Body Lift in Buffalo, NY
The body lift or Belt Lipectomy is a procedure that can help to tighten skin around the torso which may have become lax following pregnancy or massive weight loss after bariatric surgery. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity.
A body lift generally includes removal of excess skin in the abdominal area in front as well as around the lower back and buttock. It is often combined with liposuction to achieve the best contours.
In Buffalo the body lift is a procedure performed by Dr. Shatkin that can improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. In addition, the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include these areas:
- Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area.
- Buttocks, that may be low, flat or shaped unevenly.
Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess skin and fat. Liposuction, alone, can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and body lift techniques may be recommended.