If you have lost a large amount of weight over the past few years and have noticed skin hanging from your abdomen, back, and sides, then you may be a candidate for a lower body lift or belt lipectomy. This procedure is the circumferential removal of excess skin and fat from the lower torso and upper outer aspect of the legs. The procedure is a combination of a tummy tuck, buttock lift and upper, outer thigh lift all in one. It is usually indicated in individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight and have developed a large amount of loose, hanging skin. Many individuals can achieve a more normal body proportion after such a procedure. Depending on the amount of excess skin and loose adipose tissue, simultaneous augmentation of the buttocks may be possible by simply moving the loose, excess tissue into the buttocks to create a fuller, more attractive shape in the buttocks.
Sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs may occur because of aging, sun damage, pregnancy, significant fluctuations in weight, and genetic factors.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about a lower body lift in New Rochelle, New York, and to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD.