This procedure recontures the thighs and buttocks by removing excess tissue from the hips and the inner thighs, helping you complete your transformation after a significant weight loss. Our surgeons often combine abdominoplasty or liposuction to remove lax and unattractive skin.
Are you a good candidate for a lower body lifting?
Lower body remodeling is best suited for people who are generally healthy and in a relatively good shape, but have excess skin or a significant amount of non-responsive fat to diet or exercise on the lower body. You can be a good candidate for this procedure if you have one or more of the following conditions:
Excess or lax tegument on the underside of the body
Muscles weakened by pregnancy or aging
Excess fat concentrated in this area
If you have not yet reached the desired weight, you should most likely postpone surgery, as you may need an additional procedure to remove excess skin resulting from extra weight loss.
Dr. Sinescu and our medical staff are dedicated to helping get the body you want in a safe and proper way. Therefore, during your first appointment with our staff, before planning your surgery, the lower half of the body will be evaluated and we shall discuss your goals and expectations. We’ll review the various options suitable for you. You will be given a detailed explanation of the procedure, steps to be followed before and after surgery, potential risks and complications, costs and payment methods. We will answer all your questions. We’ll ask for your medical history, information on cigarette and alcohol consumption, and a list of all the medicines you use, including the over the counter ones.
Surgery will usually be performed at the hospital, where you will spend 1 to 2 nights. The procedure requires general anesthesia and takes about 4-6 hours, depending on its extent, or even more when treating other areas, such as associated abdominoplasty.
The nature of the operation requires the doctor to make long incisions, in relation to the amount of excess skin to remove. Depending on the extension of the procedure and the individual anatomy, the scar can be prolonged on the upper buttocks and on the outer and inner thigh. Wherever possible, the incisions are positioned less visibly, and in many cases you can wear a swimsuit without conspicuous scars.
Dr. Sinescu then removes half-segments of skin and fat from the buttocks and thighs. The rest of the skin and tissues are raised to get a firmer and finer look. The incisions are sutured, sometimes we use drains, we apply the gauze dressing and the compulsory compression suit.
Recovery after lower body lift
Shower or bath – 2-3 days after surgery
Return to work – 2-3 days after surgery
Driving – 2-3 weeks after surgery
Intense activity – 6-8 weeks after surgery
Fading of the scars – from a few months to a year
What are the possible side effects or risks?
Any surgery has a degree of risk, and body surgery is no exception. During the first consultation, Dr. Sinescu will evaluate your individual risk level, all potential problems will be discussed and we will establish together if you have a strong indication for lower body lift. Strict adherence to all pre- and postoperative medical recommendations is crucial to reducing any danger. We will always be at your side to achieve a satisfactory and safe end result.
The most common complications include:
– postoperative bleeding and hematoma
– skin dehiscence
– modified local sensibility
– hypertrophic scarring
– remaining excess tissue
How long do the results last?
Lower body remodeling can drastically raise the buttocks, hips and thighs. The results are generally permanent; however, aging, weight gain or pregnancy will affect the final appearance.
Frequently asked questions
What other procedures can be associated?
Abdominoplasty is often combined. Liposuction is sometimes used to improve the general appearance of this area.
Is the surgical intervention covered by health insurance?
Lower body lift is considered an aesthetic surgery and therefore it is not covered by medical insurance. You are responsible for all the costs. The costs and payment methods will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Are there alternatives?
The adjuvant options include weight loss and exercise, especially toning exercises. Liposuction can also greatly improve the appearance of the upper thigh.