What is a Lower Body Lift Surgery?
A lower body lift is a contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat to reshape and lift specific parts of the body altered by weight loss or pregnancy. The surgery concentrates on the middle and lower body, including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, and flanks. According to the desired amount of skin removal, an incision all the way around the waist may be performed, which allows the highest amount of lift and skin excision. A lower body lift is a major treatment that can recontour a patient’s lower body. Plastic surgeon Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina has sbeen trained in performing these lift surgeries. In many cases, a lower body lift surgery at Beyond Beautiful Texas in Plano, TX helps patients to not just reach their weight goals but to finish their overall transformation with a tight figure that looks healthy and beautiful.
Am I A Candidate for a Lower Body Lift?
Ideal candidates for this surgery are generally ones who have lost a large amount of weight and are confronted with different cosmetic challenges. These new challenges may be loose, wrinkled skin on the buttocks and upper thighs, hanging skin on the abdomen, and saggy skin across the midsection. If you are a candidate for this surgery, it is helpful to have realistic expectations, which can be discussed with Dr. Aliano Messina during your initial consultation. First, scars are a part of this surgery due to the large incisions. Second, the procedure does need a longer recovery versus other cosmetic surgeries, which is why it is important to prepare in regard to work and family care. Lastly, it's necessary that you are at or near your healthy goal weight when considering lower body lift surgery.
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"I can’t recommend Dr. Ho and his staff enough. He is the only person I have trusted to touch my face with injections or fillers. He always keeps you looking natural but just like a better you! I don’t want to look like I’m "trying" too hard! I want to look like best version of me for my age. Recently I did a series of 3 Plasma Pen treatments. I am very happy with the results. He says I will continue to see results for a few months as things tighten and the collagen does its work. There was very minimal downtime involved and no pain. Within a few days I could cover the area with makeup and go about my business. All in all I highly recommend this treatment."- T.D. / Yelp / Apr 29, 2021
"Great Experience! Wonderful Results! - It's always a wonderful experience when I visit Dr. Ho's office. His staff is so kind and caring and I never have to wait for an appointment. The Plasma Pen treatments were super easy with very little downtime. Within a few days I was able to cover things up with makeup and go about my business. I had no pain other than some very slight tenderness. I followed through with the 3..."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 29, 2021
"Bellafill immediately lifted & added volume to my face - I'm so impressed with Dr. Ho's new associate Dr. Kristen Aliano Messina, Plastic Surgeon. My appointment included "Bellafill" that immediately lift & added volume to my face and will stimulate the collagen production . Had the "InstaLift" to enhance my cheeks and other areas. And the "Plasma IQ" raised my eyelids and smoothed out the lines around my eyes. I felt very confident with Dr...."- B. / RealSelf / Apr 11, 2021
Lower Body Lift Surgical Technique
This surgery is done under general anesthesia, and most patients will be required to have an overnight stay in the hospital. The surgery can be a while, taking at least 6-8 hours. The surgical incision is typically placed along where a belt would be worn, which is why it is also known as a circumferential 360 lift or beltectomy. Once the incision has been precisely made by Dr. Aliano Messina, surgical liposuction will treat all excess fat "(if required), and sagging skin will be excised. Then, the remaining skin will be stretched tight and attached with stitches. Compression garments may be worn over the lower body to help create a slimmer appearance, as well as to control bleeding, swelling, and bruising.
What Can I Expect After a Lower Body Lift?
Lower body lifts are involved procedures. It takes many patients about two or more weeks to resume simple activities, and in certain cases, up to six months before a return to more active movements, including aerobic exercise. Dr. Aliano Messina or a member of our staff will go over very detailed instructions and information on wound care and scar management to minimize the appearance of the scars. While the recovery period may seem lengthy, the results can be extraordinary, providing patients with a tighter, smoother body without the hanging, loose skin that prevented them from experiencing their best life. Most patients feel it's one of the most life-changing aesthetic procedures available today.
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- Average Cost
- From $14,000
Transform Your Figure
Beyond Beautiful Texas employs many skilled individuals in the aesthetic industry. Dr. Aliano Messina welcomes all weight loss patients to learn more about our skin removal treatments and your choices for lower body lift surgery. Beyond Beautiful Texas takes great pride and joy in helping our patients to reach their aesthetic goals. If you have excessive skin and sagging folds on the mid to lower areas of your body, you could be a candidate for a lower body lift. Call today to schedule a consultation to discuss this life-changing treatment.