Aset Hospital - 1 Sandstone Drive - Knowsley - Liverpool L35 7LS.

Lower Body Lift

Lower Body Lift surgery with Mr Hassan Shaaban

Dramatic weight loss, weight fluctuation or natural aging frequently results in sagging skin in areas below the waistline ? a lower body procedure lifts up the pubic area, outer thighs and the buttocks, getting rid of excess skin in the abdomen and back. Surgery tightens and sculpts the buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips and abdomen

Mr. Shaaban worked in the NHS in the field of reconstruction following trauma and cancer surgery. His interest lies in the field of facial, breast and body contouring cosmetic surgery.
Mr Shaaban is a consultant plastic surgeon and is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).

What is a Lower Body Lift?

The lower body lift is a surgical procedure that consists of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) that extends to also remove the skin around the hips and back. The procedure lifts up the pubic area, outer thighs and the buttocks, getting rid of excess skin in the abdomen and back. This can leave you with tighter skin and muscle, reducing hygiene issues and resulting in a more toned and healthy appearance.

Who is suitable for lower body lift surgery?

The ideal candidate for a lower body lift is someone with excess loose skin following successful weight loss or bariatric surgery.

People often find they are left with excess folds of skin that will not conform to their new body shape. Not only is loose hanging skin unsightly but it can cause functional problems. Large amount of excess skin can cover the pubis and groin. Skin irritation can occur in this area due to sweating. Patients feel that despite losing weight they cannot fully benefit from it as this excess skin restricts them and is also a cause of social embarrassment. A lower body lift can remove this excess skin, lift the buttocks and may add flattering contours to the patient's body

Mr Shaaban and his team carry out detailed consultations prior to surgery to ensure you are equipped with all the information you need to make this important decision. The consultation also allows us to go through your motivation for lower body lift surgery, and your physical and psychological health.

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The Lower Body Lift Procedure

The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and requires an overnight stay in hospital.

The lower body lift procedure begins with the surgeon making an incision around the belt-line of the waist, across the lower abdomen, and across the top of buttocks. Excess fat and skin are then removed before the incisions are closed and covered with bandages and a compression garment for six weeks to reduce swelling and aid in the natural tightening of the skin. Liposuction is a very useful tool which may be used to remove excess fat and shape the body in these patient

All patients receive a tailored aftercare package and have 24-hour access to Mr Shaaban's team of specialists, who are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Mr Shaaban will always discuss with you the different options and go through what to expect on a case-by-case basis.



What is the recovery and aftercare?

As with any surgery, there is downtime associated with a lower body lift, you are advised to ensure you have a member of family or a close friend available to help you while you recover from surgery, you may need to go home with drains. A compression garment must be worn for six weeks.

Your wounds will be checked two weeks after your surgery and Mr Hassan will see you after 6 weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered.

It is important that you stay well hydrated and mobile (drink fluids and potter around the house). Take pain relief tablet as prescribed and do not miss or delay doses. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments.

It is recommended that you take four to six weeks off work, stop driving for two weeks and avoid physical exercise until advised.



What are the risks and possible side effects?

Due to incisions being all the way around the body, a body lift procedure carries a higher risk of complications than most surgeries. After the surgery, it is normal to expect some bruising but other risks can include infection, bleeding, haematoma, pain, wound breakdown, asymmetry, wrinkles and folds of skin, skin loss, unevenness and wide, lumpy, red or visible scars. *Individual Results May Vary

Common Q & A on lower body lift surgery

1.When will I be able to return to work after lower body lift surgery*?

Depending on the lower body lift surgery Most patients can return to non-strenuous work after 3 to 4 weeks. *Individual results may vary.

Mr Shaaban will strive to place the scar as inconspicuously as possible so that it will be hidden when wearing your chosen style of bathing suit.
The exact position and size of the scars will depend on each individual patient’s requirements and can be discussed with Mr Shaaban. Scars will improve over time, continuing to flatten and fade for up to two years

*Individual results may vary.

We recommend that you don’t drive a vehicle for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. We would ask that you are sensible and make sure that you are confident that you are safe before recommencing driving. Mr Shaaban will be able to advise you on when it is safe to drive. *Individual results may vary.

After your surgery most swelling should subside within the first 4 to 6 weeks, although your final result may not be fully realized until up to 1 to 2 years. Your body contours should be permanently improved provided you do not lose or gain a significant amount of weight. *Individual results may vary.

Mr Shaaban will be able to advise you on when it is safe to start to excersise and a plan of excersise after body lift surgery. *Individual results may vary.

Your consultation with Mr Shaaban at ASET Hospital

While body lift surgery is becoming increasingly a more popular procedure, it is also major surgery, so the decision to undergo the transformation should not be rushed or taken lightly.  The consultation process with Mr Shaaban is thorough, including a full risk assessment of every patient’s physical and mental health.

You will receive extensive information about the procedure itself and the possible outcomes from surgery, as well as the risks associated with body lift procedures. 

Book your consultation today to learn more about the procedure.

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