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What Should You Expect During A Consultation For A Lower Body Lift?

Lower Body Lift

Lower body lift procedure is a highly involved and customizable procedure. The initial consultation with your treatment provider is an important step in the procedure. Pre-operative consultation gives you opportunity for asking pertinent questions, affirming candidacy, planning the treatment, discussing recovery, and determining the type of procedure options which can meet your goals.

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

What Happens During Lower Body Lift Pre-operative Consultation

The initial consultation is when you and the surgeon will hold discussions for creating a surgical plan. Your surgeon may do the following during the appointment:

  • Perform a thorough physical examination during which the surgeon will check all your vital signs, assess the condition of your fat, tissue, and skin, and run any required diagnostic testing. Your skin should have enough elasticity to recover well and should not hold too much fat.
  • Take images of your body to serve as a baseline for the plastic surgery. This is also known as ‘before’ pictures. Few surgeons simulate surgical outcomes by using imaging programs.
  • Based on your physical exam, the surgeon will explain whether you qualify or not for the lower body lift procedure. The surgeon will explain necessary steps to help you become eligible for the procedure if you are not an ideal candidate. For instance, you may be asked to quit smoking for a few weeks if your smoking is preventing you from becoming a suitable candidate for the procedure.
  • Go over the desired expectations and results from the surgery. Your doctor will be clear about what the fat, tissue, and skin will appear like following the lower body lift procedure. They will also explain the complications and risks associated with the procedure and how they relate to your unique condition.
  • Discuss types of procedures and surgical techniques that need to be performed for providing you with the desired aesthetic results. They will answer any questions that you may have about the surgical process.
  • Inquire into your preferences and health requirements regarding anesthesia.
  • You should consider speaking with the surgical nurse about preparing for the procedure once you have finished discussing surgical plans with the surgeon. You may consider speaking with the administrator about payment options as well.

Customizing Lower Body Lift Plan

Your cosmetic surgeon will develop a customized treatment plan after discussing your expectations and goals during the initial consultation. This is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery procedure that is targeted at removing excess fat, skin, and tissue from:

  • Buttocks
  • Groin
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Midsection
  • Lower back

The type of lower body lift procedure you choose will depend greatly on the location of excess skin and your overall aesthetic goals. The surgeon will make use of the information provided during the initial consultation for personalizing the treatment plan for you.

It is better to clear all your concern and questions during the initial consultation instead of dealing with dissatisfaction or discomfort at a later stage. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for lower body lift surgery.

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.

Are You A Good Candidate For Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery?

Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery

Most people are left with stubborn fat deposits and sagging skin on various body parts after losing massive amounts of weight through exercise, bariatric surgery, or diet. This is particularly visible around the midsection and lower body. Fortunately, a cosmetic surgery procedure provides a highly effective solution for improving your appearance – lower body lift surgery.

Patients can choose a lower body lift procedure depending on the amount of surplus skin available. Ideal candidates generally have saggy or loose skin in the following areas:

  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Groin
  • Midsection
  • Lower back
  • Hips

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

Candidacy for Lower Body Lift Surgery

You may want a lower body lift plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of your buttocks, hips, midsection, thighs and groin. The procedure allows for a smoother and trimmer look. However, the procedure is complex in nature which means you would need to meet certain criteria for being eligible. You are an ideal candidate for the procedure if you:

  • Have lost 20 – 50% of your peak body weight
  • Have drooping tissue, fat and skin around the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen (you may have to lose more weight to pursue the lower body lift if it is mostly fat).
  • Are of stable weight because fluctuations can interfere with procedural results. The majority of cosmetic surgeons recommend waiting at least two years once their weight loss goals are achieved for pursuing surgery. This allows the skin enough time for accommodating the weight loss changes.
  • Are in good general health and can successfully undergo general anesthesia. This will allow you to recover from the surgery well.
  • Don’t plan on becoming pregnant since that could reverse the results of the body lift
  • Are committed to a routine of excellent nutrition and exercise to help you heal properly and enjoy the benefits of the procedure. Protein-rich diet following the surgery is particularly important to fuel early recovery.
  • Don’t drink excessive alcohol or smoke.
  • Have reasonable expectations from the surgery procedure. Your surgeon will try and make the scars as subtle as possible, but they will be visible. Your skin may begin sagging again because of aging.
  • Are in good psychological and mental health since the cosmetic surgery can have long and emotional consequences

