Sometimes a patient wants more than a “fine tuning” and more dramatic results are desired. For those patients a lower body lift can provide a marked improvement in their abdomen, buttocks and thighs. This cosmetic surgery procedure in Sacramento offers a re-shaping of these perennial problem areas.
Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, or who have otherwise experienced substantial weight loss may be left with circumferential skin sagging. These patients may obtain very favorable results from a body lift or circumferential Torsoplasty. For them, the lower body lift offers a powerful and transforming remedy to a challenging cosmetic problem that will not respond to diet and exercise.
The lower body lift is really three procedures in one: thigh lift, buttock lift, and tummy tuck in Sacramento. By uniting these procedures the patient is able to realize the synergistic and transforming effect of a lower body re-sculpturing. With this procedure, the patient receives the rejuvenating effect of reversing the skin sagging associated with substantial weight loss or aging. Liposuction may help Sacramento patients address specific needs by complementing a lower body lift and optimizing their results from body sculpting. Dr. Scott Green’s skills and expertise allow him to preserve a patient’s natural symmetry and harmony, but in a more attractive shape and contour.
All About Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery
The lower body lift is a significant operation with significant results. Because of its involved nature, it is performed in a hospital, and usually requires a stay of at least two days following the surgery. In preparation for the lower body lift, the surgeon will make extensive markings on the patient’s body, indicating where the incisions will be made. The surgery is performed under general anesthetic; with the patient fully unconscious for the duration of the lower body lift procedure.
How a Lower Body Lift Surgery is Performed
There are three specific stages in which the surgeon conducts a lower body lift. In the first two stages, the patient is lying on the side, and excess skin and fat tissues are removed from the buttock and hip/thigh areas. The final stage is similar to the normal tummy tuck and removes excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, tightening abdominal muscles. The incisions used in lower body lifts are designed to be hidden by the swimsuit or underwear, and usually run circumferentially around the upper thigh.
Following the completion of the lower body lift, drains are placed in the incisions to prevent fluid collection. Dressings are applied, and in some cases, a girdle-like pressure garment. Patients undergoing a lower body lift must often remain in the hospital for one night, and occasionally two, for careful monitoring.
Recovery Following Treatment
Recovery time is variable, depending upon the patient. However, most patients are able to return to non-strenuous work within two to four weeks post-surgery. Swelling, bruising and some discomfort in the areas of the surgery are expected. These symptoms are almost always readily controlled through the administration of routine pain medications that can be prescribed by Dr. Green. Compression garments should be worn for two to four weeks. These garments are designed to promote healing and reduce swelling at the surgical sites.
This procedure does result in some scarring, the extent of which will depend upon the amount of skin removed. However, most scars resulting from a lower body lift can be hidden by most styles of swimsuits and underwear. As with any Sacramento cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, be sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions regarding taking medications and vitamins, eating, drinking and ceasing smoking.
Your First Step
Unlike some Sacramento plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott Green places great importance on the value of the in-person consultation. He looks forward to meeting with you to learn more about your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation with Dr. Green online and discover what results you can achieve through a body lift and other body contouring cosmetic surgery options.