Whether you have recently lost weight due to diet and exercise or a surgical intervention like a bariatric procedure, plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Surfield can help you attain your aesthetic goals in his Sandusky practice. Using advanced skin and tissue tightening techniques, Dr. Surfield can help further slenderize your silhouette from the upper arms down to the thighs. If you struggle with localized fat deposits, Dr. Surfield can use liposuction techniques to slim down those final troublesome areas.
Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a tummy tuck, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Improving contours of the inner or outer thigh can be achieved with a thigh lift. This may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better toned thigh.
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. The aging process or significant changes in body weight can leave a person with sagging upper arms and excess skin. If you want to tighten the skin of this area, ask your surgeon about brachioplasty.
A complete lower body lift treats sagging buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs in one procedure or in staged procedures. Incision patterns vary, and may include a circumferential incision around the body to remove the “belt” of excess skin and fat.
Breast Reduction for Men
For men who feel self-conscious about excess breast tissue, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the chest area, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
Surgical procedures have been designed to resolve problems of excess skin that occur after weight loss. If you have lost a massive amount of weight and find that you have problems with excess skin and sagging tissue in one or many body areas, ask your plastic surgeon about body contouring after major weight loss.
The tumescent technique is a specialized type of liposuction in which a tumescing solution is injected at the start of surgery. This solution infiltrates your fat cells making them easier to remove with the cannula and also works as an anesthetic.
The endoscopic technique may be used as part of a surgery to make it less invasive. Through fewer and smaller incisions, your plastic surgeon is able to see your body’s underlying tissues with the use of an endoscope in order to perform surgery.