What Does a Lower Body Lift Consist of?

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A lower body lift is a surgical procedure that contours the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, and flanks. The surgery is often referred to as a 360-degree tummy tuck, and focuses on the mid and lower body. Every treatment plan is different and tailored to help meet each patient's unique lower body requirements.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK will meet with you to listen to your concerns about your body. He will answer your questions and let you know what you can expect from a lower body lift surgery.

All about a lower body lift

The lower body lift is a surgery that focuses on lifting your skin and excising unwanted fat and tissue. The surgery can effectively reshape your lower body to help provide the contouring curves you seek.

During a lower body lift, an incision is made that encircles your waist. The incision lets Dr. Sawan remove skin and provide the greatest lift possible to your body. The surgery can help you reach your weight loss goals and give you the physical transformation you seek. Patients enjoy a tighter lower body that looks normal and healthy.

Is a lower body lift right for me?

If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight and now have loose, wrinkled skin, a lower body lift might be the ideal choice for your needs. Before you undergo a lower body lift, you’ll need to make sure you have realistic goals. The procedure will result in scarring because of the large incisions needed to help you achieve your goals.

Following the lower body lift, there is a recovery period, and you'll need to schedule time off work to rest and recover.

You’ll want to ensure that you are at your target body weight before undergoing the surgical procedure to help achieve long-lasting, impressive results. If you do not exercise or eat a healthy diet, you might gain weight and lose the results of your lower body lift.

Lower body lift surgery

Dr. Sawan will perform the lower body lift while you are under general anesthesia. Some patients must stay overnight following the surgery.

The lower body lift surgery will last 4 – 7 hours. An incision is made along your beltline (also known as a beltectomy). After making the incision, Dr. Sawan will carry out liposuction to remove excess fat. He will then carefully trim away any loose or hanging skin. The remaining skin is then pulled taut, and sutures are applied. You’ll need to wear a compression garment following the surgery to help control bleeding, bruising, or swelling.

Following a lower body lift

You will need at least two weeks to recover from a lower body lift before you can resume light activities. It can take six months or more before you can exercise or carry out strenuous activities.

During your recovery, it is imperative that you follow Dr. Sawan’s instructions on wound care to minimize scarring so you can enjoy a smoother and tighter lower body.

Schedule a lower body lift consultation in Oklahoma City, OK

If you would like to learn more about a lower body lift, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kamal Sawan at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK. He will meet with you to outline the lower body lift surgery, so you know what to expect. Contact us today to learn more and find out if a lower body lift can help you reach your goals.

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