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If you have lost a substantial amount of weight, but have loose skin, extra folds or stretch marks and want to do something about it body contour surgery may be the answer. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC, we can provide you with guidance during your initial consultation on what may be the best surgical approach for your needs. Let’s take a look at some procedures that can help contour your body following a substantial weight loss.
What does body contour surgery involve? There are a number of procedures that are used to reshape the body contour following weight loss. These include:
- Arm lift, to correct the sagging of the upper arms; breast lift to rejuvenate sagging, flattened breasts.
- Facelift to improve the sagging and lost volume of the mid-face, jowls and neck.
- Lower body lifts to reposition tissue and remove excess skin of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs.
- Thigh lift to correct sagging of the inner thigh.
- Tummy tuck to repair the abdominal muscle and remove folds of excess skin hanging over the mid-section.
What is the right procedure for me?
During your initial consultation you and your surgeon at Atlanta Plastic Surgery will review your medical history, your weight loss and decide what is the right procedure or procedures for you.
What about recovery time?
Recovery times vary depending on the procedure. You should expect to spend anywhere from two to six weeks recuperating at home based on the extensiveness of your procedure. It’s important not to engage in strenuous exercise or activities to allow your body to heal. It may be a good idea to have some help with household chores as well as driving in some cases. Be sure to follow all your surgeon’s post-operative directions and attend all follow up appointments.
How long will my results last?
Results should be long lasting if you continue to eat a proper diet, maintain a stable weight and exercise.
We’re always happy to help educate and reassure our patients. For more information on this topic and any other plastic surgery procedures we perform, schedule a consultation appointment today at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. We have offices in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Northside/Sandy Springs, and Cumming/Forsyth area locations. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.
Here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide every patient that we see with the very best possible plastic surgery results. But that’s far from our entire goal. There are many plastic surgery practices in the metro Atlanta area, so our expert plastic surgeons and medical team know that delivering outstanding results is not enough. We have always considered plastic surgery an extensive process that extends from the first time we meet a new patient to long beyond the day of their surgery. No matter the nature of each patient’s specific procedure or aesthetic goals, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional overall care from the start of the process through the end of your experience and beyond. Allow us to explain how.
Over our more than 50 years of operating in the Atlanta area, our expert providers have made top notch patient care our mission. Part of that is our practice’s shared vision that extends from our plastic surgeons, to our nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to our administrative team, and everyone in between. Knowing that our patients have come to expect a certain standard for expertise, communication, and professionalism, our entire team works tirelessly to be there for our patients in every way that we can. Whether it’s determining the exact right surgical plan for a patient’s specific preferences, or a matter pertaining to scheduling and billing, our providers understand that every patient should be made to feel like they are our #1 priority; because they are. In essence, it’s essential to us that every phase of our patients’ plastic surgery journey be as simple, convenient, comfortable, and ultimately satisfying as possible.
In the video below, our own Dr. Franklyn Elliott discusses our dedication and process for providing a total care experience for our plastic surgery patients:
While plastic surgery results alone are certainly not anything to take for granted, we just wanted to reinforce that there is more to take into account when considering a plastic surgery practice to perform your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery procedure. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Cumming, Canton or Lawrenceville area locations. And don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.
Our eyes often tell a lot about us. If we’re happy, sad, lying, or telling the truth. There is a reason they are often referred to as the gateway to the soul. It is one of the first things people notice about us. And while it is wonderful that people can read the simplest emotion from our eyes, we may not be overly thrilled when signs of aging begin to appear.
The skin around our eyes is very thin and delicate. Because of this, signs of aging tend to appear earlier than on other areas of the face. Aging upper eyelid skin can become saggy and droopy, occasionally leading to vision issues, while lower eyelid skin can develop puffiness. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of maintaining a youthful eye area, and we would like to address a few of the most common questions our patients ask us about eyelid surgery.
Why are my eyelids sagging?
Several factors can contribute to sagging eyelids, but aging is the most common condition. As we age, our skin will lose its elasticity and decrease collagen production, leading to sagging or drooping eyelids. Eyelid surgery, commonly known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin that collects around the eye, restoring a youthful look to your eye area.
Will eyelid surgery improve my vision?
For certain types of vision impairments, eyelid surgery can provide a significant improvement. As we age, excess fat and skin tends to gather around our eyes. This excess fat can lead to drooping eyelids, impacting our visual field or peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat and skin, restoring the previously blocked vision. In instances such as this, eyelid surgery can be a benefit, but blepharoplasty cannot resolve vision impairments affecting the structure of the eye.
Is there a certain age that I should consider eyelid surgery?
Patients who undergo this procedure are typically over 35, but that doesn’t mean you cannot undergo eyelid surgery at a younger age. We all experience the aging process differently, so some patients may consider certain cosmetic procedures sooner than others. Furthermore, certain patients dealing with visual field obstruction or peripheral vision impairments due to excess skin and/or eyelid fat may consider this procedure at an earlier age than other patients, especially if these characteristics are genetic.
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation at Atlanta Plastic Surgery for an assessment with one of our surgeons. However, generally speaking, a suitable candidate is an individual who is seeking to remove excess fat and skin from their upper and/or lower eyelids to restore a healthy, youthful glow to their appearance or to correct certain types of vision impairment.
We understand that considering eyelid surgery is an important decision, and you may have additional questions outside of those listed above. If this is a procedure you have been considering, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Cumming, Canton, or Lawrenceville area locations. Our knowledgeable staff looks forward to answering your questions. If you are interested in additional plastic surgery tips, recent practice news, and photos, follow us on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).