Lower Body Lift in Chicago, IL

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About Lower Body Lift Surgery

Lower body lift surgery is a contouring procedure that eliminates hanging skin and fat to lift and reshape common parts of the body changed by age, weight loss, and pregnancy. Lower body lift surgery focuses on the mid and low body, including the buttocks, stomach, flanks, low back, and thighs. According to the desired amount of skin removal, an incision all the way around the waist may be performed, which grants the highest amount of lift and skin excision. A lower body lift is a major treatment that can recontour a patient’s lower half of the body. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry has additional experience with lift surgeries. In ideal patients, a lower body lift surgery at SAC Plastic Surgery in Oak Lawn, IL helps people to not just achieve their weight goals but also to finalize their complete transformation with a tight body that appears healthy and beautiful.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for lower body lift surgery are generally people who have lost a significant amount of weight and are now dealing with other cosmetic challenges. These new challenges may be wrinkled, loose skin on the upper thighs and buttocks, skin that hangs on the stomach, as well as sagging skin across the middle section. For those who are considering this surgery, it's helpful to understand realistic goals, which can be talked about with Dr. Chowdhry during your initial appointment. Scars are a result of this surgery because of the size of the incisions necessary to complete it. Also, the surgery does need a longer recovery period in comparison to many other elective surgeries, which is why it's helpful to prepare in regard to work and family care. Lastly, it's necessary that you are at or near a stable weight before undergoing lower body lift surgery.

Surgical Technique

This surgery is done with general anesthesia and generally, patients do need at least one night's stay in a medical facility. The surgery may take around 4 – 7 hours. The surgical incision is commonly made along the area where a belt is worn, which is why it is sometimes known as a circumferential 360 lift or beltectomy. After the incision is precisely made by Dr. Chowdhry, surgical liposuction will treat areas of excess fat and sagging skin will be trimmed. Then, the remaining skin will be stretched taut and attached with stitches. Compression garments may be worn over the lower body to help create a trimmer result, as well as to minimize bleeding, swelling, and bruising.

What to Expect

Lower body lifts are classified as an advanced cosmetic procedure. It takes many patients at least two or more weeks to get back to basic activities, and in certain patients, as many as six months before they can get back to more active movements including exercise. Dr. Chowdhry or a member of his staff will discuss clear instructions and information on caring for the wound so that scars are healed for seamless results. While the recovery period may feel long, the results can be extraordinary, providing patients with a tighter, smoother body without the loose, hanging skin that prevents them from experiencing their best life. Many patients feel it's one of the most valuable elective surgeries available today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a lower body lift cost?
The cost of lower body lift surgery will vary for each patient. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chowdhry will develop a surgical plan that matches your goals and budget. SAC Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and low-interest financing to make your surgical lift easy to afford.

Will I have visible scarring?
Many factors will determine how many scars you have and their visibility after a lower body lift. Dr. Chowdhry plans incision points so they can be easily concealed in less visible areas like the natural skin folds. A member of the SAC Plastic Surgery staff will discuss post-surgery instructions that will help your sutures heal correctly so the scars are smooth and, in time, blend into your skin.

What can I expect during recovery?
Following your lower body lift, you will likely have moderate inflammation and bruising in and around the treated areas. Appointments for follow-up exams are important so Dr. Chowdhry can monitor your recovery. It's crucial that you contact our practice if you see any symptoms of an infection or you have any questions.

When should I consider getting a lower body lift?
When you're thinking about getting a surgical lift on your lower half, make an appointment with Dr. Chowdhry to gather more information about the procedure and figure out the right time for you to schedule surgery. You need to be at or close to a sustainable weight because losing or gaining a lot of weight following a lift can impact your appearance. Before surgery, Dr. Chowdhry will also complete a physical assessment to make sure that you're strong enough to undergo the procedure.

Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital?
Generally, Dr. Chowdhry requires his patients to stay a minimum of one night in the hospital following surgery. This overnight stay is to ensure your safety and comfort as your pain is controlled and your health monitored. Based on the number of areas that are being treated and your overall health after surgery, Dr. Chowdhry might suggest you stay two or more nights.

Transform Your Figure

SAC Plastic Surgery invites all weight loss patients to learn more about our skin removal surgeries and your options for a lower body lift. Dr. Chowdhry takes pride and joy in working with our patients to help them meet their aesthetic goals. If you are concerned about extra skin and sagging folds on the middle or lower sections of your body, you could be a candidate for lower body lift surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chowdhry and let him discuss this amazing treatment with you.

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