Lower Body Lift Baton Rouge
What is a Lower Body Lift?
A lower body lift, or circumferential abdominoplasty, improves central body contour. The procedure permanently removes stubborn fat, excess skin, and also lifts areas that have been impacted by significant weight loss due to bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. A lower body lift combines an abdominoplasty and a buttock lift using a circumferential bikini line incision to tighten and lift the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, lower back, and buttocks. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with this procedure for fat reduction and contouring. The primary goal of a lower body lift is to sculpt, tighten and reshape the lower body contour.
During your initial consultation for a lower body lift, you will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the body lift procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome. After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.
Your surgery will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is about four hours. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day. Surgery can also be performed at a local hospital with an overnight stay if desired.
Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for a lower body lift is about 2-4 weeks and most patients take pain medication for 3-5 days. Patients can typically return to work within 2-3 weeks, but heavy lifting, pushing or pulling should be completely avoided for the first 10-12 weeks following your surgery.