How Can a Lower Body Lift Enhance the Buttocks?

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For many people, the buttocks are one of the most problematic areas when it comes to loose skin and stubborn fat. For men and women who have lost a great deal of weight, these concerns can be even more pronounced and are often accompanied by wrinkles, hanging skin, and other issues affecting the buttocks and other features — like the lower abdomen and flanks. At Sawan Surgical Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan helps patients regain a smoother, slimmer, more natural contour with lower body lift surgery. When it comes to the buttocks specifically, lower body lift surgery can be a fantastic option for restoring a shapelier and more desirable backside. Here, you'll find more information about the potential benefits of lower body lift surgery, including what improvements can be made to the butt and when you may be able to enjoy your newly enhanced physique.

What happens during a lower body lift?

Lower body lift surgery is performed using general anesthesia and can take 4 – 7 hours to complete. In some cases, patients may require an overnight stay following lower body lift surgery, as the procedure is fairly extensive and addresses multiple areas of the body. During lower body lift surgery, Dr. Sawan makes a circumferential incision around the patient's abdomen, near the area where a belt would sit. Through this incision, Dr. Sawan is able to remove excess skin and stubborn fat. The remaining skin is then pulled and sutured for a taut, smooth, slimmer new contour. Generally speaking, the areas addressed with a lower body lift by Dr. Sawan include:

  • Lower abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Lower back

While the thighs are not specifically addressed with a lower body lift, many patients choose to combine their lower body lift with a thigh lift, thigh lipo, or another procedure to address concerns on the inner and/or outer thighs.

How does a lower body lift enhance the butt?

By removing loose, wrinkled skin on the butt during a lower body lift, Dr. Sawan can help create a smoother, perkier, more attractive butt shape and address concerns the patient may have about a flat or deflated butt. In some cases, a fat transfer to the buttocks may be combined with skin removal to enhance the patient's curves and restore lost volume in the butt. During your preoperative consultation, Dr. Sawan will listen to your unique concerns, discuss your desired outcome, and recommend a customized surgical plan that can best help you achieve your ideal butt shape.

How long is recovery after lower body lift surgery?

Patients considering lower body lift surgery should have realistic expectations regarding their recovery and understand that the healing process can take up to six months or longer. While this may seem like a lengthy recovery period, the dramatic and lasting results that are possible with a lower body lift can be well worth the wait.

Lift, firm, and tighten your buttocks (and more) with lower body lift surgery in Oklahoma City, OK

If you are self-conscious about age-related changes in your abdomen, flanks, and buttocks, or you're looking to take the next step in your extreme weight loss transformation, a lower body lift may be right for you. To learn more about how lower body lift surgery may finally give you the perkier, smoother butt you want, call Sawan Surgical Aesthetics to schedule your private consultation with Oklahoma City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.