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Lower Body Lift

Lower body lift surgery is the process of the skin tightening, back calf, hip, outer calf, and the front calf. The incisions made from the anterior thigh to the anterior calf are used. In addition to the loose skin, the underlying fat tissue is removed from the undercut to allow the remaining tissue suspension to […]

Lower body lift surgery is the process of the skin tightening, back calf, hip, outer calf, and the front calf. The incisions made from the anterior thigh to the anterior calf are used. In addition to the loose skin, the underlying fat tissue is removed from the undercut to allow the remaining tissue suspension to stretch out and allow the lower body to flatten especially the thigh. The surgery requires the resumption of the posterior and the repositioning of the hip, outer calf, and anterior calf during surgery. If necessary, it can be combined with an abdominal skin stretch. If an old abdominal compression aesthetic operation (tummy tuck) is made or not required, the lower body may be extended to compress the calf inside.

The incisions are designed to be concealed by dresses and sportswear or to remain in the anatomical folds that occur normally. Folded stitching techniques are used to carefully cover the incision area of the remaining skin that is compacted and flattened to ensure removal.

Common swelling after body lift surgery is controlled by compressive garments, and sterile collection tubes drains are used to drain excess fluid. Helps to set weekly follow-up visits that will allow the patient to see the progress of achieving an optimal outcome. The full recovery of the circular incisions may last for four weeks or more.


Patients who would benefit from lower body lift surgery:

  • Loose skin in the back calf area
  • Loose skin on hips and side calves
  • Loose skin in the front calf
  • Relaxation of the abdomen or inner calf
  • Relatively thin layers of fat under the skin in these regions
  • Adopting fine scars around the waist
  • Patients with major weight loss

The anatomy of each patient and the proportion of sagging skin vary from person to person. Your decision to use lower-body lift methods depends on your goal and expectations, as well as the examination by your doctor. It helps you determine whether lower-body lift can achieve a satisfactory result for you.


Standard Method

All lower body lift techniques include butt/back calves and tightening of the butts / outer calves. Under the incision, loose, sagged skin is removed. The skin and calfskin are pulled upwards and the skin and tissues are compressed and suspended. During this procedure, the patient is placed on the stomach or on the side. The fluid is drained on more than one layer to control the flexion and swelling of the operation.

First, the patient’s back and side are handled, then the patient’s position is changed on the back and the front side is intervened. There are two options. These options are controversial with you before surgery and should be selected depending on your choice. An option is to combine abdominal shaping, also known as abdominal compression, aesthetic surgery (tummy tuck). The other option is to combine the lift of the lower body with a calf lifting if the abdomen is not needed or if the patient has already made tummy tuck.

These methods are used for skin transplants or loose calf and sagging tissue. It may include removal of fat layers under the skin which are removed for fullness reduction and filling in the lower body. For body-lift surgery, candidates should have extra skin to be treated with excision. Fat removal, however, may be made with body lifting methods for the contour areas that are smooth and different from body exudation effects. Discussion and review are necessary to determine a comprehensive surgical plan.



  • Multiple areas (hips, calves, possibly abdomen) were handled in a single operation.
  • The compression is less in the rear, side and front calves than in other circular cut-outs.
  • It can be combined with breast surgery and arm shaping.
  • Selected areas can be combined with liposuction.

After the operation of compressing the lower body by removing the drooping tissue (skin and fat), the lower body should be removed when patients desire or close to the ideal body weight as much as possible. For example, if a patient’s lower body is tightened and then lost weight, the tightened skin will loosen and sag. In contrast, if the weight gained after the operation, the tightened skin will be stretched or the body lifting improvements will deteriorate.

Because the lower body is lifted and suspended, the skin may be obstructed by the excessive weight effect in the calf and hip area during the long operation. In such cases, more weight loss can be recommended before performing body lifting procedures. If this is not possible, oil removal may be an option for thinning the calf and buttocks before starting excision.



  • Delayed recovery of small distinctions in high-voltage and stretching areas in operation
  • Convergence in adjacent areas
  • Slightly asymmetrical in spite of efforts to balance skin and fat removal
  • Bleeding may cause bruising, but transfusion is very rare.

Blood clotting (pulmonary embolism) is very rare in the lung. During the operation, sequential compression devices on calves (SCD users) reduced the incidence in important body shaping procedures.

Surgical operation time and duration for body lifting may last six hours or more. Measures are taken care to warm the patient during surgery. Medical conditions that will ensure the safety of the patient is taken before the operation.


Removal of Lower Body

Surgical drains are placed to clean the accumulated fluid in the incisions. The amount of liquid is measured by the patient on a daily basis. The removal of the drain can only be done at a one-time outpatient center when the outlet is sufficiently low. Drains can usually stay 5 days or maybe longer.

Seams in the operation area may need to be removed. This usually occurs in about two weeks after surgery, and this is done in an outpatient center.

The compression garments can be worn to support suspended tissues, control swelling, and smooth skin. The dressing may be performed during or after surgery according to the surgeon’s discretion. Activity is determined by progress in the healing of the cut area. Patients are encouraged to walk one day after surgery. The movement becomes easier after removal.

The patient can also be discharged with oral painkillers.

Usually, they begin their normal activities in four to six weeks after surgery.


Frequently Asked Questions

Could the lower body lifting operation be painful?

Pain is usually controlled by oral painkillers. Injective or vascular painkillers may be required on the first day of surgery, but then painkillers are usually satisfactory to relieve discomfort.

Will there be any scars after body-lifting surgery?

There will be a scar throughout the incision. Your doctor will make it as thin as possible and maybe apply multi-layer stitches to prevent expansion. But there will always be some trace of the surgical incision. Your doctor may be able to show you images of scars.

What are some general short-term side effects of body shaping surgery?

There may be numbness and loss of sensation on the buttocks, calf, and abdomen (if the abdomen is included in the body lift operation). After removal of the resuscitation, fluid accumulation (serum) may occur under the skin. These may require aspiration removal in the office with the help of a syringe. The skewers may require the use of squeezing garments around the waist and calf for four to six weeks after surgery.

What is the type of anesthesia to use for body lift surgery?

Body lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. In these operations, you will sleep with intravenous sedatives. A tube will be placed in your mouth to allow you to breathe in order to keep your breathing safe during the body lift operation.


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