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Lower Body Lift in Baltimore, MD

Losing a large amount of weight makes you healthier, but what you may not have expected is the loose skin that now hangs from your body. Carrying a significant amount of weight stretches your skin, often to the point where it will not reduce and fit properly on your new, slimmer body shape.

To correct this cosmetic concern, double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman performs lower body lifts on men and women who are living with this unpleasant problem. He specializes in treating the massive weight patients of Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

Benefits of Lower Body Lift Surgery

A body lift specifically targets several problem areas; excess lower abdominal, flank, and back skin, a flat or uneven buttocks, excess skin of the mons pubis region, and drooping skin on the inner, outer, or posterior thighs. A body lift can also serve to reduce the lumps, dimples, and bumps of cellulite deposits.


If your main goal is to reduce fat in one or more of these areas rather than improve skin elasticity, you may benefit from liposuction rather than a surgical body lift. However, many patients who want to improve body contour will need a combination of both excess skin removal and liposculpting techniques. It is very common for Dr. Rottman to perform liposculpting in combination with body lift surgery.

What Is Lower Body Lift Surgery?

After significant weight loss from bariatric surgery, or strict diet and exercise, many people are dismayed to be left with loose, hanging skin, marring the appearance of their new, slimmer figure. Aging and genetics can also cause the skin and underlying tissue to lose elasticity, leading to droopy skin on the lower body.

The body’s skin may have limited elasticity and was unable to return to a firm, tight condition due to aging or weight loss. Removing the excess skin and fat with a body lift allows patients to finally achieve tighter, smoother skin, a more youthful appearance, and the ability to wear more revealing clothing, rather than constantly worrying about hiding the excess skin.

You may be a good candidate for a lower body lift if you struggle with any of the following body conditions:

  • Excess skin and fat on the abdomen
  • Sagging and drooping tissue and skin creating an “apron”
  • Inner, outer, or posterior thighs with excess fat, skin and tissue
  • Lower back fat and tissue that droops
  • Unsightly cellulite dimples

How Is Lower Body Lift Surgery Performed?

In a body lift, incisions are made to trim excess skin and the tissues providing support are lifted and tightened. Liposuction may be performed to remove fat deposits. A body lift can also include a thigh lift. Lower body lifts often treat the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs in one procedure. Incisions are carefully placed so that any scars are hidden within your clothing.

Preparing for Lower Body Lift Surgery

A lower body lift is an extensive surgery. As such, Dr. Rottman ensures you are a good candidate for the surgery and recovery. He will review your medical records, as well as order blood work and appropriate diagnostic tests. Additionally, some medical conditions and medications may be a cause of concern, and all of these factors are evaluated in advance of your procedure for your safety.

Recovery from Lower Body Lift Surgery

Following the procedure, the results are immediately visible. The swelling and bruising will begin to subside within a few weeks and continue to improve over the following months. A compression garment is typically worn for six weeks. The tissues will continue to settle into their final, more attractive position by six months post-op.

How Much Does Lower Body Lift Surgery Cost?

Lower body lift surgery is typically not covered by your medical insurance, and considered an elective procedure. In rare cases when excess skin is creating an unhealthy condition, some health insurance companies may cover a portion of the cost. If you need help paying for your lower body lift, please visit our financing page to learn about CareCredit® and Alphaeon Credit®.

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Is Lower Body Lift Surgery Right for Me?

A body lift is most appropriate for people whose weight is stable. Carefully maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in a regular exercise program will help you maintain the trimmer, more attractive look achieved with the procedure.

Additional weight loss following body lift surgery may cause your skin to become saggy again. If you gain weight after a body lift, stretch marks may develop and the surgical scars may widen.

Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Lower Body Lift Surgery?

Dr. Rottman is a highly-educated, experienced cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the treatment of massive weight loss patients. His approach to a lower body lift is to address all of your unique body issues to achieve natural-looking results.

A lower body lift requires a number of incisions, and Dr. Rottman is acutely aware of the importance of proper placement. Most patients are so happy with the result that the healed incisions are not an issue. We closely monitor the healing process to help reduce the appearance of scars, and are known for our extreme level of personal patient care.

What to Expect During Your Lower Body Lift Consultation

In your consultation, Dr. Rottman will speak with you about issues such as weight loss, including the methods you are using to stay within healthy limits.


If he feels you are a good candidate for a lower body lift, he describes the procedure and helps you have realistic expectations about every aspect of the process, from surgery to recovery, and the final appearance you will achieve.

Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, who is known for his ability to achieve natural-looking results.

As each patient is unique, a range of advanced surgical techniques, along with traditional techniques may be used to achieve a more pleasing body contour.

Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.

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On behalf of the entire team at Rottman Plastic Surgery, we'd like to take this moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support. We hope you, your family, and friends are safe and well.

The past several months have been unlike anything any of us have ever experienced. We are working hard to adjust to the “new normal” in a meaningful and thoughtful way for the safety and health of you and our staff. This means doing things in new ways, while still providing the same quality of care and service you are accustomed to.

Every decision and action we take is based on this. We are creating an office environment that is safe and comfortable for everyone. We are excited to reopen our newly renovated office on May 18, 2020!

The following newly instituted changes will be in place for our office reopening.

General Office Precautions:

  • Screening concierge at the Front Desk
  • Taking steps to allow for social distancing of six feet or more
  • Limiting the number of patients in the office
  • Strict cleaning protocol for the entire office with a disinfectant effective against COVID-19
  • Spacing appointment times further apart to minimize patient interactions
  • No chairs / magazines in the waiting room

Daily Staff Screening:

  • Screening questionnaire every morning
  • Temperature check every morning
  • Symptomatic staff will be sent home
  • Cleaning of all personal cell phones and washing hands upon entering office
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times
  • Increased and enhanced cleaning and sanitization of exam rooms and common areas

Screening of Patients:

  • All patients will have their temperature checked upon arrival
  • Patients with temperatures >100 F will need to reschedule their appointment
  • COVID-19 Patient Screening Questionnaire upon arrival
  • A face covering / mask is required to enter the office
  • Patients should come alone – no guests will be allowed in the office
  • Patients should have makeup removed and hair in a pony tail
  • Patients wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering office

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The staff and I look forward to seeing all of you again soon!

 

Sincerely,

Steven J Rottman, MD.

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