After Massive Weight Loss
Congratulations, you’ve completed the difficult work and lost a significant amount of weight! Your dramatic weight loss has not only improved your health, but also your overall appearance. You look good and feel great!
Why Have Body Contouring Surgery?
As a result of your weight loss, your have a new problem — excess, sagging skin. Excess skin is an unfortunate by-product of extreme weight loss, but the good news is body contouring surgery can improve the way you look. Body contouring surgery removes excess fat and sagging skin to give the body a more natural, toned appearance.
If you are on the journey to the “new you” through weight loss, the team of professionals at Belcara Health can help you find your way. Take the first step and schedule a complimentary appointment with our doctors…you deserve it.
About Body Contouring Procedures*:
While every patient is different in terms of problem spots, surgery is most often performed on the following areas: Upper Arms, Chest, Abdomen, Lower Back, Buttocks, Thighs and Face.
The upper arm from the axilla to the elbow is particularly vulnerable to sagging skin after weight loss. Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) reshapes the under portion of the arm. This surgery is often performed with underarm surgery (axilloplasty) to remove the excess skin and fatty tissue that may hang. The result of upper arm surgery is a more toned and proportionate appearance.
Gynecomastia is characterized by excess breast tissue and/or saggy skin. Humiliation and insecurity are some of the emotions that experienced by boys and men with enlarged breasts. Liposuction is an excellent means of correction gynecomastia. However, sometimes in severe cases, surgery is performed to remove excess skin. Learn more about Male Breast Reduction.
Abdomen, Lower Back, and Buttocks*
The most comprehensive body lift surgery is the belt lipectomy or body lift (circumferential torsoplasty). Addressing the mid-section, surgeons elevate and tighten deep tissue and remove the excess skin and fat around the torso resulting in a re-shaping of the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks and outer thighs. Not everyone will require a full circumferential torsoplasty and may be a candidate for a less extensive standard or extended abdominoplasty. Learn more about Body Contouring for Men.
The upper thigh is another problem spot for sagging skin after weight loss. To improve the contours of this area, surgeons may perform a thigh lift (thighplasty) on the area above the knee to the groin. If excess fat is a problem in this area, liposuction can be performed prior to the thigh lift surgery.
The effect of significant weight loss is most noticeable on the face in patients with sagging neck and jowls, and sunken cheeks. Facial Contouring is an effective way to tighten the loose skin, particularly in the neck area. Injecting fat into the cheeks using fat transfer, can add tissue volume. Patients often have both procedures, which result in a younger, firmer appearance. Learn more about Facial Contouring.
Why choose Belcara Health?
The board certified surgeons at Belcara Health employ a unique blend of artistry and meticulous technique, emphasizing proportion and form, to help patients reshape their bodies in ways they never thought possible. We have very high standards for patient care and treat every patient like an honored guest. For your privacy, convenience and comfort, we have an onsite Surgical Center that is state-of-the-art and meets the most rigorous safety standards. For your safety, all surgical procedures are performed with board certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses. Learn more about our Surgery Center.
PAYING FOR SURGERY
Body Contouring surgery is generally considered cosmetic in nature. We have a dedicated Financing Specialist available to assist you secure financing for your cosmetic procedure and help you make plans for affordable monthly payments. Learn more about your financing opportunities.
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There’s no need to continue feeling self-conscious about your body. Call 410.296.0414 or contact us today for a personal consultation to discuss your treatment options.
“Dr. Vela and his staff are excellent. Dr. Vela is very considerate to me and he listens very carefully to my needs. He has always been down-to-earth and very concerned about my recoveries and my health. Dr. Vela is the BEST surgeon I have ever experienced and I know because I did my homework prior to any surgeries.”
Our practitioners who specialize in Post Weight Loss Body Contouring.
Dr. Michael D. Cohen, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Belcara Health, is recognized as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the nation. Dr. Cohen has been named LEAD Surgeon by Mentor for Breast Augmentation – and Top Doc by Baltimore Magazine for Breast and Body Surgery – for many consecutive years. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Cohen has performed thousands of procedures for the face, body and breasts – creating natural, beautiful results that help his patients look and feel their best. Read full bio.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary A. Vela, is one of the premier plastic surgeons in the area. Dr. Vela is renowned for his exceptional skill, natural results and compassionate approach to patient care. Understanding that patients’ thoughts, feelings, and emotions play a pivotal role in their outcome, Dr. Vela has helped thousands of patients achieve the transformative results they desire. Read full bio.