Lower Body Lift in Northern VA
Body Lift Surgery
A lower body lift improves the shape of your body and removes extra skin. This surgery is utilized after significant weight loss or liposuction and body contouring procedures in removing large areas of fatty deposits.
When the body is overweight, the skin develops a dimpled, irregular skin surface known as cellulite. Caused by significant weight gain, pregnancy or heredity, a lower body lift deals with the impact of those effects on the body.
“After years of being far too overweight, I got a lower body lift. I was afraid of the surgery but it went smoothly and my life is completely different as a result. Dr. Feledy was so confident that I felt in good hands the entire way.” - M.G.*
Lower Body Lift FAQS
1) What is a lower body lift?
A lower body lift is a series of surgical procedures performed at one time with excess skin removed from areas most affected by a major weight loss. Body contouring deals with:
- The abdominal area, locally and into the lower back area and sides
- The buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly
- The groin that may sag into the inner thigh
- The inner or outer thighs.
2) Why undergo lower body lift?
Even if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you may still have areas of excess skin which has been severely stretched and damaged. The skin has lost its elasticity. It can hinder your daily performance in the activities you participate in. It can also cause serious hygiene issues. What’s the best way to improve the appearance in these areas? Surgically remove the skin. See which body lift procedure is best Lower Body Lift Northern VA for you:
Lower Body Lift Surgery: Combines techniques from the tummy tuck and the butt lift. Dr. Feledy works around the lower body by removing the apron of loose skin and tissue. The incisions are placed within natural skin folds to hide post-surgical scars. He may suggest you get body lift and liposuction to remove small areas of excess fat.
Panniculectomy: A panniculectomy is an operation that removes a large hanging apron of skin (pannus) from the abdomen. Patients requiring a panniculectomy often have severe hygiene issues that have resulted in infection, and may require surgical removal to correct these problems. This is not a cosmetic procedure but we do discuss aesthetic considerations with you.
Mons Rejuvenation: Even with significant weight loss, many people still have sagging of tissue over the pubic bone, a region called the mons. Fullness and sagging in this region can cause difficulty with urination and sexual function. Addressing mons issues provides a more youthful appearance.
Extended abdominoplasty: An extended abdominoplasty falls between an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a body lift. The incision extends onto the back but does not go completely around the torso (like a body lift procedure). It allows for the complete excision of larger abdominal areas and flank region and some lifting of the lateral thighs (but less than with a body lift).
Upper Body Lift: Significant back rolls can be corrected with an upper body lift. Women hide this incision beneath the bra-line. Men’s incision is dictated by the position of the back rolls.
3) Are you a good candidate for a lower body lift?
If you’re considering a lower body lift, make sure your weight is stable and that you are in good health overall. Be realistic about the outcome of your procedure and work with Dr. Feledy to achieve the best results for your needs. Let us know if you have high blood pressure, blood-clotting issues, or form excessive scars.
4) Are lower body lift surgeries safe and are there any side effects?
Yes, lower body life surgeries are safe. Like any surgery, there is a degree of risk but rendered minimal thanks to a qualified surgeon. Rare side effects include nerve damage, blood clots, scarring, pain, swelling or heart and lung complications, bleeding, infection and poor wound healing. At Belmont Plastic Surgery, we make every effort to minimize any risks. We pride ourselves at providing the safe lower body lifts in Stafford VA.
5) What happens after most lower body lift surgeries?
Your recovery should take between 10 to 14 days, although some patients need up to three weeks. Larger procedures may require a thin tube be put in place to prevent fluid accumulation. Make sure you get plenty of rest and limit your activity. Issues such as swelling, numbness, tenderness, and a feeling of tightness are common but subside over time. Avoid strenuous activity for six weeks and exposure to the sun for several months. Dr. Feledy will provide specific steps about your recovery following your surgery.
6) What results can I expect from a lower body lift?
Even after weight loss, people seek plastic surgery to correct the excess skin and residual fat deposits that remain in their body. At Belmont Plastic Surgery, we consider it a privilege to participate in your weight loss journey. We are committed to helping you realize your goals and see how our patients radiate with new self-esteem and self-confidence.
We offer comprehensive care for our significant weight loss patients. Set up a consultation to meet with Dr. Feledy and discuss your goals, your options and what procedure is best for you. The goal is to strategically place the incisions to avoid any scarring to be seen.
Belmont Plastic Surgery strives to provide the best and safest lift body lift Northern VA has available for you.
What to expect in your consultation:
It’s not easy picking a board certified plastic surgeon with the experience and expertise in body lifts that you are looking for. To get the best lower body lift Northern VA has available to you, see what Belmont Plastic Surgery has to offer you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Feledy today and find out what results you are looking for with a lower body lift. He will also perform a thorough examination and make recommendations based on your needs.
Dr. Feledy can also show you a few body lift before and after photographs from his previous successful surgeries. The results speak for themselves. It is important that you and Dr. Feledy agree on the cosmetic details of your surgery and obtain the results that you desire.
Lower Body Lift Before & After Photos
See Belmont Plastic Surgery's lower body lift before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with a surgery and to help guide the process with the doctor of determining the outcome you are going for.