What’s Included in a Body Lift?
Weight loss, whether by your own efforts or after bariatric surgery, does not always leave you with the results you are hoping for. When the kilos come off quickly, the skin does not always have time to conform to the new body profile. This can lead to loose folds of skin that are as physically uncomfortable as they are aesthetically unpleasing. A lower body lift offers the ability to address the loose skin problem in multiple areas with just a single surgery. Dr Thomas offers lower body lifts to his patients that are looking for dramatic results with just one time under anaesthesia.
Components of a Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift can be customised to your specific needs. Some of the areas commonly treated with this procedure include:
A thigh lift focuses on removing excess skin and smoothing the contour of the outer thigh. This produces a sleeker transition from the knee to the hips.
This procedure lifts and firms the buttock area by removing excess skin and restoring a more youthful contour to the buttocks. The buttock lift will help you gain confidence in a bathing suit or even your favourite pair of jeans.
A tummy tuck is a frequent addition to a lower body lift, focusing on the front of the abdominal area. The procedure tightens abdominal muscles while removing loose skin and repositioning the belly button for a natural result. During a lower body lift, the sides and back of the midsection are also tightened and contoured.
Inner Thigh Lift
While a thigh lift primarily addresses the outer thigh area, Dr Thomas can add an inner thigh lift to the mix to provide slimming and contouring to the entire circumference of the thigh. This procedure offers the attractive “thigh gap” look that is popular with women by removing the loose skin in the area between the legs.
Some patients seeking a lower body lift also have isolated deposits of fat that linger after their weight loss goals are met. Use of liposuction during a lower body lift can remove those deposits and produce a smoother body profile overall.
About the Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift is performed in an accredited hospital under general anaesthesia. An incision is made around the circumference of the body, just below the bikini line when possible to keep post-operative scarring safely hidden inside clothing. During the procedure, Dr Thomas removes redundant skin and excess tissue to smooth out the contour from the knees to the waistline. All of the areas listed above are addressed as requested by the patient.
A lower body lift can take many hours to perform and requires a few nights in the hospital afterward to ensure your recovery process begins safely and free of complications. The recovery from this procedure can take a number of weeks. However, you will enjoy dramatic body contouring results that will allow you to comfortably wear your smaller clothing sizes and regain your self-confidence in your appearance.
If weight loss has not given you the results you were hoping for, a lower body lift might be the right procedure for you. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr Thomas by calling us on 03 9034 7738 and find out if you are a good candidate for this surgery.