About Lower Body Lift Surgery
A lower body lift is a body-contouring procedure that removes loose skin and fat to reshape and lift specific sections of the body altered by pregnancy and weight loss. This surgery concentrates on the middle and lower body, including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and upper thighs. Based on the amount of skin removed, a circumferential 360 incision may be made, which permits the greatest amount of skin excision and lift. This is a major procedure and can reshape a patient’s lower body. Midland, MI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. David Yonick has specific training with skin removal surgeries. In many cases, this surgery at Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI allows patients to not only reach their weight loss goals, but finishes their total transformation with a tighter figure that looks normal and healthy.
Ideal candidates for this surgery are typically ones who have lost a large amount of weight and are confronted with different challenges. These challenges include loose, wrinkled skin on the buttocks and upper thighs, hanging skin on the abdomen, plus saggy skin throughout the core. If you are a candidate for this procedure, it is necessary to have expectations that are realistic, which can be discussed with Dr. Yonick during your consultation. First, scarring is a component of this surgery due to the large incisions. Second, this procedure does require a lengthy recovery compared to other cosmetic surgeries, so it is important to plan for this if you work or have small children. Finally, it is critical that you are at a healthy weight when considering this surgery.
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This procedure is completed under general anesthesia and many patients will be required to have an overnight stay under supervised care. The time of the surgery can be lengthy, lasting anywhere from 4 – 7 hours. The incision is usually placed along where a belt would be worn, which is why it is also known as a beltectomy or circumferential 360 lift. Once the incision has been carefully made by Dr. Yonick, lipo will eliminate any excess fat and the handing skin deformities will be excised. After the excess fat and hanging skin have been eliminated, the remaining skin will be draped tight and joined with surgical sutures. Compression garments will be placed over the treated area to help create a slimmer appearance, as well as to minimize bruising, bleeding, and swelling.
What to Expect
A lower body lift is considered a major surgery. It takes many patients about two weeks to resume everyday activities, and in some cases, up to six months before getting back to more strenuous movements such as aerobic exercise. Dr. David Yonick or a member of his staff will go over post-recovery instructions and information on wound care so that scarring is faded for best results. While the recovery can seem lengthy, the results are extraordinary, leaving patients with a smoother, tighter body without the hanging, loose skin that holds them back from enjoying a full life. Many of Dr. David Yonick's patients feel it is one of the most life-changing aesthetic procedures offered today.
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Yonick Plastic Surgery employs some of the most skilled team members in the aesthetic industry. Dr. David Yonick welcomes all weight loss patients to discuss our skin removal treatments and the options for lower body lift surgery. Yonick Plastic Surgery takes great pride and joy in helping our patients reach their cosmetic goals. If you have excessive skin and loose folds on the mid and lower sections of your body, you may be a candidate for a lower body lift. Call today for a consultation with Dr. David Yonick and allow him explain this life-changing plan with you.