You will need to stay home from work for least two weeks, but you should notice some improvement immediately. It will be easier to move around, and your figure will be more defined. You are encouraged to walk around as soon as possible to reduce the risk of blood clots and promote healthy blood flow. Depending on the techniques used for your lower body lift procedure, you may need to stay at the hospital overnight for observation. Discomfort is expected for a couple of weeks, but this can be minimized with prescription pain medication.
Most patients notice a dramatic difference in their physique right after their lower body lift procedure, but the final results may be obscured by swelling and bruising. While your body adjusts to its new shape and side effects dissipate, you will see continuous improvement over several months.
The outcome of lower body lift surgery is considered permanent as long as you maintain a stable weight and have no pregnancies following the procedure. Drastic weight fluctuations and pregnancy can compromise your results and may necessitate revision surgery. This procedure does not prevent the natural aging process, so some subsequent skin laxity may develop over time.
The cost of every lower body lift procedure varies depending on the extent of correction required and which techniques are performed. We provide approximate prices for each procedure on our fee schedule, which include anesthesia fees, facility fees, medical tests, compression garments, and some recovery products. Prescription medication is not included in the fee estimate. Your initial consultation with Dr. Agullo is $100, which is applied towards your treatment cost. Most cosmetic surgeries are not covered by medical insurance, as they are considered to be elective procedures; however, lower body lift surgery may be covered by some insurance plans, and this will be determined during your consultation. All costs should be completely paid for before your scheduled surgery.