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.

Body Lift in Buffalo, NYA 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.

What You Should Know About A Body Lift







Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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