Addressing Excess Skin with a Lower Body Lift


After substantial weight loss patients may find reminders of their previous weight in the form of lax hanging skin, saggy love handles, crepey thigh skin, stubborn belly fat, and more. These patients have worked very hard to lose the weight swiftly — either with diet and exercise alone or with the help of surgical and/or medical intervention. Even after losing the weight these patients may not feel completely comfortable in their skin and aren’t able to show off their new and improved body in their desired clothes as they’d hoped. Fortunately, at Toronto’s Elements Spa, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar gives these patients the silhouette they worked so hard to get while bringing their dreams to life with his lower body lift. Let’s take a close look at this procedure!

For patients who have waded through the struggles and successes of changing their lifestyle and losing substantial weight, life continued in limitation due to remaining excess skin can be very disappointing and bothersome. These patients often feel trapped as they still can not wear the clothes they want to or flaunt their healthier bodies due to their lax skin. Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar helps these patients finally regain their confidence by creating a tailored lower body lift to address their loose skin. This procedure may include one or a combination of any of these procedures: abdominoplasty, butt lift, thigh lift, liposuction around the hips, butt, thighs, and more. Essentially, these procedures — with the expertise of Dr. Adibfar — function to remove the excess skin and stubborn fat left behind after successive weight loss alongside proficient contouring.

Certainly, the most common areas, and usually the basic lower body lift, do include the removal of excess skin and fat from the buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen. Via liposuction and precision contouring, Dr. Adibfar can safely remove hanging skin around the waist, pesky fat rolls, and excess around the sides and back of the torso. In essence, Dr. Adibfar targets and sculpts the circumference of the lower abdomen and surrounding areas while still maintaining a natural-looking silhouette. By smoothing out any skin irregularities, Dr. Adibfar can give his patients a toned and trim midsection and smoother thighs.

Ideal patients for this procedure are those with a lot of excess skin and thin layers of stubborn fat, and who have kept a healthy and stable weight for a reasonable amount of time. Most often, the incision from a lower body lift is strategically placed low in the bikini line and around the sides and lower back for a less noticeable and easier to conceal scar. Because it can be a more lengthy procedure (approximately 4 hours or more), recovery may require more downtime as well. After full recovery patients are ecstatic to not only have the silhouette they’ve always dreamed of but also to let go of any former mobility restrictions, skin infections, poor self-image, and more. Their stomachs are smoother, thighs are firmer, and they enjoy a more contoured silhouette around their hips and buttocks alongside a healthy surge of returned confidence and enthusiasm for life.

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