Dr. Aviva B. Preminger can correct several common low body trouble spots in a single surgery.

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BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY

Lower Body Lift

Lower body lift surgery is an increasingly popular body contouring option for people who cannot achieve their aesthetic goals through diet and exercise alone. The number of Brazilian butt lifts performed in the United States has grown by an astounding 58 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Surgeons believe the trend can be attributed to the desire for a shapelier figure, embodied by celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez.

A lower body lift targets the following areas:

  • Buttocks – Improves the size, shape, slope, evenness, and positioning
  • Abdomen – Strengthens and flattens the muscles
  • Thighs – Tones sagging portions and reduces circumference

Pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, and genetics can all take their toll on the body over time. The ideal candidate for lower body lift surgery is someone who has undergone dramatic weight loss, but needs a little extra help firming and shaping up the lower body. Weight should have hit a plateau and remained stable for about a year. Plastic Surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger can also enhance the results of your lower body lift surgery by removing excess fat with liposuction and surgically reducing loose, excess skin for a truly artistic result.

BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY

Preparation for procedure

Your journey to a newer, shapelier version of you begins with a one-on-one consultation with the surgeon herself. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger lends a compassionate ear to learn more about your struggles with weightloss and long-held issues regarding your natural body contours. By understanding what makes you feel best about yourself and learning what drove you to make the decision to have a lower body lift, Dr. Preminger can make the best recommendations for your procedure.

Once you have established clear goals of surgery, the doctor will review your medical history and conduct a detailed examination of the skin, soft tissue, and muscles that will be affected during low body lift

surgery. At this point, she will review more details concerning the procedure and answer any question that comes up long the way.

The consultation is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn as much as you can about the procedure, but also about your plastic surgeon. Dr. Preminger prides herself as much on her relationship with patients as on the work itself. Ease of communication builds a bond of trust that is reinforced by a beautiful result.

Recovery & results of lower body lift

Dr. B. Aviva Preminger recommends taking two to three weeks for recovery, although it is possible to return to (light duty) work in as little as 10 days.

Small drain tubes must be emptied daily for about a week, at which point the surgeon will remove them. All sutures will dissolve on their own. Patients are sent home with compression bands and written instructions on post-operative care. Walking right away is a good idea to prevent blood clots. Light elliptical or treadmill walking can be resumed after 10 days, with moderate activity allowed at three weeks and strenuous exercise at six weeks.

Recovery rates are variable and based on the individual’s ability to heal, but generally, most swelling and

discoloration should subside after a month or two. It could take up to six months for all swelling to fully dissipate. Call your doctor if you experience unwanted symptoms like heavy bleeding or persistent pain.

Lower body lift results are evident immediately, but the final shape and feel is achieved in roughly three months. You’ll notice that you look healthier and toned. You can expect to feel lighter and more agile as well. The results are generally permanent, though they can be affected by pregnancy or large weight gain. Adherence to a healthy diet and exercise regimen ensures the longevity of your results.

"A lower body lift makes a dramatic change in your body contour. But my patients also mention how in a short time, they actually feel lighter on their feet and even move more freely."

- B. Aviva Preminger, MD

Lower Body Lift Surgery in Manhattan

Since a Manhattan lower body lift procedure is relatively invasive and involved, it is important that you exercise due diligence in selecting a plastic surgeon. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her doctorate from Cornell University. Over the years, she has trained at prestigious health care facilities like New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital For Special Surgery — to name a few.

As a woman and mother of three, she uniquely understands the challenges women face in sculpting their bodies naturally. Call 212-706-1900 to learn more about Manhattan lower body lift surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. B. Aviva Preminger.

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