Belt lipectomy is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours, also know as a body lift. Skin, during the aging process loses elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness. Designed to remove loose skin and related fat deposits, this procedure results in a more youthful appearance. A belt lipectomy can be applied to the lower torso and upper legs including the abdomen, waist, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, and/or hips. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a body lift. Dr. Schreiber, having received the Patients’ Choice Award from patients rating Baltimore plastic surgeons, is devoted to his clients and to achieving all of their aesthetic goals.
Considerations for a Body Lift:
- Mid-body contour Reshaping.
- Correction of sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss.
- Remedy of weight gain and stretched skin caused by multiple pregnancies.
Body Lift – General Procedure
The procedure varies precisely for each patient, depending on the desired surgical outcome and body type. Specifically, the body lift procedure entails making an incision that follows the upper and/or inner thigh, to the waistline. The incision may go completely around the waist and lower back in more extensive surgeries. An incision at the crease of the buttocks is required for adjustments to the buttocks and thighs. Excess skin will be removed, followed by removal of underlying fat deposits, after which, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into the new configuration. Dr. Schreiber performs body lifts under general anesthesia, this entire procedure can last from 3 to 7 hours.
Body lifts and other cosmetic surgery procedures are performed by Dr. Schreiber at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland as well as the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Maryland. Each of these facilities are easily accessible from Towson, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Howard County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.
Recovery Process for the Body Lift
Post-operative instructions include plenty of rest and limited movement to speed the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied immediately after surgery to minimize swelling and provide support. Tubes can be utilized to drain excess fluids. Though permanent, the scars resulting from the surgical incisions are carefully placed so as to minimize visibility. Minor pain associated with this surgery is sometimes reported by patients and can be treated with oral medication. The extent of the procedure will determine the recovery time. Patients can minimize potential complications by carefully following the directions provided after the surgery.Google+