Many patients find themselves struggling with stubborn fat and sagging skin around their abdomen, waist, and hips, especially after pregnancy or significant weight loss. While a healthy diet and exercise can reduce excess fat and help tighten muscles, excess loose skin requires a more invasive approach. For the right patient, a lower body lift may be the right surgical option in Fort Worth.
A lower body lift will address numerous problems such as excess fat and skin in multiple anatomic areas. It is very important to maintain your weight after surgery to preserve and maintain your results. Dr. Steele can help you learn more about this procedure and determine whether it is the right procedure for you.
It is important for prospective patients to recognize that a lower body lift is designed to address skin laxity in a circumferential manner, targeting the abdomen, waist, lower back, and outer thighs. In essence, a lower body lift is a 360-degree tummy tuck. Liposuction is often combined with a body lift to help reduce excess fat in the waist and outer thighs. A lower body lift will also elevate a sagging buttocks and elevate the lateral thighs which may reduce the appearance of cellulite. Furthermore, the abdominal muscles are sutured together to address muscle and fascial laxity resulting in a flatter abdomen and narrower waist.
If you want to learn more about the details of a lower body lift, Dr. Steele and his Fort Worth team can outline all the stages of the procedure, explain the recovery window, and answer any remaining questions you have.
Typical candidates for a lower body lift have excess trunk and thigh skin due to massive weight loss. Many patients have had gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery resulting in a loss of over 100 pounds. As a result of the significant weight loss, the patient is left with excess, stretched out skin. Changes after pregnancy can also result in stubborn fat deposits and loose, excess skin. Because of the profound effects a pregnancy can have on body, an ideal patient will have finished having children and be close to their ideal body weight (BMI of 25-30).
However, it is always necessary to assess a prospective patient’s health, to identify possible risks or ongoing medical conditions that might impact the surgery. For instance, kidney or liver issues, severe respiratory illnesses, and heart conditions might prevent someone from pursuing a lower body lift. Additionally, patients who smoke are not candidates due to the profound negative effect on wound healing caused by nicotine.
If you are trying to determine whether you are a good candidate for a lower body lift, Dr. Steele’s Fort Worth staff can assess your situation and make sure you are a suitable candidate from a medical standpoint.
If you are unhappy with your thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and lower back after losing a significant amount of weight or navigating pregnancy, consider a lower body lift in Fort Worth. The operation will significantly enhance your contours, slim your figure, and improve body proportions. While you will have several weeks of recovery, your results are long-lasting if you maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.
To learn more about the procedure and plan your surgery, reach out to our office and speak with one of our friendly staff.