Tighten and Tone Your Figure with Body Lift Procedures
Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, F.A.C.S., provides body lift surgery to help you look and feel your best. During these contouring procedures, he will 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. Dr. Hurwitz 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, mid, lower, and full body lifts. 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. Dr. Hurwitz 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. Dr. Hurwitz 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. Dr. Hurwitz 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. Dr. Hurwitz will create an incision below your breasts and around your back. Through this incision he will remove excess tissue and tighten weak muscles. He 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, Dr. Hurwitz can also treat gynecomastia during this procedure.
Mid Body Lift
A mid body lift will target your abdomen and middle back. Dr. Hurwitz will create incisions around your waist to access the underlying muscles. Through these incisions, he will tighten the abdominal wall, using sutures to hold the muscles in higher, tauter positions. He can also trim stretched skin and remove fat pockets, especially from the back. Once the contouring is complete, he 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, Dr. Hurwitz 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, Dr. Hurwitz will perform a butt lift and a thigh lift. Many patients also choose to undergo abdominoplasty at this time.
Full Body Lift
A full body lift combines the upper and lower body lift procedures to achieve dramatic, 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, Dr. Hurwitz 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, you will feel more confident about your healthy, fit body.
Learn More During a Consultation
Dr. Hurwitz is a nationally recognized plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing body lift procedures. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your treatment options.
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