Lower Body Lift

Losing a significant amount of weight is an achievement worthy of celebrating. However, the skin often doesn’t “snap back” after weight loss, leaving you with loose, hanging skin on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs that shrouds your new, slimmer body. Board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist Dr. Thomas Hagopian can help you make the most of your hard-earned shape with a lower body lift at his Atlanta, Georgia, plastic surgery practice.

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What Is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift removes redundant skin on the mid and lower body. It’s a popular choice for people who have achieved major weight loss or who have skin laxity following lipedema surgery. The plastic surgery procedure improves skin tone and reveals smoother, firmer contours by combining a buttock lift, thigh lift, and an extended version of a tummy tuck.

While a body lift typically focuses on the excess skin, you can also sculpt away any underlying stubborn fat by combining your procedures with SAFELipo® liposuction.

What Is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift removes redundant skin on the mid and lower body. It’s a popular choice for people who have achieved major weight loss or who have skin laxity following lipedema surgery. The plastic surgery procedure improves skin tone and reveals smoother, firmer contours by combining a buttock lift, thigh lift, and an extended version of a tummy tuck.

While a body lift typically focuses on the excess skin, you can also sculpt away any underlying stubborn fat by combining your procedures with SAFELipo® liposuction.

Before and after illustration of lower body lift treatment

Who Is a Candidate for Lower Body Lift Surgery?

You should be in general good health, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, and at or near your ideal weight before pursuing lower body lift surgery. You should have maintained a stable weight for at least 6 months, and your body mass index (BMI) must be lower than 40.

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Atlanta's Body Lift Expert

As a leading expert in body contouring and lipedema care, Dr. Hagopian is known for his compassion and exceptional results. His body lift procedures do more than make his patients look great; they offer functional, quality-of-life improvements. Discover the range of body sculpting procedures he offers.

How Much Does a Lower Body Lift Cost?

A lower body lift is an extensive surgery customized to the patient’s needs. Your actual cost will vary depending on the complexity of the procedures and other factors. Dr. Hagopian will give you a personalized price quote at your consultation.

Many patients use health care financing to make their procedures more affordable. Please see our Fees & Financing page to explore your options.

Meet The Team

Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian

Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian

Plastic surgery is the perfect field for Dr. Hagopian, who has a knack for fixing things and helping people. He’s a former firefighter/paramedic, and he had a business building highly sought-after custom taillights in medical school. He met his wife, Nurse Hagopian, at Emory University, and they bonded over many shared interests, including a commitment to exceptional patient care.

Meet Dr. Thomas Hagopian Dr. Thomas M. Hagopian is board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Chelsea O. P. Hagopian

Nurse Chelsea O. P. Hagopian

Nurse Hagopian is an Atlanta native, a self-identified nursing ethics nerd, and an ANCC board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She’s passionate about studying informed consent, empowering fellow nurses to use their voices, and collaborating with people in addressing their aesthetic care needs.

Meet Nurse Hagopian

What Happens During Lower Body Lift Surgery?

Dr. Hagopian performs this procedure while you are under general anesthesia. During the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) portion, he removes excess skin, repairs any muscle separation in the “six-pack” muscles, and creates a taut and smooth profile with a natural-looking bellybutton.

Thigh and buttock lifts are similar, addressing redundant skin and effectively lifting the skin for a more contoured lower body. In most cases, Dr. Hagopian will use liposuction to sculpt your physique further.

How Long Is Lower Body Lift Recovery?

You can return to desk work about 2 to 3 weeks after a lower body lift but will need about 4 to 6 weeks of recovery to resume exercise gradually. Dr. Hagopian uses progressive tension sutures so you won’t need post-surgical drains, and he employs several ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) protocols to ensure a safe, smooth, and comfortable recovery.

Swelling may take weeks to months to resolve. However, you can encourage healing and recovery by wearing your compression garments continuously and receiving weekly lymphatic drainage massages.

What Do Lower Body Lift Scars Look Like?

Dr. Hagopian takes care to place your body lift incisions along natural creases or in areas easily hidden under clothing. While scarring is an inevitable part of any skin removal surgery, our practice offers scar therapies such as steroid injections, microneedling, and Silagen® silicone gel strips to minimize it.

Begin Your Journey

If you would like to learn more about your body contouring options with a body lift expert, please call  (404) 885-8542 or request a consultation online. We look forward to helping you celebrate your new shape.

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