Lower body lift, sometimes referred to as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure designed to remove loose, excess skin in the lower body for patients who have lost a massive amount of weight. The lower body lift procedure usually focuses primarily on the buttocks, thighs, back and abdominal area. The lower body lift procedure is often performed on patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery or pregnancy.
As a leading Milwaukee lower body lift surgeon, Dr. Kinney has the expertise and skills necessary to ensure that patients achieve their desired body contours with minimal scarring. The best candidate for lower body lift surgery include patients who have maintained a stable weight for several months following weight loss surgery and women who do not plan to have any more children. Dr. Kinney can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure during a private consultation.
During the lower body lift procedure, Dr. Kinney will make an incision above the thighs and buttocks that extends across the beltline. Once the excess skin is removed, the skin from the lower body and the abdominal area will be tightened and sutured. Dr. Kinney takes great strides to ensure that scarring is not extensive and blends in with the beltline and other natural folds.
Following the procedure, Milwaukee lower body lift patients will require a significant amount of time to recover. In some cases, the patient may need to remain at the hospital for up to three nights. Most patients need four to six weeks of recovery before they can return to regular activities.
Dr. Kinney takes great pride in helping lower body lift patients achieve their ideal body image. Even after gaining the confidence that comes from losing a substantial amount of weight through bariatric surgery or other means, the unsightly excess skin that remains can be embarrassing. The lower body lift procedure can allow these patients to complete their body transformations and truly enjoy the increased self-confidence that comes with their new look.