I perform this operation when there is excess skin on the outside of the thighs across the width. I thus remove the skin in the same way as you would take in a pair of trousers that is too wide.
The lower body lift reduces the amount of skin in terms of length, just as you would take up a hem on a pair of trousers.
Both operations are thus complementary.
This operation is a very effective means of losing dress sizes.
Please note: this must not be confused with an indication for liposuction, which is a scar-less means of dealing with fatty deposits. The condition is to have elastic skin.
It is quite a major operation, but it is always quite spectacular because on occasion I have removed up to 15 kg with this procedure, and patients have lost up to six dress sizes.
Note: you need a lot of experience to be able to perform this type of operation successfully.
A few results
These 4 photos show the same patient before and after, in profile and from the front.
I removed 15 kg and the patient lost 4 dress sizes. At her consultation, the patient told me, “I don’t want intestinal surgery and I’ve had enough of dieting as I’ve done it all my life. Can you improve my body with plastic surgery?” Her words could not have made me happier.
This is another patient, from whom I removed 22 kg.
These lower fatty deposits resist everything: the patient had done 3 diets in hospital, undergone gastroplasties… For her, the last resort was the body lift. And she lost 6 dress sizes.