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 cannot express my gratitude enough to Dr. Sabeeh and his PA, Rachel. I am now three months post breast augmentation and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Sabeeh made me feel at ease during my consultation, patiently addressing all my questions. He showed me before and after photos and ensured I had realistic expectations about the procedure. Prior to surgery, I was a C cup and desired more upper fullness with a natural look. During my pre-op appointment, I had the opportunity to try different implant sizes, allowing me to visualize how they would look on my body frame. Dr. Sabeeh and Amanda, the Forma Office Manager, assisted me in choosing the right implant size, considering both my preferences and body proportions. The surgery took place at Piper Surgery Center, a fantastic facility with friendly and accommodating staff, from check-in to the anesthesiologist. Before the surgery, Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel met with me and my husband to thoroughly review the surgical plan. The surgery, lasting about an hour, was followed by a careful recovery process. Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel visited me in the recovery room to ensure everything was going well before my discharge. During my recovery weekend, Dr. Sabeeh took the initiative to call my husband multiple times to check in and address any questions or concerns we might have had before my first post-op appointment. At this appointment, my breast wrapping was removed, and I was provided with detailed instructions on the garments and dressings I needed to wear for the next few weeks. Throughout my healing process, every follow-up appointment with Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel was incredibly informative. Progress pictures were taken, allowing me to observe my transformation over time. Today, at my official 3-month check-in, I am more than satisfied with my results. Dr. Sabeeh and Rachel have been instrumental in ensuring my journey from the consultation to the post-op period was smooth and reassuring. The natural-looking results I have achieved are everything I had hoped for in my first cosmetic surgery experience. I highly recommend booking a consultation with Dr. Sabeeh. His expertise, attention to detail, and genuine care for his patients have made this experience exceptional."- R.T. / Google / Nov 10, 2023
"I adore Dr. Walsh! She's always patient, professional, and warm. She's always supportive and I value her judgment and decisions. We work together to ensure the best result and I trust her implicitly."- C.C. / Google / Nov 03, 2023
"I saw Dr. Sabeeh for facial injections, this was my first time and I was very impressed with the whole experience. Not only did he do exactly what I wanted but the office was beautiful and staff was great! Highly recommend!"- R.C. / Google / Aug 30, 2023
"I had a prophylactic double mastectomy and Dr. Yao was my plastic surgeon for the reconstruction process. All I can say, is wow. He is truly what every patient wishes for in a healthcare provider. He is professional, takes his time answering questions, has amazing bedside manner, and overall just a very kind and brilliant person. He made me feel very cared for and I trusted everything he said throughout this difficult process. The staff is friendly, specifically Kacey, left a lasting impression. She was warm and took me in with open arms. As I asked many "silly" questions, she never judged me and was always so approachable. I am so proud to be a forever patient of Dr. Yao!"- P.K. / Google / May 25, 2023
"Dr. Sabeeh and his entire staff were extremely professional and caring. They made a potentially frightening experience seem very routine and at the same time very personal. I would highly recommend Dr. Sabeeh for breast implant replacement. My results at age 60 were amazing so more than what I had hoped for."- V.M. / Google / May 20, 2023
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.