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Surgery After Weight Loss

Posted by drbg on October 30, 2009

The benefits of weight loss with or without surgical assistance (gastric bypass, gastric banding) are beyond doubt.  The problem of the remaining extra stretched skin remains long after the pounds are shed.

Post-bariatric surgery (surgery after weight loss) is the newest field in plastic surgery.  This surgery addresses the extra skin of the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, and breasts with artful surgical removal to best enhance the new lean body now hidden by folds of extra skin.

A variety of operations address the various areas of the body:  brachioplasty (arm lifts), mastopexy (breast lifts), breast reductions, abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), circumferential belt lipectomy to address the abdomen and lower back, body lift for the buttock, thighs, and back; and thigh lifts to tighten the thighs.  Facelifts are often used to treat redundant skin of the face and neck left after weight loss.  Even more interesting, some of the excess skin that would normally be removed can be used for auto-augmentation (augmentation using your own tissues) of the buttocks and breasts.  All of these techniques must be customized to treat each patient’s individual needs and priorities. 

 I began performing  these post-weight loss operations more than 15 years ago, when surgery to treat massive weight loss was risky and rare.  Newer techniques have made this a much safer procedure and, therefore more common.  Also, better understanding of nutrition and exercise has helped many people lose weight without surgery and has also helped people maintain excellent health after massive weight loss. 

I would enjoy hearing about the experiences of my blog readers and I would be happy to answer your questions. 

Pre and Post Body Lift

Pre and Post Body Lift

Pre and Post Brachioplasty

Pre and Post Brachioplasty

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Breast Asymmetry

Posted by drbg on June 24, 2007

Over the years I have seen many women in my practice with asymmetric breasts. This has been a frequent cause of distress for these patients. Women with uneven breasts have difficulty in finding undergarments, clothes, and bathing suits that fit properly. Frequently they wear a bra that fits the larger breast and then have to pad the smaller one. I have devised several solutions for treating patients with asymmetric breasts.One of the best tools I can offer is adjustable saline implants. These saline implants have temporary valves that stay buried under the skin and allow size adjustments after surgery. Often patients whose breasts are different sizes will require different size implants. Sometimes these patients even require different operations on each breasts, maybe an augmentation on one side and an augmentation and a breast lift on the another side. Sometimes one side has to be reduced and the other side augmented. The surgery really has to be individualized. After surgery when the swelling subsides, the implant size can be fine tuned to achieve the best symmetry in size and shape possible. The adjustable breast implant valves can stay in place for several months until the patient is satisfied that we have the best result possible. Then the valves are removed under local anesthesia during an easy office procedure.

For more information contact my office at 215-572-7744 or by email at info@drgenter.com, and look at our website, www.drgenter.com.

 

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