Body Lift Procedures Can Tighten and Tone Your Figure
The Hurwitz Center provides body lift surgery to help you look and feel your best. During these contouring procedures, he can tighten sagging skin and remove excess tissue in different areas of the body. As with all of our procedures, our body lifts are completely customized. Your surgeon will provide a complete consultation to discuss your treatment goals and recommend the right type of procedure for you. At the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer upper, lower, and mid body lifts utilizing the oblique flankplasty. To learn more about which body lift procedure can meet your needs, contact our Pittsburgh, PA, office today.*
What Is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a customized procedure designed to eliminate excess skin, remove unwanted fat, and repair damaged muscles. The surgeons at the Hurwitz Center can perform this procedure on virtually any area of the body, depending on your aesthetic goals. As a candidate for a body lift, you should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and you should have a certain amount of skin elasticity. In addition, your weight should have been stable for three to six months, and you should be committed to a healthy lifestyle. Your surgeon will carefully evaluate your candidacy, and he will never recommend a procedure that is not in your best interests.
Types of Body Lift Procedures
There are several body lift procedures to choose from. Your surgeon will explain more about each option at your initial consultation.
Upper Body Lift
An upper body lift will address your chest, back, and upper waist. Your surgeon will create an incision below your breasts and around your back. Through this incision we will remove excess tissue and tighten weak muscles. We may also perform liposuction to eradicate stubborn pockets of fat. You may choose to combine an upper body lift with an arm lift (brachioplasty) or breast lift. If you are undergoing a male body lift, your surgeon can also treat gynecomastia during this procedure.
An J-torsoplasty is a modification of the upper body lift that also addresses your chest, back, and upper waist. Your surgeon will create the same below the breasts incision but curves this incision into your side and towards your axilla. This scar can hide better than a traditional upper body lift, and is for candidates that only have moderate skin looseness. This incision is often combined with liposuction and arm lifts (brachioplasty) or breast lift. If you are undergoing a male body lift, your surgeon can also treat gynecomastia during this procedure.
An oblique flankplasty or mid body lift will target your abdomen and middle back. Your surgeon will create incisions around your waist to access the underlying muscles. Through these incisions, your surgeon can tighten the abdominal wall, using sutures to hold the muscles in higher, tauter positions. We can also trim stretched skin and remove fat pockets, especially from the back. Once the contouring is complete, we will close up the incisions with sutures.
Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift can enhance your inner and outer thighs, hips, and buttocks. To perform this treatment, your surgeon will create a circumferential incision around your waist and hips. Because of the nature of the incisions, a lower body lift is sometimes referred to as a belt lipectomy. Through these openings, your surgeon will perform a butt lift and a thigh lift. Many patients also choose to undergo abdominoplasty at this time.*
Total Body Lift
A Total Body Lift combines the upper and lower body lift procedures to help patients achieve comprehensive results. In some cases, you may also choose an arm lift or breast lift in conjunction with your full body procedure. To protect your safety and reduce discomfort, your surgeon will often perform full body lifts in stages. At your consultation, you will discuss which areas to address first.
Benefits of a Body Lift
A body lift can give you a younger, firmer, and healthier-looking figure. These procedures can be particularly effective if you have recently lost a large amount of weight, and you now struggle with loose, hanging skin. Body lifts can also address the natural effects of aging, and similar to a mommy makeover, they can tighten and tone your figure after pregnancy. Whatever the reason for your surgery, your procedure can make you feel more confident about your fit appearance.*
Learn More During a Consultation
The Hurwitz Center is nationally recognized in performing body lift procedures. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your treatment options.
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.*” Jill's Story