You would need to get approval from your specialist if you lost weight following a bariatric surgery. The plastic surgeon may also collaborate with your nutritionist and general practitioner to keep you safe and healthy throughout the process.

Your plastic surgeon will conduct a physical examination and review your medical records for determining candidacy. They will consult you on desired results and needs.

Benefits of Lower Body Lift

You should choose a lower body lift surgery for the following advantages:

  • Younger and trimmer appearance
  • Ability to wear skinny jeans and tight dresses
  • Complete multiple plastic surgery procedures at the same time
  • Increased comfort and confidence
  • Improved personal hygiene

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 Before And After Photos

Lower Body Lift 

Lower body lift plastic surgery procedure is highly customizable to address the unique goals and needs of individual patients. It is important that you work with a skilled and seasoned cosmetic surgeon if you believe the procedure may be right for you. The surgeon should have a track record of providing successful results.

Your surgeon will explain different aspects of the procedure during the pre-operative consultation. They will show you before and after images of the lower body lift procedure too. These images can help you understand the potential results and efficacy of this treatment to help you make a well-educated decision.

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

See all Before and After Photos

Overview of Lower Body Lift Before and After Pictures

Lower body lift before and after pictures include a collection of photographs pertaining to former patients that had the same procedure performed with successful results. The set of images will include photographs taken before the procedure and at various stages of improvement after it.

Your cosmetic surgeon will show you these images only after obtaining prior and informed consent of the patient. The photographs are shown with the primary purpose of educating new patients about what the procedure can do for them. It will help you make informed decisions.

Combining Images with Text

Lower body lift cosmetic surgery before and after images are better at educating prospective patients when they are accompanied with brief informative text. The description can provide information about the intricate aspects of the surgery.

Responsible treatment providers will always ensure that the before and after pictures with accompanying text are accurate and authentic. Misleading text or photo-shopped images can give patients a false impression. Setting wrong expectations in the mind of patients will completely defeat the purpose of the exercise.

Now these exact images are not on the site now but that does not matter much since it takes about as long to watch a couple sitcoms back to back as it does to update a website. You will have to ask to see these images during the consultation which is mandatory anyways.

Transparency is vital and Dr. Hustak knows all about this concept or she would have not reached to this level of success. Patient after patient has been satisfied by this clinic’s service. People from all walks of life have been satisfied by this establishment’s methods regardless if they signed up for a treatment or surgery or chose to decline.

We may not see transparency in our famous athletes or in our DC politicians that much anymore but in this line of business that’s just not going to work.

Online Sharing of Images

Treatment providers have the opportunity to provide information about lower body lift procedure through multiple platforms. These are a few popular options for sharing digital before and after images of lower body lift surgery:

  • Website gallery: Many treatment providers choose to build a custom online gallery showing before and after images as Dr. Hustak does. They include this as a dedicated section on their website.
  • Digital portfolio: Online portfolio or brochure is an excellent way of presenting lower body lift before and after images. The link of this portfolio can also be shared via email.
  • Blog posts: Treatment providers with their own blogs as part of their websites or independent can post before and after images for enhanced visual impact.
  • Social network: Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and other major social media networks are a good opportunity for sharing lower body lift before and after images.

Setting Realistic Expectations

You will know the things to expect by looking at lower body lift before and after images. You will be in a better mind frame for enjoying results when you set reasonable expectations. 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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