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Body Lift
Gulf Shores

McCollough Plastic Surgery offers a body lift in Gulf Shores to tighten excess skin laxity in the lower body regions, including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The body lift procedure is an extensive cosmetic surgical procedure used in the treatment of certain figure faults and can lead to long-lasting, dramatic, and rewarding improvements in your overall body contour.

What Is Body Lift?

A body lift is a comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedure to address excess skin laxity in various lower body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. This surgical intervention is ideal for individuals seeking improved abdominal contour, those experiencing age-related changes in the lateral thigh and buttock regions, and individuals who have undergone significant weight loss. The body lift surgery involves tightening abdominal muscles, elevating outer thighs and buttocks, and removing excess sagging skin, resulting in a dramatic enhancement of the overall body contour.

Woman having consultation about body lift in Gulf Shores

The Ideal Candidates for Body Lift

Body lift is indicated in individuals who desire abdominal contouring, have noted age-related changes in the lateral thigh and buttock areas, and wish to have improvements in those areas. Another group of patients who are excellent candidates for this procedure are those who have lost large amounts of weight on their own or after gastric bypass surgery. Due to the loss of volume, the skin in the abdomen, thigh, and buttock area “sags” excessively, and despite the weight loss, patients are troubled by the inability to fit well into clothes and enjoy a new lifestyle that often comes from healthy loss of weight.

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Body Lift: What to Expect

The body lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia in an inpatient facility. We recommend that all patients stay overnight and even a few days in our facility. During your consultation for a body lift in Gulf Shores, the amount of skin excess and fat to be removed will be determined by you and your surgeon. The incision is made low in the abdomen and gently curves posteriorly so that it can be hidden in the “panty line.” In general, the incision is visible after surgery. The body lift allows for improvement of the lower abdomen, buttock, and thigh areas in a single procedure. Lax abdominal muscles are treated by tightening of the abdominal musculature, while the outer thighs and buttocks are restored by elevation to a more youthful position. Any excess skin that is “sagging” in the buttock or thigh areas is removed during the procedure.

The overall contour and figure are improved, while stretch marks in the skin removed during the procedure will disappear forever. Other areas of the body with poor skin quality and stretch marks may also improve; however, the stretch marks in those areas usually persist. Liposuction and micro fat grafting and transfer are not recommended during a body lift. Convalescence usually takes four to eight weeks. During this time, the abdomen, thigh, and buttock area may feel tight. We recommend a supportive girdle be used for up to 12 weeks after surgery to assist in your convalescence. A period of guarded physical activity for the first six postoperative weeks is recommended for all patients.

Body Lift Potential Risks & Complications

Complications related to body lift surgery are rare but do include infection, poor scarring, asymmetries, prolonged discomfort, tightness around the incisions, and collections of serum or blood clots under the skin. Even more rare complications, such as serious problems with wound healing and deep vein blood clots, can be encountered with these procedures. Such problems are seen more often in patients with obesity and smoking. However, we take great care to ensure that every one of our patients undergo the appropriate preoperative medical evaluation and receive prophylactic treatment, including antibiotics and blood viscosity agents, before and during their procedure.

woman after body lift in Gulf Shores, AL

Body Lift Postoperative Instructions

Week 1:
  • Wear the compression garment at all times.
  • Remove the garment only when you need to shower.
  • After showering, replace the garment immediately after drying.
  • Shower normally each day.
  • Blow dry skin tape after bathing.
Days 7 to 14:
  • All sutures are removed in the clinic.
  • Drains are also removed during this time.
  • Continue to wear the garment as instructed in the first week.
doctor examining patient for body lift in Gulf Shores, AL

After 6 Weeks:

  • Avoid strenuous physical activities.
  • Protect the incision from direct sunlight.
  • SPF 45 is recommended for up to one year after surgery.
  • A second garment is usually necessary and should be worn for up to 12 weeks.

Schedule Your Consultation

McCollough Plastic Surgery is your trusted destination for aesthetic transformations. We provide a professional yet personalized and soothing atmosphere to rejuvenate the face, body, mind, and spirit. Located amidst the stunning Craft Farms near Orange Beach, our multidisciplinary medical facility offers an idyllic setting for your surgical journey. Take the first step toward enhancing your life through a body lift — schedule your consultation for a body lift in Gulf Shores today.

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