A Body lift, also known as the Belt lipectomy or Lower body lift, is a surgical procedure which offers the most dramatic transformation of the mid and lower body. It removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks. To remove the skin and fat, an incision is placed around the entire lower body, in a circumferential fashion. Skin and fat are removed, your stomach muscles are tightened, and the incision is closed to tightly contour the body.
Cosmetic Body procedures
Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez MD offers multiple plastic surgery procedures for the body in Baltimore, Maryland. All procedures are performed under local or IV anesthesia with Board Certified Anesthesiologists.
Thigh lift (Partial belt lipectomy)
The Thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of the thigh and reduce sagging in the inner or outer thighs. The procedure is commonly performed on patients with massive weight loss, but it is also performed on people who have not experienced weight loss. There are two types of Thigh lifts:
- Inner thigh lift (aka Medial thigh lift)
- Outer thigh lift
A Mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that address changes in the body after pregnancy. It is a big transformation and this procedure has a very high satisfaction rate! The procedure consists of one of the following surgical combinations:
- Tummy tuck + Breast lift
- Tummy tuck + Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck + Breast augmentation with lift
- Tummy tuck + Breast reduction
Liposuction is a fat extraction procedure used to remove unwanted fat deposits. The procedure was developed for full body usage in 1977 by Dr. Yves Gerard Illouz, a plastic surgeon in Paris. It was introduced in the United States in 1982, and is now the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. The procedure eliminates bulges of fat from different areas of the body with minimal scarring. The equipment used now has been dramatically refined to make the procedure safer and more effective. When the procedure is performed with thin 3mm cannulas, you should not need lymphatic massages post operatively, as the results will already be smooth and even.
Labiaplasty (Labia reduction)
A Labiaplasty, commonly referred to as Labia reduction, is an aesthetic surgery for the female genitalia, which involves reduction of the labia. Wikipedia describes the average length of the labia minora (inner labia) of females between the ages of 18 – 50 to be 61 mm. However, longer lengths were recorded up to 100 mm. Patients request the surgery because their labia either hangs, or appears to be too long. Some patients complain of discomfort when wearing tight undergarments.
Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
The Arm Lift, also known as the Brachioplasty procedure, reduces excess skin and underlying fat that occurs between the underarm and the elbow, reshaping the arm to result in smoother skin and more normal contours. There are several versions of this procedure, each depending on the amount and location of the loose skin.
Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A Tummy tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is the most effective way to tighten your stomach area and remove excess hanging skin. The most common types of Tummy tuck are:
- Mini-tummy tuck
- Full tummy tuck
- Dermolipectomy, aka Panniculectomy