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.