Dr. Laurence Kirwan. is one of the most experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Norwalk, Connecticut, and in the entire country. He is a recognized international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the look you desire.
Patients with a history of massive weight loss usually have a pannus or an ‘apron’ of skin and fat which hangs down over the pubic and upper thigh area (figure A and B).
This is uncomfortable and may lead to a rash under the skin fold. The first corrective surgery is usually directed at removing this pannus and repairing any splitting and relaxation of the vertical rectus abdominis, abdominal muscles. The excision of the pannus is continued around to the midline of the back (figure E), lifting the outer thighs and buttocks at the same time. This procedure is known as an ‘Abdominoplasty combined with a Circumferential Lower Body Lift’.
The second procedure, after addressing the lower body and the pannus, is to remove excess skin in the upper back and chest and the arms, from the axilla to the elbow. This procedure is known as an ‘Upper Body Lift with a Brachioplasty’. (figure C, D and E). Depending on the extent of the surgery, the brachioplasty or arm lift may be performed separately from the Upper Body Lift.
The ‘Vertical Thigh Lift’ is often the last body contouring procedure to be performed. This consists of a removal of extra skin along the vertical axis of the inside of the thigh from the groin to the knee.
Patients with MWL frequently have loss of tone of the neck and face which may also require corrective surgery in the form of a facelift.
Conveniently Located: Every patient is a VIP. For your body lift appointment, you will see Dr. Kirwan himself at every single appointment. Our Norwalk, CT location is conveniently located in between Manhattan, New York and New Haven, Connecticut. Patients regularly visit from across Connecticut (Stamford, Greenwich, Stratford, Fairfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Darien, New Canaan, Trumbull), New York ( Manhattan, NYC, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, White Plains, Harrison), New Jersey and other neighboring cities/towns for their body lift and other plastic surgery procedures. Our office is close to all of the New York Airports for patients who are coming from out-of-state or other countries.
"I’ve been very pleased with the entire staff – from the front office staff, the nurses as well as the surgery team. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I have felt comfortable and safe when receiving procedures and trust Dr. Kirwan completely. I would highly recommend your practice. Thank you!"
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