Often referred to as a body lift 360, a lower body lift helps men and women improve their contour and shape, and complete their body transformation. During this procedure, Atlanta plastic surgeons, Dr. Hart and Dr. Connors, remove excess skin from the lower abs, hips, lower back and buttocks for patients struggling with loose, excess skin. While the lower body is pulled upward, underlying tissue is tightened to create a smooth and toned effect. As a final step in a patient’s weight loss journey, this surgery can redefine the entire lower body into a new, beautiful figure.
- Recovery Time: 2-6 Weeks
- Post-op Follow-up: 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location: Inpatient
Lower Body Lift FAQs
How Bad Is The Scarring?
While this procedure produces great results, scarring is inevitable. However, every effort is made to create clean incisions and leave a thin scar line. These incisions are also created low to follow the natural bikini line and keep them hidden if a bathing suit is worn. The scars will continue to heal and fade over time. Most patients feel their sleeker, tighter body outweighs the scarring.
Is This Surgery Painful?
Because of the extent of this procedure, patients may feel discomfort during the recovery process. For this reason, patients are required to stay in the hospital for a couple of days to be monitored and will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize pain and discomfort.
Will Insurance Apply?
Yes, insurance may cover some portion of a body lift procedure. For massive weight loss patients, there may be chronic skin infections or other issues caused by obesity. This varies by patient condition, insurance policy and procedure. Patient benefits will be discussed during the pre-op meeting with one of our billing and insurance coordinators.
Best Time For Surgery?
Individuals contemplating a lower body lift will need to be at or near their goal weight. If they anticipate losing a significant amount of weight, this needs to happen first. Once the weight has been lost, a physical will be required to ensure the body has stabilized enough to endure surgery.