Excess skin after major weight loss is something that’s thankfully become more openly talked about in recent years. A lot of people are ashamed of their loose skin and think there’s nothing that can be done about it. However there is a cosmetic procedure that is used specifically for getting rid of excess skin around the stomach, waist, hips and thighs. The procedure is called a lower body lift.
Is a lower body lift right for me?
A lower body lift is suitable for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess skin and fat that cannot be removed by other means, such as liposuction. A lower body lift can be combined with other forms of cosmetic surgery, such as a tummy tuck, in order to provide the best results.
Those who get a lower body lift benefit from the removal of excess skin and fat immediately, although there is a significant amount of swelling and bruising that occurs in the weeks following surgery so the final results are not apparent immediately.
It’s important to have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with a lower body lift. It’s certainly possible to remove the excess skin and fat very effectively, giving you better mobility and a more aesthetically pleasing body. However it’s usually not realistic to expect a ‘model type’ body after a lower body lift. Providing you have realistic expectations, a lower body lift can be a great way to improve your confidence and self-esteem.
Book a consultation
Dr Constantine has a vast amount of experience performing lower body lifts on all types of patients. If you’re interested in the procedure then the first step is to book a consultation.
At the consultation you’ll have the procedure explained to you in detail and be able to have any of your questions answered. Get in touch now and we can book an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.