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Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) – Flowood/Jackson, MS*

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About Lower Body Lift Surgery

A lower body lift is a completely custom procedure that our team of surgeons can perform for those who have undergone a weight loss transformation, but have leftover excess skin on their lower body. This procedure can tighten and trim away this loose and hanging skin in areas such as the abdomen, lower back, thighs, buttocks, and more. You can meet with one of our Flowood, MS plastic surgeons at The Face & Body Center to choose which procedure can best address your needs and give you the tighter, more toned physique you've worked so hard to achieve. 

best 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 the weight loss has been stabilized and that a proper physical is completed to ensure the patient is 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 moderately complex and will require several incisions on the torso, buttocks, and thighs. The skin will be removed and then sutured into a higher position. Some patients may require liposuction in some areas 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 one part of the body to help add volume to another area for a curvier, enhanced 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

While a lower body lift can result in outstanding outcomes for the majority of our weight loss patients, it is important to understand that scarring is a part of this surgery. Unfortunately, when skin removal of this nature occurs, scarring is often unavoidable. However, you can trust that our plastic surgeon will make sure the scars can be concealed with clothing and are made as thin as possible so they heal nicely and properly. Most of our patients feel the results from this surgery outweigh the scars. You should feel lighter, able wear tighter-fitting clothes, and not have to worry 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 our plastic surgery office for a consultation. We can discuss all the options for lower body lift surgery at your first appointment.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models. All before and after pictures are real patients of The Face & Body Center