Jacksonville Body Lift
Serving Patients in Jacksonville, Florida
Lower Body Lift – Jacksonville Body Contouring
A Lower Body Lift is a combination of circumferential abdominoplasty (i.e. belt lipectomy), buttock lift, and outer thigh lift. It is most commonly performed on patients that have lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery. Patients receive a flatter abdomen, better contour of their thighs, and an improved shape and curvature of their lower back and buttocks.
At the Desai Center of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Therefore, Dr. Desai and Dr. Fallucco evaluate each patient and create a customized surgical plan for all of their patients to meet their expectations. Dr. Desai and Dr. Fallucco use the latest techniques to create a natural, younger appearing you. To schedule a consultation, call us now at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) or complete the contact us form.
Who is a candidate for a lower body lift?.
Both men and women that have lost weight, possibly through bariatric surgery / gastric bypass and who desire improvement in the shape and contour of the lower torso and outer thighs are excellent candidates.
How do I prepare for my lower body lift?
We ask patients to stop taking medications that may increase bleeding including aspirin, Plavix, NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen, Advil, Alleve, etc), and herbal supplements like vitamin E. Patients should be in good health and ensure they have their blood pressure controlled.
In addition, patients who smoke should begin a smoking cessation program as we ask patients to stop smoking three weeks prior to surgery, especially for those undergoing a lower body lift. The nicotine in tobacco products decreases the blood flow to your skin and results in delayed healing and increased wound complications.
In addition, nutritional supplementation is an important part of the healing process before and after surgery. A full blood panel including nutritional parameters will be obtained and we encourage all of our patients to begin protein shakes or juices 3-4 weeks before and after surgery.
Recovering after your Lower Body Lift
Our Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team will help ensure a rapid recovery. As you heal, it is important to keep well hydrated and nourished, as nutrition is an important part of healing.
The procedure is under general anesthesia and patients are instructed to wear compression garments for the first few weeks. Patients are admitted into the hospital to ensure adequate hydration and pain control. Please call our Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) to schedule a consultation and to learn more about this procedure.
As the incision begins to heal (i.e. after 3 weeks), there are a number of things you can use to help minimize the size and appearance of the scar. Massaging the scar with firm finger pressure will help the scar blend in and decrease the swelling. In addition, paper tape and silicone gel sheeting have both been shown to help minimize the scars with time. Some commercially available products such as Mederma or vitamin E may also have some benefit. Please call our Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) to schedule a consultation and to learn more about this procedure.
Financing for your Body Lift in Jacksonville
Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients in Jacksonville, FL. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
A lower body lift is a combination of several procedures: belt lipectomy, buttock lift, and outer thigh lift and is most commonly performed on patients who have lost massive amounts of weight. A lower body lift gives you a flatter tummy, more contour in your thighs and a more shapely buttock and lower back area. If you live in Jacksonville, Florida or anywhere in the surrounding area, please contact The Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a confidential consultation. We also offer affordable financing plans to fit most patients' budgets.
Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
14540 Old St. Augustine Road Suite 2391 | Jacksonville, Florida 32258