Massive Weight Loss in Birmingham, MI
Massive weight loss brings many unexpected changes in the body. Loose, hanging skin is one significant challenge that people often face. If you're in the Detroit area and seeking a procedure to improve body shape after weight loss, Dr. Ellen can help you.
During your consultation, she can identify the plastic surgery procedures that can achieve your goals and then make a plan for the timing of these procedures. Some of the body contouring procedures she may recommend include the arm lift, lower body lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift breast lift and neck lift.
When You're Ready for Body Contouring....
Body contouring procedures can be a rewarding experience, as they put the "finishing touch" on your weight loss efforts. But you need to be prepared – both mentally and physically – for the surgery. Good candidates for body contouring are:
Dr. Ellen can guide you through the process and listen to your goals for body contouring surgery. If you're ready, she can perform your procedure(s) to improve your skin and tissue contours.
Common Questions About Body Contouring
The following are some frequently asked questions about body contouring in Detroit. If you have a questions for Dr. Ellen, please send it to our staff using the online contact form. Also, be sure to view our body contouring before and after photos.
Which type of anesthesia is used in body contouring?
Anesthesia choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Ellen will recommend the best choice for you.
Where are the surgical incisions located?
Every procedure will require incisions to remove loose skin. The size or pattern of these incisions depend on the amount and location of the skin to be removed, as well as Dr. Ellen's judgment. Advanced techniques may allow incisions to be placed where they can be concealed by most items of clothing, but not always.
Are procedures all performed in one operation?
Body contouring is often performed in stages. Depending on how extensive your body contouring procedures are, Dr. Ellen may need to schedule several procedures to achieve your goals. It may be as long as two years before you appreciate the final results of body contouring.
What is a body lift?
A lower body lift treats sagging tissue on the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs in one procedure or in staged procedures. Incisions may be performed in a circumferential pattern around the body to remove the belt of loose tissue.
What is an arm lift?
Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens loose skin on your arms. If you have unwanted "wings" of loose skin on your upper arms, this is the procedure to correct it.
What is a thigh lift?
A thighplasty can reduce the circumference of your thighs by removing loose tissue. If you are bothered by pockets of skin or fat on the inner or outer thigh, Dr. Ellen may recommend this procedure for you.
Are you ready to discuss body contouring with a board certified plastic surgeon in the Detroit area? Contact the office of Dr. Ellen to inquire about a consultation, so you can discuss the benefits of plastic surgery after massive weight loss. Call 248-258-5100 or send us an email to get started.