Changing habits is one of the hardest things that we can do as human beings. You’ve taken control of your body, your mind, and your heart. Most importantly: you’ve changed your health for the better. But now there’s still this memory of the former self. The old self. Loose skin and excess pockets of fat are left as a reminder of where you were. It’s time to change all of that. And I can help.
I consider it a privilege to be part of your renewal and weight loss program. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals to lose weight and keep it off. I sometimes will prescribe Qsymia, a weight loss and maintenance medication, to help with your BMI and weight management. If you are interested in this prescription, please let me know at your visit. This isn’t just about the surgery, it’s about maintaining your results for a lifetime.
Body contouring is a group of surgical procedures that remove excess, sagging skin after massive weight loss. In many ways then, I am an expert tailor: shaping your body to reveal a smoother and more contoured appearance; the contours that were there all along, hiding and waiting to be revealed.
Everyone has their trouble areas after weight loss. A list of things to fix. Together, we willl create a customized aesthetic plan for you based on this list. There’s nothing in plastic surgery more dramatic than body contouring surgery. I am honored to be a part of this final transformation in matching the outside to the new inside.
In many cases, everything on your list can be done in a single “fitting” (the tailor analogy again) a single surgery. But for safety reasons, we may sometimes decide to “break up” the surgeries into two separate procedures. The most common combination of surgeries we start with is a liposuction plus brazilian butt lift plus tummy tuck surgery. We sometimes will call this a total lower body lift, a flankplasty with a tummy tuck, a belt lipectomy, or some combination of those quite confusing names. The easiest way to conceptualize what we are doing: removing a belt of skin from around your entire lower body.
The patients I see for body contouring want to get rid of loose and excess skin and tissue in their lower body, especially of the stomach, legs, arms and buttock. The weight has come off, but a loss of skin elasticity has resulted in loose skin around certain areas of their body.
I have great empathy for weight loss patients and consider it one of my life’s purpose to transform their life. There is an aesthetic benefit to reshaping your arms, stomach, and thighs, among other areas and changing the way you look at yourself. There is no denying that your self-esteem and your body image are connected to each other.
Whether you are hoping for perkier and fuller breasts or tighter stomach and buttocks, body contouring can treat many areas after a weight loss. My primary approach is an assessment of your specific needs based on your specific situation. Listening and understanding the ideal vision for your transformation is the first and one of the most important steps. Once I understand what your goals are, we can review treatment options to accomplish them.
Here are some areas that can be treated following massive weight loss:
All of my surgeries are performed in our own surgery center, attached to the clinic. I am able to control every aspect of your safety, from anesthesia to recovery room care.
What are the risks with a body contouring?
There are always some risks involved in any surgery and I take safety very seriously. In fact, I am steadfast and uncompromising when it comes to your wellbeing before, during, and after your procedure. The possible risks with a body contouring procedure depend on what specifically will be done. It can include abnormal scar formation, asymmetry, bleeding, bruising, deep vein thrombosis, infection, numbness, separation of incision, seroma, skin laxity, skin necrosis, and swelling.
Am I a candidate for a body contouring?
If you considering getting a body contouring procedure, you should be in good physical health, be a non-smoker and at an ideal weight and have some good skin elasticity. Your BMI should be below 30. Anyone looking to improve her appearance and has realistic expectations is a great candidate for body contouring.
To be honest, your trust is my greatest reward.
You deserve to feel good about your body and regain a youthful appearance. My reward is seeing the results that transform a woman’s life so she can live her life to the fullest and with confidence. My effort is second to none for that, and many other reasons. I take the extra effort because I take pride in providing the best outcome. I do whatever I need to do, including taking the necessary time, for a successful surgery.Read Real Patient Testimonials
“A surgeon has the heart of a lion, the eyes of an eagle, and the hands of a lady.”
My big concern is to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe when you arrive for your consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s important that you are comfortable with the inherently uncomfortable process of looking closely at the areas which themselves are causing self-consciousness.Schedule a Consultation Today
There are different areas of your body you can target:
I take great pride in all of my work and utilize every possible technique to minimize scarring. Most body contouring techniques require large incisions, which is why I use a delicate suture approach. I place all sutures by hand in order to create the best long-term incision healing. And I am gentle with the tissue since it helps to shorten your recovery time. The goal is to hide all incisions in places that would be hidden by undergarments, whenever possible. We use silicone sheeting after surgery and use silicone gel when those bandages are removed to minimize the appearance of your scars.
How can body contouring bring positive changes in your life? Here are 10 benefits:
I’m involved. Frequently. I will check on you no less than 3 times on your surgery day in the recovery room, keep close tabs on you during your overnight stay in our facility, and personally see you and help you to get discharged the next morning before you leave.
I’m also at many of your follow up visits. I’m always dialed in to what is going on with your care. Included in the cost of your surgery: postop garments (plural!), recovery ointments, lotions and scar gels. All of these are provided at no extra cost to improve your results. Proper recovery is just as important as the procedure itself. Recovery times vary from patient to patient and depends on what is involved in your procedure. Two weeks is a safe estimate for time off from work. Make sure to get plenty of rest before you to return to work.
You will need to limit your physical activities and allow the swelling to decrease, which annoyingly can take several months. It’s perfectly normal to feel some tenderness and numbness at first, especially in the lower abdomen and over areas where liposuction was performed. It will subside over time. Your final results will be worth it and be long-lasting. We have a nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any questions or concerns during your healing process.
It is my sincere goal to make your recovery as comfortable as possible, please do not hesitate to contact us for any reason. The before and after results are a wonderfully rewarding part of my practice, but your trust is what drives me forward and keeps me doing my best. My purpose is to offer you the very best plastic surgery experience in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. My staff and I care about making you feel at ease for your visit while providing the best body contouring Orlando has to offer. Schedule your consult. You’ll see what I mean.