Significant weight loss may be an effective approach to improve your general health and boost your self-esteem. However, many people discover that they can lose weight but not skin. This is particularly common following bariatric surgery. Triple board-certified surgeon Dr. Yalif of Y Plastic Surgery in Alpharetta and Atlanta, GA, delivers outstanding Lower Body Lift results and professional care before, during, and after surgery.
New Body, New Start
Gravity causes the skin around our bodies to lose tautness as we age, and the excess skin can be uncomfortable. Significant weight loss can also result in excess skin that is difficult or impossible to shed. A Lower Body Lift is a surgical procedure that removes loose, extra skin and tissue after massive weight loss. A lower body lift helps to tighten and tone the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and waistline, leaving them more taut and firm.
After massive weight loss, a highly-skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Yalif, can remove and “lift” the remaining skin back into position. Also known as a Body Lift 360°, a Lower Body Lift has become very popular with the rise in the number of successful weight loss surgeries. Our practices in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA, can provide these surgeries in one session, or they can be staged and spread out over several months. During your consultation for Lower Body Lift Atlanta experts at Y Plastic Surgery will discuss as they work with you to complete your transformation.
Tone & Tighten
As one of the most complex combinations of plastic surgeries available today, Lower Body Lift surgery modifies several areas of the lower body at one time. This surgery is performed by our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, for men and women who need the skin on the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs removed after losing significant weight. Weight loss leaves the skin loose and hanging, creating a deformity that can only be addressed with surgery.
Our Atlanta Lower Body Lift patients with a significant amount of loose skin on their abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips are ideal candidates for this surgery. Others who would benefit from the lower body lift are:
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.
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Skin removal procedures are very involved 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 another part of the body to help add volume to the buttocks for a curvier, normal appearance. A Lower Body Lift can be done in one setting. However, it may be in the patient’s best interest to separate the various components of the procedure depending on your health and your goals. Healing from this operation can be protracted, especially after gastric bypass, where your ability to heal may be impacted.
Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
While for the majority of our weight loss patients, a Lower Body Lift can result in outstanding outcomes, it is important to understand that scarring is a part of this surgery. 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. Patients feel lighter, can wear tighter-fitting clothes, and do not have to worry about hiding their loose skin. This surgery creates a tighter appearance, a more toned look, and a more youthful contour. It takes the average patient about six to nine months to recover from this surgery.
This type of surgery has a pretty significant complication rate. After surgery, fluids may accumulate around incisions, infections may develop, and you may experience some discomfort or swelling. Follow all aftercare instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications.
The cost of a Lower Body Lift ranges around $18,500. Each procedure is uniquely tailored to the patient’s aesthetic goals. Therefore, the cost will differ for each patient. During your consultation, your final cost will be discussed, as well as options for financing.
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Renew your look with expert, personalized treatment from Dr. Y. Begin the planning process with a one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to welcome you to Y Plastic Surgery!