New Jersey Body Lift Surgery
Located in Paramus, Bergen County
WHAT IS A BODY LIFT?
A full body lift is a body contouring procedure designed to target a number of areas that may be characterized by sagging skin caused by dramatic weight loss and/or poor tissue elasticity. It is also an ideal option for women who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. The body lift will help you achieve a firmer, smoother and more youthful body contour.
Depending on the location of the areas to be treated, our patients may choose either an upper or lower body lift or both to correct excess loose and sagging skin and uneven contours of the body.
A lower body lift, or a belt lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from your hips, abdomen, waist, thighs and buttocks in one procedure. An upper body lift involves removing excess skin and fat around the arms, back and breast.
During your initial visit at our center, you will work with Dr. Robert Zubowski or Dr. Brad Gandolfi to customize a thorough body lift plan based upon your personal aesthetic vision. In addition, he will provide an overview of the viable surgical approaches for your procedure. Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will also determine the size and location of the incision by evaluating the parts of skin to be removed and tightened, and the amount of fat to be expunged. The incision will vary according to the individual and the extent of the surgery. Finally, Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will do a thorough evaluation of your medical history which will include prior procedures, motivation, skin condition and body frame.
HOW IS A LOWER BODY LIFT PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
During a lower body lift procedure, Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will make an incision around the circumference of your lower abdomen. For a belt lipectomy, the incision is customized to your need and is generally made just above the hips, allowing the waist to be tightened, and any sagging skin on the lower back or abdomen to be corrected. Excess skin and fat is removed and some liposuction is used to help contour the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Abdominal muscles are tightened, any hernias present are repaired, and skin is pulled tight as the incision is sutured closed. Dressing and compression garments are then applied to accelerate healing.
WHAT DOES A BODY LIFT COST?
The cost of your body lift depends on the choices you make during your one-on-one consultation with Dr Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfiwho will consult with you about your unique situation and desired outcome. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will assess your priorities and motivations for pursuing plastic surgery, and address any reservations and concerns you may have. Following your examination, Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will provide advice and options to help you achieve the appearance you desire. He will go over the advantages and disadvantages of the different options to best capture an aesthetically pleasing body lift. At the end of your consultation our staff will provide you with a written estimate of the cost of your procedure.
Dr. Zubowski is widely recognized as a top NJ plastic surgeon located in Paramus, New Jersey. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over two decades of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Gandolfi, like Dr Zubowski, exemplifies the patient first philosophy of the Zubowski Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Compassionate and attentive, Dr. Gandolfi has a tremendous rapport with patients. Whether the case is aesthetic or reconstructive, Dr. Gandolfi’s mission is to deliver natural-looking results and help patients feel better about their appearance.