Whether you call it torsolift, torsoplasty, total body lift, body lift or upper body lift, I refer to the removal of excess, loose skin and fat around the midsection as total body lift. “Body lift” is an extension of the typical abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure to include flanks, hips and buttocks. Essentially “circumferential” around and encompassing the entire torso.
The great misconception of this procedure is that it is only applicable to women (or men) who have undergone massive weight loss and that is just not true.
Actually, far more patients undergo body lift procedures who have just simply gained and lost typical pregnancy weight and were left with loose excess skin and unwanted fat not only in their abdomen but extended into flanks, hips and buttocks.
Often, what is perceived as excess fat only in the hip and flank area is actually more a skin excess condition with little fat excess. Commonly referred to as a “muffin top” these body types are among the best suited for body lifts.
I generally combine liposuction of the hips and fat grafting of the buttocks with body lifts. The results are truly transformational.
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Finally, a friend referred me to see Dr. Spiro. At my consultation, we addressed my many issues and my fears and anxiety about surgery. He laid out a plan for me that he conveyed with honesty and a quiet confidence. He had a vision for my outcome that I couldn’t quite see but yet I believed he could achieve it. Dr. Spiro is not only a very skilled surgeon, the best in my opinion; he is also a talented artist with a passion for what he does. While surgery days can be very scary, Dr. Spiro has such an ease about him in the operating room that all your fears immediately go away. As you drift off you know you are in perfect hands!!
It has been a long and exciting journey, 3 years and a total body lift later, Dr. Spiro met and far exceeded all of my expectations. Dr. Spiro makes you feel special and deserving, that it is never too late and you are never too old to make a change. He expects the best results, and with Dr. Spiro you are getting the best! He has the most wonderful nurses and office staff who are all very sensitive to the scary and exciting roller coaster you are on. They all know your name and greet you with a smile and a kind word at every visit! Thank you so much Dr. Spiro for giving me back my confidence and the gift of starting over! Thank you for seeing what no other Doctor could!! And thank you for giving me at 50 years old a body I had only dreamed of!!
Dr. Spiro. You are my hero. PERFECTIONIST, APPROACHABLE, CONFIDENT, FRIENDLY, INCREDIBLE BEDSIDE MANNER, An OFFICE STAFFED WITH ANGELS are only a few words to describe my feelings toward you and Spiro plastic surgery. As a person who never would have considered having cosmetic surgery- you made the entire process inviting, exciting, safe and with no added pressure to continue on. One of the best decisions of my life was to pick up the phone, make the appointment and stick with it- as scared as I was. (I considered canceling a number of times which would have been disastrous by the way). Written words can’t begin to portray my appreciation for you and your entire staff.
The way you took your time reading every detail of the initial paperwork and truly getting to know me as a person was so comforting. The above and beyond pretests you required made me feel so confident, knowing I was in the best health possible pre surgery. Your explanation every step of the way was exactly what I needed before going under anesthesia. Of course the “tween” pop music playing as we entered the OR was the most fun I have ever had in a hospital environment as well lol. Lastly- your finished work is nothing short of a masterpiece. I cannot believe the way you smoothed, shaped, lifted and sculpted my body into a figure I will be thrilled with for the rest of my life. You are a master at your profession and a person I can call my friend – something that is extremely difficult to find in Physicians today.
am so very thankful you came into my life. I cannot imagine any plastic surgeon better than you, and will refer you to those individuals searching for one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of a lifetime!
Thank you, Dr. Spiro, for making this surgery such a good experience. I never considered getting a body lift and I’m glad i finally did. It didn’t only fix my problem; it gave me back something unhoped for: my bikini body. I was scared that morning but you played Justin Timberlake in the OR, cracked a few jokes that made me laugh, and almost made me forget that I was there for surgery. Thanks to St. Barnabas’ great nurses and your staff, my recovery went as well as you predicted. I never thought. I could look this good at my age, and I can’t wait to hit the beach this summer!
I started to write a testimonial many times and never really knew where to begin. However, after today’s checkup, thirteen months after the seven hour procedure (which included a breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction of the buttocks and hips) I sat in my car in the parking lot of the Atkins-Kent office building and penned this testimonial to express my gratitude. When I refer to gratitude, I do not just mean for changing my body from what it looked like thirteen months ago, but for being the honest, caring and dedicated doctor that you are.
As far as I am concerned, people considering plastic surgery of any kind should not look any further than your office door. Your compassion, talent and your incredible staff is the perfect combination for success. Just like the old slogan, New Jersey and You… Perfect Together. It should read on your door… Dr. Scott Spiro and You… the Best Fit for Now and the Future.