A person who has lost a hundred pounds or more is left with a large amount of hanging skin and tissue. Their best hope to have their body look normal again is a lower body lift, a major form of plastic surgery likely to cost from £6,500 to £11,050, depending on the experience of the surgeon and the geographic location.
What is a Lower Body Lift?
Lower body lifts or a belt lipectomy surgically re-contour the abdomen, buttocks and upper leg or thighs. The lift actually consists of three procedures: a tummy tuck, thigh lift and buttock reshaping. Because it is major surgery, it calls for extensive laboratory testing and takes place in an operating room with the patient under general anaesthesia.
The Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck procedure is the first area of the body to be worked onin a lower body lift. The surgeon begins with an incision across the pubic area. The abdominal muscles are tightened, shortened and sutured. The navel is repositioned and the excessive tissue and skin is removed. Any fat deposits are removed with liposuction.
Drains are inserted to collect blood and tissue for 12 to 18 hours. Afterward, the incision is sutured.
The Thigh Lift
The thigh lift removes excess skin from the upper part of the leg or thigh area. The surgeon makes an incision in the groin area. The skin and any remaining unwanted fat and tissue is gathered and surgically removed. The typical thigh lift takes three to four hours.
The area from the groin to the top of the knee is reshaped with a smooth appearance.
The buttock lift is the final procedure. It usually takes about two or three hours. If liposuction is necessary, the procedure may take an additional hour or more.
The surgeon makes multiple incisions on both sides of the buttocks and thighs. The unwanted tissue, fat and skin is removed and the incisions are sutured.
Who is A Good Candidate?
The lower body lift procedure is not only for the person who has lost a hundred or more pounds. Gravity frequently adversely affects the lower bodies of men and women. A lower body lift procedure is an excellent way to give anr ageing body a more youthful appearance.
The £6,500 to £11,050 fee for the lower body lift covers the cost of the operating room ($3,000 to £3,250,) the anaesthesiologist ($2,000,) the surgeon ($4,000 to £3,900( and the hospital stay ($1,000 to £1,950.)