For many patients, a lower body lift is a planned procedure in their weight loss transformation to help them complete their new look. A lower body lift, otherwise known as a belt lipectomy, reshapes the mid and lower body to restore the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips and thighs. Baton Rouge, LA plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez, is a body contouring specialist who performs this procedure on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. He carefully and precisely removes loose and hanging skin that sags due to it not shrinking back to what it looked like before the weight gain. After a lower body lift, most of our Sanchez Plastic Surgery patients are extremely pleased with their body and have a renewed sense of self-confidence.
A lower body lift is considered a major surgery. Patients that undergo this procedure, in most cases, are those who have lost about 100 pounds of weight or more. Our dedicated team performs this surgery on men and women who are close or at their goal weight, and requires that the weight loss be stabilized. The best candidates are those who meet these qualifications, and who have sagging, loose and hanging skin around the stomach, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.
What to Expect
Many surgeons recommend a combination of procedures for a tighter, more youthful appearance. Doctors do this to increase the chances of seeing optimal results for many years to come. A few possible combinations of how surgeons combine surgeries may comprise of an upper body lift, which addresses the arms, breasts, neck and abdomen, or a lower body lift, which addresses the abdomen, buttock, hips and thighs.
Lower Body Lift Recovery
In many cases, this procedure will require an overnight hospital stay. The surgery can last 5 to 8 hours depending on the number of procedures performed. The recovery for this surgery is slow. In addition to extensive incisions, the body and skin need adequate time to adjust to their new positions. Most patients can return to light activities within 2-3 weeks, but it could take up to a full year for the final surgical results to appear normal.
A lower body lift is a tailored surgery and the cost varies by patient. The combination of procedures can cost an average of $10,000 to $17,000. Some of this variance will depend on how many procedures were performed, if it was performed in one or multiple settings, and follow-up treatments that may be needed.
Complete Your Transformation!
Our acclaimed surgeon has the credentials, experience and training to create outstanding body contouring results. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and are ready to transform your lower body, we encourage you to call our office today to schedule your consultation.
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