As you age, the skin begins to lose elasticity and volume while gravity pulls the skin lower. These factors contribute to sagging skin, which a lower body lift in Parker County can eliminate. Commonly, this procedure (often called a belt lipectomy or 360-degree tummy tuck, due to the location of the incision line) is used on individuals who have lost a dramatic amount of weight.
State-of-the-art techniques can help preserve volume in the buttocks, which prevents the area from looking flat. This surgical body contouring procedure creates a more toned appearance and sexier silhouette, so schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Steele to learn more.
A lower body left combines several cosmetic procedures to remove excess skin and small fat deposits, which you can discuss with Dr. Steele during the initial consultation. Not every person needs contouring in the typical target areas. Our team creates a customized recommended plan of action to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The common target areas during a lower body lift in Parker County can include:
During a lower body lift, Dr. Steele will include an abdominoplasty as part of the procedure. This will address excess loose abdominal skin and laxity of the abdominal fascia and muscles. This results in a narrower waist and flat abdomen.
After a large amount of weight loss, a lateral thigh lift can help remove excess skin and small fat deposits on the outside of the thighs, tightening the skin and improving the thigh contour.
Individuals with excess skin at the hip area benefit from reshaping and contouring by removing excess skin and fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Excess sagging skin can also occur in the area along the lower back. Using liposuction to reduce unwanted fat in combination with skin removal will result in a more contoured silhouette.
A lower body left could potentially leave the buttocks looking a little flat. Some patients may need fat grafting to help improve the volume and shape of the buttock.
A lower body lift is generally needed after a weight loss of 75 pounds or more. We make an incision low on the abdomen and rising higher on the hips but it is usually hidden by most undergarments and swimwear.
Patients in Parker County will find that a lower body lift is a single operation that has a dramatic effect on their body. A good candidate will have achieved their ideal body weight and have no further plans for significant weight loss.
A good candidate will also have excess skin and small fat deposits and may have cellulite or wrinkled skin along the thighs and buttocks. They should be in generally good health, any chronic diseases must be well controlled, and the patient should not smoke for at least one month before the surgery and for at least two months after.
Individuals with major respiratory conditions, or cardiac, kidney, or liver disease are not good candidates for this procedure.
Before a lower body lift in Parker County, you should prepare your home for a safe recovery, including food, clothing, supplies, and arranging to have assistance at home in the first several days. Because the body lift is major surgery, you should not resume intense physical activity for at least four to six weeks.
You should not plan on returning to work for at least two weeks. You may slowly increase activity around the house and can typically drive after two weeks. You will wear a custom compression garment for the first month, and you will have numerous drain tubes to decrease the risk of a fluid pocket. You should still move around your house regularly in order to prevent blood clots.
You should closely follow all postoperative instructions that Dr. Steele gives you. These instructions will include wound care, medications, information about possible complications, and follow-up visits. Following these instructions helps facilitate a successful outcome and lower the risk of infection or other complications.
A lower body lift in Parker County is a major surgery that requires detailed preparation. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Steele and his plastic surgery team will answer your questions and help you decide the areas to target for your total rejuvenation.