Post-bariatric surgery patients and others who have lost massive amounts of weight are often left with excess fat and loose skin folds in hard-to-tone areas such as the buttocks, outer thighs, and abdomen. Dr. LaDawn Talbott in Reno, NV can to help by performing a circumferential abdominoplasty, also known as a lower body lift. Contact us to schedule a consultation and get more information about the procedure.
Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure
This type of abdominoplasty is more complex and invasive than traditional abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. It involves making an incision entirely around the waist. The muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and excess skin and fat are removed. The abdominal skin is then pulled taut then trimmed to create a fit and toned midsection. Additionally, the outer thighs and buttocks are lifted and reshaped, giving the lower body a completely resculpted and rejuvenated appearance.
Circumferential Abdominoplasty Recovery
Patients should prepare for an extended recovery after circumferential abdominoplasty. Drainage tubes will be used to expel excess fluids and may need to remain in place for one to two weeks after surgery. Some swelling and bruising are to be expected around the midsection for several days after the procedure; however, medications can be prescribed to ease any discomfort. It is important that circumferential abdominoplasty patients wait for Dr. Talbott’s approval before resuming activity. All aspects of the procedure, including post-operative recovery steps, will be explained to you at your initial consultation.