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Old 01-27-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Has anyone had a lower body lift? How was it? How long was your recovery? How good were your results? I've been thinking a lot about this lately. I was looking at pictures online and found these. http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/body...ift_photos.htm I look very similar to her before picture, and she looks awesome in her after pictures! I'm seriously considering it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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Meg had a lower body lift I believe and I've seen her results, it is pretty amazing. She carried a lot of weight in her hips/thighs though.

That before picture looks to be a lot of tummy loose skin and if that is your case, you might look at something like the Fleur De Lis which one of the Weight Loss Surgery girls had, I dug up her thread but you'd have to go in her profile to see her before/after pics:
Ok, before and after pictures of my Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty!

I may consider a lower body lift when I get down to my goal weight as most of my weight is in my hips, thighs and belly.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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My belly looks just like that girls, but my biggest problems are my inner thighs and my butt. I haven't done a whole lot of exercise. I just started this year, and I know that will improve things a lot. I'm doing squats every chance I get. I'm gonna give my skin a year or so to see if it tightens up before I decide on anything.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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Hi Skinnycow!

Nelie's right, I had a lower body lift in 2003 and posted about my experiences here. I'm still completely thrilled with my results and the scars are really faded at this point. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Like Nelie, I carried most of my weight on my butt and hips, so a tummy tuck by itself wouldn't really have dealt with the problem of all the excess skin on those areas. I lost 22" from my hips, which left 22" of folded up, wrinkled skin that just sagged from my butt. So a lower body lift was the only way to get rid of it.

One thing you should know, though -- a lower body lift doesn't deal with the problem of excess skin on your thighs. A thigh lift would be necessary to get rid of that skin. When you've reached your goal weight, visit a plastic surgeon for a consultation and he or she can tell you what results you could expect from different procedures.
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Hi ive just joined this page, im due to have a fleur de lis tummy tuck in 2 days ive lost over 5 st of weight, im so scared and so excited!!
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Hi there,

I just had a lower body lift plus a breast augmentation surgery done 5 weeks ago today.

Here are a few pictures.

before/after pics after skin removal

I am obviously still in the healing process but I feel almost back to normal. I am not allowed to resume exercising (besides walking) for 3 more weeks since I had my stomach muscles and a hernia repaired. My abs were separated by 4 inches!

I am still swollen and expect to be for quite some time but I do appreciate my results and hope it will only improve with time.
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