Lower Body Lift (Tummy Tuck/Buttock Lift)
A Lower Body Lift, also known as a Belt Lipectomy, transforms the mid and lower body by removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, outer thighs and buttock. This procedure commonly consists of a tummy tuck combined with a buttock lift and is usually done to correct the effects of massive weight loss. This one stage procedure can significantly recontour the trunk and lower body which allows for improved shape and clothing options.
How do I prepare for a Lower Body Lift?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Antimarino, make sure to discuss your expectations for the procedure. This is the time to discuss your concerns and your goals as he will design a surgical plan specifically for you.
You may want to come in with a list of questions that you want to be answered before the procedure. This will eliminate any confusion, and will provide you with the most comfortable experience at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa.
The use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other supplements that may increase bruising should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
Lastly, you will also want to read through our patient resources, such as our note of privacy policies and surgeon checklist, to better educate yourself about the entire surgical process.
Surgery: A lower body lift is done under general anesthesia and is done as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. Surgery generally takes 4 hours.
After Surgery: Patients are discharged home wearing an abdominal binder and will have 2 surgical drains for the abdomen and 2 surgical drains for the buttocks. Surgical drains are routinely used to remove expected post-surgical fluid. The drains are removed in approximately 2-3 weeks. The abdominal binder is worn for a minimum of 3 weeks and then as needed for comfort measures. Patients may return to work in 2-3 weeks and resume exercising in approximately 3 weeks.
For a more detailed discussion and to answer all your surgical questions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.