What is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift is a surgery that removes and tightens redundant skin that has been left behind by weight loss or bariatric surgery. The treatment is a circumferential procedure that encircles the contour of the torso and has a low incision placement so that the entire buttock region and outer thighs can be addressed.

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Why Patients Love the Lower Body Lift in New Jersey

A lower body lift is designed to…

  • Flattens the stomach
  • Removes excess sagging skin
  • Lifts the thighs and buttocks
  • Shapes the hips
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite
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Lower Body Lift Surgery Details

A lower body lift is performed under general anesthesia and takes 4-7 hours. The incision is created low so it is completely hidden in the underwear or bathing suit.

This will be discussed in detail during your consultation. Through the incision, she will remove an apron of excess skin and fat and reposition and tighten the tissues.

The buttock and thigh skin are addressed first during surgery and will be pulled upward, and the underlying tissues will be suspended and tightened. After this, the front of the abdomen is addressed with a tummy tuck. Additional liposuction is performed to achieve optimal results. Dr. Parakh will take you step-by-step through the precise procedure, risks, and recovery during your initial consultation.

What Risks are Involved?

Serious complications from a lower body lift are rare when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Parakh. However, like any surgery, there is always room for risk with a lower body lift. If you’re worried about any of the risks mentioned below, we encourage you to bring them up with Dr. Parakh during your consultation. Potential complications include:

  • A poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Hematoma or seroma 
  • Infection 
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Changes in sensation
  • Damage to underlying structures
  • Blood clot in the legs
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A lower body lift is a significant surgery that may require a hospital stay, as well as up to three weeks of recovery time. This means you will need to take the appropriate amount of time off of work and ensure you have assistance around the house for at least one week.

Following your lower body lift in New Jersey, you must take it easy and not push your body too hard. Rest is important, as well as taking short walks around the house to boost circulation. Many patients are tempted to try and begin moving around too quickly, but it’s important to avoid putting any strain on your lower body.

Surgical drains will be placed to remove fluids, and you may also need to wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling. We will provide you with detailed home care instructions to help your recovery progress as smoothly as possible.


Your lower body lift results are intended to be permanent. Although early results can be seen fairly quickly, it can take up to one year for your final changes to settle. To maintain your results, you will need to eat a balanced, healthy diet and exercise regularly. A healthy lifestyle is critical in keeping your lower body lift results looking their best.

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Who Makes The Best Candidate For A Lower Body Lift?

Dr. Parakh is located in Englewood, NJ, and proudly serves the surrounding New Jersey area and beyond. If you’re considering undergoing a lower body lift, you may be an excellent candidate, depending on certain factors.

This surgery is a great option for those who:

  • Are bothered by sagging, excess skin in the stomach, thighs, lower back and buttocks after bariatric surgery or weight loss
  • Have protruding abdominal muscles and excess stomach fat 
  • Are not planning on having more children
  • Are able to maintain a healthy, stable weight 
  • Are non-smokers who are in overall good health
  • Are able and willing to take the needed time for recovery and follow home care directions

Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Parakh Plastic Surgery provides the dedication and experience needed to create the inspiring, uplifting results you deserve. We offer natural-looking, effective enhancement that is tailored to your unique personal goals and designed with your lifestyle in mind. Our focus is on state-of-the-art, personalized care and helping you to achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Shwetambara Parakh is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who sees patients from all backgrounds and from all over the world. She personally believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. If you’re in the Englewood, NJ area, anywhere in New Jersey, or located anywhere in the world, and you’re interested in working with Dr. Parakh, we invite you to contact our office today to get started.

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