Once an overweight person loses excess weight through diet and exercise, it’s not uncommon to have layers of excess skin afterwards. After working so hard to lose the weight, it can be frustrating to have this stretched-out skin draping over a newly thinner frame.Fortunately, there is something that can be done about this undesirable situation. In the plastic surgery world, it is referred to as body contouring after major weight loss.
Some of the more common body-contouring procedures that help reduce excess skin include the body lift, breast lift, arm lift, and thigh lift.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, body contouring after major weight loss can improve one’s shape and tone the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin; it also removes the excess sagging fat and skin.The results of body contouring after major weight loss are immediately visible. However, it’s important to note that the final finished product may take one or two years to achieve depending on the procedures performed and the time it takes to fully heal.
Contact Norfolk Plastic Surgery to learn more during an informative consultation.
Stubborn body fat seems to linger regardless of the work we put into perfecting our figure. If exercise and a healthy diet aren’t creating the body you want, you may be a good candidate for body contouring through liposuction surgery.
Liposuction surgery is a highly popular procedure that can be performed using several techniques. Incision techniques have improved to the point where the incision size required has been dramatically reduced. In addition, a liquid solution is injected beforehand to help reduce blood loss and trauma, making it easier to suction out the fat.
Liposuction uses a small cannula to suction out the unwanted fat, which creates a safer, more efficient process.
To set up an appointment for liposuction surgery, contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Colen at our Norfolk office. From there, he can assess your goals and specific surgical needs. This process will also help determine which liposuction technique is right for you.
The primary function of a breast reduction is to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. Considering every patient is different and the amount of reduction needed depends on the individual, there is more than just one way to execute the surgery. There are several incision options available.
When it comes to the incision for a breast reduction, a patient can opt for a circular pattern around the areola.
A keyhole-shaped pattern is similar to the first one but has an added incision running vertical down to the crease of the breast.
The inverted-T, or anchor-shaped, incision gets its name because it is shaped like an anchor. It is similar to the keyhole, except it also runs along the crease of the breast. This is the most comprehensive incision pattern used for the more dramatic breast reductions.
For more details about breast reduction surgery, contact the Norfolk office of Dr. Lawrence Colen and Dr. Theodore Uroskie.
A breast augmentation is an exciting procedure that offers women a chance to enhance their look. Breast augmentations involve the insertion of breast implants through carefully made incisions.
There are generally four possible locations where experienced plastic surgeons Dr. Lawrence Colen and Dr. Theodore Uroskie can make an incision. This will depend on many factors, including your aesthetic goals.
The four major breast augmentation incision options are inframammary, transaxillary, transumbilical and periareolar. In that order, these techniques involve incisions under the breast fold, in the armpit, underneath the belly button and around the areola.
Sometimes, breast implants are placed underneath muscle; other times, they are placed above it. The decision will be between you and your surgeon.
After post-pregnancy weight loss, women are often left with extra skin and stretched fascia (muscle covering). Patients seeking abdominoplasty tend to have concerns about excess skin around the abdomen.
Rapid weight gain followed by a loss of that weight – a process that occurs during pregnancy – is one of the most common causes of extra skin around the abdomen.
With weight gain, the skin and fascia stretch, and once stretched, they do not easily return to their normal size, regardless of exercise or diet. The abdominoplasty removes excess tissue to create a slimmer and tighter abdomen.
Extra skin can cause a loss of self-esteem and self-confidence. This can in turn result in patients being ill at ease in social situations. Abdominoplasty is not a cure-all technique, but in many patients, these issues are significantly improved.
Contact Norfolk Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation today.
Who doesn’t want fuller, more luscious lips? Not many of us are actually born naturally with this highly desired trait. Thankfully, these days there are many injectable options available to assist in plumping your pout. It might take some research to learn which method would be best for you.
For those who desire a simple and convenient solution to thin lips, Norfolk Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of lip enhancements, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite filler injections and even your own harvested fat. Each option offers its own set of advantages, which means the treatment can be customized to suit each individual’s needs.
For those desiring fuller lips without surgery, injectable fillers offer some of the most natural-looking lip enhancements available. Learn more by contacting our office today to schedule your consultation.
Some people assume that Botox Cosmetic is a treatment that’s only designed for older patients who are already battling visible wrinkles. However, what many don’t realize is that this convenient injectable is also great for preventing those wrinkles.
Botox is an injectable intended for cosmetic purposes and is a derivative of the botulinum toxin (hence the name). The purified protein is injected into the face, reducing and preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox Cosmetic is able to prevent wrinkles because it weakens the overactive muscles that lead to wrinkles. This process continues to work for months after the treatment, helping to preserve that smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Starting a treatment regimen early makes the preservation process easier than waiting until later on down the road.
To learn more about the fantastic advantages that Botox Cosmetic can offer, set up a consultation at Norfolk Plastic Surgery, located in Virginia.
Many women are unhappy with the size of their breasts. This can cause low self-confidence and make filling out clothes more difficult. Since its inception, breast augmentation procedures have continued to rise in popularity. Improvements in technology and technique have helped to create more natural and beautiful-looking results.
If you are dissatisfied with your breast size and would like to begin discussing your options for increasing your bust size, including incision locations, implant types, and other surgery info, a breast augmentation consultation may be the right thing for you to look into.
You can also take a look at some of our patient-friendly illustrations to get a better idea of the incisions options available for your breast augmentation. Our procedure page is a great resource for learning some of the details regarding the entire surgical process, starting with the consultation and walking you all the way through the recovery phase.
If you want to sit down face-to-face with a professional and have all of your breast augmentation questions and concerns addressed, a consultation with Dr. Lawrence Colen or Dr. Theodore Uroskie is your best option. To set up an appointment at our Norfolk location, contact our office today.
Trying to shed the fat from those stubborn trouble areas can be extremely tricky. Even the most disciplined diet can prove ineffective at times. When you hit this type of wall, it can start to feel hopeless. Both genders struggle with problem areas as they search for answers. The obstinate fat can quickly be removed to your liking with a lipoplasty procedure.
Lipoplasty is a body-contouring procedure that carefully extracts the fat out of targeted areas of the body with specialized suctioning tubes. Virtually any body part can be sculpted to perfection with liposuction.
Combining procedures such as various lifts (tummy, arm, thigh) may be considered in conjunction with liposuction.
To learn more about lipoplasty, contact Norfolk Plastic Surgery, located in Virginia, to schedule your consultation with experienced plastic surgeons Drs. Lawrence Colen and Theodore Uroskie.
The desire to maintain a youthful look is a powerful one. Injectable fillers offer facial rejuvenation, and, unlike surgical rejuvenation procedures, they require no downtime. Juvederm XC is among the leading treatment options in this area.
Juvederm XC is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a solution found naturally in our skin. It can help hydrate the skin and soften wrinkles by adding volume to targeted areas of the face. By injecting the treatment under the skin, the hyaluronic acid can reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles.
Other popular brands of dermal fillers are also available at our office. To learn more about Juvederm XC or any other available injectable fillers we offer, contact Dr. Lawrence Colen or Dr. Theodore Uroskie, both of whom are experienced plastic surgeons at Norfolk Plastic Surgery.