Lower Body Lift in Minneapolis-St. Paul
People who have been very successful with their weight loss program often have an excess of skin and stubborn fat deposits all around the circumference of their midbody area. If this is what you see in your mirror, don’t feel dismayed. Dr. Rocheford personalizes lower body lift procedures for Minneapolis-St. Paul patients who are looking for the most dramatic improvement post-weight loss. If you decide this is the right choice, you’ll be banishing excess tissue from the front and back of your torso and ridding yourself of any remaining love handles around your sides. Not only that, your buttocks and outer thighs will benefit from the lifting effect as well.
Cost of Lower Body Lift
This includes your surgical fee and all follow-up visits with Dr. Rocheford. This estimate also includes the facility fee and anesthesia costs. This is an estimate and may be different depending on your specific situation. It does not include the cost of your pre-operative physical, lab tests or medications. Dr. Rocheford does charge $100 for consultations, and that fee is deducted from the price of your surgery or in-office procedure.
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Dr. Rocheford is a quality physician with superior doctor/patient interaction skills. She makes you feel comfortable from the initial consultation all the way through the follow-up. She is also a highly skilled surgeon. I was more than pleased with the procedure she performed for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking into cosmetic surgery.”
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DETAILS OF LOWER BODY LIFT SURGERY
- Surgery: Surgery is done under general anesthetic at a hospital. The surgery takes 6-8 hours and requires a 1 – 3-day hospital stay.
- Discomfort: Moderate to severe. Anticipate 3 – 14 days of pain medication.
- Bruising: Improves in 1 – 2 weeks.
- Swelling: Improves in 2 – 4 weeks. Don’t be alarmed by swelling in your ankles or feet. Keep your legs elevated to minimize swelling.
- Bandages: Removed 2 – 4 days following surgery.
- Stitches: Internal stitches dissolve.
- Drains: Removed in 2 – 3 weeks from the abdomen, 1 – 3 days from the thighs and buttocks.
- Work: You may return to work when you are done taking prescription pain pills. This is usually in 2 – 4 weeks.
- Sun Exposure: Protect from the sun with sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher for one year.
- ExerciseMay be resumed in 2 weeks gently (walking). Weights and more vigorous exercise, 4 – 6 weeks.
- Final Result: Following scar maturation, about 1 year.
A lower body lift is typically performed for a person that has a great deal of loose skin, especially after weight loss. The skin and tissue removed is indicated by the dashed lines. Once removed, the remaining skin is brought together with the incisions hidden below your pant line.
Let Dr. Rocheford Help You
If you’re ready to discuss your options for improving the look of your lower body, including your thighs and buttocks, now is a great time to schedule your Minneapolis-St. Paul lower body lift surgery consultation with Dr. Heather Rocheford at our plastic surgery offices, serving the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury and beyond. Simply request a consultation online or call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-968-1294 today to schedule your appointment.