LBL and butt cracks. Too high?
HW: 249 in 2009 SW: 229 Maintain < 25 BMI - Age: 63
Body by Sauceda - 12/9/2011 LBL,Thigh Lift, Breast Lift/Reduction, Arm Lift, Butt Aug, Stomach Muscle Tightening - 12/12 /11- Facelift/NeckLift/Eyelids
If you make a nice low LBL cut and "hang" the buttocks on loose saggy hip skin, the scar will be pulled down and you wil loose some of the lift ! Its a "top-down, bottom up" kind of thing and honestly, many surgeons don't even get that.
Now, a "too-high-butt-crack" comes from a certain situation where there is either more upper abdominal and hip excess skin than there is buttock skin, or the reverse. Basically a mismatch between top and bottom.
Go put on fitted jeans and a baggy T-shirt. Now tuck in the T-shirt nice and snug. There is more shirt than you have waist to tuck it, so it pleats. See the up-and-down creases ? That happens on the butt crack and makes it appear too high. It often requires a touch-up to fix and it's not all that easy to do.
Hope this helps and its a good question to ask your PS !
It is really funny b/c it exactly as the Dr. explained for me it is not the actual crack but the creasing that appears to be a higher crack. I didn't notice until I tried to put on the bikini I bought as my "dream bikini." Well the bottoms are hipsters and the top of my crack looks like it is showing. I had A HUGE butt and a ton of saddlebag fat removed. So I have now figured out that I can not wear hipster underwear or bikini bottoms, BUT I can rock most other bikinis (I am going to Florida on Monday and am prepared with bikini in my suitcase). I am also less than 6 months out and notice the scar changing on a regular basis so I think as it lightens it will not be so noticable. (Honestly, if you aren't looking you don'e notice, but of course we notice our worst parts.)
Best of luck as you begin your plastics journey! It really is the finishing step in the journey. It has helped me to actually see the weight that I have lost.
I may have had a few extra potholes along the way, but the journey has been good!
- RNY- Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery - Dr. Peters 8/09
- Medial Thigh lift & Brachioplasty - Dr. Macrea 7/2011
- LBL - Dr. Joseph Michaels (Sibley Memorial) 12/22/2011
- Upper Body Lift with Mastoplexy - Dr. Joseph Michaels 12/20/2012