Lower Body Lift Candidates

If you’re considering a belt lipectomy in San Francisco:

Generally speaking, four conditions can be improved by a lower body lift.

  • Lax, sagging skin.
  • Cellulite and uneven tissue.
  • Excess fat in the lower abdomen, lower back and upper buttock areas.
  • Sagging body contours in the outer thighs and buttocks.

Belt Lipectomies can re-contour more than one region of the body. As such, incision patterns and sizes vary a bit, according to the area or areas that are to be treated, as well as the degree of correction desired.

For example, a lower body lift uses an incision around the circumference of the body, typically in the outline of a woman’s bathing suit. This will tighten the tissue around the abdomen, groin, waist, thigh, and buttocks.

The regions of the body most likely to benefit from a lower body lift are these:

  • The abdominal region, extending around the sides and into the lower back, especially where flesh rolls over the waistline or sags into uneven contours.
  • The upper groin (though the inner thigh area is best treated with a medial thigh lift).
  • The buttocks, which may droop, flatten, or be unevenly shaped.
  • The outer thigh.

During your consultation visit, Dr. Mosser will explain the alternatives available to you, as well as make recommendations and discuss what you can realistically expect from these procedures.

The Best Candidates for a Belt Lipectomy

Healthy individuals of any age who have a relatively stable weight that is reasonably proportionate to their height and body frame will see the best results from a lower body lift. Women who are actively trying to become pregnant should postpone a lower body lift since it may diminish the results.

Many conditions and causes contribute to tissue that is weak and lacking tone and firmness. These include:

  • Dramatic weight loss, especially if it results from gastric bypass surgery.
  • Childhood obesity, which often prematurely robs skin of its natural tone and elasticity.
  • Stress on tissues and on skin from pregnancy.
  • Genetic makeup, which determines not only natural skin tone, but is also responsible for conditions such as cellulite.
  • Sun damage and aging, both of which are largely natural.

If you meet any of these conditions, a belt lipectomy may be suitable for you. To determine whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have any medical conditions that could impair healing from surgery?
  • Are you a non-smoker?
  • Are you committed to proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, including moderate amounts of physical exercise?
  • Can you fully disclose your health history to Dr. Mosser, including current medications, your use of vitamin and herbal supplements, as well as your use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs?

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