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How would you feel about yourself if you could get your younger body back? If you’ve thought about this, then you’re not alone. Millions of men and women have tried diet and exercise on a regular basis. While many of them succeed in losing weight,  many will end up disappointed by loose, sagging skin remaining on their abdomen and lower body. When diet and exercise no longer work, surgical procedures like LBL and Tummy Tuck can be a godsend for those who want to get rid of sagging skin and feel more confident with their bodies. 

Lower Body Lift 

An LBL or Lower Body Lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess, loose skin and unwanted fat in the lower extremities of the body. If you’re struggling with stubborn fat and loose skin in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, have lost a significant amount of weight, or dreaming of a body with a more athletic profile, a Lower Body Lift procedure can be a miracle worker.

In fact, patients who have undergone an LBL procedure have reported feeling happier about themselves and feel more confident, and more attractive. Not only does LBL make them satisfied with their appearance and their body, but patients also claim that LBL has greatly improved their level of comfort and quality of life. 

The goal of a Lower Body Lift procedure is to eliminate unwanted fat and excess skin in the target areas to create a slimmer, sleeker body contour. The end result is improved firmness of the skin and underlying tissues. 

Normally, a Lower Body Lift will include nonsurgical body contouring procedures and excisional surgery. For those with tight, unstretched skin, liposuction or other alternatives might be the only procedure your surgeon will recommend. Excisional surgery combined with nonsurgical body contouring procedures like liposuction CoolSculpting® removes both unwanted fat and excess skin on your skin. 

An LBL procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours depending on the extent of the surgery. It’s safe and effective and you can go home after the procedure. Some pain is to be expected so post-operative care should be followed.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to improve the appearance of the abdomen. It’s not the same as liposuction, although you can have liposuction along with your tummy tuck procedure. If you maintain a similar weight, you will enjoy the long-lasting benefits of a tummy tuck. Most patients are happy with their tummy tuck procedure. In fact, the tummy tuck has a 95% “Worth Rating” on Real Self! 

The tummy tuck procedure is ideal for men and women who are at or near their desired weight. If you have excess skin around the belly button, a weakened abdominal wall, or sagging or loosened skin on the abdomen, and are in good health, then you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck. 

During the procedure, you will be placed under a general anesthetic. The plastic surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat tissue from the abdomen by making a horizontal incision. The tissue beneath the skin will be tightened and the incision along the pubic area will be stitched. This procedure will result in a minor scar along the bikini line but will be easily covered and can be almost imperceptible with proper care. 

After the procedure, you’ll need to take it easy for a few weeks. Tummy tuck surgery requires gradual recovery with a recommendation for a 14 day period of complete rest with reduced activity for around 6 weeks. You’ll see significant bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the surgery area but be patient, it will all be worth it! 

Ready to Redeem Your Younger Body with Lower Body Lift and Tummy Tuck? 

If you’re ready to get an LBL or tummy tuck procedure, we invite you to call our incredible team at Elite Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons and start your journey of feeling great with your body again! We serve patients in Phoenix, Arizona, and surrounding areas including Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix.

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