Designed to target the buttocks, thighs, hips and abdomen, a lower body lift can be an excellent option for tightening skin around the midsection and below. Dr. Crabtree will tighten underlying muscles and tissues in targeted areas and remove extra fat utilizing liposuction. He will then pull the remaining skin until it is taut, revealing a smooth and firm contour. This technique may also be combined with a tummy tuck.
In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals. This may be a part of a post-bariatric weight loss body-contouring plan. For these patients, a lower body lift can be an integral part of completing their body transformation. He will discuss the different variables of surgery and risks, as well as the incision types and possibility of liposuction.
Prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery. If you decide you are ready to proceed you will set a date for surgery and be given instructions on how to prepare. You will also schedule a pre-operative appointment to review your medical history, take pre-operative photographs, measure for your post-surgical garments and confirm the details of your surgery.