Saggy, excess skin and flab can plague almost any area of the body. Age, genetics, pregnancy, and weight loss can create problem areas that simply are not amenable to exercise and dieting.
Body contouring targets areas of the body using a combination of liposuction, skin removal, and surgical reshaping to streamline your body, lift sagging areas, and correct asymmetries. These procedures sometimes are the only answer to trouble spots like sagging thighs, “batwings” along the bottom of the upper arm, or the “apron” that can form in the lower belly after significant weight loss.
Cosmetic surgery to improve shape and body contour is increasingly popular, and techniques have become increasingly modern and streamlined. You deserve to like what you see when you look in the mirror—contact our office to discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. Gerstle today!
Financing Options for Body Contouring
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Body Contouring Surgery Options
Liposuction—Liposuction is a tool that can be used in a variety of ways and in almost any body region. It is a valuable tool in combatting fat pockets that are resistant—or impervious—to dieting and exercise. Liposuction incisions tend to be smaller than those used for skin excision or lifting procedures, so liposuction on its own can leave minimal scarring. Liposuction is a vital part of many plastic surgery procedures including male breast reduction, facelift, and neck lift, as well as all of the body contouring procedures listed below. Remember that liposuction is not a tool for large quantities of fat reduction. Rather, it is a tool to finesse areas that require shape and contour. Liposuction is also a useful tool for fat harvesting. Dr. Gerstle can remove excess fat from problem areas and use it to plump up areas like the lips, face, or butt as an added benefit to body contouring surgery.
Abdominoplasty—A flat, toned tummy is elusive, but it is also one of the most attractive attributes of a fit, healthy body. Looking great in clothes, a bathing suit, lingerie, or nothing at all can do wonders for your confidence. It is a little known fact that during a tummy tuck, your surgeon actually strengthens the abdominal wall manually, so it is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Once you have healed, you will be primed to continue building on the work established during the procedure in the gym or on the playing field. Post pregnancy, you may find it impossible to recapture the pre-baby belly you remember. Likewise, after a major weight loss, you may be left with an “apron” in the lower abdomen, which is a flap of stubborn fat and excess skin that can only be removed with a body contouring procedure. Abdominoplasty helps tens of thousands every year to reclaim their bodies and their self-esteem and get back to a life that they truly enjoy.
Body Contouring After Weight Loss—Massive weight loss can leave you with a body that you don’t quite recognize. And of course, that’s the point. But often there is a final step that you may not have thought about when you embarked on this journey: Your skin may not accommodate your new, sleeker figure. Sometimes age can account for this, as older skin loses the elasticity we had in younger years. In certain places, there may simply be too much skin left from a dramatic weight loss regardless of your age. Body contouring after weight loss is completely tailored to your body and needs, and may require multiple surgeries depending on the extent of the excess skin and fat deposits that remain. We see this process as the final step in a long and rewarding journey for you to reclaim the body you deserve, and it’s a joy to see patients through to the end!
Arm Lift—An arm lift, or brachioplasty, allows us to sculpt a lean, strong, when genetics or age interfere. Flabby arms can be more than just embarrassing and unsightly; they can also interfere with your ability to be active as well as promote rashes, chafing, and body odor. An arm lift is a relatively easy and painless procedure with a short recovery time.
Thigh Lift—Many patients are surprised at the range of options for improving the look of their thighs. Inner, upper, and outer things can all be streamlined and lifted through a thigh lift.For larger thighs, liposuction as a first phase may be required before the skin excision. The skin tightening aspect of this procedure can help improve the appearance of pebbly skin that ruins short skirts and shorts, bathing suits, and even tight leggings.
Labiaplasty—The labia are perhaps an underrecognized site for cosmetic improvement, but that has changed in recent years due to the prevalence of the Brazilian wax. Oversized or misshapen labia can be easily corrected, with the result that your sexual confidence gets a major boost. All areas of the labia can be addressed, including the inner and outer labia and the clitoral hood. If this area bothers you due to size, asymmetry, chafing, or protrusion under bathing suits or clothing, talk to us about including it in an overall body contouring procedure or as a standalone improvement.
Body Contouring Surgery Options
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