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How Much Does Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery Cost?

Lower Body Lift 

Lower body lift cosmetic surgery is usually an elective procedure, which means you may not be eligible for insurance coverage. Cost is an important starting point for many patients when considering enhancing the appearance of their abdomen, hips, and lower body. The procedure requires superior surgical skills and is extensive in nature.

It is important that you don’t choose a surgeon that has an unimpressive track record or is less skilled just because they are low cost. You should always work with an experienced and highly qualified plastic surgeon. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides lower body lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Consider Total Costs

Patients should account for all costs (pre and post-operative) when considering the cost of getting a lower body lift plastic surgery. These costs are in addition to the actual surgery cost. You should not forget to ask about cost components that are not part of the final price while receiving a quote from the practice.

These are a few major cost components you should be aware of:

  • Fee charged by anesthesiologist
  • Fee charged by the surgeon
  • Operating room charges
  • Prescription drugs and antibiotics
  • Overnight hospital stays
  • Post-surgical compression garments
  • Pre- and post-operative medical tests
  • Post-operative appointments

Correlation Between Quality and Cost of Surgery

You should not choose a plastic surgeon for your lower body lift plastic surgery procedure based on the cost alone. Highly skilled surgeons, in general, are hard-pressed for time for being more in demand. Hence, they may charge slightly more as compared to surgeons with less skills or credentials.

Practices offering exceptionally low prices should raise red flags immediately. They may surprise you with hidden charges later. Moreover, they may compromise on the safety and success of your procedure by cutting corners.

It is recommended to prioritize having the surgery performed by ABPS-certified cosmetic surgeon. Ask the surgeon if they can provide you with personalized care and service.

Lower Body Lift Cost Factors

These are a few factors influencing the overall monetary amount pertaining to plastic surgery procedure besides surgeon’s qualifications and training. Practices located in urban centers have higher real estate costs and expenses. This will impact the final surgery dollar amount.

The overall cost will differ based on whether the procedure is performed at a hospital, accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. You should consider the various benefits and cons of each option before making a decision.

In some cases, patients may decide to go in for a full body recontouring rather than a lower body lift. This will increase the cost of procedure as well. In addition, procedural costs can differ between patients getting the surgery at the same practice due to difference in extent of surgery.

Financing Options

Certified third-party medical care financing firms are available for financing lower body lift procedure. These firms offer competitive loans to pay for the cosmetic treatment. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for lower body lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery

Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Sagging skin below the waistline may occur because of weight fluctuation, dramatic weight loss, and natural aging. Lower body lift procedures are meant to sculpt and tighten the back of thighs, buttocks, inner thighs, outer thighs, abdomen, and hips. Aesthetically displeasing loose skin which causes mobility restrictions is removed.

Lower body lift is appropriate for people that are near their ideal weight. The procedure may follow or precede an upper body lift procedure. Thousands of patients undergo lower body lift surgery successfully every year with satisfactory results.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides lower body lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Advantages of a Lower Body Lift

  • Your contour will be sculpted and loose skin removed so that the results of weight loss become apparent
  • Patients experience improved self-confidence and self-esteem from looking better
  • Overhanging skin will be removed to stop painful rashes, chafing, and infections

Performing a Lower Body Lift Procedure

Complete lower body lift plastic surgery procedure will treat abdomen, buttocks, waist, thighs, and hips in a single procedure. It is usually part of mommy makeover. The pattern and length of incisions will depend on the extent of excess skin removed and where the skin was located.

This is how a typical lower body lift cosmetic surgery procedure is performed:

  • A circumferential incision is created by the surgeon, which extends all around the torso. This will allow the surgeon to remove an apron of excess fat and skin from below the incision. The surgeon will then tighten and reposition the tissues.
  • The remaining skin in the thighs and buttocks will be pulled upwards next. Underlying tissues and skin will be tightened and suspended. You will either be positioned on your side or tummy during this.
  • Once the sides and back have been addressed, the surgeon will position you on your back to treat the front side. There are two options to move forward from here. Both options will be discussed with you before the operation.

First option is to combine abdominal contouring with lower body lift. This is also known as an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. The second option is to combine the procedure with an inner thigh lift. The second option is for people that don’t require or have already had an abdominoplasty.

  • The incisions are closed over drains in multiple layers to control swelling and stretching. Underlying tissues have deep support sutures for forming newly shaped contours. Skin adhesives, tapes, or sutures are used for closing the skin incisions.

Appearance of Lower Body Lift Scars and Incisions

The incisions leave noticeable and permanent scarring around the lower trunk. The scar appears right above the pubic hair region and extends to the hip bones. The scar may gently curve upwards towards the buttock crease to meet the incision made on the other side.

Scar placement is generally determined by your clothing style to ensure it is easily hidden. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for lower body lift surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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