Recovering after Lower Body Lift Surgery

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Lower Body Lift Surgery

Even if your weight loss regime becomes successful and you finally lose all that weight, still there will be something that will bother you. We are talking about the excess sagging skin on the lower half of your body. This usually happens when someone has lost a significant amount of weight. You will feel good and proud about the weight loss but your excess sagging skin will take a toll on you both physically and emotionally. In order to achieve your desired body, you can opt for a lower body lift which is also known as a belt lipectomy.

Lower Body Lift Surgery

A lower body lift surgery takes care of excess skin on the thighs, groin, buttocks and around the abdomen. Lower body lift surgery is quite extensive and requires incisions depending on the size of the excess skin is removed and its location. Therefore, the recovery period can take a while and you will need to follow all the tips to make the process as comfortable as possible.

The procedure is normally performed under general anesthesia but local anesthesia and sedation may sometimes be used. A hospital stay of about 2 days is required after the surgery due to the extensiveness of the surgery.

Here are some of the things to expect while recovering from a lower-body lift surgery.

What will happen immediately after the procedure?

Immediately after the procedure you will experience general discomfort and swelling at the incision site. To ease the swelling and discomfort the incision sites will be wrapped in elastic bandages or compression garments and pain medication will be given. Drainage tubes will be inserted at the incision sites to collect any excess fluid.

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Recovery in the first week 

You will be encouraged to start walking as soon as possible in order to encourage blood flow and to minimize the risk of blood clots and other complications. Avoid straining, bending and lifting and limit your activities for a few days after the surgery. You will still experience swelling and pain but the pain medication should take care of it. If during the surgery the thighs and abdomen were tightened then you should avoid standing upright and elevate your knees with pillows while sleeping. You are still required to wear the compression garments at all times except while taking a shower.

Recovery in the second week 

The swelling and bruising will still be there but the incisions will begin to heal hence the compression garment will be removed at this point. You can return to work depending on your occupation but still, you are required to keep your daily activities limited and avoid heavy lifting.

Three to six weeks after a lower body lift surgery

The swelling will be gone by this time but not completely. You can increase your activity level slowly. Your surgeon should guide you about the do’s and don’ts at this point depending on how well you are healing.

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Six weeks onward post-operation

The swelling will drop almost 75%  and you can return to more strenuous activities now. However, it can take a couple of more weeks to see the full results of the lower body lift surgery.

A clear picture of the lower body lift recovery phase has been presented above. It shows that almost 7-8 weeks are required to observe the final results of the surgery and to heal completely. Meanwhile, during the recovery process, you are advised to follow the instructions given by your doctor. Any negligence in the recovery phase can cost you a lot of damage. Also, choose an experienced surgeon to ensure the best results. For this purpose, you can visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® because we have the most credible surgeons on board. They ensure patient safety and monitor the recovery phase closely. You can rely on our cosmetic surgeons for any treatment that you want. So, book your appointment now by filling the form below.

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