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Lower Body Lift

Significant weight loss and aging can take a toll on lower body skin elasticity, resulting in excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat.
 
A lower body lift is performed on the lower backside to resculpt the outer thighs and buttocks. This highly individualized procedure is an excellent option for patients looking to remove excess skin around their lower torso and regain a tighter, more youthful figure. A lower body lift can be combined with abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast lift, and arm lift surgery for a total body makeover.

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What Are the Benefits of Lower Body Lift?

A Balanced Figure


Folds of skin along the midsection or other parts of the lower body create an unbalanced appearance. A lower body lift addresses this issue by creating a balanced and attractive body shape.

A Sleeker Silhouette


Significant amounts of stubborn fat and hanging skin can be difficult to get rid of, even with diet and exercise. Lower body lift surgery can tighten and tone your body to create a slimmer and leaner figure.

Improved Comfort


Patients with sagging skin and excess fat may experience chafing and irritation. By removing the excess skin, a lower body lift eliminates rubbing, chafing, and irritation.
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What Will My Lower Body Lift Procedure Entail?

Lower body lift surgery is performed with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Cohn will determine the best option for you during your surgery.

During your lower body lift procedure, an incision is placed along the buttocks and outer thighs. This allows Dr. Cohn to lift the treated area and remove excess skin and fatty tissue. Once your lower body has been reshaped, the incision is closed using surgical sutures or skin adhesives. Bandages and compression wraps may also be applied.

Your lower body lift can be performed using a variety of incision patterns and techniques. Dr. Cohn will determine the appropriate method for your procedure during your initial consultation.

Concerns

The success of your lower body lift surgery will depend on your participation during your initial consultation. This will involve a thorough discussion regarding your medical history as well as your personal and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Cohn will take detailed measurements of your physical attributes and discuss your surgical options to help you achieve your goals.

Following your lower body lift surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising that should resolve after a few weeks. You will be asked to refrain from any strenuous activities (usually about four weeks) until instructed otherwise by Dr. Cohn. You will receive specific instructions on caring for your incisions and when to make a follow-up appointment.

Dr. Cohn makes every effort to place incisions in inconspicuous locations during lower body lift surgery. Any scars that develop can be hidden underneath clothing and will fade over time.

You may experience moderate discomfort after your surgery. Dr. Cohn will provide you medication to help reduce the pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates for a lower body lift must be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Dr. Cohn will examine your body to determine if you are a good fit for this procedure. If you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking for at least four weeks before and after your surgery.
The cost of a lower body lift may include a surgeon’s fee, hospital or surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, prescriptions for medications, and any associated medical tests. Cohn Plastic Surgery, in Birmingham, proudly offers patient financing plans to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
The decision to have lower body lift surgery is extremely personal and not without risk. Dr. Cohn will thoroughly review and explain the risks associated with your surgery.

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