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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 Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics 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.

I am so grateful for Dr. Lyle and his staff. He has done several procedures on me that turned out wonderful and made me more confidant. My first procedure was extra fat and skin removal from my thighs that gave me the confidence to wear my skinny jeans. In December I received a brachioplasty and my results were amazing! The third procedure was a mini tummy tuck which was a revision from a tummy tuck I received from another practice that I definitely was not happy with. I had confidence that Dr. Lyle would fix this issue and I was 100 percent correct. Dr, Lyle and his staff are very professional as well as warm and welcoming. Thank you Dr. Lyle for giving me a body that I am estatic about and the confidence to wear anything that I want. I recommend Dr. Lyle 110 percent. He is amazing. I also want to add that all of my procedures were done under local anesthesia and I was comfortable through out the procedures! Thank you Dr. Lyle and your staff for giving me a new take on life and living!

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Omg such a great choice in picking a surgeon

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How do I begin to let you know how much I appreciate what you did for me? You actually gave me back my self image. Thank you for a wonderful experience before, during and after my procedure. I’m very happy with my results and it continues to get better each day. Every time I come into the office, everyone is all smiles, and very comforting. Thank you for the superb surgical artistry with my body.

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You know it’s going to be a good week when you start your Monday morning by receiving Botox injections from Stephanie!! She has been doing my Botox for almost 10 years now, and she continues to ‘wow me’ with her knowledge, skills and compassion. She listens and delivers exactly what you’re looking for! She also eases any nerves when it comes to getting injections. It was my first time at Lyle Plastics- everything was top notch. Gabby (front desk) was so welcoming, Haley PA was very informative and helped with explaining other treatments. I will be returning for other treatments. The office is beautiful and so classy!! Thank you all 💓

S.S. Google

I had the such a fantastic BBL broad band laser, treatment with Mary Laura. Years of fun in the sun left me with memories…and brown spots, lots of them. My skin feels so soft, bright and my eyes feel open again, no one’s asking me “did you get enough sleep?” It’s incredible. I’ll be back, and I’m sending my friends!

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Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics 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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