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.
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
"This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else."- C.W. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
"Dr mizuguchi and his team are hands down the best! He is amazing! I would not go to anyone else, I trust him 100%. I drive over 2 hrs to see him. His office staff are amazing as well. They are very knowledgeable. If you call the office it does not matter who you talk to they all know what is going on and are able to help you and answer any question you have. They are professional, thorough, and caring. The office is beautiful as well. Dr mizuguchi never disappoints !"- G.M. / Facebook / Jul 10, 2020
"Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!"- A. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2020
"Wonderful! Can’t recommend enough. Every member of this team is so pleasant and so sweet! I felt so taken care of from start to finish. They have an excellent, upbeat, happy atmosphere which immediately puts you at ease. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Such a beautiful clean environment, I honestly could not fault 1 thing about my experience! Thank you all!!!"- E.K. / Facebook / Feb 03, 2020
"Your time with him is never rushed. The staff really takes the time to know you and answer any questions."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 18, 2019
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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.