Body Lifts and Circumfrential Abdominoplasty Surgery
A lower body lift also known as circumferential abdominoplasty or belt lipectomy is indicated in those patients who may normally seek a traditional abdominoplasty but also have excess skin in their lateral thighs and buttocks. The lower body lift procedure improves the contours of the abdomen, lateral thighs and buttocks in a single operation. It is most commonly performed in patients that have had a significant weight loss from diet and exercise or from bariatric surgery. A lower body lift is an excisional procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Results can be dramatic. The best candidates for circumferential body contouring procedures such as a lower body lift are those who have maintained a stable weight for at least six months.
Isolated lifts such as an abdominoplasty or lateral thigh lift are appropriate in the right patients; however, when performed in patients with a cirumferential problem, an isolated lift may result in disproportion with the remaining unlifted tissues. It is these patients with laxity of the buttocks, thighs and abdomen who are well suited for a lower body lift. Rather than just recontouring the abdomen alone, a lower body lift improves the contours of the entire trunk.
Dr. Tyrone understands that the decision to undergo surgical correction is an important one. Dr. Tyrone also knows the importance of educating you before, during and after the procedure as he firmly believes the most informed patients are also the most comfortable, confident and satisfied patients. Please contact our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Gainesville, Florida to schedule an abdominoplasty, liposuction or body contouring consultation with Dr. John Tyrone.
Body contouring should not be used as a weight loss program. Dr. Tyrone asks his patients to achieve their weight loss goals prior to undergoing any cosmetic surgery.
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