Often when there is laxity and redundancy of the abdominal wall soft tissue, there is also laxity and redundancy of the skin and soft tissue of the thighs and buttocks. This sagging of the buttocks, thighs, and flanks can distort the contour of the body as well as produce skin irregularities or cellulite.
A Lower Body Lift is an extension of an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, which follows the bikini line around the entire body. In addition to the benefits of an abdominoplasty, it removes excess skin and fat and lifts the soft tissues of the thighs and buttocks. Some have referred to this procedure as a "face lift" for the body. It accomplishes more than just removing redundant skin. A Lower Body Lift actually rejuvenates the appearance of the body by tightening the supportive soft tissues of the treated area and can also improve cellulite.
A Lower Body Lift is a significant surgery and produces some of the most dramatic improvements in cosmetic surgery. The surgery is performed in the hospital and takes approximately 5 to 6 hours. Patients spend 2 nights in the hospital and usually take 2 to 3 weeks off from work, depending upon their occupation. They can usually resume their normal level of activity 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. There is a permanent scar which fades over time and is easily hidden by bikini bottoms or panties.
Dr. Shuster is conveniently located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. To schedule a Lower Body Lift consultation, please call 954.961.5500 or complete an online consultation form.