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
"Great staff!! Dr Webster is caring and listens to all your concerns"- F.T. / Facebook / Nov 14, 2019
"The staff is very friendly, and caring. Rebel and Dr. Webster make you feel they care, and that you’re important. They listen to what your goals and expectations and follow through! I would HIGHLY recommend!!"- J.F. / Facebook / Sep 18, 2019
"I was beyond impressed with my experience at Dr. Webster's office. I was completely blown away by how helpful and kind Dr. Webster, Rebel and the rest of the staff were. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them to everyone. They are the best!"- P.G. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Had such a wonderful experience at this office!! I wanted a breast augmentation, mini tummy tuck, & a BBL. All the staff, nurses, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Webster were so nice and made me so comfortable at their office. Definitely would recommend them 👍 ❤️ I know it’s different for everyone. But I am post op 4 days from my surgery and honestly I feel great."- M.Q. / Google / Mar 27, 2019
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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.