Massive weight loss is a tremendous accomplishment, but can be accompanied by some unwelcome physical changes. Redundant skin and deflation of the buttock, thighs and abdomen can be challenging to manage. A lower body lift can address these issues, and improve contour and comfort.
Candidates for a lower body lift:
In general, candidates for lower body lift:
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Are at their goal weight with a body mass index below 30
- Have been weight stable for 6 months
- Do not have underlying medical conditions that preclude surgery
- Have normal nutrition labs (prealbumin and iron studies)
- Are non-smokers or are willing to stop smoking one month before and one month after the procedure
- Do not use nicotine products, or are willing to stop using products one month before and one month after the procedure (gum, chews, patch, vape)
- Are not exposed to second-hand smoke
- Have realistic expectations from the surgery
- Have redundant skin on the abdomen, buttocks and outer thighs
What are the risks of lower body lift?
Dr. Vial prioritizes safety above all else and performs your lower body lift using the safest surgical techniques. He only works with board-certified anesthesiologists and certified nurses to ensure optimal and consistent results. However, all surgeries, including lower body lift, carry inherent risks that Dr. Vial will discuss during your consultation.
The complications unique to lower body lift that are reported nationally include, but are not limited to:
- Seroma (fluid collection)
- Wound break down (incisions opening)
Why choose Dr. Vial for your lower body lift?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in body contouring surgery. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures were invented and continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results.