Lower Body Lift

Weight Loss Patients Appreciate Lower Body Lift

Those who have realized massive weight loss may find they are unhappy with the appearance of their lower body. Frequently referred to as “Lower Body Lift” or “Belt Lipectomy” this procedure can provide dramatic results for patients who have lost significant weight and are left with multiple folds of excess skin.

Dr. Henry Wells of Wells Plastic Surgery was one of the first plastic surgeons in the Lexington, Louisville area to perform lower body lift for those who have experienced massive weight loss, such as those who have had Bariatric surgery. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in central Kentucky who regularly perform the lower body lift. When an individual is severely overweight the skin becomes stretched and looses elasticity. Losing significant weight may leave large amounts of excess skin that can be a significant problem for the weight loss patient.

A lower body lift is used to remove the excess skin as well as tighten the abdominal muscles to help return the body to a more natural contour. The first step of a lower body lift at Wells Plastic Surgery is to remove the excess skin from the circumference of the trunk while lifting the thighs and buttocks. Additional procedures may be part of the overall lower body lift.

In addition to removing excess skin of the trunk, the second phase may include:

  • Medial thigh lift
  • Arm lift
  • Breast lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Facelift
  • Liposuction

Prior to considering a lower body lift, it is important to understand the procedures can be lengthy with the first phase taking between four and five hours, depending on the amount of work to be done. The second phase can also last two to five hours, again depending on the performed surgeries.  An overnight stay will be required for lengthy procedures.

Lower Body Lift Recovery

Those planning to lose a lot of weight or are planning another pregnancy are usually advised to delay having a lower body lift, as additional pregnancies may cause the abdominal muscles to stretch again. Consultation with the medical professionals at Wells Plastic surgery can help guide a person through the protocols of a lower body lift as well as what to expect during the surgery and their need for follow up care.

Typically, recovery from the operations can take from two to four weeks, depending on the individual’s health and ability to recover from surgery. Since the surgery involves an incision that typically extends completely around the trunk, there will be visible scarring. The scars will fade over time and the results are well worth the tradeoff.

View Our Lower Body Lift Before & After Photos

Wells Plastic Surgery has performed numerous lower body lifts with amazing results!  Click here to view our body lift before and after photos.

The results of a lower body lift can be more than an improvement to a person’s physical experience and has often been described as a life-changing experience. The dramatic results can add confidence as well as an improved appearance.

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