Lower Body Lift
Losing a large amount of excess weight is a significant and rewarding accomplishment. If you have lost weight with diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you should be commended for your self-discipline and commitment. However, many patients who have lost weight retain loose, leftover saggy skin that distracts from the body’s new shape. Exercise or diet cannot correct this issue, so it must be addressed via surgery. A procedure called lower body lift will tighten the tissues and remove excess skin for a more pleasing body contour.
Dr. Humberto Palladino, a respected plastic surgeon, offers lower body lift / circumferential body lift in El Paso at Southwest Plastic Surgery. If you believe you would benefit from body lift surgery, please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Palladino to learn more about the procedure.
Am I a Candidate for Lower Body Lift?
You are most likely a candidate for lower body lift if you have excessive loose, sagging skin on your buttocks, hips and/or thighs. This is quite common after massive weight loss, but could be caused by another factor such as age, pregnancy or genetics. After consulting with Dr. Palladino, you will have a better understanding of how lower body lift will improve your shape and your confidence. He will ask you to point out the areas of your body that you feel self-conscious of, and together you will formulate a complete plan for restoration of your body contour.
The Procedure – What to Expect
Lower body lift can be performed in an outpatient setting. If multiple procedures are planned, you will likely remain in the surgery center or hospital for observation. You will receive a set of instructions that outline how to prepare for your surgery; for example, Dr. Palladino asks that you refrain from eating or drinking at least eight hours prior to surgery. You should arrange for a family member or friend to drive you to the surgery center and stay on-hand for updates during your surgery. Right before starting surgery, Dr. Palladino will make marks on your body to help guide him through surgery. Then, you will receive anesthesia so that you remain comfortable throughout the entire experience.
If needed, lower/ circumferential body lift can be combined with tummy tuck to remove localized fat deposits and tighten the abdominal skin and muscles. Thigh lift can also be incorporated into the treatment plan to tighten and tone the upper, inner thigh area. Some patients may also consider buttock augmentation. Dr. Palladino will go over these options during the consultation phase to ensure that your treatment plan addresses all of your cosmetic goals.
After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery suite and monitored for a short time. Then, your companion will need to drive you home and help you get into a comfortable position to recover. It’s a good idea for him or her to remain with you, at least overnight, to tend to your immediate needs.
You should get plenty of rest during your recovery from lower body lift, and refrain from any bending, lifting or straining. You will probably be surprised at how quickly you recover from surgery with the proper care. Dr. Palladino and the rest of the team at Southwest Plastic Surgery will give you a list of guidelines to follow as you recover. Full recovery varies by patient, but you will be ready to go back to work and your normal routine faster than you may think.
The length of lower / circumferential body lift recovery will vary by patient, but Dr. Palladino checks in frequently with his patients to advise when it is safe to return to work, exercise and a normal routine.
A lower body lift comprises a combination of surgeries to enhance the lower portion of the body. The price will depend on which procedures are going to be performed. To provide a rough estimate it can be between $13,000-$15,000.
Learn More About Lower Body Lift
If you are discouraged by saggy, loose skin around your hips, thighs or buttocks, lower body lift may be a suitable option. Learn more about the procedure today by calling Southwest Plastic Surgery at 915-590-7900 and scheduling a consultation with El Paso plastic surgeon Humberto Palladino.
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El Paso, TX 79925
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