A Lower Body Lift Can Create a Slimmer, More Toned Physique
If you desire to address sagging, excess skin, as well as fat and cellulite below the waistline, you may want to consider a lower body lift. At Northshore Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne offer this custom treatment plan to address a variety of concerns in your abdomen, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks. A lower body lift often includes, but is not limited to, liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a Brazilian butt lift to tone, tighten, and trim your features for a more sculpted body.
A lower body lift combines a number of body contouring procedures into one treatment plan to remove excess, saggy skin and stubborn fat cells from the abdomen, buttocks, and upper thighs. Patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss after bariatric surgery or weight fluctuations as a result of pregnancy and diet and exercise can achieve significant results with a lower body lift. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne often include this procedure as part of a mommy makeover for women who have completed their families and are no longer breastfeeding.
Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are sensitive to patients’ needs and are passionate about spending quality time with each of their patients so they can determine expectations and provide satisfying results.
You may be a good candidate for a lower body lift if you are in good overall health but struggling with:
- Loose, saggy skin on your abdomen, thighs, hips, or buttocks
- Weakened abdomen muscles
- Stubborn fat deposiss that have not responded to diet and exercise
- A deflated, misshaped buttocks
Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can show you before and after pictures of previous patients to better understand your desires. They are sensitive to patients’ needs and are passionate about spending quality time with each of their patients so they can determine expectations and provide satisfying results. Before proceeding with the surgery, they will also perform a thorough medical examination to ensure you are in good health with no medical conditions that could hinder your recovery.
Commonly Included Procedures
There are a number of procedures commonly combined in a lower body lift, such as:
- Tummy Tuck: This procedure targets the muscles, fat, and skin on your abdomen and can be extended to address the lower back.
- Brazilian Butt Lift: This procedure is recommended for patients unhappy with the size and shape of their buttocks.
- Liposuction: This procedure can remove excess fat tissue from multiple treatment areas to create a more contoured silhouette.
- Thigh Lift: This procedure can target your outer and inner thighs, as well as your hips.
During an in-depth consultation, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can discuss your health history and goals. Together, you can plan the best treatment to help you achieve your desired results. The best options for you will depend on your unique features and goals.
What to Expect During Recovery
Your recovery timeline and process will depend largely on the procedures you choose to undergo. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will provide you with post-surgical instructions to follow, such as medications to take, how to care for your incisions, activities to avoid, and when to attend your follow-up appointments. The first two weeks after surgery are generally the most difficult and we recommend having a loved one available to assist you. It is not uncommon to feel stiff, swollen, and sore for the first week after surgery, but following our instructions can help manage any discomfort.
For several weeks after recovery, you will need to wear a compression garment to aid in healing and support your incision sites. Typically, five to six weeks after surgery, you can expect to be released to full activity. As swelling continues to decrease over the next six to 12 months and you acclimate to your new body, you can begin to enjoy your slimmer physique. Clothes will fit better, confidence will return, and you will find yourself enjoying new activities.
Achieve Your Goals
A lower body lift can help you achieve the thinner, smoother silhouette you have always desired. To learn more about what’s involved with this treatment, contact our practice online or call (985) 237-6050.