Have you recently lost a large amount of weight? If so, congratulations, that is an amazing accomplishment! However, losing a large amount of weight via diet and exercise or weight loss surgery can sometimes come with unwanted side effects. It is not uncommon, to have excess loose skin on the body that no longer suits the contours. This loose skin can hang on the body which causes an undesirable appearance and can even be physically uncomfortable. If this sounds like you, no worries, there is a solution. Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg offers the lower body lift at his Maryland Practice for patients like you, who need to remove excess, loose skin.
What is a Lower Body Lift?
A lower body lift, also called a belt lipectomy, removes excess loose, sagging skin and fat from the body to improve the body contours. Dr. Rosenberg is a skilled, experiencing plastic surgeon in preforming the lower body lift on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and waist to create a more attractive appearance. He will use a range of techniques to help you feel more confident.
This procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia. The procedure will vary slightly depending on your needs, goals, and concerns. Dr. Rosenberg will use a combination of liposuction with various incisions to remove skin and fat in the target areas while repositioning the underlying tissues and pulling the skin taut before closing the incisions.
Who is a Candidate for a Lower Body Lift?
You may be a good candidate for the lower body lift if you have excess sagging skin and fat due to significant weight loss, genetics, or simply aging. The skin may appear loose on the hips, waist, thighs, abdomen, and lower back. Also, candidates may experience rashes, infections, or chafing from the overhanging skin. To safely undergo this surgery, you should be close to your ideal weight, be in good health, and a nonsmoker. It is important to have realistic expectations of what can be accomplished with this surgery. Dr. Rosenberg will go over the details of the procedure with you during a consultation appointment.
What is Recovery Like From a Lower Body Lift?
During the recovery, you will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The discomfort can be alleviated with oral pain medication. It is important to avoid strenuous activities including exercise, bending, and lifting heavy objects while recovery. You will need to take up to two weeks off work and your routine to properly heal. Once the residual swelling and bruising diminish, you will notice a smaller figure and beautiful contours.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Rosenberg
To learn more about the lower body lift, its benefits, and the recovery, talk to Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. Dr. Rosenberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Baltimore. He will help you to get your ideal look, so you are comfortable and confident. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today.