Lower Body Lift (Bilateral Gluteal & Thigh Lift)
Significant weight loss and the natural aging process can result in loose and excess skin below the waistline. When skin is stretched for a significant period, it can lose elasticity and the ability to shrink back to a smaller body. This excess skin can be aesthetically displeasing and can cause mobility restrictions, discomfort and hygiene issues. A lower body lift will tighten and sculpt the buttocks, thighs, hips and abdomen.
How It Works
For a lower body lift, the surgeon creates an incision just above the upper pubic hairline that wraps around the entire body. Excess fat and skin is removed from the thighs, buttocks and abdomen and the skin is pulled tight to create a smooth, contoured appearance.
What to Expect
After surgery you will be wrapped tightly in bandages or a compression garment to minimize swelling during the healing process. In most cases we suggest that patients plan to take about two weeks off work after a lower body lift. You will want to wait to be cleared by our nurse practitioner or the surgeon before lifting more than five pounds.
Some insurance companies will cover cosmetic procedures, if deemed medically necessary. This typically will require evidence of uncontrolled rashes and other documentation from your primary care doctor. Fill out our online insurance verification so we can check your benefits.
Judi, Lower Body Lift