What Can A Lower Circumferential Lipectomy (Lower Body Lift) Do For You?
The extent of fat and skin to be removed will vary from each patient and may be estimated prior to the surgery.
The circumferential incision of a lower circumferential lipectomy (lower body lift) is carefully placed so that it can be hidden below the underwear line. Body contouring surgery is performed over several hours, however it is important to note that such a long period of time in surgery is not suitable for every patient. You will be advised as to how much skin can be removed safely, keeping in mind your personal objectives.
The technique used to reduce the lower abdomen is similar to an ‘abdominoplasty’ or ‘tummy tuck’, where the existing navel is repositioned, the excess skin that exists on the lower abdomen is removed, and the skin of the upper abdomen is pulled down and joined to the lower fold on the abdomen.
The excess skin on the back is usually removed as well, and the remaining skin is tightened. Extra skin and fat on the sides of the hips are also removed, in which the skin over the outer sides of the thighs is tightened, leaving a scar around the hip.
In order to lift and tighten the buttocks and thighs, excess skin and fat is also removed, and the scar is placed on the upper part of the buttocks, which dips into the cleft, thus the circle of lifted skin is completed.
In some cases, liposuction can also be used within the lower circumferential lipectomy (lower body lift) procedure.