A lower body lift is a central and essential operation of patients who have sustained massive weight loss and have dramatic excess of skin. This is often one of the first operations and sets the pace for all future stages. Dr. Egrari has developed an international reputation with his work with massive weight loss body contouring, and lower body lift is one of his specialties. He has written extensively on the topic and has presented to plastic surgeons from all over the world.

Some of our patients come to our world-class plastic surgery center for a resculpting of the lower abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Genetics plays a big role in where fat is deposited, and for some of us, it collects in quantity in this zone. Even with diet and exercise, saggy skin, fat, and tissue can leave your body looking older, heavy, and less attractive. A lower body lift is a procedure that addresses excess fat on the abdomen, back, and creates a more pleasing profile by lifting the thighs and buttocks, smoothing the appearance of cellulite dimples, tightening lower abdominal muscle structure, and resolving the other cosmetic issues in this area of the body.

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Who is a Candidate for Lower Body Lift?

If you have accumulated skin around your lower body after a dramatic weight loss.

If you have lost the youthful, high, firm look and position of your buttocks and thighs.

If the excess skin in your abdominal area extends to the back.

Benefits of a Lower Body Lift

  • To resolve excess skin, fat, and tissue in the lower abdomen and flanks.
  • To elevate the structures of your thighs, mons (vaginal area) and buttocks.
  • To tighten and re-shape the abdominal wall, “love handles” (flanks) and fatty deposits on the lower back.

Description of Lower Body Lift procedure:

  • Pre-operative analysis involves marking the specific areas that need to be addressed and the position of the incisions to resculpt and reshape the lower body.
  • The lower abdomen, sides, and back of the body with excess fat and skin are surgically improved. The lower thighs and buttocks are elevated and sutured into a more attractive, youthful position. Occasionally liposuction or a specialized elevating instrument is used to loosen skin for maximal lift.
  • The abdominal wall muscle structure is tightened with specialized sutures.
  • Deep sutures hold this tremendous lift and body reshaping procedure. The skin is sutured all from within and covered with tape.
  • Two drains and injection of a long-acting numbing medication, Exparel, are put in place for faster healing and patient comfort.
  • A special surgical garment is placed to help support the treated area.
  • Innovative intra-operative positioning is used to protect the new dimensions of the lower body.
  • The lower body lift operation is performed under general anesthesia and is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure.
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Recovery After a Lower Body Lift:

  • Discomfort is controlled with a proven regimen of prescription painkillers and muscle relaxants. The injection of the long-acting medication, Exparel, helps tremendously.
  • Significant attention needs to be paid to the positioning of the patient after this operation.
  • Most patients take two to three weeks off work and resume exercise in six weeks.
  • All sutures are dissolvable.
  • The final result is evident after two to three months.

Additional Information about a Lower Body Lift:

  • A Lower Body Lift is often the first stage of weight loss body contouring. Occasionally, in smaller individuals, breast procedures can be performed in the same surgical appointment. In general, this plastic surgery procedure is performed without other added treatments.
  • Different styles of lower body lift procedures, called I, II, or III, are tailored to the different needs of the unique patient body condition.
  • Liposuction is often an important adjunct to this operation.

For more information go to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS) http://www.plasticsurgery.org

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our practice May 19,2020. Our clinic, operating facility, skin care and noninvasive center (ENIC) will resume their full activity. This is in line with Governor Jay Inslee lifting elective surgery ban effective midnight May 18, 2020.


Despite the challenging times we are faced with, we are still here for you and available during normal business hours for all inquiries via telephone and email. We are also offering on-line consultations for new patient inquiries.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Practice policy update for Coronavirus (Covid-19):

Updated May 5, 2020

As previously stated, we are pleased to announce the opening of our practice May 19,2020. Our clinic, operating facility, skin care and noninvasive center (ENIC) will resume their full activity.

We know that so much of this has caused inconvenience for you. We want nothing more than to see our patients and resume what we do best. But we also know that we had to be patient and make sure that the timing is right.

We know clearly well that our work ahead is an important one. For over two decades we have considered safety as our most important prerogative. And, there has never been a more important time to put that to use.

As we stage the comeback of our States businesses and our own practice, we clearly understand that we must do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our patient, and our staff.

We also ask for your patience in the rescheduling process. Without any exception our patients have been kind, gracious and understanding. We sincerely appreciate your indulgence in this very difficult time.

Here is some of what we are doing to ensure that you are protected and that we maintain this facility as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) Zone:

Patient Flow and Clinical office Space

  • We are coming up with spacing and logistic protocols. This might include texting patients who are waiting in their car.
  • We are assigning everyone to hourly wipe downs of high use areas with approved sanitizing wipes.
  • We are asking for no one to wait in the waiting area.
  • We are coming up with protocols for room wipe downs after each patient visit.
  • We are creating a questionnaire and temperature control that will make the patient Covid-19 Clear.
  • We will ask staff to change out of their clothing into scrubs. Jackets for front office are being ordered.
  • Every staff will always wear masks while in the office.
  • Every staff will wear gloves.
  • Every staff needs to sanitize or wash hands after every interaction.
  • Use of virtual pre ops and nursing visits and questions.

Operating Room Experience

  • Similar precautions and questionnaires will be provided to establish Covid-19 Clear Status.
  • All staff will always wear masks. All staff will always wear gloves.
  • Hand washing with any patient interaction.
  • Specific wipe down of our OR, recovery and pre op areas.
  • Minimize accompanying care takers to only one. Those care takers will be treated just like the patients.

Anesthesia Experience

  • Every anesthesia staff will wear goggles protective equipment during intubation.
  • Our anesthesiologists have been fully trained and are implementing all precautions for prevention of Covid-19 spread.
  • All circuits will be changed between each patient.
  • Full wipe down of surfaces and floors.
  • A time out protocol that would confirm the Covid-19 Clear status of every patient.

As you can see, we are taking this very seriously. We fully understand that this will cause some inconvenience in the short term but realize that it is for the best.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

We know well that when you see us in action, you will realize that you have put your trust in the right practice.

Here are some links that might be useful:

State of Washington Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

White House Opening Up America Again

CMS Reopening Guidelines Phase One

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