(Buttock Lift/Thigh Lift)
A well-proportioned and toned body with smooth contours often is a sign of fitness achieved by healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes, exercise alone cannot always achieve desired results for people who have loose, sagging skin and uneven contours. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight as well as genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.
If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical body lift may be right for you. Body lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess 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.
In general, a body lift may include the abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back, the buttocks which may be low, flat or shaped unevenly, a groin that is sagging into the inner thigh, or the thigh itself, including the inner, outer, or posterior thighs. Dr. Joseph DiBello will employ the most advanced techniques and his unique experience and approach to place incisions in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive. Many times body lift surgery is performed in stages depending on your conditions, goals, health, safety and recovery. Dr. DiBello will use his surgical judgment to define an individualized surgical plan for you.
A consultation with Dr. DiBello will help you decide if you are a candidate for body lift. At that time, he will also discuss what is involved in the surgery.
Body lifts are deemed a cosmetic procedure and are therefore not covered by insurance.