Lower Body Lift Recovery: What to Expect

Even after losing weight or maintaining a stable weight for most of your life, it can be difficult to firm up and reposition resistant areas of the body to attain the body shape you want. This is especially true for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess sagging fat, uneven or dimpled areas, and heavy folds of skin. Pregnancy, natural aging, and sun damage also take a toll on our skin and tissues. Having a lower body lift in the Vancouver area from plastic surgeon Dr. Owen Reid will help you tone up and reshape your physique by removing this redundant skin and fat to leave you with firmer, shapelier contours.

This can improve mobility and may make patients feel more motivated to keep active. However, as surgery is involved, it does require a recovery and healing period

The lower body lift consists of a combination of different procedures for enhancing the abdomen, lateral thighs, and butt. Recovery can take at least two weeks, by which time it may be safe to return to a sedentary desk job, but your activity will be restricted for around six to eight weeks in total.

The length can vary depending on the patient and what types of treatments are performed. It also depends on how extensive the surgery is and how much skin or tissue is removed. The recovery phase for a lower body lift is comparable to that of a standard tummy tuck

Some level of discomfort is normal during the first few weeks, but this gradually lessens. Your surgeon will also advise you on taking oral medications for pain management and to accelerate healing. Patients are asked to wear compression garments as they help to decrease pain and swelling, improve circulation, and maintain the shape of the skin and tissues in the right position so that you can achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results.After eight weeks have passed it will usually be safe for you to resume exercise

Interested in learning more about what’s involved in a lower body lift in the Vancouver area? Get in touch withour team at the office of Dr. Owen Reid by calling 604-343-9309 to request a consultation or fill out a contact form to start planning your procedure