Lower Body Lift Surgery (Belt Lipectomy for Body Contouring) – Raleigh, NC

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About Lower Body Lift Surgery

A lower body lift is a body contouring procedure that eliminates hanging skin and fat to reshape and lift common parts of the body affected by age, weight loss, and pregnancy. Lower body lift surgery focuses on the mid and low body, including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and upper thighs. According to the desired amount of skin removal, a circumferential 360 incision may be made, which grants the greatest amount of skin excision and lift. This is a major treatment and can recontour a patient’s lower body. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle has additional training with skin removal surgeries. In many cases, this surgery at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center allows patients to not only reach their weight loss goals, but finalize their complete transformation with a taut figure that looks healthy and beautiful.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for this surgery are generally those who have lost a large amount of weight and are now dealing with other challenges. These challenges may be loose, wrinkled skin on the buttocks and upper thighs, hanging skin on the abdomen, as well as saggy skin throughout the middle section. It is helpful to have realistic goals, which can be discussed with Dr. Lyle during your consultation appointment. First, scarring is a result of this surgery due to the large incisions. Second, this procedure does need a lengthy recovery compared to many other cosmetic surgeries, so it is important to plan for this if you work or have small children. Finally, it is important that you are at a stable weight when considering this surgery.

Surgical Technique

This procedure is done under general anesthesia and patients probably need an overnight stay in a medical facility. The surgery can be a while, lasting around 4 – 7 hours. The incision is commonly placed along where a belt would be worn, which is why it is sometimes known as a circumferential 360 lift or beltectomy. Once the incision has been carefully made by Dr. Lyle, surgical liposuction will treat areas of excess fat and the sagging skin deformities will be trimmed. Then the remaining skin will be stretched tight and attached with stitches. Compression garments will be placed over the lower body to help create a slimmer result, as well as to decrease swelling, bleeding, and bruising.

What to Expect

A lower body lift is considered a major cosmetic procedure. It typically takes patients at least two weeks to resume light activities, and in some cases, up to six months before they can get back to more active movements such as aerobic exercise. Dr. Lyle or a member of their staff will discuss clear instructions and information on wound care so that scarring is healed for seamless results. While the recovery can seem lengthy, the results are extraordinary, leaving patients with a smoother, tighter body without the hanging and loose skin that prevents them from experiencing a full life. Several of Dr. Lyle's patients feel it is one of the most valuable elective procedures offered today.

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Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center employs some of the most compassionate staff in the aesthetic industry. Dr. Glenn Lyle welcomes all weight loss patients to learn more about our skin removal surgeries and the options for lower body lift surgery. We take great pride and joy in helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals. If you have excessive skin and sagging folds on the mid or lower areas of your body, you may be a candidate for a lower body lift. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Lyle and allow him go over this life-changing treatment with you.

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