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Lower Body Lift in West Hills, CA

What Is A Lower Body Lift?

Lower body lift surgery removes loosened skin and fat to reshape certain parts of the body altered by pregnancy or weight fluctuations. A lower body lift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang concentrates on the middle and lower body, including the buttocks, abdomen, and thighs. A circumferential 360 incision may be performed, which grants the greatest amount of skin excision and lift. This is a major procedure that can reshape a patient’s lower half of the body. After this procedure at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery, you will see a visible improvement in your overall figure. Call our office in West Hills, CA to get started on your transformation today.

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What are the Benefits of a Lower Body Lift?

Benefits associated with a lower body lift include:

  • Removal of excess skin: A lower body lift effectively removes loose and sagging skin in the lower body, which can be a common concern after substantial weight loss. This results in a smoother, more toned appearance.

  • Improved body contour: By eliminating excess skin and tissue, a lower body lift enhances the overall body contour, creating a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing figure. It can help create a smoother transition between the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs.

  • Enhanced self-confidence: Excessive skin and tissue sagging can often cause individuals to feel self-conscious about their appearance. By addressing these concerns, a lower body lift can boost self-confidence and body image, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their bodies.

Who Is A Candidate for A Lower Body Lift?

The best candidates for this surgery are generally people who have lost a sizeable amount of weight and are confronted with different challenges. These challenges may be loose, wrinkled skin on the buttocks and upper thighs, skin that hangs on the stomach, plus sagging skin throughout the core. For those who are considering this procedure, it is necessary to have realistic expectations, which can be discussed with Dr. Hwang during your consultation. First, scarring is a result of this surgery because of the large incisions. Second, the surgery does have a lengthy recovery period versus many other elective surgeries, so it's helpful to prepare in regard to work and family care. Finally, it's critical that you are at or near a stable weight when undergoing lower body lift surgery.

What to Expect from A BHeart® Brazilian Butt Lift

The BHeart® Brazilian butt lift is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 2 – 3 hours. First, liposuction is used to extract fat from specific areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, and thighs. This extracted fat is purified in a sterile centrifuge system where healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and put into syringes. Next, the extracted fat tissue is injected in layers and carefully massaged to make sure the surface is even. This step is repeated multiple times until the desired shape has been attained. In addition to giving you a fuller, nicer-looking butt, a Brazilian butt lift can reduce unwanted fat in certain areas of your body.

What to Expect from A Lower Body Lift

This surgery is done under general anesthesia, and most patients will be required to remain in the hospital for a few nights to recover. The surgery can be lengthy, lasting around 4 – 7 hours. The incision is typically placed along the lower abdomen area where a belt is worn, which is why it is also known as a belt lipectomy. After the incision has been carefully made by Dr. Hwang, liposuction will be used to eradicate areas of excess fat, and sagging skin will then be tightened. Any remaining loose skin will be carefully trimmed away. Compression garments will be worn over the lower body to help control swelling, bruising, and bleeding.

Reshape Your Figure

If you have lost a significant amount of weight that has left you with loose, hanging skin, you may be a great candidate for a lower body lift. Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery takes pride in working with our patients to help them reach their ideal body goals. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Hwang and allow him to go over this life-changing process with you.

Lower Body Lift FAQS

How much does a lower body lift cost? The price of a lower body lift procedure will vary in each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Hwang will be able to discuss a treatment plan that can fit your goals. Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and low-interest financing to make your treatment easy to afford.

Will I have visible scarring? There are several factors that will contribute to how many scars you have and their visibility after a lower body lift. Dr. Hwang plans incisions so they can be easily concealed by undergarments or in less visible areas like the natural skin folds. Dr. Hwang or a member of his team will discuss aftercare instructions, which will help your incisions heal correctly so the scars are flat and, in time, blend into your normal skin.

What can I expect during recovery? After your lower body lift procedure, you might experience some bruising and inflammation around the treated areas. Follow-up appointments will be important so Dr. Hwang can monitor your process. It is important to contact Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery if you experience any symptoms of an infection or you have any concerns.

How can I recover faster after a BHeart™ Brazilian butt lift? If you want to minimize your recovery following a BHeart™ Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Brian Hwang will give you post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your butt for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Hwang recommends you get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow, which allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your buttocks. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood flow and reduce inflammation. A lymphatic drainage massage can also help your body heal.

When should I consider getting a lower body lift? If you are considering a surgical lift on your lower half, make a consultation with Dr. Hwang to get more information about the process and when it may be right for you to get one. You should be at or close to a stable, healthy weight, since gaining or losing a significant amount of weight following a lower body lift may alter your appearance. Before surgery, Dr. Hwang will also perform a physical assessment to ensure that you are strong enough to undergo the procedure.

Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital? Typically, Dr. Hwang requires his patients to stay a minimum of one night in a medical facility following surgery. This inpatient stay is for your comfort and safety, as your health is monitored and your pain controlled. Based on the number of areas being treated and your overall health after surgery, Dr. Hwang might suggest you stay more than one night. In your initial consultation, Dr. Hwang will discuss facilities where you should stay as well as how long he estimates you will be there.

*Indicidual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contains models.

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