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Lower Body Lift At Midwest Plastic Surgery, Chicago
What exactly is a lower body lift, and what can it do? Medically speaking a lower body lift is known as a circumferential panniculectomy. It’s a body contouring surgical technique used to improve the contours of the waist, upper and lower abdomen and buttock after major weight loss, among other reasons. A lower body lift improves saggy skin, fat pocketing and underlying tissue that have become weak, leaving you with drooping skin at buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs. This procedure is sometimes also known as a belt lipectomy, since a “belt” of excess skin and fat are removed.
A lower body lift can be done in conjunction with a variety of body contouring or lift procedures. For example, breast lifts, thigh lifts, arm lifts and liposuction are commonly used as well to correct other drooping body regions.
With so many effective techniques available, it’s important to consult with Dr. Kouris to make sure a body lift is the best choice for you. For those who mainly want fat reduction in one or multiple areas, but don’t necessarily need an improvement in skin elasticity, liposuction may be a better choice than a lower body lift.
But, for those who would benefit from a “suite” of procedures, lower body contouring will combine surgical techniques that reduce excess skin, sculpt fat, tone and tighten underlying tissues.
If you’re in the process of losing weight, you will want to hold off on surgery until your weight has stabilized. Losing weight after surgery can result in the development of more sagging skin in the very same areas that have just been corrected. Also, be aware should you gain weight after lower body lift surgery, your results can be affected. The freshly tightened areas can develop stretch marks and surgical scars may expand.
How The Lower Body Lift Procedure Is Done
Lower body lift surgery requires the use of anesthesia. What type of anesthesia will work best for you is among the things that Dr. Kouris will talk when you consult with him.
During the lower body lift procedure, Dr. Kouris creates incisions that allow him to trim excessive skin, remove fatty pockets as needed via liposuction, and lift and tighten the underlying, supporting tissues. Whenever possible, Dr. Kouris places incisions in areas that can be concealed by clothing.
What To Expect During Recovery
Lower body lift surgery is a procedure that will require recovery time at home. Expect some swelling and bruising. As the months pass, the re-contoured tissues will complete their final appearance. But it won’t take that long to notice the corrective results of your lower body contouring. Immediately after surgery, you’ll be able to see how your new figure will ultimately look.
Consulting With Dr. Kouris
You and Dr. Kouris will discuss your expectations for your lower body lift. He’ll also carefully explain what will happen during your procedure, what to expect after surgery, and any possible side effects.
Dr. Kouris’s staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your lower body lift surgery and consultation. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.