Significant weight loss is a milestone achievement, but folds of loose skin and sagging tissue can hide the results of your hard work. Lower body lift surgery addresses this skin laxity, typically in the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs, to restore a smoother, more toned appearance. 

Male and female body lift patients from cities like Munster and Crown Point, Indiana, come to Schererville for surgery with Dr. Rebecca Garza. As an accomplished board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Garza is a trusted choice for patients seeking to put the “finishing touches” on their weight loss. 

What Is Lower Body Lift Surgery?  

A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy or circumferential lipectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging skin, excess fat, and weakened muscles on the abdomen, groin, waist, thigh and buttock areas in one procedure. This comprehensive surgery is an excellent option for patients who have experienced significant weight loss or have loose skin due to aging or pregnancy.  

Your Lower Body Lift Consultation With Dr. Garza  

During your initial consultation, Dr. Garza will evaluate your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a lower body lift. She will explain the surgical process, potential risks, and recovery expectations, ensuring you have all the information needed to make an informed decision about the procedure.  

Lower Body Lift Before and After Photos  

Your consultation is also an opportunity for Dr. Garza to share lower body lift before and after photos of previous patients she has treated. These photos can help you visualize your potential results and guide your discussions with Dr. Garza. 

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Complementary Procedures  

After lower body lift surgery, some patients may choose to have additional procedures once they have given their bodies enough time to recover. By staging their surgeries in this way, they can achieve a more comprehensive transformation. These may include: 

  • Liposuction to further refine contours by removing stubborn fat deposits.
  • Breast lift to lift and reshape sagging breasts and remove excess skin.
  • Arm lift to restore a firmer, sleeker contour to sagging upper arms.

These procedures can enhance the overall outcome of your lower body lift by addressing specific concerns. Dr. Garza will discuss these options during your consultation and tailor a treatment plan to meet your unique needs. 

What To Expect From Your Lower Body Lift Surgery  

Lower body lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. You will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. 

Dr. Garza makes circumferential incisions—usually just above the buttocks, around the hips, and to the low abdomen just above the pubic area. This band of tissue resembles a belt, hence the term “belt lipectomy.” She carefully trims away the excess tissue and removes local fat deposits. The remaining skin and tissues are then tightened and repositioned before the incisions are sutured closed.  

Lower Body Lift Recovery  

Recovery from a lower body lift generally involves taking 3 to 4 weeks off work. You may need to monitor any surgical drains for the first week and will need to wear compression garments continuously to aid the healing process. Dr. Garza will provide you with detailed postoperative care instructions to ensure a safe, smooth recovery. 

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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Lower Body Lift FAQs 

Is lower body lift surgery suitable for weight loss?

No, lower body lift surgery is not a weight loss procedure. It is designed to address excess skin and tissue after significant weight loss or due to other factors. 

Can I have children after a lower body lift?  

We generally recommend you complete your family before undergoing a lower body lift, as pregnancy can affect the results. However, if you want to enjoy your smoother, slimmer body before having children, it is possible to have children after the procedure. 

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Lower Body Lift

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rebecca Garza ensures that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and qualified professional. Her expertise and personalized approach help patients achieve smoother contours and a sleeker lower body. Request a consultation online or call us at (219) 322-3131 to get started.