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 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.
"in looking for a cosmetic surgeon, I asked for recommendations from several well respected area physicians in different specialties. I asked them who they would send their spouses to for cosmetic surgery. 3 of 4 said the first choice would be Dr. Glenn Lyle. the 4th one said Dr. Lyle second, behind his sister in law. He is straightforward and honest about options. clear about surgical expectations, and very focused on the safety of one’s overall health before even considering a procedure. His gift is delivering extremely natural looking results in a safe and well planned manner."- K.K. / Yelp / Jan 27, 2023
"Very great work! Made my confidence skyrocket through the roof! Wish you could see the before and after pictures! He is the best!"- O.H. / Google / Jul 07, 2022
"I am so happy that I chose to go with Dr. Lyle - Dr. Lyle did my mommy makeover Back in April. I am so happy that I chose to go with Dr. Lyle because he was very attentive to what I was wanting and accomplished everything perfectly. Any questions or concerns that I had he was quick to answer them. Dr. Lyle has a great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable the entire journey. If I decide to have any other work done I will only choose Dr. Lyle because I am so happy with how I look now. I highly suggest if you are looking for a plastic surgeon that you check out his website and see all the wonderful before and after that he has."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 05, 2021
"I’m glad I chose Dr. Lyle for my surgery. He did a wonderful job and his assistant was great. I felt comfortable before and after. I recommend him 100%."- P.J. / Google / Sep 14, 2021
"I had my surgery 9 weeks ago by Dr Lyle. I work in the OR so I have seen a lot of other plastic surgeons and I picked him over many others based on his results. Dr Lyle is very professional and takes time to answer all of my questions in great detail. I am beyond satisfied with my results. I now have a flat, good looking abdomen. Natural looking result.His nurse is always available and kind, the OR staff is very friendly and took excellent care of me. If you are looking for a doctor who really cares about his patients look no farther."- C. / RealSelf / May 19, 2021
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $13,000 - $15,000
Transform Your Figure
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.