Lower body lift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance contours in areas such as the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Weight loss, pregnancy or aging can result in excessive skin folds in these areas. This can be corrected with a lower body lift. The procedure is less invasive than full body lift surgery.
Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing body lift and various other body contouring and anti-aging procedures. Dr. Q provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.
Lower body lift plastic surgery procedure will begin with the surgeon making an incision around the waist line, across the lower abdomen and down the inner thighs. The specific incision patterns can vary from one patient to another depending on their unique aesthetic needs and the skills of the surgeon with a particular technique. In any case, an experienced surgeon will be able to maintain discreet scarring with carefully placed incisions.
Through the incisions, the surgeon will access and remove excessive fat tissue before trimming loose skin and pulling it taut over the area. The incisions will be closed with sutures after the procedure is complete, and will be covered with bandages. The patient will be provided with a compression garment to be worn for a few weeks to expedite healing.
In many cases, it becomes important to tighten the abdominal skin while performing lower body lift in order to achieve more harmonious results. Therefore, at the time of surgical planning, the patient may choose to combine lower body lift surgery with a tummy tuck or mid body lift procedure. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.
Lower Body Liposuction
Depending on the amount of fat tissue in the targeted lower body areas, the surgeon may have to perform liposuction procedure in some cases along with lower body lift. In such cases, the surgeon will usually first perform liposuction to remove excess fat cells, and then make the specific incision patterns for a lower body lift.
Through the incisions, the lax underlying muscles will be tightened and excess skin will be trimmed before it is closed with sutures and laid smoothly over the area. The duration of lower body lift procedure can range from two to seven hours, depending on whether mid body lift or liposuction procedures are combined and the amount of fat and skin to be removed.
Benefits of Lower Body Lift
The patient can expect to enjoy the following medical and aesthetic benefits following lower body lift surgery:
- Wider choice in clothing and fashion
- Easier to perform daily activities and exercise
- A slimmer, more youthful looking appearance
- Multiple areas treated at once in a customized manner
- Improved personal hygiene and reduced infection risk
- Additional weight loss in some cases
Recovery in case of lower body lift can vary from one week to a month, depending on the extent of surgery performed. The patient should follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to achieve optimal results.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com