Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is a procedure done to reshape the waistline contour following massive weight loss or pregnancy. It entails removing excess skin and excess fat distribution from the lower trunk, 360 degrees. This would involve a traditional abdominoplasty with removal of excess skin and fat and tightening of the abdominal muscles to improve contour. But in addition, it involves removing excess skin and fat from the thighs and lower back, essentially a lateral thigh lift and buttocks lift. The procedure has undergone multiple name changes over the years including lower body lift, a belt lipectomy, or a circumferential abdominoplasty.

The exact body lift procedure will differ depending on each patient’s body type and desired outcomes. Generally, an incision is placed below the underwear line circumferentially around the lower waist in order to improve shape and contour 360 degrees around the patient. Excess skin will be removed, as will excess fat deposits. The skin will be pulled together and sutured to create a slimmer silhouette, lifted outer thighs and buttocks. Often, Dr. Mirmanesh will use tissue typically discarded to augment a patient’s buttocks.

Procedure Overview

Before Lower Body Lift Surgery
After Lower Body Lift Surgery

Average surgical time: 5 hours

Anesthesia type: General in Certified Surgical Center

Estimated Cost: $17,000 USD


Back to work: 2 weeks

Return to exercise: 5 weeks

How Dr Mirmanesh maximizes your outcome

Scar optimization with silicone gel and adjunct laser scar therapy
Tightening abdominal muscles stretched during pregnancy "diastasis recti"
Pain control with local anesthesia injection at procedure conclusion

Am I a good candidate?

Non smoker
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
No history of keloids/abnormal scarring
Unhappy with appearance
Realistic goals

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