MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 307-6233
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Raising Your Confidence with a Lower Body Lift

 At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ryan Diederich performs lower body lift surgery to help patients improve the appearance and shape of their underlying tissue by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure tightens and reshapes the thighs and buttocks resulting in a smoother and more toned appearance.

Pregnancy, heredity, natural aging, and changes in weight can cause your body to settle. Exercise can strengthen muscle but cannot address excess skin, fat, and loss of elasticity. If your body appears saggy or loose, and you desire a more youthful-looking body, a lower body lift may be right for you. This blog will discuss a lower body lift at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery.

This patient is one-year post-op of a Mommy Makeover with a Belt Lipectomy with Dr. Diederich.

At your Consultation

At your consultation, you will meet Dr. Diederich as well as one of our Patient Care Coordinators. Together, you will discuss your goals and what your surgical journey will look like. With our team’s help, you will be comfortable and confident when preparing for your procedure. 

Prepping for Surgery

Once your surgical plan is developed, you will prepare for operation day! Prior to your surgery, you must go through lab testing or a medical evaluation. To lower your risk of complications, you need to stop smoking six-weeks before your surgery. Finally, avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding (if OK with your primary care physician. If you cannot stop, please let us know).

After your Surgery

Recovery time varies, but typically, patients should expect bruising, swelling, and discomfort for several weeks post-surgery. You should seek medical attention if you begin to experience: shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heartbeats. It’s crucial to follow post-operative care instructions for optimal healing.

This patient is 7-weeks post-op of a Belt Lipectomy (Lower Body Lift) by Dr. Diederich.

If your body appears saggy or loose, and you desire a more youthful-looking body, a lower body lift  from MidAmerica Plastic Surgery may be right for you. While considering this procedure, consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial. Dr. Ryan Diederich is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery. To schedule your lower body lift consultation with Dr. Diederich, call (618)288-7855. A $200 consultation fee will be collected to reserve your appointment.

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