Following weeks of recovery after major surgery, the last thing most people want to think about is doing it again. If you are bariatric patient coming off of weight loss surgery, however, chances are this may be one of the first things on your mind. After the extreme weight loss that follows bariatric surgery, 100 pounds or more in many instances, skin is left loose and saggy; excess tissue hangs from the abdomen below the belt line, and the hope of being able to finally feel comfortable in "normal" clothes is postponed by hanging flesh that just doesn't seem to fit on your much slimmer frame. Many patients like this turn to plastic surgery to help contour the body, giving shape to their new form. If you've experienced a significant amount of weight loss and are uncomfortable with the excess skin left behind contact plastic surgery doctors in your area and find out what options are best for you.
Viora, a manufacturer and technology provider of several advanced radiofrequency systems used in aesthetic and medical practices released the Reaction RF body contouring device in February 2010, an innovative device that promises to tighten and tone the skin, and also eliminate the appearance of cellulite. The RF Reaction Device is the first and only FDA-cleared bipolar RF device with vacuum therapy for body contouring, and can deliver instant results for some people.
If pregnancy has left you with loose and sagging skin and a few excess pounds, there are several cosmetic and plastic surgery options available that can help you achieve your pre-pregnancy figure. Today’s innovative body sculpting and body contouring procedures include surgery and non-invasvie options that can help get rid of a few pounds and inches, trim down excess skin and help you achieve your ideal silhouette.
Loose skin is a common outcome of extreme weight loss, such as after pregnancy, losing a substantial amount of weight from weight loss surgery, medical weight loss or natural dieting. Very few people can successfully get rid of loose skin with diet and exercise; the excess skin does not ‘burn off’ the body in the same way as body fat does, so surgery may be necessary to reshape and contour the body. Body lift procedures provide a solution for managing loose skin; these procedures involve repositioning the skin and removing excess skin folds to completely reshape the area. Plastic surgeons offer a number of different types of body lift procedures for patients who want to sculpt their body and achieve an attractive silhouette.
After the joys of pregnancy subside and your newborn is safe at home, it's time to take care of yourself with a complete health and body makeover. Pregnancy can leave you with hormonal imbalances, a few extra pounds, a ruddy complexion and stretch marks. A few key procedures and treatments can help you get back into shape with ease so you can start enjoying life with your little one. Contact cosmetic or plastic surgery doctors in your area to discuss options for getting a mommy makeover.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in face lift, body lift and tummy tuck procedures in the Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, DC areas. Dr. Rodriguez and his surgical team have over 20 years of experience performing multiple Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in the same operative session. These procedures also include thigh lift, breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, and labioplasty (or labiaplasty) procedures.
The baby boomer generation, or those whose current age range is between 43 and 62, continue to be some of the strongest candidates for plastic and cosmetic surgery. This generation is past their middle age years, and both men and women in this demographic segment are interested in preserving their youthful looks and staying healthy.
If your healthy diet and rigorous workout routine still haven’t gotten you that beach-ready body, a trip to the plastic surgeon’s office could be just what you need before you hit the sand and water.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Reality TV shows are creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic surgery and may attribute to the growth in procedures, however, these shows have not caused a rampant increase. The number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures performed – a growth rate steady with that of the U.S. economy, according to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). New five-year trending data shows cosmetic procedures are up 24 percent from 2000, reports the ASPS.
Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Drielsma from Beauty by Design explains the concept of the body lift.