What is a Lower Body Lift Surgery?
A lower body lift, sometimes known as a 360 tummy tuck, is a surgical contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat to lift and reshape specific areas of your body that have been altered by age, weight loss, and/or pregnancy. Targeting the mid and the lower body, a lower body lift typically addresses the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and thighs. Depending on your specific treatment plan, an incision all the way around the waist may be performed, which permits the greatest amount of lift and skin excision. This is a major treatment and can reshape a patient’s lower body, providing stunning results. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan is dedicated to the art and science of providing you with results that you will love. For many patients, a lower body lift surgery helps to not just reach their weight loss goals but also to complete their total transformation with a taut figure that looks healthy and normal.
"I am so happy I chose Dr. Sawan for my breast reduction surgery. Two people recommended him to me which prompted my initial consultation. I knew he had an impressive career and expertise, but at that first meeting I found there to be an ease about him that made me trust him immediately. He was the surgeon for me. His staff is great, too. Knowledgeable, efficient and nice! You just know you’re in good hands. My whole experience from pre-surgery visits to follow-ups and the actual surgery itself has been so positive. Dr. Sawan listened and created exactly what I wanted. I’m super happy with my results. I highly recommend Sawan Surgical Aesthetics!"- B.R. / Google / Jul 12, 2020
"Let me tell you about Dr. Sawan. He took on my case after several other plastic surgeons either were too scared to operate on me due to a health condition I have or wouldn’t even see me until after I went through radiation. Dr Sawan not only saw me, he was confident he could not only perform the surgery but was sure I would be fine and heal easily. He and his office worked with and got insurance to cover things. His office staff was amazing to help us through the insurance chaos. Even through surgery delays due to Covid, his office stayed in touch with me and scheduled my surgery as soon as the surgery center was open. He was upbeat and encouraging on the day of my surgery knowing I was nervous due to my husband not being able to be with me. He took time to talk to him and explain everything to him and he was so sweet and gentle through my hospital stay. He sent all the removed tissue off to pathology and it all came back negative which resulted in me having NO RADIATION!!! 🎉🎉 I’ve healed perfectly, had no issues with my health condition and feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life! I have many amazing doctors on my cancer team but Dr Sawan has gone above and beyond to help us be informed and stay positive. Today I got an “Everything looks great” and a clearance to go back to go back to “whatever I want to do”. I highly recommend Dr. Kamal Sawan if you ever need a plastic surgeon. He’s the BEST!"- K.S. / Google / Jul 10, 2020
"After losing 100 pounds, I was left with lots of flab and extra skin. I had a 3D body lift. The surgery went smoothly With no complications at all! Dr Sawan was able to remove 16 pounds of superfluous skin and left me with perky breasts and tight abs. His work is AMAZING! I can’t even believe I am looking at myself when I walk by the mirror. I highly recommend Dr Sawan for any cosmetic procedure. He has a very helpful, kind staff and you will be treated with highest respect."- M.R. / Google / Jun 29, 2020
"I began my journey 9 years ago with weight loss surgery. I lost 128 pounds after weight loss surgery and within the last year I started working out in the gym, lifting weights. I wasn't seeing the results I thought I would see due to the fact that I had extra skin from being overweight previously. I went to see Dr. Sawan and talked to him. He gave me his recommendation and showed me pictures. He felt that I had very little fat and was actually toned from lifting, but my extra skin was getting in the way of my body showing the hard work I had put in. My surgery was May 14th. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Sawan. He did a fantastic job! The office staff were extremely kind, professional, and considerate. He let me ask every little question I had to ask and was very patient and caring. I look better than I have ever looked in my life. I'm excited to be back in the gym and enhance what Dr. Sawan has done for me."- K.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
"Highly recommend Dr Sawan! Amazing doctor and super nice staff!! You will for sure feel at home!"- A.S. / Google / Feb 01, 2020
Can I Have a Lower Body Lift?
You may be a good candidate for a lower body lift if you have lost a lot of weight and are battling challenges due to that weight loss, including loose, wrinkled skin on the upper thighs and buttocks, skin that hangs on the abdomen, and sagging skin across the middle section. For those who are a candidate for this surgery, it's important to have realistic goals, which Dr. Sawan will help you understand during your consultation. You should be aware that despite incredible results, scarring is a part of this surgery because of the large incisions. Your procedure will also need a long recovery period compared to other cosmetic surgeries so it's helpful to plan if you work or have small children. Lastly, it is critical that you are at your healthy goal weight when undergoing lower body lift surgery.
How is a Lower Body Lift Performed?
Your lower body lift will be done while you are under general anesthesia; you may require an overnight stay, in which case Dr. Sawan will help you plan accordingly. Your surgery can last anywhere between 4 – 7 hours. The surgical incision is typically made along where a belt would be worn, which is why it is also known as a circumferential 360 or in some cases, a beltectomy. After the incision is carefully made by Dr. Sawan, he will perform liposuction to eliminate any excess fat, and hanging skin will be trimmed away. Your remaining skin will be draped taut and attached with surgical sutures. Compression garments will be placed over the treated area to help create a slimmer appearance, as well as to control bleeding, swelling, and bruising.
What Can I Expect After My Lower Body Lift?
A lower body lift is considered an advanced cosmetic procedure. It will likely take you at least two weeks to resume easy activities, and in some cases, it could take up to six months before you are able to return to more strenuous activities, including exercise. Dr. Kamal Sawan or a member of his team will go over very detailed instructions on how to best care for your wounds so that scars are minimized for the best results. While the recovery may seem long, the results are extraordinary. Once you heal, you will be left with a smoother, tighter body without the loose, hanging skin that holds you back from living a full life. Many patients feel it's one of the most valuable elective procedures available today.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $15,000 - $16,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 Weeks
- How Long It Takes
- 6 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Overnight Stay
Transform Your Figure
If you have lost a transformational amount of weight but are left with loose, hanging skin that causes pain or difficulty performing everyday activities, a lower body lift may be just what you need. Sawan Surgical Aesthetics takes great pride and joy in helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. To schedule your lower body lift or for questions about cost, financing, and insurance, call our Edmond, OK office.