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LOWER BODY LIFT

Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery welcomes all weight loss patients to consult about our skin removal surgeries and the options for a lower body lift. Dr. Hanz takes pride and joy in working with our patients to make it to their final goals.

If you are concerned about extra skin and sagging folds on the middle and lower sections of your body, you may be a candidate for lower body lift surgery. Contact us today for a consultation so we can explain this life-changing process with you.

What is a Lower Body Lift?

Lower body lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that removes this loose skin and fat from the body to lift and reshape certain parts of the body. The surgery concentrates on the mid and lower body, including the buttocks, stomach, lower back, flanks (love handles), and upper thighs. Depending on the amount of skin removed, an incision all the way around the waist may be performed, which grants the highest amount of skin excision and lift. In many patients, this surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX allows them to not just achieve their weight goals but to complete their overall transformation with a tight figure that appears healthy and normal.

What is a Lower Body Lift?

Lower body lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that removes this loose skin and fat from the body to lift and reshape certain parts of the body. The surgery concentrates on the mid and lower body, including the buttocks, stomach, lower back, flanks (love handles), and upper thighs. Depending on the amount of skin removed, an incision all the way around the waist may be performed, which grants the highest amount of skin excision and lift. In many patients, this surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX allows them to not just achieve their weight goals but to complete their overall transformation with a tight figure that appears healthy and normal.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A LOWER BODY LIFT?

Customized lower body lift surgery performed at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX can help patients eliminate excess skin and fat concentrated around the stomach, thighs, and areas in between. It may be an excellent choice for men and women who have lost a lot of weight or experienced body changes due to aging or pregnancy. This procedure is commonly associated with the following aesthetic and practical benefits:

 

  • Treating several body areas
  • Removing excess loose skin
  • Tightening the remaining skin
  • Eliminating concentrations of fat
  • Minimizing wrinkles and stretch marks on the body
  • Achieving a more attractive lower body profile
  • Reducing rubbing, chafing, and skin discomfort
  • Increasing mobility and physical activities
  • May be complemented by other plastic surgery procedures
  • Improving self-esteem and body image
WOULD I BE A GOOD LOWER BODY LIFT CANDIDATE?

You would make a good candidate for a lower body lift surgery if you have lost a large amount of weight and are now dealing with new cosmetic challenges. These challenges may be loose, wrinkled skin on the upper thighs and buttocks, hanging skin on the abdomen, as well as saggy skin throughout the middle section.

If you are considering this procedure, it’s helpful to have expectations that are realistic, which can be discussed with Dr. Hanz during your consultative appointment. It’s important to know that scarring is a result of this surgery because of the size of the incisions.

Second, this procedure does need a longer recovery compared to many other cosmetic surgeries so you will need to prepare in regard to work and family care. Lastly, it’s critical that you are at a healthy weight before considering lower body lift surgery.

HOW DOES A LOWER BODY LIFT WORK?

This procedure is done with general anesthesia, and many patients do require at least one night’s stay under supervised care. The surgery time may be lengthy, lasting anywhere from 4 – 7 hours. The surgical incision is usually made along the area where you would wear your belt, which is why it is known as a circumferential 360 lift or beltectomy.

After the incision is made by Dr. Hanz, liposuction will treat areas of excess fat and sagging skin will be trimmed. Then, the remaining skin will be draped tight and attached with surgical sutures.

You will need to wear compression garments over the incisions to help create a slimmer appearance, as well as to control swelling, bleeding, and bruising.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY LOWER BODY LIFT SURGERY?

A lower body lift is classified as a major surgery. It will likely take you about two weeks to get back to everyday activities, and in certain patients, up to six months before getting back to more active movements, including aerobic exercise.

Dr. Kevin Hanz or a member of his staff will go over caring for the wound so that scarring is minimized for the best results. While the recovery may feel long, your results can be extraordinary, providing you with a tighter, smoother body without the hanging, loose skin that prevents you from living a full life. Many patients feel it’s one of the most life-changing elective surgeries available today.

