The lower body lift surgical procedure tightens loose, sagging skin in the buttocks, posterior thighs, hips, outer thighs, and anterior thighs. It utilizes incisions which pass from the back around the hips to the front of the thighs. The loose skin, as well as underlying fat tissue, is removed from below the incision to allow suspension of the remaining tissues to stretch and smooth the lower body, especially the buttocks and thighs. It can be combined with an abdominal skin tightening if needed. If a previous tummy tuck has been performed or is not needed, the lower body lift can be extended to tighten the inner thighs. The incisions are designed to be hidden by clothing and sportswear or to lie in normally occurring anatomic folds.
Each patient’s anatomy and proportions of loose skin vary from individual to individual. The decision to utilize lower body lifting techniques depends upon your goals and expectations as well as an examination by Dr. Timek. This will help determine whether the lower body lift will achieve a satisfactory outcome for you.