Oklahoma City plastic surgeon, Dr. Clinton Webster, helps patients achieve their goals by removing the excess skin and fat that can remain in the lower body following a major weight loss. As the body adjusts to a smaller size, sometimes, the skin simply cannot return to normal. A lower body lift using a circumferential (360) incision addresses these concerns that typically affect the lower abdomen, hips, lower back and buttocks. During surgery, the excess skin in these areas is trimmed away, liposuction is used to treat underlying fat pockets, and the remaining tissue and skin is pulled tight for a smooth and toned look. For many patients, this surgery can reshape the lower body and complete their transformation towards a new, beautiful figure.
During a lower body lift, an incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen, circling the body. Through these incisions, excess fat pockets will be removed using liposuction and the underlying tissue and muscle will be pulled tight. An experienced surgeon will make every attempt to trim away as much loose skin as possible, while protecting the incision area to minimize scarring.
All lower body lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The duration of the surgery depends on how many procedures are performed and to what extent. It is common for a surgery of this nature to take 3-4 hours or longer. The recovery can also be quite trying. Most patients will be required to spend a couple of nights in the hospital. It could take 2 weeks or longer before work and normal activities can resume. A lower body lift can create a natural shape and a leaner, more toned figure. Patients who adhere to a healthy lifestyle can enjoy their surgical results for years.
"Dr. Webster and his staff are warm, friendly professionals who not only seem knowledgeable about their practice but who also seem to take a personal interest in each one of their patients."- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 02, 2016
"Thinning Hair in Front and Top of Head. - Wasn't bald just thinning to the point I was going to have to style different. Dr. Webster and staff were friendly, very easy to work with and took great care of me. Happy with the results thus far, still not as thick as I had hoped for but full results are not expected until 9-12 months after procedure. I would definitely go to Dr. Webster and his team for any and all work that they offer."- 1.V. / RealSelf / Apr 16, 2018
"I am not one to post a review, but I feel that I need to let everyone know about the Trilogy laser treatment that Rebel Hudson did for me on my face and neck. I started my first treatment on November 16, 2017 and had two more treatments, one in December and my last treatment in January 2018. I must say my end results are amazing. My skin looks so bright, even toned and is so soft to the touch. I would recommend Dr. Webster and his staff for all your needs, very friendly & easy to work with."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 21, 2018
"Dr. Webster is one of the kindest men I have encountered and after several interview with surgeons I couldn't of been better blessed by him! He has removed Radiated skin, moved a muscle from back as well as done my Breast reconstruction. He is honest with you and helps you define what is truly Beautiful , which is not over done. I have had several surgeries with him and would recommend to the world. So Thank you Dr. Webster for helping me through this journey I do feel Beautiful again!!!"- B.B. / Facebook / Feb 08, 2018
"I had a revision augmentation done about 2 and a half weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier so far. It’s been such a pleasant experience. Although a major surgery, I have experienced very little pain. Haven’t taken any pain meds since day 2! The staff and Dr Webster are so nice and sweet and very professional. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a cosmetic procedure."- A.S. / Facebook / Oct 15, 2017
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- From $6,700
Lower Body Lift FAQs
How Bad is the Scarring?
While this procedure produces great results, scarring is inevitable. However, every effort is made to create clean incisions and leave a thin scar line. These incisions are also created low to follow the natural bikini line and keep them hidden if a bathing suit is worn. The scars will continue to heal and fade over time. Most patients feel their sleeker, tighter body outweighs the scarring.
Is This Surgery Painful?
Because of the extent of this procedure, patients may feel discomfort during the recovery process. For this reason, patients are required to stay in the hospital for a couple of days to be monitored and will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize pain and discomfort.
Will Insurance Apply?
Yes, insurance may cover some portion of a body lift procedure. For massive weight loss patients, there may be chronic skin infections or other issues caused by obesity. This varies by patient condition, insurance policy and procedure. Patient benefits will be discussed during the pre-op meeting with one of our billing and insurance coordinators.
Best Time for Surgery?
Individuals contemplating a lower body lift will need to be at or near their goal weight. If they anticipate losing a significant amount of weight, this needs to happen first. Once the weight has been lost, a physical will be required to ensure the body has stabilized enough to endure surgery.