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Lower Body Lift

Lower Body Lift in Las Vegas, NV

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What is a lower Body Lift?

Losing weight is a great way to improve your appearance and health. Unfortunately, you may be left with loose skin around the midsection. A body lift is a surgical procedure in which excess skin is trimmed away and lifted to reshape the body. Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi often recommends lower body lifts to patients who lose a significant amount of weight and are left with hanging skin on the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs. The procedure may be performed with liposuction to remove small fat pockets as well. Dr. Khorsandi will consult with each patient to discuss the best approach to take. Depending on how much loose skin is going to be removed, a circumferential (360-degree) incision may be used. This treatment is reserved for those who are near their weight goals and want to complete their transformation.

Surgical Technique

A lower body lift is also called a belt lipectomy because the incision is made around the belt area around the lower torso. The incision may be extended to the buttocks and thighs. During surgery, sagging skin is trimmed away while the remaining tissue is lifted and secured by sutures. Liposuction may be used if there’s excess fat. There are also cases when the fat harvested from liposuction is reinstated into the buttocks for an instant butt lift. These cosmetic procedures may be combined in one session or they may be staged, depending on your personal circumstances.

During/After the Procedure

A lower body lift is performed with general anesthesia and requires an overnight stay in a hospital or accredited surgical facility. Due to its nature, spinal anesthesia may also be administered. The surgery lasts from 5 – 8 hours, depending on the treatment areas involved. It is important for patients to keep in mind that a lower body lift will require slower recovery. Aside from the extensive incisions, your body and skin need time to adjust to their new positions. Most patients will need 2 – 3 weeks before returning to a light routine. It can take up to a full year for the final results of this surgery to appear.

Expected Cost

Lower body lift surgery can cost an average of $10,000 – $17,000. The cost depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals and the number of procedures performed in one session. Costs may fluctuate if the surgical sessions are staged into separate procedures. During the initial consultation, we will discuss the recommended treatment plan and associated costs. Virtual consultations are $100 and in-person consults $300 the consult fee goes towards the procedure they are non-refundable.

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Average Cost  
$8,850 - $20,000
Recovery Time  
4-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
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Lower Body Lift FAQ

What will my lower body lift scars look like?

A lower body lift creates wonderful body contouring results for patients. Unfortunately, scarring is unavoidable with this kind of surgery. For most patients, the scar can be seen around the torso and may extend to the hips, buttocks, and thighs. A skilled and trained plastic surgeon, like Dr. Khorsandi, will make every effort to create thin incision lines. We can also give you information about scar care at home. Once the scars are healed, they can be concealed by undergarments.

Is a lower body lift painful?

This surgery is performed with general anesthesia. It is common to feel some pain and discomfort during the recovery process. Pain medications will be prescribed so patients can feel as comfortable as possible. A compression garment is also worn to reduce discomfort. Patients should limit movement during the first week of recovery to avoid the risk of stretching the incision line. This is the most common complication after surgery.

Does Insurance Cover the costs of body lift surgery?

If it is proven that this surgery is medically necessary to attain a better quality of life, some health insurance providers may cover a portion of the cost.  There is no guarantee that coverage will be applicable, however. Our billing and insurance coordinators will work with your insurance company to determine benefits and costs.

When should I undergo body lift Surgery?

Anyone considering a lower body lift should be at or near his or her goal weight before surgery. If the loose skin is caused by pregnancy, it is best to postpone this surgery until you are finished having children. This is because any additional weight gain in the future may compromise your cosmetic results.

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