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Loose skin is the result of extreme fluctuations in weight, but your age and genetic factors also contribute. Your skin loses its elasticity as you get older, making it difficult for your skin to tighten naturally after pregnancy or massive weight loss. Skin removal surgery is the best way to improve your contour following these lifestyle and bodily changes. 

What is a Lower Body Lift? 

Men and women interested in a lower body lift have often lost massive amounts of weight and are left with loose, sagging skin on several areas of their bodies. The leftover skin tissue on your arms, abdomen, thighs, and many other areas may stop you from enjoying your new body shape. A lower body lift is a skin removal and contouring surgery that removes your loose skin to reveal the figure you’ve worked hard to attain. 

Candidates for a Body Lift 

Your safety and goals for your body are our top priorities. Candidates for a body lift have usually lost 100 or more pounds and have extra skin in many areas. Women who’ve had children are also typically good candidates for a body lift. 

If you’re interested in skin removal surgery, you must be at least 18 years old and have loose skin tissue, be close to your goal size, maintain a stable weight, be in good health, be a nonsmoker, and have realistic expectations of the procedure. 

Lower Body Lift Procedure  

Splitting the procedure in two is safer for you and offers better results. 

The Tummy Tuck Contouring and Front Skin Removal 

The first priority for our patients is often the abdomen. Dr. Young focuses on the front portion of your body lift first, performing a tummy tuck to remove excess skin tissue from your stomach area, tightening loose abdominal muscles, and using liposuction to create a smooth contour. Massive weight loss affects the breasts and chest area as well. Breast augmentation or a breast lift can be done during the first procedure. 

Lower Body & Posterior Skin Removal 

Once you’ve healed from the first procedure, typically taking eight weeks, Dr. Young will proceed with the second stage of your body lift. This step involves the back area and removing skin from the arms and thighs. 

The traditional body lift surgery involves a front-to-back incision. Dr. Young doesn’t perform skin removal that way because it complicates the procedure and recovery. His two-stage technique offers several benefits, but the most important is your safety. 

Skin removal surgery done on many areas at once will take too long and put too much strain on your body. The recovery process will be more grueling and uncomfortable. 

Dr. Young’s method also gives you optimal results. His attention to detail and artistic eye ensures a beautiful figure free from sagging skin. 

Lower Body Lift Recovery and Results

  • Low Activity
  • 6-12 weeks

The body lift is one of the more uncomfortable cosmetic surgeries to recover from, which is another reason Dr. Young splits the procedure in two. Your first procedure involves the front of your body. You’ll have tightness across your abdomen and need to lay on your back during the first few weeks following your body lift. The benefit of the two-stage technique is you can focus on recovering your front half instead of discomfort on both your front and back. 

You’ll need two weeks off work following the first portion of your body lift. There’s a six-week restriction on mobility. Drains are involved with the healing process, which further limit your movements. You won’t be able to exercise or lift heavy objects during this time. 

Recovery from your second procedure, which involves the arm, thighs, back, and buttocks, is easier than the first. You’ll be able to move around more than before, but there are still another six weeks of restrictions. The last stage of your body lift requires one week off work instead of two. 

There are several follow-up visits with Dr. Young where he’ll check on how you’re healing. These appointments will be one week, two weeks, six weeks, six months, and one year after your body lift. 

Schedule Your Consultation in Leawood 

If you want to get rid of loose skin left over from pregnancy or extreme weight loss, please get in touch with Dr. Young in the Kansas City area today at 913-341-2188 to see if a body lift is right for you. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery serves clients in Leawood, Kansas, and the surrounding Kansas City areas. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the consultation like?

    During your consultation, Dr. Young will discuss your goals and get an idea of what you’d like your body to look like in the end. Your skin removal surgery will likely involve breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck.

  • Why does the Plastic Surgeon You Choose Matter?

    There are many plastic surgeons in the Kansas City area. You need to feel comfortable with the surgeon you choose to perform your body lift and his or her ability to deliver your desired results. 

  • How do I find the right surgeon for me?

    Before you plan your procedure, look at the before-and-after photos of other patients and make sure they’re board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS requires plastic surgeons to meet a long list of criteria and continue their education each year to maintain board certification.

  • Why is this performed in multiple sessions?

    Your cosmetic surgery should be customized to suit your unique goals for your body. He performs the body lift in two procedures instead of the traditional technique because his method offers the best outcome in the safest manner.

    Our plastic surgeon is also an artist. His work is featured on the walls of our office, and that eye for detail and perfection comes into play during surgery as well. He’s been featured in the media, won awards for his excellent work, and been recognized for patient satisfaction.

Dr. Levi Young, MD

“I am an artist. My artistic ability is an asset in the operating room, enabling me to visualize and create the best aesthetic results.”

With years of expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Young prioritizes patients’ well-being and satisfaction. Whether you are considering a subtle enhancement or a transformative procedure, you can trust Advanced Cosmetic Surgery to deliver exceptional care and results tailored to your personal needs and cosmetic goals.


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Are you ready to embark on your journey to radiant beauty? Contact our dedicated team today to schedule your consultation and begin your cosmetic transformation.

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