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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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Non-surgical “quick fixes” in cosmetic surgery…

Posted by Jessica Hoffman on June 5, 2009

Cosmetic fillers (Dermal Fillers) have been mostly known in our industry as a quick, short-term solution for decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, enhancing lips and improving overall appearance. In today’s economy, this has proven to be a more “budget friendly” way to be “on top of your game”, look your best and boost confidence. In as little as fifteen minutes, under one-thousand dollars these fillers have the ability to make you feel/look years younger! The procedures are non-invasive, giving you the ability to return to “life” the same day…

Over the last few years, we have been finding more creative ways to use these fillers. Amazing results… without surgery.

  • non-surgical rhinoplasy (nose job)
  • jaw reduction
  • more defined cheek bones
  • filling in “hollowed out eyes”
  • reshaping, plumping earlobes

These are just a few of the newer procedures we use on a daily basis! Please visit our website to view before and after pictures of some of these procedures!

We will work with you and design a package to give you long-term results, while working within your budget. Of course, financing is available  to help make your wishes a reality.

If you have any questions, please e-mail our practice either through our website or directly to info@drgenter.com .

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Too much hair??? Laser may be your answer! Here are the facts.

Posted by Jessica Hoffman on August 28, 2008

Too much hair in all of the wrong places is not a new problem! Traditional methods of hair removal have proven to be slow, temporary, and most times painful!  Laser Hair Removal, when done by a trained professional, provides permanent results in a comforable environment.

Treatments can take as little as ten minutes, and you are able to resume normal activity right away!

Some interesting statistics can be found directly from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.                                             

 

To sum it up….

Benefits:

  • It’s non-invasive
  • It doesn’t hurt… much
  • Leaves skin smoother and softer
  • no more razors
  • no down-time
  • Can treat ALL skin color

Considerations:

  • Could take multiple visits
  • Area may redden
  • May require new skin-care products
  • Blonde, white or gray hair is sometimes difficult or resistant to treatment

The best way to find out is to make an appointment, or call. Please check out our website for more information, or to read about our credentials!

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