposuction alone is not the only fix because it fails to correct flaccid, loose or excess skin. A body lift is often required to correct the significant laxity of the skin and related soft tissue. This procedure usually involves a combination of liposuction and excisional techniques to optimize the final result.
 
Ideal candidates are those whose aesthetic contour deformities are not only secondary to fat deposits, but also who have significant skin laxity, excess skin, ptosis of the buttocks and abdominal wall laxity. As with many of our other procedures, patients need to be at a stable weight and have a healthy diet/exercise regimen prior to the surgery.
 

What is a Body Contouring/Lower Body Lift Procedure Like?

 
An abdominoplasty addresses most of the anterior trunk, as well as the anterior and medial thighs. We will also complete subsequent lifts of the lateral thigh,
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transverse flank, buttocks and lateral posterior trunk area. The last step includes a medial thigh lift or inner thigh lift to address the thigh’s inner aspect.
 
Normal lower body lifts can take up to nine hours in the operating room. Though patients can begin postoperative walking one day after surgery, exact to be at bed rest for approximately 48 hours.
 
To start with, patients may only consume clear liquids after the procedure. Once well-tolerated, we will advance
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you to a regular diet with an emphasis on fluids and protein consumption. Patients often return to normal work activites in two to three weeks. By two months postoperatively, we allow patients to gradually increase their vigorous activity and exercise.
 
Complications include, but are not limited to, the following: scarring, asymmetry, contour irregularities, infection, bleeding, hematoma, seroma, flap necrosis, pulmonary embolus, areas of anesthesia/loss of sensation, vascular compromise, lymphatic injury and wound infection.
 

Am I A Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

Candidates for a lower body lift or body contouring procedure often include those who have experienced:

If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

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