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Darrell L. Henderson, MD performs lower body lifts on patients in Lafayette, LA, who do not like the look of their lower body and want a more contoured and healthy appearance.

What is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift is a combination surgery that includes a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and buttock lift. The procedure is especially beneficial to patients who have sagging skin after significant weight loss, as well as patients with stubborn fat in the treatment areas.

Benefits of a Lower Body Lift

  • Loose skin will be removed
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Eliminates overhanging skin that may cause painful chafing

Lower Body Lift Procedure

During lower body lift surgery excess skin and fat are removed from your stomach, thigh, and buttock areas. To improve your natural contours, the surgeon may also tighten the underlying muscles with sutures.

For your tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon may use one of three techniques – a traditional or full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, or an extended tummy tuck. The technique used depends on the amount and location of excess skin and fat. Typically, a thigh lift is performed on the inner or outer areas of your thighs. We will address specific concerns during your one-on-one personal consultation.

Preparing for a Lower Body Lift

You will see some results of your surgery immediately, but full results are not visible until the swelling subsides and your body fully heals. After your surgery, you may have some discomfort so your plastic surgeon may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications. For the best possible results from your lower body lift, follow the post-surgical instructions carefully, including getting plenty of rest. Your body needs time to heal.

Lower Body Lift Recovery

The lower body lift procedure combines three elective cosmetic surgery procedures – a tummy tuck, thigh lift, and buttock lift. As such, the recuperation period is longer than what you would have with a single procedure. Some patients are able to return to work after two weeks, but most patients need four to six weeks to heal fully before resuming their normal activities.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does a Lower Body Lift Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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