Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the lower body lift?

Post Operative Pain. Any surgery will result in pain and discomfort, especially plastic surgery. Your surgeon will undoubtedly prescribe some pain medication for your post-operative recovery. Be sure you discuss any concerns you have about pain medicine dependency with your surgeon.
Body Lift Pain. You should definitely get a prescription for pain med following a body lift procedure. In addition, you might consider asking your plastic surgeon about a pain pump. A pain pump sends small amounts of local anesthesia to the area during measured periods in the post op period. This is not a narcotic. My patients love them because they do not have to take as much oral pain medication.

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Should I get a lower body lift for flabby thigh/butt skin?

Yes. A lower body lift can address loose, hanging skin of the thighs and buttocks. By removing excess skin and repositioning the underlying structures, one can reshape the lower body. Please understand that this a major procedure and you should shop for the most experienced plastic surgeon you can find to do it. Read more...
Body Lift Procedure. The body lift is three procedures combined in one operative session. The procedures are the tummy tuck, outer thigh lift, and the posterior buttocks lift. In answer to your question, if you also have loose stomach skin, than the body lift procedure would likely help you. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland. Read more...

Where do I go to get a lower body lift done? At a plastic surgeon?

Yes!! Make sure they are boarded (or board- eligible) by abps @ asps member. Read more...
Plastic Surgeon. Plastic surgeons developed this procedure and are the experts in performing it. Find someone who does a lot of post weight loss surgery. Read more...
A Plastic Surgeon. A lower body lift is a major body contouring procedure. You should look for a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery with experience with these procedures. Read more...
Plastic Surgeon. You want a 'board certified plastic surgeon'. This is an abms (american board med specialities) certified speciality. Do not confuse those docs who refer to themselves as board certified cosmetic surgeons, as that specialty is not abms approved specialty! once you narrow your choice, be sure to ask how many body lifts he/she performs a year. I have performed hundreds over the past 20 years. Read more...

How should I deal with excess fluid after the lower body lift procedure?

See your doctor. Please see your doctor and first make sure the swelling is not from a blood clot. If not, you can discuss a conservative trial of diuretics. Good luck. Read more...
Body lift fluid. The thing to do is to wear your compression garment for 6 weeks and allow the body to reestablish the lymphatic drainage system to your body. Read more...
Talk to your surgeon. There is swelling with a high risk of post surgical fluid collection (seroma) with a lower body lift. This is a big surgery and your recovery timeline is 9-12 months. Significant swelling is normal but excessive leg swelling can sometimes be a sign of blood clots in the leg. Using a compression garment and close monitoring by your physician for the first six weeks will help to identify any problem. Read more...

How much does lower body lift cost?

Depends. The cost of a lower body lift will depend on how much skin needs to be removed and how long the surgeon thinks the procedure will take. All surgeries factor in the surgeon's fee, as well as the anesthesia and facility fees, which vary with the length of the surgery. If you choose to stay overnight in a facility with around the click nursing, or at a hospital, that will also be an additional fee. Read more...
Varies by location. The cost for a lower body lift will vary by geographic location and extent of surgery and can vary from $12, 000 to $20, 000. Read more...
Body Lift Costs. Our average body lift procedures range in price from 18,000 to 20,000 (surgeon's fee, operating room fee, anesthesia fee, garments, and all post op visits), depending on the type of lift. If you are price shopping this procedure, be sure to understand what the price quote includes, specifically. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/body-lift/ Read more...

Is there such a thing as a lower body lift?

Yes but it varies. Yes there is a procedure called the lower body lift but surgeons may place the incisions along different locations according to body type, shape and desired effects. Read more...
Yes. Most frequently done after massive weight loss & involvrs a circumferential incision at the belt line. Read more...
Absolutely. A lower body lift, also commonly referred to as a body lift or a belt lipectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure which, when broken into its components, includes a tummy tuck, a thigh lift, and a buttock lift. The incision is often placed around the entire lower body, in a circumferential fashion. Read more...

I have a plyometric workout tonight. Is it better to do a lower body lift today or tomorrow?

I am confused? If you are truly having a lower body lift, it is most likely that your surgeon prefer that you refrain from any workout immediately prior to or after a major surgical procedure. Read more...

Would a torsoplasty give me a smoother shape than a lower body lift?

Similar operations. These two operations may be an example of symantics. An experiences plastic surgeon will look at you and explain what needs to be contoured in your particular case to get the result you desire. Then its just a matter of what they decide to call the procedure. Read more...
Body Contouring. Torsoplasty may be a combination of procedures to shape the chest, back and abdomen. Lower body lift may be a combination of procedures for the hips, thighs, buttocks and possibly the abdomen. The procedure or combination of procedures that is best for you can be recommended after consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...

Which is better a tummy tuck or an upper/lower body lift?

Indications. A tummy tuck will tighten the abdomen. The body lift extends the tightening to the thighs and buttocks too. While this is attractive the amount of wounds to heal is three times greater and healing problems with a one-stage body lift are greater. For the appropriate, thin candidate i will do a one-stage lift but most are still overweight and are better served by staging it in two surgeries. Read more...
Depends. If your loose skin is confined to the abdomen such as after childbirth, a tummy tuck is great. If you have had massive weight loss and have loose skin in multiple areas, a tummy tuck will be insufficient, and a lower body lift (circumferential beltlift) is more appropriate. Most plastic surgeons perform tummy tucks, (witch hazel) but few are experienced in body lifts, so the latter is often not recommended. Read more...
Where is lax skin? It really depends on your pattern of skin laxity. Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are fantastic for treating loose skin on the lower belly associated with lax rectus muscles typically following pregnancy. More extensive weight loss following bariatric surgery or dieting is usually better addresses with a upper/lower body lift, breast lift, arm and thigh lift, etc. Let your surgeon help you decide on results you seek. Read more...
Tuck vs Body Lift. A body lift addresses more laxity at the sides and back. A tummy tuck is tuned to the front of the abdomen mainly. It is really a matter of where your problem areas are and how much surgery/risk you are willing to entertain at once. Larger scale surgery is higher in risk so many patients stage the surgery over different days to allow safer more predictable healing. Read more...
Not interchangable. If you have a significant amount of redundant lower back skin then you are a better candidate for a lower body lift. A tummy tuck only addresses the problem of loose redundant skin in the abdomen. Read more...
Depends on Goals. A Lower Body Lift includes a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a thigh lift, and a buttock lift. The lower body lift can be performed in one surgical session, or in stages. It addresses stomach, outer thighs, hips, and posterior buttocks. It is often performed following massive weight loss.

A tummy tuck addresses the skin, fat, and muscle in the abdomen without addressing the other areas. Read more...