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 new body. Carrying a significant amount of weight stretches your skin, often to the point where it cannot snap back into place along your contours. To correct this cosmetic concern, double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman offers lower body lifts to the men and women of Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities.
What Is Lower Body Lift Surgery?
After significant weight loss from diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery, you might be left with loose, sagging skin over your new, slimmer figure. Aging and genetics can also cause the skin and underlying tissue to lose their youthful tone. The body’s skin has only a certain amount of elasticity and therefore does not always return to its original firmness after being stretched. Removing the excess skin and fat during a body lift leaves patients with tighter and smoother skin, a more natural shape, and better ability to fit into clothing.
Benefits of Lower Body Lift Surgery
Body lifts typically target a sagging abdomen and lower back; low, flat or uneven buttocks; a sagging groin; and hanging skin on the inner, outer, or rear thighs. A body lift can also serve to reduce cellulite.
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 instead of a body lift. However, many patients need a combination of excess skin removal and fat sculpting. In these cases, Dr. Rottman performs liposuction at the time of a body lift surgery.
How Is Lower Body Lift Surgery Performed?
During the body lift surgery, incisions are made to trim excess skin; liposuction may be used to remove pockets of fat, and the tissues that provide support are lifted and tightened. Body lifts may include a thigh lift or abdominoplasty. Lower body lifts treat the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs all together. Whenever possible, the incisions are made in places that can be hidden by 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 record, as well as order blood work and diagnostic tests. Additionally, some medical conditions and medications may place you at greater risk.
Recovery from Lower Body Lift Surgery
After recovering from the procedure, you will be able to immediately see the results. The swelling and bruising will subside within a few days to a few weeks, and over the following months, the repositioned tissues will settle into their final appearance.
How Much Does Lower Body Lift Surgery Cost?
Lower body lift surgery is most likely not covered by your medical insurance. In rare cases when the excess skin poses a health risk, 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®.
Is Lower Body Lift Surgery Right for Me?
Body lifts are most appropriate for people whose weight is stable. Weight loss after the procedure may cause your skin to become saggy again. Similarly, 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 specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. His approach to your lower body lift is to improve your appearance and give you natural-looking results. Lower body lifts require extensive incisions, and Dr. Rottman is acutely aware of proper placement, although your scars will be visible to a degree.
What to Expect During Your Lower Body Lift Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Rottman speaks with you about your weight loss, including any methods you are using to keep your weight within healthy limits. If he feels you are a good candidate for a lower body lift, he describes the procedure and the anticipated results.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas. Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.