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Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is ideal if you are struggling with excess skin and fat creating a saggy, uneven skin surface which no amount of diet and exercise can remedy. Areas affected often include the abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs.

New York’s Advanced Dermatology’splastic surgeon is able to contour your lower body by tightening the wall muscles in the affected areas. This includes removing excess fat, tissue and skin, whereafter the skin is then redraped. Improving the lower body shape and skin surface.

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Candidates for Lower Body Lift

Sometimes referred to as a belt lipectomy, the lower body lift cosmetic surgery is ideal for candidates who meet with the following criteria:

  • Have excess skin, cellulite or loose wrinkled skin in the lower body (abdomen, thighs, buttocks and hips).
  • Are healthy with no medical conditions that may adversely affect surgery or impact the healing process.
  • Non-smokers.
  • Have realistic expectations.
  • Are committed to a healthy lifestyle.
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Lower Body Lift Consultation

It is important to approach your consultation with candor since your surgeon may discuss some of the following with you:

  • Your reasons for wanting a lower body lift and your surgical goals.
  • Pre-existing medical conditions, current medications and supplements.
  • Previous surgeries.

The consultation will include a physical examination during which your surgeon may also take detailed body measurements and discuss your body lift options.

Our patient-intake form may also give you an idea of what to expect during your initial consultation.

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Lower Body Lift Surgery New York

Surgery is done under sedation, or anesthesia, and will require extensive incisions depending on the surgical site and specific lower body area. During the procedure your surgeon will:

  • Mark the tentative surgical areas of the skin.
  • Make the incisions to perform the lower body lift.
  • Close the wound in several layers and apply dressings.

Depending on the nature of your surgery, you may be required to stay overnight for monitoring and pain control.


You should follow your board-certified plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions with great care to ensure optimum recovery and healing after surgery. These instructions may include:

  • How to care for your surgical site.
  • How to apply or orally take your medication.
  • Concerns to look out for.
  • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
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With all surgeries there are potential risks to be aware of. Some of the risks associated with a lower body lift, no matter how rare, include:

  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia.
  • Bleeding.
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications.
  • Fluid accumulation.
  • Infection.
  • Pain.
  • Wound dehiscence.

Your surgeon will discuss potential risks and complications with you in detail during consultation.

Contact Our New York Office

With more than fifty locations in NY, you can contact us to schedule your lower body lift consultation with plastic surgeon today.

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