About Lower Body Lifts (LBL)
With careful planning and the talent of our board-certified plastic surgeons in body contouring techniques at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, we can surgically reshape your lower body. You may want drastic change in the appearance of your abdomen, buttocks, and thighs by reducing the amount of sagging skin on your lower body. Our plastic surgeons in Delray Beach, FL can improve the contour of your lower body with a tummy tuck, beltectomy, liposuction, butt lift, and thigh lift at the same time or in a series of surgeries. In a private consultation, our plastic surgeons can make suggestions about which surgical excisions and nonsurgical (laser and ultrasonic fat removal, liposuction, and CoolSculpting®) body contouring procedures would be in your best interest. Reduce the stretched out, redundant skin on your lower body with updated and innovative methods that adjust treatment according to your body type and aesthetic concerns. We would like to discuss with you the latest options in body contouring for restoring a natural-looking, pleasing contour to your body.
Reasons for LBL
Many patients seek a lower body lift for the following reasons:
- Stubborn fat that resides in the abdominal wall, thighs, and buttocks
- Lax skin in multiple areas on the lower body
- Significant amount of weight loss
- Want to change the shape of body for a more attractive figure
"What an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2019
"Went in with one of my best friends to meet with Katie after doing lots of research on the subject of injectables and offices that specialize on the subject, and so glad I did! We initially went for a consult because we had many questions regarding health and look. She answered all our questions and was very sweet and professional. One of the qualities that drew me in is that she is a Nurse Practitioner and has a lot of knowledge and she did not disappoint! She works with you at your pace and is not pushy at all. The staff is beautiful and very nice!"- M.S. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2019
"For anyone thinking of having a procedure done here, please do and don't overthink it. As well as for any trans man thinking of having top surgery please listen when I tell you to come here. From the very beginning they made me feel comfortable in a situation that was quite uncomfortable for me. I was nervous wreck the first time I came in and I think they noticed and tried their best to make me feel comfortable. I have worked in the service and sales business my whole life and I know that without your clients you won't have a business so make sure to always put your clients needs first and make them feel at home. That's exactly what Dr.Schnitt made me feel. They deserve every damn penny that I paid towards my surgery because Dr.Schnitt and his staff were nothing less than excellent. He truly set me free from the shackles of my femininity. I look in the mirror and I see the man I have always wanted to see. So for everyone looking for the right place to go, look no further and make an appointment and go see for yourself how outstanding they are, but here are some pictures include if my words don't convince you then please allow the amazing results he gave me convince you."- L.M. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2019
"I was feeling old and saggy from grief. I was referred by a dear friend to Katie.. Enter a beautiful office/facility conveniently located in East Delray. .Leah greeted me and helped me with saving bonuses..Katie gave me her recommendations and price/proposal. I accepted and proceeded with great care, treatment and experience Thoroughly pleased! Professional , personable and experienced!"- T.T. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2019
"My Tummy Tuck Experience! It has been more than a year since my abdominoplastic procedure and I am loving my new figure! It is one of the best investment I have made in improving my appearance. This positive outcome I owe it to my surgeon, Dr. Schnitt, who not only did an amazing job on my figure but also the care and the way he made me feel from the consultation and all the way through my healing process. Knowing that I could reach him anytime, if I needed him, gave me a sense of security and a peace of mind. I always have been a person who doesn't like to depend on others. I like to do everything on my own. For example, I do not ask anyone to take me to the airport, even if someone offers, I like to take Uber or a taxi. I also took an Uber when I had my Lasik eye surgery and my colonoscopy. I wanted to do the same thing when I had my Tummy Tuck, but Dr. Schnitt insisted that I need someone with me. Not only for my ride back home but also to watch over me during the recovery. I thought he was a little over protective, but I did as he indicated. Now I can tell you, he was 100% right, this procedure took every bit of self-control, independency, energy and pride out me. I was a total mess. I was not able to do anything on my own. I barely was able to walk with my curved posture. I couldn't laugh without feeling the pain in my abdominal muscles and having a Cuban man as partner didn't help, as he always is saying funny things. I was not able to cough either, but I discovered that if I had a little bottle of whisky me, I was able to immediately stop the urge to cough. I highly recommend the two weeks of recovery because I had hard time trying to hide the drain bulbs. If you are planning to go back to work before the drainers are out, think before the surgery what you are going to wear because you are not going to be able to go shopping. Finally, the compression garment, this is one of the most important thing to plan. I wish I would have known before my surgery to do this ahead of time. You are not going to be able to take it off or put it on without help. You are not going to be able to go shopping and buy another one that you could put on yourself. There so many out there. Almost all of them are uncomfortable and they do not fit as expected. I bought about 15 of them online trying to find one that would work for me. Keep in mind that every time you are trying one, it is painful, as these garments are very tight. My advice is, go before your surgery and try them on and buy a couple of them. It will save you money, time, and pain. Dr. Schnitt is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and competent surgeon. He will be there for you and he is the "Best Surgeon" ever! I cannot say enough about him, his office staff, and his impeccable surgical center. I highly recommend Inspire Cosmetic Surgery. Thank you, Dr. Schnitt for giving me another chance in life to feel good about my appearance! I am very, very thankful. Life is good!"- M.P. / Yelp / Sep 18, 2019
What to Expect
As discussed in your treatment planning session, there will be multiple procedures completed at once during a lower body lift. Common procedures performed within a lower body lift are a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), beltectomy, panniculectomy, thigh lift, and butt lift. The surgical technique will be discussed with you, along with the risks and what type of scar it will make. Our diligent plastic surgeons will take the necessary precautions to hide scarring made by the incisions within the natural folds and creases of your skin. We can also mask or obliterate scars with nonsurgical scar removal procedures.
All of the lower body lift procedures will be performed at a local hospital or an accredited surgical center with a general anesthetic. Depending on the number of procedures performed within your lower body lift, the length of your operation could last 3 – 4 hours or longer. You may be required to spend several nights in the hospital so that your progress can be monitored as this is a very extensive procedure. Your post-operation nurse will also manage your level of pain and help minimize your discomfort.
Once you are home recovering, we ask that you rest for at least 2 weeks post-op and continue to take all medications you were prescribed. Swelling and bruising are normal body responses to this surgery and it may take 6 months or more to fully recover. Delayed healing, bleeding, scarring, infection, and blood clotting in the legs are all risks that can be avoided with precaution and care.
You will need to make gentle movements starting on day 2 to keep your blood circulating. Compression garments need to be worn as recommended by your plastic surgeon. You will need to wear the abdominal compression garment for the first 12 weeks. Your surgeon will monitor your progress during the recovery process and inform you when you can return to normal activities.
Though differences are visible within the first week, it takes 6 – 12 months before the optimal appearance becomes apparent in your body contour. Your skin will continue to age, and you will still experience a skin laxity change over the course of your lifetime. It is truly important to adhere to a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen after a lower body lift so that you can enjoy the results of this surgery for many years.
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Learn More About LBL
When you are at your goal weight and it has stabilized, you may be left with unwanted excessive skin that will not be remedied by more diet and exercise. Many patients need a surgical intervention to achieve that last step in their body transformation. We also see patients that have mature skin that has lost its elasticity and want to reshape their lower body and remove the lax skin. We would love to schedule a consultation with you at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa to discuss how you could benefit from a lower body lift. Call today for more information.