Cleveland Body Contouring after Weight Loss

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institue: Body Contouring after Weight Loss

At the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Insitute we specialize in body contouring after weight loss.  We after experts in body contouring techniques and can help you achieve the results you have always desired.

Congratulations on your weight loss!  You have no doubt experienced the health and pyschological benefits that come with losing the extra weight.  The only downside to significant weight loss is that people often end up trading one body image problem for another.  The extra fat is gone but the excess skin persists.  The extra skin creates rolls that get pinched, cause rashes, or are just unsightly.  Despite the weight loss and their new bodies, patients are often still uncomfortable in their skin.  It doesn’t have to be that way.

Skin and Tissue Reaction

Body contouring after weight loss is a relatively new area of plastic surgery.  The skills required to create a nice body shape in this type of patient are different than those that are used to perform routine body contouring procedures in people who have not had significant weight loss.  Dr. Leedy at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute has extensive experience with these procedures.  The skin and tissues react differently.  There tends to be circumferential excess skin issues as opposed to only horizontal or vertical.  There can also be volume deficient areas, such as the buttock or upper chest, that if aren’t addressed will detract from the overall improvement.  The surgeries take longer and the complications can be greater.  More so than other areas of plastic surgery surgeon experience is critical for achieving safe, predictable, and beautiful results.  You will have a hard time finding a plastic surgeon in Northeast Ohio with more experience with this area of Cleveland plastic surgery than Dr. Jason Leedy.

Surgery, What to Expect

Dr. Leedy starts the evaluation with a complete history and physical exam to address the areas of greatest concern.  Patient safety is the most important factor, therefore Dr. Leedy does not perform total body makeovers in a single operation.   Surgery times are kept to around 7 hours maximum and therefore Dr. Leedy will often perform a circumferential body lift with gluteal augmentation and a brachioplasty (arm lift) at the first surgery.  A few weeks to months later he will complete the body reshaping by performing a breast augmentation with lift and a medial thigh lift.  In two surgeries a complete body transformation can be accomplished in a safe manner.  This operation sequence can be tailored to an individuals goals and problem areas.  For men, the chest and torso can often be done together.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are interested in body contouring after weight loss call Dr. Leedy at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute to learn more about what possible and schedule your consultation today.