Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is a surgical procedure designed to tighten the abdomen, and can include reduction of the thighs, hips, buttocks and lower back. It may also include tightening of the underlying muscles of the abdominal wall as well.

Loose skin may be due to a massive loss in weight, ageing, childbirth, fluctuations in weight, gravity and or a loss of skin elasticity which will be removed along with excessive fat. More often than not, this surgical procedure is performed in combination with a tummy tuck.

It is essential that those looking to undergo lower body lift surgery should be healthy. Reasons why people undergo this procedure really vary, here are just a few:

  1. If you have excess or sagging skin on your lower body due to bariatric surgery or dieting.
  2. Weakened body muscles due to pregnancy or ageing.
  3. Distressed and uncomfortable because of an overhanging skin in your lower body that limits your movement.
  4. Have any excess fat that is packed under the lower body skin.

On average this procedure takes 4 to 7 hours depending on how much work needs to be accomplished.

Aside from anaesthesia, sedatives may also be given. To secure the airways in breathing during body repositioning, a breathing tube will be placed in the mouth of the patient. Continuous monitoring of the heart, blood pressure, pulse and the amount of oxygen circulating in blood of a patient are regularly checked.

Just like other surgical procedures, anaesthesia is applied before making an incision. The incision will start across the lower abdomen and is extended around the waist to the mid back right below the spine or upper pelvic region. Generally, the incisions are placed in the most unnoticeable positions that will allow you to wear a bathing suit confidently without showing a trace of the incision.

After the incision, the skin and fat underneath the muscles of the abdominal wall will be lifted. If necessary, the muscles are tightened using sutures. After tightening the muscles, excess skin and fat will be removed and the skin that is left hanging below the muscle will be redraped.

After the surgical procedure, the fluid that may accumulate within the incision must be drained, therefore, surgical drains will be placed underneath the incisions. The incisions will then be closed. For faster healing, a dressing may be applied before binding the incision. However, expect the scar to fade out over time.

Recovery from a Lower Body Lift

Antibiotics are a must. To ease the discomfort due to pain, pain reliever will be prescribed by your doctor. Do not drive within 24 hours after taking a pain reliever which may affect your reflexes. You will also need to restrain from your regular activities for around 6-8 weeks or as advised (may even be more). You will be advised to wear an abdominal binder following the surgery for a safe and faster healing, and to prevent bruising and swelling – your surgeon will advise and consult with you over this time. Do not remove the abdominal binder until advised by your surgeon. Note: These recovery instructions are simply an example. If undergoing a lower body lift always follow the steps directed by your surgeon.

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Body Lift - what's the Medicare story? Body Lift – what’s the Medicare story? With Dr Tim, Cosmetic Culture NSW July 4, 2016 - Trish: I’m here today with Dr. Tim from Cosmetic Culture, and they’re based in Penrith, Pyrmont and Lane Cove, in Sydney. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us today today. Dr. Tim: Thank you for having me. Trish: We’re going to talk about body lift. It’s one of the procedure I’m passionate about. Can you tell us a little bit about the body lift. What actually is the body lift procedure? Dr. Tim: In a nutshell, the body lift is really just taking out a tyre, if you like, of tissue, which is skin fat around the body. You can either take a tyre that’s very low on the body so that you’re lifting up more of the buttock or you can take a tyre a little bit higher up that’s giving you a better waistline. It’s really taking a tyre of tissue right off the body and then re-opposing the two edges of the skin and tissues. Trish: Like the tree rim. Dr. Tim: Yeah, it’s like a tree rim. Speaker 1: Who is this procedure good for? Who is the best candidate for it? Dr. Tim: It’s typically aimed for patients who have […]
Karen's Real Story Are multiple procedures for you? Check out Karen’s real story April 27, 2016 - I want to introduce another woman who has overcome many obstacles in life, and come out the other end intact, happy, and inspiring! I met Karen online one of our closed social media groups when I was having my own abdominoplasty surgery recently. She was a couple of weeks post-op; I was reaching out and sharing my surgery and experiences and so was she – we connected immediately. You know what it’s like – when you meet someone and they just ‘fit’, they feel like they’re part of your tribe. You’ve shared a similar journey. So let me share Karen’s story. At 125kg and at 36yrs old, Karen tried to lose weight with diet, exercise and obsessive compulsive bingeing (mmmmm I feel like I’m looking in a mirror here!). In 2010 she had a lapband, however because it was making her life a misery by not being able to eat, she had it removed in November 2013. She then had a gastric sleeve in March 2014. Over 6 years Karen lost about 35kgs (22kgs lost after the sleeve) and maintained a weight of about 89kgs for around 18 months. Although she still had a way to go, Karen decided she […]
Dr Malcolm Linsell Interview Helping women get their bodies and confidence back September 4, 2015 - I love my kids… And I want my body back! Dr Linsell is a well respected Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Among other specialties Dr Linsell is known for his work with mothers wanting to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies as well as women over 35 who want to feel a whole lot better about themselves. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us today. PSH: It’s interesting to think that at the same time the average age that women are choosing to have children is rising, that the cosmetic and plastic surgery industries are becoming more accessible and accepted in society than ever before. What do you see as being the most popular increasingly asked for procedure for you at the moment? Dr Linsell: You know it’s really interesting because you’re right, plastic surgery has become more socially acceptable and I think that’s one of the major reasons why women are seeking these sorts of procedures. The most common operation is still probably still breast augmentation. Liposuction is also common, and in my hands in particular is abdominoplasty because it’s something I’ve taken a real interest in over the last 25 years or so. I think the […]
Amber's Lower Body Lift Lower Body Lift – Amber’s Journey March 17, 2015 - Getting a Lower Body Lift was the second part of Amber’s journey. The first was losing 89kgs! Deciding one day that she was going to change her life, Amber worked really hard to lose the weight and turned into a gym junkie! However, this created another problem. “Losing 89kgs in 18 months created a lot of excess skin and it was getting me down. I was working so extremely hard exercising but the skin wasn’t going anywhere – only more skin was being created,” Amber tells us. So Amber realised the only solution to get rid of all this excess skin was to have surgery. She looked into it, did her research, consulted with physicians and came to the conclusion that the Lower Body Lift was suited to what she needed. We asked Amber if the surgery ran smoothly, or if there were any unexpected trials or hurdles along the way. “Surgery mostly ran smoothly. I was under (the anaesthetic) for longer than they expected. The next morning after the surgery they tried to get me up out of bed. I fainted and needed a blood transfusion. I ended up going home with 4 drains in a few days later. […]
Upper Body Lift May 26, 2014 - The expectations that come with major weight loss is that you will instantly look and feel great. This however is not always the case. A common cause for concern after major weight loss is the sagging skin. An upper body lift is a means to solve the problems of upper back rolls, upper arm excess and sagging breasts that occur after massive weight loss. Furthermore, this surgical procedure helps to lift and sculpt those areas. It is essential to know what the normal shape is and the right position of the infra-mammary crease in order to form an appealing reconstruction of the deformities created by weight gain and massive weight loss. Upper body lift preparations: There are varied opinions as to the best time for plastic surgery after weight loss. It is always best to be ‘stable’ when you do decide to have plastic surgery after your weight loss journey. To give the body time to become stable, it is usually recommended that between 18 to 24 months after your weight loss is best. During this time, the patient may have already dropped most of their excess weight and have significant excess tissue and laxity. Furthermore, most patients during this […]

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