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Five Body Areas that Are Addressed With A Lower Body Lift

Five Body Areas that Are Addressed With A Lower Body Lift

Five Body Areas that Are Addressed With A Lower Body Lift

What is a lower body lift?

There are times after significant weight loss or pregnancy where you can be left with excess skin around the lower body. The sagging skin often accumulates around the lower abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks, and buttocks. By removing this access skin from areas of the lower body that have been most effected by sagging or loss of laxity, more contour can be established as well as a more supple skin appearance.

Who is the best candidate for a lower body lift?

Anyone who would like to improve the appearance of their lower body whether it’s due to weight loss, pregnancy, or general lack of confidence is a good candidate for a lower body lift. However, it is imperative that you are in good health, which means you are a non-smoker and at a stable and desired weight. When performed by a highly skilled surgeon, like Dr. Sweat, a lower body lift can mean better fitting clothes and newfound confidence.

What are the five areas addressed with the lift?

There are five main areas addressed with a lower body lift. Those include:

Lower abdomen

The lower 360 tummy tuck is good at tackling extra skin on and around the abdominal area. The procedure will narrow the waistline and remove sagging skin for a tighter and smoother abdominal area. It will also help to strengthen the abdominal walls


A lot of excess skin can accumulate on the upper legs, especially after losing a significant amount of weight. The thigh lift procedure removes excess fat and skin, to achieve a smoother and more toned thigh area.


This is real problem area for skin sagging or even textural concerns. The butt lift will remove excess skin and smooth out the buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift in conjunction with the another cosmetic procedure can contour the area for a more rounded look.


The flanks are located on the sides and back of your abdominal area between your ribs and hips. When treated with liposuction, or affected by massive weight loss, the excess skin and fat can be removed in a lower body lift for a smoother and more contoured look.


The lower body lift will remove fatty deposits and sagging skin around the hip area. Some people have far more sagging in this area than others, or suffer from what is called “hip dips”. Targeted removal via a lower body lift will give a smoother silhouette.

What type of results should be expected?

It is important to go into plastic surgery procedures with realistic expectations. By knowing what to expect from your results and recovery, you set yourself up for the most success and satisfaction. In most cases, a lower body lift will give the desired results of a smoother, tighter, and more contoured body. To maintain these results it is important to follow your surgeon’s post-op recovery instructions as closely as possible.

Downtime associated with a lower body lift can range from six to eight weeks depending upon the procedure, or procedures, you have had performed. You will likely experience pain, redness, and swelling at the treatment site, but this can alleviated with your prescribed pain medication or over-the-counter medications.

Schedule a Consultation

To find out more about Dr. J Sweat and J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center, you can contact us at (916)400-0822. You can also request a consultation to see if a lower body lift is right for you by filling out our online contact form.

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