Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss

Serving Orlando, Winter Park and Nearby Areas of Florida

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Orlando plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures such as facial cosmetic surgery, body contouring procedures including liposuction, cosmetic breast surgery as well as non-surgical procedures such as laser and filler treatments, Botox and comprehensive skin care. Our practice is devoted to the highest standard of personal surgical care. We provide safe, comprehensive and professional care while attending to each patient's individual needs.

Most of us want to look and feel as good as we can. This involves living healthier lifestyles by changing nutritional habits, exercising regularly and losing weight. Many who are overweight can accomplish their goals through traditional methods of dieting and exercise, but for many, significant weight loss is not possible. For some, stomach stapling (gastric bypass or bariatric surgery) may be an option.

"I researched multiple surgeons and was most impressed with Dr. Greenberg’s credentials, best. Thanks again Dr. Greenberg and staff for all your help, time and friendliness.  It was a great  overall experience."

"After the consultation with Dr. Greenberg, I knew I was where I should be.  Also, the office staff were happy and made me feel comfortable and welcome and that made a tremendous difference. The first doctor I saw was qualified but the office staff seemed stressed and acted like they were just going through the motions of being at work.  After my visit to Dr. Greenberg’s office, I canceled my third appointment with another surgeon.  I knew Dr. Greenberg and his staff would be the right place for me."

This enthusiasm has been fueled by a growing public desire for rapid weight loss along with recent advances in surgical techniques and increased scientific knowledge about obesity. As a result, though there has been significant weight loss, many patients are unable to see major improvement in their appearance because of hanging skin and fat. Further diet and exercise WILL NOT tighten skin (exercise never tightens skin - only muscles). The only way to tighten loose skin is through surgery. For patients who have lost significant weight it is best to wait to pursue this kind of surgery until the maximum weight loss goal has been reached and the goal weight has been maintained and stable for at least three to six months.

A variety of body contouring procedures are available, depending on your priority. A key to understanding these procedures to contour the trunk is to understand that the weight loss and resulting excess skin is circumferential occurring on the abdomen (front), flanks and outer thighs (sides) and buttocks (back). To treat all of these areas it is necessary to perform a "Belt Lipectomy" in which the "tire" of hanging skin and tissue is removed from around the entire body. This has been popularized as a "Body Lift" when it is combined with a traditional tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) resulting in an incision that extends around the waist front to back. Body contouring patients end up with firmer skin, a flatter belly, a more defined waist, lifted outer thighs and higher buttocks. This body contouring procedure can result in dramatic body changes that can significantly improve self-esteem and body image.

Other body contouring procedures may also be appropriate for contouring of the face ( liposuction/ facelift), arms (brachioplasty), breasts (augmentation and/or breast lift) and inner thighs (liposuction or inner thigh lift). These body contouring procedures are usually done in stages at least several months apart. A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Greenberg will help you plan your treatment. Dr. Greenberg performs a variety of body contouring procedures for patients in the Orlando and Winter Park areas.

To learn more about body contouring after weight loss or to schedule your initial body contouring or abdominoplasty consultation in our Orlando-area office, please call or e-mail body contouring and abdominoplasty surgeon Dr. Greenberg today.