About this Treatment
The lower body lift in Toledo is an aesthetic surgical procedure that elevates and supports falling and loose skin and tissue of the abdomen, waistline, thighs, and buttocks while removing excess fat and skin to rejuvenate a youthful body contour.
The term ‘body lift’ most often refers to the lower body, although far less common, the upper body lift addresses aging changes and laxity of the bra line or mid back and lateral chest. A lower body lift represents a technique of elevating, supporting, and reshaping the lower body and may be done on the front and sides of the body or completely around the entire waistline ‘circumferential body lift’ elevating the buttocks. If you are interested in a body lift in Toledo, our trained team of experts can help.
What It Is
Aging, weight gain or loss, sun damage and loss of skin elasticity and genetic tractors may all contribute to loss of elasticity and tissue support and sagging of the lower abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Stubborn fat collections that do not adequately respond to weight loss and exercise may also play a part in tissue descent and loss of natural or youthful body contour. Unlike a tummy tuck that treats excess of the lower abdomen or other skin only resection techniques, a body lift in Toledo addresses the contour issues of the entire torso, the front sides and posterior portions of the lower body and importantly elevates and repositions the deeper tissue to support and comprehensively restore a balanced and youthful figure.
What It Treats
Drooping and lax tissues of the lower abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks
‘Saddlebags’ or fat deposits of the lateral thighs with sagging skin
Aging buttocks that have lost shape and projection
Loss of support and descent of the pubic Area (‘mons’), anterior thighs
- 5 - 6 hours
- 3 - 4 weeks
- Younger Appearance When combined with liposuction and fat grafting, can restore a firm and balanced younger buttock appearance.
- Reduced Cellulite Can reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite of the thighs and buttocks.
- Lifted Thighs, Abdomen and More Lifts and supports the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and pubic area to a younger and more balanced shape.
- Easily Matched with Other Treatments When combined with a personalized skin care program, globally improves signs of aging, tissue laxity and contour loss of the lower body that do not fully respond to weight loss, exercise, and lifestyle.
- Improved Self-Confidence Can significantly improve self-confidence by restoring a youthful body contour.
How Body Lift Works
A thorough medical history and physical examination with discussion of each patients’ goals. As with all aesthetic surgical procedures, Dr. Barone at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, the body contouring work-up involves complete evaluation, examination, photo documentation, discussion of goals, and creation of a personalized and comprehensive aesthetic program. Review of all options that address your concerns most effectively as well as associated costs and recovery time and post procedure care planning are also fundamental to the EVOLV approach. A body lift in Toledo often involves multiple procedures and recovery time can be more extensive and therefore medical clearance and proper planning are essential. Procedures that are expected to require longer operative times are planned with a home health nursing service to improve safety and patient experience. Photo documentation and review of incision location options and extent are also considered.
Body lift surgery at EVOLV is done only in an outpatient surgery center under a short acting and modified general anesthetic technique that minimizes recovery and is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Body lift procedures are limited to only specific fully accredited outpatient facilities that have experience and trained professional staff familiar with the procedure as well as the specialized equipment necessary. All these protocols, routines, and requirements are based on maximizing patient safety and results.
Body lift incisions will depend upon the amount and location of skin and tissue laxity to be corrected. Incision placement is planned where it will allow proper repositioning and contour and be less noticeable. The final scar for lower body lifting is typically located in the ‘bikini line’ of the lower abdomen. The lateral and posterior scar extent will depend on the amount of skin laxity to be corrected as well as any buttock contouring. Excess fat removal by ultrasonic (Vaser) liposuction is done through small access incisions typically within the skin to be removed or hidden in natural creases.
After general anesthesia is given, a dilute solution of adrenaline and lidocaine (tumescent solution) is perfused throughout the tissue and fatty excess to be removed or repositioned. This is essential to reduce bleeding and discomfort allowing lower levels of general anesthetic and to cool the tissue for Vaser treatment. After fatty excess is removed and, if planned, fat grafts harvested and prepared, the appropriate amounts of excess skin and tissue excised from the treatment area the abdominal muscles are repaired if needed. The deeper sagging tissues of the thighs and buttocks are then released, elevated, and anchored for support. Surgical drains are sometimes utilized if necessary. Long acting nerve blocks (Exparel) are placed, and a mildly compressive surgical garment is applied to complete the procedure.
All your post-operative appointments and therapeutic services will be scheduled in advance. You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change. If abdominal muscles were repaired, you will usually begin slowly walking on the 2nd post-operative day. You will see the visible improvements immediately and they will continue to get better as swelling and bruising subside. If drains are placed, they are removed when drainage subsides or 1-2 weeks. Lower body lifting procedures in Toledo on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks generally require longer recovery times and compression garments are worn until swelling subsides. Post-operative therapeutic treatments with lymphatic massage, LED LightStim bed treatment and other proven modalities will be available to reduce swelling, discomfort, and downtime and to minimize scar appearance. You will be given specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit to reduce your downtime and improve your experience and long-term results.
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My results have been fantastic. The procedure accomplished what diet and exercise could not. I had hit a dead end and was getting discouraged. My goal was to feel better about myself and feel comfortable in my clothes again. Now that I am healing and back on track I feel fantastic! Thank you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with body lifts.
Patient safety and natural appearing results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board-certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering body lifts at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.