Body Lift and Belt Lipectomy
A body lift extends the abdominoplasty operation around the sides and back of your body to achieve reduction of excess tissue around the midsection. The body lift is a significant operation used in special cases of body contouring. It requires longer recovery times and must be approached with special consideration for patient safety. Dr. Mulkey or Dr. Recinos may require a complete medical examination by your primary care physician with lab tests for an adequate health history.
A belt lipectomy is needed when an abdominoplasty has already been completed. The belt lipectomy consists of excess tissue on the sides and back. The results are typically highly satisfactory, and the incisions generally result in fine white lines. Recovery requires a few weeks of minimal activity and rest.
Brachioplasty is the medical term for an upper arm lift. During the brachioplasty procedure, excess fat and skin are removed from the upper arm area in order to create a firmer, more youthful looking arm contour. A brachioplasty can enhance the appearance of arms that, with age or weight loss, have lost their natural firmness and shape.
A brachioplasty procedure may not be appropriate for people with certain medical or physical conditions.
A good candidate for brachioplasty surgery is a patient in good health, and who has realistic expectations about the procedure and its results. Brachioplasty patients will have a more positive experience with cosmetic surgery if they are fully informed about what to expect before, during, and after surgery.
Medial Thigh Lift
A thigh lift is a significant operation to lift and tighten the inner thigh skin. This is a popular procedure needed after significant weight loss. The incision may be made either directly in the groin area or vertically in the inner thigh. The recovery requires a compression garment and a few weeks of recovery.
To learn more about our Plastic Surgery / Body Procedures, please call 641-494-5200 today to schedule an appointment. Our body procedure patients come to us from Charles City, Mason City, Algona, Iowa Falls and New Hampton.