Lower body lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin from the outer thighs and buttocks. It is a procedure that commonly is performed in patients who have lost a large amount of weight and have loose sagging skin. This procedure can dramatically tighten the loose skin on the outer thighs and buttocks.
The use of state-of-the-art techniques allow for the preservation of volume in the buttocks thereby preventing a flattening effect. This procedure is performed most commonly with an abdominoplasty so that the entire waist line is sculpted. The scar can usually be concealed below underwear.
Lower body lift usually produces a tightened and more attractive appearance of the buttocks and thighs. The permanent scar may stay thick and red, but tends to fade over time and reaches its final appearance over 12 to 18 months.