Our Houston body lift surgery generally results in a smoother skin texture as well as a more youthful, slimmer appearance. In general, the surgery involves the removal of fat and a resuspension of the skin and soft tissues.
Three separate procedures are considered to be components of a body lift. Each may be performed separately to address specific problems, or all three may be incorporated to produce dramatic effects. To improve a saggy inner thigh, Dr. Lyos might recommend an inner thigh lift. A body lift can also be focused on elevating a saggy buttock or outer thigh.
The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is also considered a body lift, and it addresses a sagging abdomen which might result from pregnancy, weight loss, or lack of exercise.
The inner thigh lift is the least involved of the surgeries, and is performed on an outpatient basis. Recovery is expected in one to two weeks, and exercise and activity must be avoided during this time.
The cost of a body lift will reflect the number of body areas that need excess skin and tissue removed. The cost is an average of $15,275, but could somewhat more or less, based on your condition. The main point in achieving the most natural-looking, even look is the skills of your plastic surgeon. The quality of your results could not be more important, so choose your surgeon carefully to avoid the need for a revision surgery later.
A body lift can be a transformative surgery and is often performed as the final procedure on people who have undergone bariatric surgery and have been left with a large quantity of hanging excess skin. Other patients have lost a significant amount of weight naturally. The benefits include:
To be a good candidate for this surgery, you should:
The outer thigh and buttock lift is performed through an incision across the back, above the buttock, from hip to hip. Dr. Lyos will remove excess skin and shift the remaining skin to achieve a tighter outer thigh and buttock. An overnight stay is generally required, as well as one to two weeks of recuperation.
Incorporating the tummy tuck, the inner thigh lift, and the outer thigh and buttock lift, the total body lift produces very gratifying results. Excess skin is removed and remaining skin is tightened. A hospital stay is required, and most patients return to normal routines in three to four weeks. Body lift procedures are often combined with liposuction for maximum effect.
A body lift is a major surgery, and you must plan for a long period to rest. In the early stages, you will have surgical drains that will be removed at a follow up appointment. Several areas of your body will have sutures. Avoid any physical motions that could put pressure on your incisions, such as stretching, lifting, or bending.
If you work, plan on three to four weeks off, although some patients recover faster. You can expect to return to more vigorous activities within six to eight weeks. At Lyos Plastic Surgery, our patients are thrilled with the results, as they can finally fully enjoy your dramatic weight loss and can wear form-fitting clothing with total confidence.
Dr. Lyos has a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery and is one of the few plastic surgeons who has achieved triple board-certification. He employs the most advanced surgical techniques and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve superior results. Every member of his team of medical and support personnel was hand-selected for outstanding professional qualifications and a dedication to superior patient care. Dr. Lyos and his team want to make your journey as pleasant as possible.
His luxury private clinic, serving Houston and the Woodlands is equipped with the most advanced equipment, and offers the option of overnight care. Some patients may undergo a body lift in a hospital, while others may enjoy the privacy and care of a private surgery center. If you wish to learn more, don't hesitate to contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew Lyos to receive arguably the best procedure of body lift Houston has to offer.
9230 Katy Freeway #420,
Houston, TX 77055
10847 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 250,
The Woodlands, TX 77382