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What Are The Steps Of a Lower Body Lift Procedure?

Lower Body Lift 

What Are The Steps Of a Lower Body Lift Procedure?People that have sagging skin in specific body areas can benefit from a lower body lift cosmetic surgery. You may experience sagging fat and tissue after a pregnancy, major weight loss, or because of aging. There are a few important steps involved in any lower body lift procedure.

Your surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure in detail with you during the pre-operative consultation. They will educate you on the steps involved in the procedure as well. You can reduce your pre-anxiety levels when you know how a particular procedure needs to be performed.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides lower body lift surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Pre-Operative Consultation

Lower body lift plastic surgery procedure is highly customizable. The initial consultation is an important step as it provides patients with the opportunity to ask pertinent questions for determining the type of procedure needed and for affirming candidacy. You can also plan the treatment and discuss recovery steps with the surgeon.

Administering Anesthesia

The first step following the procedure will be to place you under anesthesia. Typically, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia. An anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse will administer the anesthesia. You may feel grogginess, nausea, or other mild side effects following the procedure.

Most patients get discharged the same day or the next day once initial side effects of the anesthesia wear off and there are no serious post-op complications. You should have a responsible person drive you home.

Surgical Procedure

Your surgeon will make an incision around the belt line to begin the lower body lift procedure. This will be made across the lower abdomen and down to the inner thighs. Your aesthetic needs and the surgeon’s experience will determine the particular incision pattern.

The surgeon will try and place the incisions in such a manner that the scars are hidden by clothing and underwear. They will use the incisions for accessing and removing excess tissue and fat before pulling the skin together and trimming it. The incisions will be sutured and covered with bandages. You will be asked to wear a compression garment as well.


It may take 1 to 2 weeks for you to resume work following a body lift surgery. You would also be asked to avoid any strenuous activities for a few months. It’s critical that you follow all surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care so that the underlying tissue and skin can heal properly for healthy and beautiful results.

Follow-Up Visits

Generally, a cosmetic surgeon will see patients for post-operative care appointments every week following the surgery until things return to normal. This will give you the opportunity for examining your incisions and conducting necessary tests. The surgeon will make modifications to the medications and apply compression garments or bandages.

Most patients have their drains and sutures taken out after two weeks. Follow-up visits will decrease to once a few months after 4 to 8 weeks. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for lower body lift surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Frisco, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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