Lower Body Lift

About Lower Body Lift Surgery

Body lifts address skin laxity around a person’s torso that could result from loss of skin elasticity.

Significant weight loss, pregnancy and the natural aging process can result in loose skin below the waistline that wraps around the entire lower body. This sagging skin not only appears in the front of the abdomen, but it also occurs in the thighs and buttocks. When skin is stretched for a significant period, it can lose elasticity and the ability to shrink back to a smaller body. Similar changes could occur in the upper body, arms and breast. This excess skin is aesthetically displeasing and can cause mobility restrictions, discomfort and hygiene issues.

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How Lower Body Lift Cosmetic Surgery Works

A lower body, gluteal and thigh lift tightens and sculpts the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks. Excess fat and skin after weight loss or pregnancy are removed from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks — essentially combining an abdominoplasty in the front (anterior), a gluteal or buttock lift in the back (posterior) and an outer (lateral) thigh lift. The skin is pulled tight with an incision that wraps around the entire lower body to create a smooth, contoured appearance. The cosmetic surgeon typically performs this excess skin removal surgery in one step but in individuals with more pronounced deformities, the procedure can be staged. Loose skin in the inside of thighs is typically addressed with a medial thigh lift after all of the above procedures are completed.

How Upper Body Lift Cosmetic Surgery Works

An upper body lift may involve an upper back lift to address loose and sagging skin folds to improve the shape in the upper back as well as an arm lift (or brachioplasty) and breast lift (or mastopexy). Liposuction may also be necessary to address excessive fat and to smoothen the contour.