After losing a substantial amount of weight or having a baby, you want to feel proud and confident in your body. That can be hard if you have excess, sagging skin and fat deposits around your lower abdomen and buttocks. With a body lift from Dr. Ortiz, the leading plastic surgeon in Raleigh, you can have the excess skin removed, elasticity restored, and enjoy a smoother, contoured shape you can finally be proud of.
A body lift, also called a "belt lipectomy," is a highly customized procedure designed to remove excess skin, stretch marks, and
small fat deposits from the lower part of the torso, buttocks, and thighs. This results in a slimmer, more contoured shape, and while a body lift does not specifically remove excess fat, many patients choose to have liposuction performed during the procedure.
A body lift involves Dr. Ortiz creating a series of small incisions circling the lower abdomen and then another line circling the thighs, buttocks, and just above the pubic bone, similar to the shape of a bikini bottom. An apron of excess skin will be removed, tissues will be repaired, reshaped, and tightened, resulting in a much smoother figure which is visible almost immediately.
During your pre-surgery consultations, Dr. Ortiz will talk about your goals for your body and your options, and help you determine how to best achieve those goals. If you are choosing a body lift following bariatric surgery or weight loss stemming from lifestyle changes, it's important for your weight to be stable for several months or to have reached your goal weight prior to a body lift.
A body lift is a generally safe procedure that is designed for women and men who have lost substantial amounts of weight or have sagging, loose skin around their lower abdomen, buttocks, and thighs as a result of pregnancy or age. The best candidates for a body lift are those who have reached their goal weight or whose weight has stabilized and those who are not planning to become pregnant. This is because large fluctuations in weight can affect the results.
Additionally, those considering this procedure should not smoke, vape, or use nicotine products, and they should be committed to living a healthy life that allows them to maintain their results.
Hundreds of patients around the area have turned to board-certified Raleigh plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, to help them get the body of their dreams. He will not only help you meet your goals, he will take the time to listen, discuss your concerns and expectations, and help you to feel at ease with the procedure at our warm, welcoming surgery center. Call us at 919-532-2270 or complete our online contact form below to schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center.