Weight loss for most people is difficult. The mental dedication, emotional strength, and tenacious self-discipline required in order to lose massive amounts of weight are always inspiring. Whether or not they choose surgical assistance with bariatric surgery or are able to do it with exercise and diet alone, patients who are able to make such drastic lifestyle modifications and succeed with massive weight loss never cease to amaze. Massive weight loss is a monumental accomplishment that should bring joy to those who are able to stay the course.

As it happens, large volume weight loss causes another problem: large amounts of loose skin that mask the slender and physically fit person underneath. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Lampert sees many patients struggling with sagging skin and loss of muscle definition in the trunk and lower part of the body. His patients include women who have completed their families and wish to regain their pre-pregnancy body, older patients who want to restore their youthful fit appearance, and others with smaller areas to fix who must maintain a perfect, camera-ready physique at all times.

Body Contouring Requires Outstanding Surgical Skill & An Artistic Sense

A lower body lift, which is a combination of surgical procedures, can greatly improve the appearance of the abdomen, pubis, posterior buttock, hips, and thighs while also correcting sagging and dimpled skin. For patients who have significant amounts of sagging skin, it is life-changing to rid themselves of hanging skin folds, associated skin rashes, and discomfort.

Generally, this procedure removes excess fat and redundant skin. The lower body lift also tightens underlying muscle and soft tissue of the abdomen, pubic region, thighs, and buttocks.

Each patient presents with a different array of challenges that must be met through a unique surgical plan.

Dr. Lampert has given award-winning presentations and has published in peer-reviewed literature on this technique. He cautions anyone considering this procedure to consult only a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the necessary experience and skill to coordinate and aesthetically execute this technically challenging procedure.

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What Is a Lower Body Lift?

Dr. Lampert explains and showcases the results a lower body lift can achieve.  

What Is a Lower Body Lift?

Before & Afters

All plastic surgeons should be judged on the aesthetic merits of their work. Review Dr. Lampert’s before and after gallery to see what he has accomplished.

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Scarring After A Lower Body Lift

Incisions are a big part of Dr. Lampert’s planning. By placing them in exactly the right location, he ensures that they are well concealed under clothing once healed.

A lower body lift aesthetically addresses the abdomen, lateral thigh, flanks, and posterior buttocks. With a lower body lift, the incision is kept low.

The goal of a lower body lift is a well-hidden scar placed as low as possible, below most panty lines or bikini bottoms.

In cases where there is a large overhang of excess skin, the incision will go completely around the midsection to allow the excess skin to be removed with as little scarring as possible. In large volume weight loss patients, it is not uncommon for there to be 15 pounds of excess skin and fat to remove. The technical skill required to deliver the lift portion of the surgery is where Dr. Lampert excels. The surgeon must know exactly where to create the lift and how to support it through internal suturing. With Dr. Lampert's artistic eye and technical skill, he delivers among the best body lifts Miami has available.

Dr. Lampert’s Approach

Dr. Lampert is passionate about delivering exceptional care in a state-of-the-art setting. He treats each patient with the same delicacy, compassion, and painstaking attention to detail as he would any family member or loved one. He is devoted to his patients’ well-being, never over-scheduling so that each client receives ample time to ask questions, educate themselves, and express their concerns before moving forward. In order to guarantee an exceptional patient experience, Dr. Lampert created his own world-class Ambulatory Surgery Center: Miami Surgery, LLC. This phenomenal facility is Federally Certified by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the same agency that licenses all of the best hospitals in Florida. Miami Surgery, LLC is one of only three other AHCA-certified ASCs in Miami-Dade County dedicated to plastic surgery and operated by only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and Board Certified Anesthesiologists. Patients can rest assured that under Dr. Lampert’s expert eye, their procedures are only performed in a facility that exceeds the same operating standards as the Ambulatory Surgery Centers found in elite, top-tier hospitals.

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Candidates for Lower Body Lift Surgery

Patients who have the best outcome from a lower body lift (or 360-degree body lift) have certain characteristics. They are in good health, have maintained their target weight for at least 6 months, have no underlying medical conditions, and have realistic expectations for the outcome and time frame for getting there. To maintain the results of the procedure, it is vital that a healthy lifestyle of diet and regular exercise be maintained. Otherwise, the weight can be regained, and all of the work to get there becomes undone.

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Lower body lift surgery requires that the recovery stage be well planned in order to ensure the patient’s comfort and ultimately a great outcome. Postoperative instructions are very thorough, and Dr. Lampert highly recommends they are followed perfectly.

The successful outcome is as much a product of the recovery period as it is the actual surgery itself. Scarring is always a concern with any surgery. The best chance that patients have of optimizing wound healing and developing thin inconspicuous scars is to follow post-op instructions carefully.

Dr. Lampert’s staff is happy to answer any questions that come up during the recovery period. Dr. Lampert always makes himself available to his patients so that they always have access to him directly, should they need it.

Be Confident in Your Decision

Dr. Lampert understands that choosing to have cosmetic surgery is a big decision and that the process can be confusing and stressful. His practice is designed to allow plenty of time with each patient so he can provide the medical and aesthetic information that they need to help with the decision process. Contact his office today to schedule an appointment.

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