Body Procedures in Charlotte
Weight loss, especially substantial weight loss, is the result of hard work and determination. Unfortunately dramatic weight loss is often accompanied by continued dissatisfaction with ones body image. Weight gain puts stress on the skin, often robbing it of its natural elasticity. Once patients reduce weight, they often find themselves left with hanging, drooping and sagging skin.
The body procedures we offer at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery are designed to help our patients reclaim pride and confidence in their body’s post-weight loss. Whether you are mother working to reclaim her pre-pregnancy form, a bariatric (weight loss) surgery patient who has excess skin in many areas of the body, or someone who simply has one area of skin laxity or excess fat that you would like improved, we offer a variety of procedures that can help you return to a more toned and aesthetically pleasing form. Now that you are enjoying the health benefits of weight loss, it may be time to correct the leftover sagging skin and improve your body image.
Body Contouring is not just one procedure. Whether a complete “mommy makeover” or a final step in a dramatic weight loss journey, body contouring is a uniquely chosen set of procedures designed to help patients who want to complete their overall body transformation. Body contouring procedures include circumferential body lifts, brachioplasty procedures, abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), thigh lifts, breast lifts, liposuction, and other procedures designed to restore the contours of the body to ideal form.
A newer trend in plastic surgery, labiaplasty (vaginal rejuvenation) offers women the opportunity to reduce and reshape the labia minora. Whether the labia has been overly pronounced since birth or has become misshapen due to childbirth or weight gain, labiaplasty can provide patients with a dramatically improved genital appearance.
Liposuction performed on its own or as a complement to a body contouring procedure, removes excess fat and tissue from targeted areas of the body. Liposuction is a minimally invasive solution to fat removal for patients who maintain a healthy weight and whose skin maintains elasticity who wish to target fat-prone areas that don’t respond to normal diet and exercise. Liposuction may also be used in conjunction with other procedures like breast reductions and abdominoplasty to remove excess fat from surrounding areas to provide a more pleasing contour.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Tummy tucks address the large, apron-like flap of skin that often develops as a result of extreme weight loss. The abdominoplasty procedure trims excess skin, restructures and tightens the underlying musculature, and pulls the skin into a more taut and toned position. Women who have had pregnancies and those patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight can benefit greatly from abdominoplasty.
Brachioplasty, or an upper arm lift, addresses the loose skin and fat of the underarms that develops with age and weight loss. This skin is often jokingly referred to as a “bat wing.” The condition can prevent those who have achieved their weight loss goals from enjoying wearing short sleeves or sleeveless tops due to dissatisfaction with the tone and appearance of their arms. A brachioplasty removes excess skin from the underarm and tightens the remaining skin into a more aesthetically pleasing shape. An under arm lift offers patients relief and renewed confidence.
If you are considering one of these procedures please contact our offices in Huntersville to set-up a consultation. We are eager to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. During consultation, Dr. Miles will take the time to fully explain the available body procedures, help you understand your risks and plan for recovery, as well as answer any other questions you might have about cosmetic body procedures. If you are in the North Charlotte, Denver, or Huntersville area call us at (704) 896-5556.