Dr. Jenny performs body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, body and arm lifts and liposuction to address body shape. These procedures can help you achieve the shape you would like to have and are especially helpful in improving your appearance after dramatic weight loss.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Pregnancy and weight loss can result in extra skin, stretch marks, stretched out abdominal tissues and umbilicus, as well as scars. Diet and exercise can certainly help but unfortunately cannot address extra skin or loose tissues. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a procedure designed to rejuvenate the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening of the abdominal wall muscles. This procedure is done in both women and men.
An abdominoplasty can result in a more defined waist, a slimmer profile, a more proportionate body contour and better clothing fit. It is often performed along with liposuction or as part of a Mommy Makeover. Abdominoplasty will help to restore and rejuvenate the appearance of the abdomen.
Liposuction is a body contouring and sculpting procedure that can help to remove localized deposits of fat from specific areas of the body. It addresses those stubborn areas that do not respond to diet or exercise.
Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction. The best candidates for liposuction have a normal weight or BMI and have firm, elastic skin and localized areas of excess fat. Dr. Jenny will help you determine if this is the right procedure for you.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
A brachioplasty or arm lift can reduce excess fat and/or skin from the upper arms. With the aging process or after weight loss patients often notice and complain of “batwings” in the upper arms. This is often an area of concern both due to appearance and clothing fit. Brachioplasty can help to improve the contour of the upper arm.
Brachioplasty can be performed by liposuction and/or direct removal of excess fat and/or skin. The procedure performed is dependent on patient specific factors.
Being a mother is one of the most amazing experiences a woman can have. Unfortunately despite diet, exercise and getting back to pre-baby weight, there are often permanent changes to a woman’s body after pregnancy.
Many women today pursue cosmetic surgery in the form of “Mommy Makeovers” when they are finished having children. They want to restore their pre-baby figures to help them feel more confident and to look as good as they feel.
Mommy Makeovers refer to a combination of surgical procedures that aim to restore the normal pre-pregnancy shape. Most women complain of changes to the breast and abdominal areas. Every woman has different concerns and personal goals. Dr. Jenny will customize the procedures that you will need to best achieve these goals.
Body lifts or body contouring describes a group of procedures designed to remove excess skin and fat most commonly after massive weight loss.
One disappointment that can occur after successful massive weight loss is the residual excess skin that can occur in the arms, breasts, abdomen, trunk, thighs and buttocks. Unfortunately there is no exercise program or non-invasive procedure that can eliminate excess skin other than body lifts.
Body lifts allow the removal of excess skin and fat and often involves tightening of the underlying fascia. The surgical procedures required following massive weight loss vary from patient to patient. Dr. Jenny will help tailor these procedures to meet your individual needs.