Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, the creator of the total body lift, explains the entire process for his patient, Roberta. By combining upper- and lower-body lifts, Dr. Hurwitz can remove the excess skin causing his patient discomfort and lack of self-esteem.
Narrator: The total body lift. This procedure lifts all the drooping skin
from neck to knees in a single trip to the OR. Developed by Dr. Dennis
Hurwitz, the total body lift is his signature procedure.
Dr. Hurwitz: I've found that after correcting the lower body, many patients
were disappointed that the upper body would await correction for another
six months or so. And so in highly selected patients like Roberta, who were
young, not too big anymore, who were healthy; I give them the opportunity
to do it all at once.
Hello, Roberta, 100 pounds, and she did it all by dieting, a very noble
act. We're going to take this malshapen figure and make a beautiful woman
again. All right. Now it's the tummy here that's really an issue, isn't it?
Dr. Hurwitz: Literally, all of this excess skin will be removed, and then
we'll have a nice scar line right across here. All right, so this is the
thigh lift, the abdominoplasty, the lower body lift. That's part one.
Narrator: Part two is the upper body. The breast work is complicated
because it's also the upper lift, so we'll actually move your breast away
and raise the upper part of your skin here, because the tummy tuck does not
take care of this part up here. We don't understand why, but once the skin
has been stretched out for years, it won't shrink back. It requires