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Lower Body Lift

Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) – Louisville, KY*

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About Lower Body Lift Surgery

A lower body lift at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY is generally performed after you have lost 100 lbs or more. After extensive weight loss like this, the skin can become droopy and saggy, which can detract from your new, slimmer figure. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, our board-certified plastic surgeon, can assess your goals and decide which areas need to be lifted and tightened. Areas treated in a lower body lift can include the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, thighs, and calves. During your consultation, you and Dr. Mizuguchi will create your unique treatment plan. He may perform each surgery together or they will need to be done separately, all depending on your individual health and the overall complexity of your condition. A lower body lift is a great way to restore your confidence and show off all of your hard work with tighter, more contoured skin. 

Ideal Candidates

Men and women with a significant amount of loose skin on their abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips are ideal candidates for this surgery. It is important that your weight loss has been stabilized and that a proper physical is completed to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo this procedure. Others who would benefit from the lower body lift are:

  • Women who have given birth and have lost the firmness in their skin
  • Men and women of advanced age who would like to reverse the damage of aging and hanging skin
  • Men and women of overall good health who can have surgery under anesthesia

What to Expect

Skin removal procedures are very involved and will require several incisions on the torso, buttocks, and thighs. The skin will be removed and then sutured into a higher position. In some cases, you may require liposuction if there are additional pockets of isolated fat to address. In addition, it is common to complete the look with a fat transfer, which involves taking fat from another part of the body to help add volume to the buttocks for a curvier, normal appearance. A lower body lift can be done in one setting. However, it may be in your best interest to separate the various components of the procedure as this is a 5 – 8-hour surgical journey, and involves slow healing during recovery that can take up to a year.

Anticipated Results

The majority of our weight loss patients result in outstanding outcomes from a lower body lift, but it is important to understand that scarring is a part of this surgery. Unfortunately, scarring is often unavoidable when skin removal of this nature occurs. However, you can trust that Dr. Mizuguchi will make sure the scars can be concealed with clothing and are made as thin as possible so they heal nicely and properly. Most patients feel the results from this surgery outweigh the scars. After receiving a lower body lift, you should feel lighter and able to wear tighter-fitting clothes without worrying about hiding your loose skin. This surgery creates a tighter appearance, a more toned look, and a more youthful contour. It takes the average patient about 6 – 9 months to recover from this surgery.

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New Body, New Start

If you are at a point in your life where the extra skin on your lower body is interfering with your self-confidence or decreasing your range of motion or mobility, you should contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery for a consultation. We can discuss all the options for lower body lift surgery at your first appointment.

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