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What Is Oblique Flankplasty (Lower Body Lift)?

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What Is Oblique Flankplasty (Lower Body Lift)?Patients may sometimes be prevented from achieving their desired body shape because of fat deposits in the waist and along the flanks. You can choose an oblique flankplasty procedure for addressing these areas of concern.

Your surgeon can sculpt a narrower waist and remove bulging flanks by strategically removing surplus skin and fat. This is a revolutionary new body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure which can be performed alongside liposuction and tummy tuck or independently.

Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides oblique flankplasty or lower body lift procedure to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding communities.

Understanding Oblique Flankplasty

This is a body contouring procedure that has gained popularity as an alternative to a lower body lift. This modern technique is an extension to lower transverse abdominoplasty and can address issues that traditional procedures cannot. Primary goal of an oblique flankplasty is to remove large flanks in men and create a deeper waist in female patients.

Who is a Candidate for Oblique Flankplasty?

You can benefit from this procedure if your body has lost definition because of genetics, pregnancy or dramatic weight loss. Ideal candidates for the procedure include people with:

  • Cellulite and sagging tissue in the buttocks and outer thighs
  • Sagging skin
  • Excess fat in the lower back and abdomen

You should maintain a fairly consistent weight to qualify for this procedure. You should also maintain a reasonable exercise routine and diet. It is important that you not be considering pregnancy in the near future if you are a female patient since that can dramatically alter the results.

Oblique Flankplasty Procedure

Your surgeon will measure the target area to determine the amount of tissue to be removed if you decide to get the procedure performed. You would need to stand and then lie on your side so that the surgeon can identify appropriate incision sites.

The surgeon, during the treatment, will make the first incision along the lower back and hip’s flank tissue to the twelfth rib and spine. The cosmetic surgeon may also make additional incisions along the thighs, buttocks, and obliques depending on the treatable areas.

Excess skin and fat will then be removed before sutures are placed. Medical adhesives would also be used for closing the incisions. The surgeon, in some cases, may recommend a liposuction or butt lift as an additional plastic surgery for achieving ideal results. Incisions will be strategically placed by experienced plastic surgeons for minimizing scarring.

Should You Get the Procedure?

The cosmetic surgeon will work with you for determining the best solutions for your needs and goals. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will understand what you expect from the procedure. They will also conduct a detailed evaluation of your medical history.

The surgeon would then recommend the best procedure for helping you achieve the results you require. This can be a liposuction, thigh lift, or oblique flankplasty among other treatment options. They will customize the surgical plan to attain your desired results in the best possible way.

Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for safe and advanced oblique flankplasty or lower body lift surgery.

Contact Virginia Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin Today for a Consultation

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

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