After weight loss or pregnancy, some people fight with loose and excess skin. Even with diet and exercise, getting the best shape may take a lower body lift by a board-certified plastic surgeon to improve contours. Also referred to as a body lift 360, this surgery eliminates left-over skin from the lower abdomen, hips, lower back and buttocks. The lower body skin is repositioned higher, and the underlying tissue is tightened for a smooth and toned effect. A body contouring operation can redefine the entire lower body. In Northern Virginia, Dr. Mountcastle knows that for some, it marks a final step in their transformation towards a new, beautiful figure.
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"Dr. Mountcastle was very personable, patient and kind answering our questions and the questions my 11 yr old son had regarding a tiny mole he wants removed. We decided to wait and not have it removed and they did not rush us. Planning on going back during the holiday break later in the year."- H.E. / Yelp / Oct 15, 2016
"I got lip fillers with Amy and I had an amazing experience. She was knowledgeable and explained the process before she began. It was a great experience. I will definitely be coming back!"- K.B. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2016
"Excellent service. Timothy Mountcastle is well mannered and explained the varicose vein procedure, which was done with minimum pain and just a little discomfort. Very professional and highly recommended. The aftercare was explained and the bandaging on the leg, which has to be kept on for 24 hours, was professionally carried out by the nursing assistant. Minimum brusing to both upper legs. One more procedure to be carried out next week on lower leg."- A.V. / ZocDoc / Oct 13, 2016
"I had a very positive experience with Dr. Mountcastle and his staff. I needed a pilonidal cyst removed and Dr. Mountcastle has significant experience with the procedure to remove these cysts. Also, he participates with my insurance (which was Blue Cross), so I only had to pay the associated co-pays for consultations and procedures. He performed the removal procedure at Inova Fair Oaks, and everything went very smoothly. In addition to the cyst removal, Dr. Mountcastle's office provided laser hair removal to the affected area to hopefully reduce the chance for recurrence. This was also covered by insurance. The Medical Spa facility is in the same Ashburn building, and definitely feels more Spa-like than doctors office. The specialist who performed the procedures Maria Foster, was excellent. She managed to strike a perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism. I can recommend and would go back if necessary."- W.C. / Google / Oct 02, 2016
During a lower body lift, an incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen, circling the body. Through these incisions, excess fat pockets will be removed using liposuction and the underlying tissue and muscle will be pulled tight. An experienced surgeon will make every attempt to trim away as much loose skin as possible, while protecting the incision area to minimize scarring.
All lower body lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The duration of the surgery depends on how many procedures are performed and to what extent. It is common for a surgery of this nature to take 3-4 hours or longer. The recovery can also be quite trying. Most patients will be required to spend a couple of nights in the hospital. It could take 2 weeks or longer before work and normal activities can resume. A lower body lift can create a natural shape and a leaner, more toned figure. Patients who adhere to a healthy lifestyle can enjoy their surgical results for years.
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- Average Cost
- $12,500 - $15,000
Lower Body Lift FAQs@headingTag>
How Bad is the Scarring?@headingTag>
While this procedure produces great results, scarring is inevitable. However, every effort is made to create clean incisions and leave a thin scar line. These incisions are also created low to follow the natural bikini line and keep them hidden if a bathing suit is worn. The scars will continue to heal and fade over time. Most patients feel their sleeker, tighter body outweighs the scarring.
Is This Surgery Painful?@headingTag>
Because of the extent of this procedure, patients may feel discomfort during the recovery process. For this reason, patients are required to stay in the hospital for a couple of days to be monitored and will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize pain and discomfort.
Will Insurance Apply?@headingTag>
Yes, insurance may cover some portion of a body lift procedure. For massive weight loss patients, there may be chronic skin infections or other issues caused by obesity. This varies by patient condition, insurance policy and procedure. Patient benefits will be discussed during the pre-op meeting with one of our billing and insurance coordinators.
Best Time for Surgery?@headingTag>
Individuals contemplating a lower body lift will need to be at or near their goal weight. If they anticipate losing a significant amount of weight, this needs to happen first. Once the weight has been lost, a physical will be required to ensure the body has stabilized enough to endure surgery.