Recovering after Lower Body Lift Surgery

Lower body lift, sometimes known as a belt lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves the combination of tummy tuck and thigh lift. The treatment has been designed to serve those males and females who want to get rid of excess sagging skin from their bodies. The surgery tightens the hanging skin of the buttocks, outer and inner thighs, back of the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen all in one go. As a result, you get a better figure and improved self-confidence.

What happens during the surgery?

The surgeon marks the treatment area and creates incisions from the back around to the anterior of the thighs. In the next step, he removes excess skin and fat from the lower area of the body to improve the lower body contour. The procedure is complex so you should look for an experienced surgeon for it. It will leave a permanent and noticeable scar on your abdomen but don’t worry they can be easily hidden by the clothing.

You are advised to take off from work during this phase of the treatment. As soon as the procedure is completed, bandages, dressing and drain tubes will be placed on the treatment site so take good care of them. The treatment will result in a permanent and noticeable scar but it can be hidden by your clothes.

What to expect after the surgery?

Two common concerns of most patients about any ant cosmetic surgery are the “recovery period” and “side-effects” associated with the operation. As far as the recovery of a Lower body lift is concerned, there is no definite time after which patient recovers. It could be as little as a week or can be prolonged up to 2-4 weeks, depending upon the severity of the problem.

At the incision sites, you may experience swelling and general discomfort which is easily controlled with pain medications. Dressing and bandages are applied to support your new contours. For better recovery, follow the following post-op instructions strictly:

  • Follow the special recommended diet
  • Swelling subsides within a few months
  • Use compression garments for some days
  • Wait for at least six to eight weeks before you can resume exercise
  • Resulting scars will be permanent which can be hidden by clothing
  • Take prescribed medications as per the instructions of the professional
  • Restrict vigorous physical activities for 4-6 weeks and take off from work
  • Incisions heal after seven to fourteen days after which sutures will be removed

Like all other major cosmetic surgeries, belt lipectomy also involves some risks. They include infection, blood clots, bleeding, and a slow recovery process. Look for an experienced surgeon to prevent them from occurring

Results – The Amazing New You

You will not observe the results of the lower body lift immediately because few weeks are needed by the swelling to subside completely. Over a short period of time, numbness on the skin surface will also fade. It is really important to know that the resulted new tone and contours of your body are long-lasting as long as you maintain general fitness. The surgery will give you a tightened and more attractive appearance to buttocks and thighs. Scar appears thick and red but tends to fade over a few months.

Cost of belt lipectomy

It is major surgery therefore, the cost is significantly higher than other cosmetic procedures. To know the exact price of the surgery, get in touch with our experts.

Concluding remarks

It produces permanent results so make your decision carefully. Consult an expert and discuss with him all the aspects of Lower body lift surgery.