Diana Briester Ghosh, M.D. is your premier female plastic surgeon conveniently located in San Diego. Specializing in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Breister Ghosh and her professional medical team members are proud to offer lower body lifts and other cutting-edge procedures to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California.
What is a Lower Body Lift?
After a dramatic weight loss, many of our patients are discouraged by the amount of loose skin they have left around their midsection, thighs, and back.
Rather than feeling confident like they thought they would be, they find themselves having a hard time fitting into clothes or developing rashes from their loose skin rubbing together. A lower body lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to remove loose and sagging excess skin around the thighs, midsection, buttocks, and back for a more contoured and toned appearance. If you've undergone a major weight loss and are concerned about your excess skin, we encourage you to come in and talk to Dr. Breisher Ghosh about whether a lower body lift is right for you.
What are the Benefits of a Lower Body Lift?
There are many benefits of receiving a lower body lift with Dr. Breister Ghosh and her medical team, including:
- Removes excess skin from around the thighs, back, midsection and buttocks
- Can be performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures like liposuction
- Improves the comfort and fit of clothes
- Boosts overall confidence
How is a Lower Body Lift Performed?
There are many variations of a lower body lift. In general, a lower body lift consists of removing excess skin and fat from the back, buttocks and midsection. The most common lower body lift technique Dr. Breister Ghosh uses involves incisions similar to a tummy tuck that essentially goes around the entire torso like a belt. Dr. Breister Ghosh will go over the details of your specific surgery during your private consultation. The entirety of your lower body lift may take approximately 4 hours to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Lower Body Lift?
After your lower body lift, you will be fitted with a gentle compression garment to help reduce swelling. This compression garment may be required to be worn for at least 6 weeks following surgery to reduce swelling and help the skin heal tightly against the body's new contours. Patients should take a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks off work; however, Dr. Breister Ghosh may recommend a longer time off work depending on the physical demands of your job.
Your lower body lift incisions may take about three to four months to mature and take up to a year to soften and fade. Dr. Breister Ghosh will use her extensive training and knowledge to minimize the appearance of scarring.
How Much Will My Lower Body Lift Cost?
The cost of your lower body lift will likely vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your lower body lift, we encourage you to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options that allow you to pay for your procedure at your own pace.
Dr. Diana Briester Ghosh is proud to offer high-quality plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgical procedures that provide natural-looking results to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh today.