How much will a lower body lift cost me?

The cost of a lower body lift procedure will vary for each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Hanz will be able to discuss a treatment plan that matches your goals and budget.

Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods and low-interest financing to make your lower body lift as easy to afford as possible.

Will I have visible scarring?

There are several factors that will determine the visibility of scarring you have after a lower body lift. Dr. Hanz designs incision points so they can be easily concealed by undergarments or in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds.

Dr. Hanz or someone on his staff will discuss aftercare instructions, which will help your sutures heal properly so the scars eventually blend with your skin.

Will I have scars?

While a mommy makeover gives you a beautiful new figure, it does include surgical scars. Dr. Hanz will create clean, small incisions, which he will make in places that can be covered with undergarments or swimsuits.

As part of your post-surgical instructions, Dr. Hanz or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your sutures heal and fade properly.

What can I expect during recovery?

After your lower body lift surgery, you will likely experience some inflammation and bruising in and around the treatment areas. Follow-up appointments will be important so Dr. Hanz can track your recovery.

When should I consider getting a lower body lift?

If you are considering a lower body lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanz to learn more about the procedure and the right time for you to get one.

You should be at or near a healthy, stable weight because losing or gaining a lot of weight after a lift can alter your appearance. Prior to surgery, Dr. Hanz will also perform a physical examination to make sure that you are healthy enough to recover properly.

Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital?

Usually, Dr. Hanz requires his patients to spend a minimum of one night in a hospital or medical facility after their lower body lift surgery. This overnight stay is to ensure your comfort and safety so your health can be monitored and your pain be controlled.

Depending on the number of areas that are being addressed and how quickly you recover, Dr. Hanz might recommend you spend two or more nights. During your consultation, Dr. Hanz will discuss facilities where you can stay, as well as how long he thinks you may need to stay.

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What is Lipo AI?

LipoAI's  involves identifying fat without immediate extraction, allowing Dr. Hanz to precisely target and dissolve fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. This targeted approach not only minimizes bodily trauma and reduces the risk of vascular or nerve damage but also promotes skin tightening for smoother, more natural-looking results. By liquefying fat prior to removal, the procedure ensures a gentler extraction process, contributing to enhanced patient comfort and expedited post-operative recovery.

What is Renuvion®?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure.

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How do I know if Lipo ai is right for me?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure. Renuvion is an amazing non-surgical solution for reducing wrinkles and rhytides, but it’s not for everybody. This procedure requires recovery time and is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones but is limited to patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, or III. Dr. Kevin Hanz will talk to you about your goals, your lifestyle, and whether Renuvion is the right option for you.

What can Lipo ai Treat?

LipoAI can treat various areas of the body where excess fat accumulates, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, back, buttocks, and submental region (under the chin). It's effective for both large and small areas, providing precise contouring and skin tightening.

    How does Lipo ai work?

    Lipo AI skin tightening treatment works by using laser energy to target the deeper layers of the skin. The laser heats the collagen fibers in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting tighter, smoother skin over time.

    Why is this treatment good for my skin?

    This treatment is beneficial for the skin because it stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness. It also promotes cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

    Will I be asleep during the Lipo AI treatment?

    Lipo AI does not require a patient to be asleep or undergo general anesthesia. The procedure may be completed with a patient awake. Patients are given a light sedative to feel more relaxed and insure a pleasant, comfortable experience. Many of our patients prefer to avoid general anesthesia and really appreciate the awake approach. Having said that, we do offer the possibility of full anesthesia for those patients that may prefer to be more asleep during the procedure.

    What should I expect during the recovery time?

    During the recovery period, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. The recovery typically involves significantly less down time than other forms of Liposuction. Symptoms are usually mild and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Patients may appreciate initial results in as little as 2-3 days, though maximum benefits may take several weeks to months to become fully apparent as the body heals and remodels. 

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