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Dr. Neil Friedman, Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center is one of the most respected breast cancer surgeons in the Baltimore area. He has focused his career on improving treatment options for women with breast cancer.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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A body lift can improve your body image and build self confidence. The doctors of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy understand the importance of improving one’s self image. Among the best plastic surgeons in the Mid-Atlantic region, our doctors are sought out by patients throughout Maryland for their compassionate care and surgical skills for a variety of cosmetic surgery options including a body lift.
A body lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to remove or tighten excess skin and sagging fatty tissue. A body lift can be performed on the lower body and upper body.
A lower body lift, also known as a lipectomy, restores contour to the lower midsection of the body, which includes the tummy, thighs, buttocks and back. An upper body lift concentrates on the breasts, chest and middle back. If both the lower and upper body lifts are performed, this treatment option is known as a total body lift. A body lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck.
If you are considering a body lift at Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy, you will need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
A body lift is ideal for patients who have experienced substantial weight loss after bariatric surgery procedures, such as Gastric bypass and Lap-Band. Body lifts also can help mothers get back their pre-pregnancy bodies. If you’re planning to have children, you should wait until after childbearing before having a body lift.
The lower body lift begins with a belt-like incision above the outer thighs and buttocks. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and reshapes the underlying tissue. This is followed by the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.
The upper body lift begins with wide bra-line skin removal. Once the incision is closed, the surgeon will remove the rolls of fat tissue from the back and narrow the waist. All remaining skin under the breast or over the rib cage is eliminated.
As with any major surgery, a body lift requires a substantial recovery time. Most patients can return to normal activities after 4-6 weeks and can return to exercising typically within 6-8 weeks.
We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Craig Vander Kolk. Mercy’s cosmetic surgeons Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins are recognized among Baltimore’s best doctors for cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery for the face, breast and body. Our surgeons work with patients to determine the best personalized treatment plan while making use of advanced technologies and techniques to achieve natural-looking results. We are dedicated to helping both women and men look and feel their best.
Proud to be Part of Mercy’s Renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine.
Dr. Brendan Collins specializes in breast reconstruction, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery at The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy.