Thomas G. Crabtree, MD, FACS | LOWER BODY LIFT
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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.

Lower Body Lift Procedure:


  • Clinic Procedure or Operating Room: Operating Room
  • Hospital Status: Outpatient
  • Length of Surgery: 4-5 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia performed under the care of a board certified Anesthesiologist
  • Post-Operative: Special garments may be worn for up to two weeks to help with swelling and recovery.  In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood and fluid.  Mild soreness, swelling, and bruising are all normal
  • Recovery Time: Return to normal daily routine in one to two weeks, four to six weeks avoiding heavy lifting and several months for scars to fade.
  • Results: The results will be evident immediately but will continue to improve over the course of several weeks.