Lower Body Lift

Introduction To Lower Body Lift

At the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, we understand the transformative journey many undergo to achieve a healthier, more confident self. For those who have experienced significant weight loss or changes following pregnancy, a Lower Body Lift performed by Dr. Kaweski offers a comprehensive solution to address sagging skin and refine the contours of the buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen.

Lower Body Lift Results

What is a Lower Body Lift?

A Lower Body Lift, or belt lipectomy, is a surgical approach that removes excess, sagging skin and tightens the underlying tissues of the lower body. Ideal for patients who have achieved significant weight loss or undergone pregnancy, this procedure focuses on restoring a firmer, more sculpted appearance to the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips. It’s not a weight loss method but rather a way to enhance body contours and address issues such as skin chafing, loss of elasticity, isolated fat deposits and genital hygiene.

How does a Lower Body Lift work?

The Lower Body Lift procedure is performed by Dr. Kaweski, either at the La Mesa Surgical Center or at a hospital where Dr. Kaweski has privileges. Under general anesthesia, incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring, often extending around the midsection or across the back. Excess skin is removed, and liposuction is utilized to eliminate stubborn fat pockets if necessary. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured, creating a smoother, more defined lower body contour. The surgery typically lasts between 5-7 hours, depending on the patient’s specific needs.

Benefits of a Lower Body Lift

Enhanced Body Contour

Achieves a more sculpted and leaner silhouette, especially after significant weight loss.

Improved Comfort and Mobility

Reduces chafing and irritation from overhanging skin, enhancing physical activity.

Better Clothing Fit

Clothes fit more comfortably and aesthetically pleasing after removing excess skin.

Restored Skin Elasticity

Tightens and firms the skin, addressing elasticity lost due to aging or pregnancy.

Increased Confidence

Boosts self-esteem with a body that reflects your weight loss achievements or post-pregnancy body goals.

Body Lift Timeline and Process

Consultation Stage

During the consultation, Dr. Kaweski will assess your needs, discuss your goals, and determine your candidacy for a Lower Body Lift. This stage is crucial for setting realistic expectations and planning the procedure.

Preoperative Prep Stage

Before surgery, you'll receive comprehensive instructions to prepare your body, ensuring optimal health and stable weight for the best surgical outcome.

Surgery Day Stage

The Lower Body Lift is performed under general anesthesia, taking 5-7 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. Dr. Kaweski carefully makes incisions to minimize future scarring and achieve your desired contours.

Postoperative Care Stage

Immediately after surgery, you'll be equipped with a pain pump to manage discomfort, and drains will be placed to prevent fluid buildup. Wearing a compression garment is also required to support healing.

Recovery and Follow-Up Appointments Stage

Recovery guidelines include restricted physical activity for 4-6 weeks, with follow-up visits scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing. Scars will gradually fade over 12-24 months.

Why choose us for a Lower Body Lift?

  • Experienced Surgical Expertise: Dr. Kaweski’s extensive experience ensures precision and safety throughout the procedure.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Every procedure is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of our patients.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Modern, comfortable settings for both consultation and surgery.
  • Comprehensive Aftercare: Dedicated support during your recovery for optimal healing and satisfaction.
  • Proven Results: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the lasting, natural-looking results achieved for our patients.


Who is the ideal candidate for a Lower Body Lift?

Ideal candidates have stable weight, sagging skin after weight loss or pregnancy, and are looking for body contouring.

How long is the recovery period?

Recovery varies; however, strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks, with scars fading over 12-24 months.

Are the results permanent?

Results are long-lasting, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to preserve the surgery’s benefits.

Can a Lower Body Lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, it can be combined with liposuction for enhanced fat removal and contouring.

What are the risks involved?

As with any surgery, risks include infection and complications from anesthesia, but choosing an experienced surgeon like Dr. Kaweski minimizes these risks.