What is a Lower Body Lift Surgery?
Lower body lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that eliminates hanging skin and fat to reshape and lift specific parts of the body. These changes can happen because of age, weight loss, and pregnancy. Lower body lift surgery focuses on the mid-section and the lower body, including the abdomen, buttocks, flanks, low back, and upper thighs. Depending upon the amount of skin removed, we may make an incision around the waist, which provides the greatest skin excision and lift results. A lower body lift is a significant procedure and can completely contour a patient’s lower body. Our plastic surgeons have extensive experience with lift surgeries. At Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, a lower body lift surgery allows patients to reach their weight loss goals and finally complete their body transformation.
"I am 72 and I recently had an outer thighplasty performed by Dr. Yao. It was necessary to remove sagging fat and skin from a large weightloss 18 yrs ago. I was very happy with him and his staff every step of the way. They were professional, attentive and respectful of my age. I dreaded the procedure and was relieved that it all went smoothly."- D.U. / Google / Sep 25, 2022
"Working in the medical field for a large portion of my life, I have had the opportunity to be around various surgeons and see how differently practices are run. I have also had multiple cosmetic surgeries. My entire experience with Dr. Sabeeh from consult, surgery and after care was exceptional. His depth of experience combined with his genuine concern is what really sets him apart. I am typically not a person that writes reviews, but because of the attention and care I received from Dr. Sabeeh, I really felt the need to let others know he is the plastic surgeon to see. If you don't get a consult with Dr. Sabeeh you are missing out!"- C.C. / Google / Aug 27, 2022
"Working in the medical field for a large portion of my life, I have had the opportunity to be around various surgeons and see how differently practices are run. I have also had multiple cosmetic surgeries. My entire experience with Dr. Sabeeh from consult, to surgery and after care was exceptional. His depth of knowledge and experience combined with his genuine concern is what really sets him apart. I am typically not a person that writes reviews, but because of the attention and care I received from Dr. Sabeeh, I really felt the need to let others know he is the plastic surgeon to see. If you don't get a consult with Dr. Sabeeh, you are missing out!"- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2022
"In August of 2021 I was diagnosed with breast cancer which required a mastectomy to remove a very large tumor which in my case had not yet turned invasive. Although I was blessed on the cancer not spreading the size of a 11cm tumor removal would leave my chest highly disfigured especially because the nipple needed to be removed. Brenda Morthy my oncologist surgeon who in her own right is the best there is only wanted me to visit with one breast reconstruction surgeon - Dr. Walsh. Dr. Walsh was able to make something out of my left over breast no one thought possible. To this day what I find shocking is how humble she is and the fact she isn’t out there advertising her services just for money, but yet anyone you talk to in the world of cancer or complicated reconstruction cases to a one will tell you, "Dr. Walsh is the very best, there is no better". I believe someone was watching over me in all the doctors I met in my journey with the most talented being Dr. Molly Walsh."- S.R. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2022
"Dr. Walsh is amazing! The ENTIRE staff from the back office to the front desk and Kayla, her medical assistant, are amazing! After a breast cancer diagnosis, Dr. Walsh took the time to answer all my questions and ease all my fears, which helped me to make the decisions needed for my treatment. The day of surgery began at 6 am. She did not leave until stopping by to check on me late that evening. I really cannot say enough about her professionalism, bedside manner, dedication, and surgical skills. I highly recommend Dr. Walsh if you are looking for a skilled, kind, caring, professional surgeon! I am truly blessed to have Dr. Walsh as my surgeon!"- S.C. / Google / Jul 29, 2022
What to Expect with a Lower Body Lift
Ideal candidates for lower body lift surgery are patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and may become confronted with additional challenges. These challenges include loose, wrinkled skin on the upper thighs and buttocks or saggy skin on the stomach. It's helpful for those who are considering this procedure to have realistic expectations. Additionally, this surgery does have additional challenges.
- Scarring is a part of this surgery because of the large incision.
- Compared to most elective surgeries, a lower body lift does have a lengthy recovery period. If you have work or have small children, it is important to plan your surgery in advance.
- You must be at a stable weight before undergoing this procedure.
At the start of your surgery, we administer general anesthesia. The surgery time may be quite lengthy, taking around 4 – 7 hours. Often, we place the incision along the area where a belt is worn, which is why it is known as a circumferential 360, or in some cases, a beltectomy. After carefully making the incision, we use liposuction to remove excess fat and excise any excess skin. Next, the remaining tissue is pulled tight and attached with stitches.
Following your procedure, compression garments may be worn on the lower body to control swelling, bruising, or bleeding. Generally, many patients require at least one night's stay in the hospital. It takes many patients about two or more weeks to get back to easy activities, and in some cases, up to six months before they can get back to more strenuous movements, including exercise.
Transform Your Figure
At Forma Plastic Surgery, our doctors have worked together throughout the years. Taking on a collaborative approach, our patients can benefit from Dr. David Yao, Dr. Molly Walsh, and Dr. Vas Sabeeh's unique perspectives. We invite all weight loss patients to discuss our skin removal procedures and your options for lower body lift surgery. Our team takes great pride and joy in helping patients to achieve their cosmetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our caring plastic surgeons.