New Year, New You
A new year has begun, so why not take those final steps in completing your weight loss journey? After losing a significant amount of weight, you can be left with sagging areas of skin in many areas of the body. Dr. Barone at evolv Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics offers body lift surgery to correct sagging skin and tissue laxity to restore a youthful body contour. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how it can benefit you.
What is a Body Lift?
A body lift is a method of surgical contouring and shaping to restore the natural balance of the body that may have been distorted by significant weight loss or aging. Unlike a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty that only address the lower abdomen, the body lift will contour the abdomen as well as the hips, flanks, legs and the buttocks for a more balanced, natural -looking figure. After significant weight loss or with aging, there may be loose, sagging skin around the entire trunk of the body, in the legs, and on thighs that will not often improve with exercise or additional weight loss. This is where a body lift and body contouring surgery can help.
The Body Lift Procedure
Body lifting is customized to each patient in order to obtain the most natural and long lasting result. During the procedure Dr. Barone will resect the excess tissue, release the entire areas involved, and then then re-suspend and support them to enhance contour. At evolv, this surgical procedure is performed only in a fully-accredited outpatient surgery center with a board-certified anesthesiologist under general anesthesia. All procedures are done on an outpatient basis so patients will go home the day of surgery. Often, liposuction with ultrasound or VASER is combined with body lifting to remove and control areas of excessive fat. The muscles of the abdominal wall, which can become separated over time or pregnancy, may also be repaired to improve abdominal contour and help strengthen and support the core and lower back.
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Benefits of a Body Lift
The greatest benefits of a body lift procedure is the true improvement in quality of life for patients. “Basically, the results of comprehensive body lifting are something that cannot be obtained any other way and truly transforms and restores the natural contours of the body’s silhouette which has a significant impact on a patient’s self-esteem and confidence,” explained Dr. Barone. “This also helps them improve their motivation to maintain and continue a healthy lifestyle with exercise, appropriate nutrition and stress control.”
Dr. Barone, a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society has a long experience with comprehensive body lifting and knowledgeable in what preparation involves. Prior to your surgery, a healthy lifestyle should be maintained. Preoperative supplements are also given to improve wound healing and shorten the recovery time. After the body lifting procedure, maintenance with other nonsurgical methods using radio frequency along with the patient’s own exercise and nutrition are also recommended to maintain optimal long-term results.
Body lifting is an exciting area of regenerative medicine and has a significant impact on the quality of life for a patient. If you are interested in learning more about these procedures, contact us today at evolv Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.
As summertime approaches, there is a lot of interest in improving body contour and the ‘summer beach body program.’ Breast augmentation for appropriate patients may be a considered option in enhancing overall body shape and balance.
What is the Goal?
The goal of aesthetic body procedures is to improve the balance and naturalness of the silhouette, perhaps reducing areas of premature aging, whether it’s sagging skin, sun spots, or excess fat accumulation. Patients have the option to naturally enhance their breast contour which has been shown to improve patients’ confidence and self-esteem when performed properly.
There has never been a better time to consider the various body contouring options at evolv with our new technology and scientific breakthroughs! At evolv Medical Aesthetics, we now can reduce fat non-surgically and tighten the skin with an in-office procedure and no associated downtime, by utilizing the Vanquish ME and Exilis Ultra technology from BTL Aesthetics.
Skin care is also important when trying to reduce the signs of aging especially in the summertime, as it can create firming and evenness to skin tone, as well as reduce the signs of aging and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the enhancement of the female breast contour, shape and balance by using either breast implants and/or fat grafting from the patient. Breast implantation surgery has advanced significantly over the years, with more choices of implants that have a greater longevity and naturalness in function. After a professional assessment by your board-certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is a very popular procedure and can be done safely as an outpatient procedure, resulting in a natural balance to the body and improved patient confidence.
Breast Implant Choices & Decisions
Breast implants are now available with a unique cohesive or form stable gel that maintains its shape and has greater longevity than ever before. Cohesive gel has the consistency of Jell-O, which makes it last longer and achieve more natural results than traditional gel breast implants or saline implants.
Most importantly, the implant that is chosen should be proportional in dimension to the patient’s body in order to achieve natural results. Implant options are available and may be anatomical teardrop shaped, or a round contour. Each implant has significantly potential advantages depending on the patient’s overall aesthetic goals. When performed properly, the breast implant is placed underneath the breast gland or underneath the pectoralis muscle below the breast and does not actually contact or enter the breast gland.
Does a Breast Augmentation improve self-esteem?
Studies have proven that a patient’s confidence can be improved with an appropriate breast augmentation procedure for those patients who have less breast development or who have lost breast tissue after pregnancy or weight loss. It’s also important to understand that appropriate breast implant surgery can enhance the female silhouette without having any indication that there has been any surgical intervention when done by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
The location of the incision for breast augmentation is variable, but in our experience, the most appropriate and safe location is in the fold underneath the breast, which allows for the best visualization and safety, as well as precision in placing the implant. These options all can be discussed with your plastic surgeon depending on your body type and current shape of your breasts as well as your goals.
Importance of Certification for Breast Augmentation Procedures
It’s most important for every patient to understand that breast implant augmentation is a surgical procedure requiring training, skill and experience. Every patient should do their homework, and carefully choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in breast surgery and aesthetics. ASAPS is a professional organization of board-certified plastic surgeons that have special experience with cosmetic procedures, appropriate credentialing, and proven results.
Patients should always be careful and cautious when choosing a provider for aesthetic procedures as well as where they get their information, as this is directly related to reducing the risk of complications and obtaining favorable results. When done properly by a board-certified plastic surgeon, patients can expect a naturally appearing soft breast that is balanced with their body’s shape. The goal of breast augmentation as with any appropriate aesthetic procedure is a natural and safe result that will improve self-confidence as well as quality of life for each patient.
Request your private consultation with Dr. Frank Barone for breast augmentation today!