The best in Cleveland Body Shaping can be found at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Insitute. Dr. Jason Leedy offers the full spectrum of body contouring procedures including Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, and Body Lift Surgery. Whether you are looking to remove stubborn excess on your thighs, restore you tummy to its pre-pregnancy shape, or finally reveal the slim body under the excess skin from your weight loss, Dr. Leedy can offer you the latest advances in Cleveland body shaping surgery. We offer non-invasive Zerona, minimally-invasive Smartlipo, and all the surgical procedures for body shaping including liposuction, mini-abdominoplasty, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Leedy also offers limited-incsion brachioplasty, standard brachioplasty (arm lift surgery), medial thigh lifts, and buttock augmentation. If you are considering body shaping surgery you should consult with Dr. Jason Leedy at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute for an honest assesment and recommendation in order to achieve your goal. When it comes to Cleveland Body Shaping, Dr. Jason Leedy has the experience and artistry to create a beautiful outcome in the safest possible manner.
Smartlipo is an FDA-approved technology for fat elimination with the use of a laser. This is called laser-assisted lipolysis. In this technique the fatty areas to be treated are first anesthetized with a dilute numbing solution and then the laser is inserted through a tiny incision in skin and the fat is heated and destroyed. In comparison to traditional liposuction, Smartlipo tends to be less traumatic to the tissues which causes less bruising and swelling and the overlying skin can be treated which allows for some skin contraction. This technology is not a substitute for traditional liposuction but rather it allows improved treatment of smaller areas. It also allows office-based correction of areas that would be typically require going to the operating room and avoids the extra expenses required for OR procedures.
Typical areas to treat are the submental region (under the chin), the bra roll, waistline, abdomen, outer and inner thighs, and knees. Most treatments take approximately one hour and everyone goes home after the procedure in a compression garment. Recovery is minimal and most people are back to normal activities the following day. Results are noticed within a few days but a few weeks are still required for the swelling to fully improve.
Dr. Leedy was the first plastic surgeon to introduce Smartlipo to Northeast Ohio back in 2007. He studied the technology and realized its usefulness for people with small areas that wanted to avoid the operating room. He has been treating patients for 3 years with this tecnology and delivers beautiful results with minimal downtime. If you are considering body contouring and think you may be a candidate for Smartlipo call Dr. Leedy to schedule your consultation. You will be given an honest assessment of the procedure best suited for your individual situation. If Smartlipo isn’t the best treatment for you, since Dr. Leedy is a board-certified plastic surgeon he can recommend the option that will give you the results you are looking for.
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Sometimes despite diet and exercise there can be stubborn fatty areas that just don’t go away. It is likely from genetics but men and women tend to have gender specific problem areas. Women often have excess fatty deposits in the thighs, hips, abdomen, and waistline. Men tend to have the spare tire. Liposuction is a wonderful technique to improve the shape of those problem spots. Dr. Leedy is an expert at liposuction and offers Smartlipo, Vaser, and traditional liposuction techniques including SAFELipo and can tailor the specific treatment to your unique situation.
Liposuction is a procedure in which the fatty areas are literally suctioned out of the body. The fat removal is permanent and the area treated is forever changed. The technique can be performed with local anesthesia in the office for small areas or general anesthesia in the operating room for larger or multiple spots. The length of the procedure depends on the size of the areas that are being treated. It is performed as an outpatient procedure. Usually recovery is quite quick. A few days may be needed before returning to work but for smaller areas people can return to work the next day. Compression garments are worn for a few weeks. Results are noticed within a few days of the procedure but it takes 2-3 months until the new shape can be fully appreciated.
Dr. Leedy is up to date on all body contouring procedures. Sometimes liposuction isn’t necessary and a desirable improvement can be obtained with Smartlipo but other times more involved procedures such as an abdominoplasty really indicated. Dr. Leedy can give you an honest assessment and recommend the correction treatment option in order to give you the result you are looking for. Be cautious visiting an ENT, OBGYN, or other non-plastic surgeon for your body contouring procedures because they are not properly trained to offer the invasive surgical procedures and therefore you may not receive the best assessment about what procedure is best for you.
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Sometimes our bodies are changed in ways that we can’t correct on our own. Whether it be the stretching that occurs with pregnancy or the additional skin that persists after weight loss, we find that no matter how much we diet or exercise, the shape of the abdomen just can’t be improved. Don’t get discouraged. It is not your lack of effort, some changes in abdominal shape just can’t be corrected without surgery. An abdominoplasty is often the best treatment option. This surgery, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a procedure in which the excess skin of the abdominal wall is removed, the muscles are tightened, and the belly button is reshaped. Often some liposuction will be included as part of the reshaping of the waistline. Dr. Jason E. Leedy is an expert at abdominoplasty surgery. He can reshape your tummy to not only correct the issues that you have but perhaps recreate an tummy that is nicer than you have ever had.
An abdominoplasty requires general anesthesia, takes usually 3 hours, and is most often performed as an outpatient procedure. Most patients require 2 weeks off work. If you would like more information click here.
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.
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. 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 than Dr. Jason Leedy.
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.
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