Dr. Michael E. Decherd and Dr. Matthew Isakson are San Antonio, TX lower body lift surgeons helping to transform the bodies of men and women following weight loss. While losing weight is an exciting event for many patients, it can also create new challenges as the body adjusts to the smaller size. Individuals struggling with loose and excess skin may consider a lower body lift to improve their contour and shape. Sometimes referred to as a body lift 360, this surgery removes excess skin from the lower abdomen, hips, lower back and buttocks. The lower body is then pulled up, and the underlying tissue tightened to create a smooth and toned effect, essentially redefining the lower body.
"I had a breast lift and augmentation with a tummy tuck in November. Dr Isakson and his nurse Kathy are both very friendly and welcoming, as is the entire staff. They take the time to answer any questions that you have. Leading up to surgery they explain everything very thoroughly and also make sure that you have the tools you needs for post op care and pain management. The follow-up care is excellent that includes visits until you are 6 months post op. I would, and have, happily recommend them to anyone."- S.B. / Google / Feb 12, 2024
"Dr Decherd and his staff were awesome!! Dr Decherd did an amazing job and I couldn’t be more happier with my results. I would definitely recommend his services to any and all😌"- D.R. / Google / Feb 02, 2024
"Dr. Isakson and all the office staff were incredible and made me feel very welcoming. They have great communication and answered all the questions I had before my surgery. Dr. Isakson did an amazing job with my tummy tuck and it has been the best decision I have ever made. He did so good and will recommend him to anyone. He is also a very nice and down to earth person! Thank you Dr. Isakson!!!"- A.M. / Google / Jan 22, 2024
"I’m elated!!! I never thought it possible to have such a flat tummy again after 4 c-sections. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. I was comfortable, heard and respected the entire time. Staff is wonderful and Dr. Decherd is amazing!! I can’t say it enough, I LOVE my results!! Thank you Doctor for my new tummy and for giving me back my confidence. See you again soon!"- N.T. / Google / Jan 16, 2024
"Title: Life-Changing Mommy Makeover Experience! Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I recently had a mommy makeover procedure performed by Dr. Isakson and I cannot express enough how thrilled I am with the results! From the initial consultation to the post-operative care, Dr. Isakson, Katy, and their team provided an exceptional level of care and professionalism that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Isakson took the time to listen to my concerns and understand my desired outcome. He thoroughly explained the procedure, addressing any questions or doubts I had, which put my mind at ease. His expertise and attention to detail were evident throughout the entire process. The mommy makeover procedure involved a combination of breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Dr. Isakson’s surgical skills were truly remarkable. He sculpted my body with precision, restoring my pre-pregnancy figure and giving me newfound confidence. Not only did Dr. Isakson deliver outstanding results, but he also provided exceptional post-operative care. He closely monitored my recovery, ensuring that I healed properly and addressing any concerns promptly. His genuine care and attentiveness made me feel well-supported throughout the entire recovery journey. I cannot recommend Dr. Isakson enough for anyone considering a mommy makeover. His expertise, professionalism, and genuine care for his patients are unmatched. The transformation I experienced has been life-changing, and I am forever grateful to Dr. Isakson, Katy and their team for their exceptional work. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who is not only skilled but also compassionate and dedicated to providing the best possible results, look no further than Dr. Isakson, you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Dr. Isakson, for helping me regain my confidence and making me feel like the best version of myself again! Sincerely, Amy Scott"- A.S. / Google / Jan 12, 2024
During a lower body lift, an incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen, circling the body. Through these incisions, excess fat pockets will be removed using liposuction and the underlying tissue and muscle will be pulled tight. An experienced surgeon will make every attempt to trim away as much loose skin as possible, while protecting the incision area to minimize scarring.
During/After the Procedure
All lower body lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The duration of the surgery depends on how many procedures are performed and to what extent. It is common for a surgery of this nature to take 3-4 hours or longer. The recovery can also be quite trying. Most patients will be required to spend a couple of nights in the hospital. It could take 2 weeks or longer before work and normal activities can resume. A lower body lift can create a natural shape and a leaner, more toned figure. Patients who adhere to a healthy lifestyle can enjoy their surgical results for years.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Lower Body Lift FAQ’s
How Bad is the Scarring?
While this procedure produces great results, scarring is inevitable. However, every effort is made to create clean incisions and leave a thin scar line. These incisions are also created low to follow the natural bikini line and keep them hidden if a bathing suit is worn. The scars will continue to heal and fade over time. Most patients feel their sleeker, tighter body outweighs the scarring.
Is This Surgery Painful?
Because of the extent of this procedure, patients may feel discomfort during the recovery process. For this reason, patients are required to stay in the hospital for a couple of days to be monitored and will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize pain and discomfort.
Will Insurance Apply?
Yes, insurance may cover some portion of a body lift procedure. For massive weight loss patients, there may be chronic skin infections or other issues caused by obesity. This varies by patient condition, insurance policy and procedure. Patient benefits will be discussed during the pre-op meeting with one of our billing and insurance coordinators.
Best Time for Surgery?
Individuals contemplating a lower body lift will need to be at or near their goal weight. If they anticipate losing a significant amount of weight, this needs to happen first. Once the weight has been lost, a physical will be required to ensure the body has stabilized enough to endure surgery.