Lower Body Lift | Auburn, AL
Massive weight loss is an admirable goal and a major undertaking. Whether you lost your weight from diet and exercise or from weight loss surgery East Alabama Plastic Surgery commends you for getting your life back on a healthier track. While massive weight loss is great for improving diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and joint pain, it can leave significant excess skin and laxity that will continue to serve as reminders of the past. Excess skin accumulates in the arms, legs, abdomen, breasts, back, face and neck. Lower body lift is a procedure designed to restore your physical comfort and self-confidence.
What is a Lower Body Lift Procedure?
A lower body lift is a procedure or combination of procedures that are designed to address the excess skin of your lower abdomen and sagging buttocks. Much of the procedure is similar to a tummy tuck where the abdominal muscles are tightened, the excess skin is excised and the umbilicus is transposed. In addition, the posterior excess skin and fat is addressed while lifting the buttock tissue.
Who is a good candidate for a Lower Body Lift?
- Someone who has lost a significant amount of weight and has loose skin of the abdomen, hips and buttocks
- Someone who is at their desired weight
- Someone who has achieved a stable weight for at least 6 months
- Healthy individuals
- Persons with realistic expectations
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Aquadro?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we feel you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. At your initial consult, Dr. Aquadro will discuss your concerns and goals. He will discuss the different options for improvement and recommend a surgical plan. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Aquadro will explain the surgical procedure, what to expect before and after surgery, and the likely postoperative course. You will have a chance to ask questions about the procedure. When you leave East Alabama Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel comfortable about every aspect of the process.
What to expect the day of surgery?
Dr. Aquadro performs his surgeries at East Alabama Medical Center outpatient facility. On the day of surgery, Dr. Aquadro will make some marks on you and confirm the details of surgery in the preoperative area. The surgery usually takes three to four hours and you should plan for one night in the hospital for monitoring.
What is the typical recovery?
Most people return to work within two to four weeks. No strenuous physical activity for four to six weeks to allow proper healing.