For our patients in the Littleton and Denver region experiencing sagging and excess skin of the thighs and buttocks, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel offers body support procedures designed to improve the shape and tone of the lower body. Body supports, such as thigh (thigh lift) and buttock (buttock lift) support, are not solely intended to treat excess fat. If the area has retained good skin elasticity, liposuction alone can remove fat deposits and improve body contour. However, if the area suffers from excess skin or poor elasticity, a combination of liposuction and body lifting will be required. Individuals who have lost massive amounts of weight often experience excess skin and may be candidates for the procedure.
Is a Body Lift Right for Me?
Body lifting procedures may be appropriate for patients who are of stable weight that is reasonably proportionate with their height. There is no other method of body contouring that can restore body shape and skin appearance as well as body support procedures. However, as with any other surgical procedure, body lifts require incisions; in some cases incisions may be extensive.
Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. In many cases, Dr. Zwiebel can place incisions in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimwear.
We would like to emphasize that body lifts are surgical procedures and, as such, carry some risk. At his plastic surgery center in Highlands Ranch, Dr. Zwiebel encourages all patients to learn as much about the process before undergoing a body treatment. Patients should gather as much information as possible and are invited to direct questions to our friendly staff at any time.
Common procedures performed by Dr. Zwiebel with body lifts include:
Please call (720) 501-6500 or contact us online to arrange a consultation today.