Body lifting is perhaps one of the most exciting advances in plastic surgery in years. The older techniques for buttocks lifting and thigh lifting causes unsightly scars and did not provide for true rejuvenation of the lower body. Lower body lifting as advocated by Dr. Ted Lockwood has transformed our ability to reshape the torso and legs. It can give new life to those with massive weight-loss, and restore a figure lost to the effects of gravity and age.
A lower body lift incorporates an abdominoplasty, liposuction of the entire trunk, liposuction of the circumferential thighs, thigh lifting, and buttocks lifting. It can be used for massive weight-loss patients such as those that have undergone gastric bypass, Lap band procedures or diet induced weight-loss. It also has its place in those who developed significant sagging or hang to their buttocks or cellulite caused by loose skin of the legs.
The incisions and resulting scars from body lifting are the same as for an abdominoplasty but do extend around the hips to the back. They are meticulously placed to be covered by a small bikini bottom swimsuit. This operation does require a hospital stay of between two and four days. This kind of surgery is truly transforming and does require a commitment on the part of the patient to maintain excellent health and appropriate body weight.