Anyone who has experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy or the natural aging process knows how easy it is for skin to lose its elasticity and sag. A lower back lift surgery can help patients achieve tighter skin on the buttocks and thighs, creating a more attractive and youthful appearance.
The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia in a surgery center or a hospital, requiring a one- or two-night stay. While there may be some pain for the first two or three days following surgery, most patients can go out in public within a week and return to vigorous physical activity six weeks after surgery. You can expect a permanent scar, but it tends to fade with time and reaches its final appearance a year or 18 months after surgery.The scar will be largely unnoticeable, as it can be hidden by clothing and swimsuits. Results of a full lower body lift can be observed almost immediately and improves over the following weeks to months as swelling subsides.
Body lifts address skin laxity around a person’s torso that may result from the loss of skin elasticity.
When you’re dealing with loose, sagging skin in the area extending from the waist to the upper thighs, it’s only natural to want to do something about it. Typically, the sagging skin not only appears in the front of the abdomen, but also in the thighs and buttocks—a frustrating and even embarrassing development. When skin is stretched for a significant period, it can lose its elasticity and the ability to shrink back if you lose weight. This means diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to return the body to its original appearance. Similar changes can occur in the upper body, arms and breast. This excess skin is not only aesthetically unappealing but, in some cases, it also can cause mobility restrictions, discomfort and hygiene issues. Getting a lower body lift in Seattle at the Center for Weight Loss Surgery is an effective way to combat these issues and restore tighter skin and a sculpted appearance.
However, not everyone is a good candidate for a full lower body lift. To determine whether this procedure will work for you, it’s important to discuss your specific situation as well as the risks and potential complications with us. Dr. Srikanth will carefully evaluate your overall health, including any issues that could interfere with the surgery’s success, such as blood pressure problems, bleeding tendencies and any history of adverse scar formations in previous surgeries.
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 on the inside of thighs is typically addressed with a medial thigh lift after all of the above procedures are completed. Loose skin in the upper body, arms and breast can be addressed with an arm lift, breast lift or can be combined into an upper body lift.
WHY CHOOSE THE CENTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
When you’re considering a lower body lift, the exceptional levels of care and expertise at the Center for Weight Loss Surgery make it the ideal place to go. Known for being one of the best lower body lift surgeons in the area, Dr. Srikanth is an American Board of Cosmetic Surgery board-certified cosmetic surgeon who performs tummy tuck and body lift procedures following weight loss. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and was one of the first surgeon’s practices to be awared the prestigious Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS), and is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He also has presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) conference.Choosing our clinic means choosing some of the best, most experienced and professional care in Washington. Request your consultation today.
* Results will vary. Individual weight loss depends on commitment to nutrition, activity and lifestyle changes.