Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is becoming increasingly popular for patients seeking body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Trussler has significant experience with brachioplasty procedures which can be performed on men and women. A brachioplasty is designed to remove excess skin and fat of the upper arm. There are different lengths of incisions which can be applied for the individual’s extent of skin excess. Brachioplasty is typically combined with liposuction to help circumferentially contour the upper arm. The one to two hour procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may be combined with other body contouring procedures, including an upper body lift. Active scar care helps to reduce the brachioplasty scars to thin lines placed at the bottom of the arm so that patients will feel comfortable in short sleeves or no sleeves.
Also called a belt lipectomy in men or an extended abdominoplasty. This circumferential body contouring procedure is a powerful abdominal, outer thigh and buttock contouring procedure which will lift and shape the buttocks and outer thighs, as well as address upper and lower abdominal skin excess and muscle laxity. The body lift procedure is performed through a circumferential lower waistline incision to remove excess skin and lift the buttocks, shape the outer thighs and contour the abdomen. Liposuction is commonly applied to help sculpt the abdomen and thighs. This procedure can deliver dramatic three dimensional trunk contouring.
Buttock Augmentation (Buttock Lift)
Buttock augmentation or buttock lift (Butt Lift) has become increasingly popular in the advent of large volume fat injections for buttock contouring. A buttock lift can be performed through an excisional procedure such as a body lift which employs upper buttock incisions. This is more appropriate for the weight loss patient with significant excess skin and buttock sag. For the patient who would like more shape and fullness to the buttock region, Dr. Trussler performs liposuction around the buttocks in order to thin the waistline and shape the thighs with the fat harvested from these areas re-injected into the buttock region to replace volume and achieve a desired inverted V shape. Buttock augmentation can help to contour and shape this area through a minimally invasive procedure with limited recovery.
Cosmetic Surgery after Weight Loss
Weight loss is an important step to regaining your health. Chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis can all be alleviated by maintaining a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle. There are many methods of weight loss, including diet and exercise, as well well as bariatric surgery. Support groups, likened to 12 step recovery groups play a vital role in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle for the person who has lost weight.
Despite all of the important positives of weight loss, many people are left with hanging, excess skin that just will not go away with exercise. This can leave the a person who has done so well with improving their health feel slighted and even embarrassed because of the excess skin. Cosmetic surgery after weight loss helps to remove the excess skin and contour the areas of concern. Dr. Trussler offers cosmetic options from head to toe for the patient who has lost a significant amount of weight.
Inner Thigh Lift (Inner Thighplasty)
Inner thighplasty, commonly known as an inner thigh lift, is becoming increasingly popular for patients seeking body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Trussler has significant experience with inner thigh lift procedures which can be performed on men and women. An inner thigh lift is designed to remove excess skin and fat of the inner upper thigh.There are different lengths of incisions which can be applied for the individual’s extent of skin excess. Inner thighplasty is typically combined with liposuction to help circumferentially contour the thigh. The one to two hour procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may be combined with other body contouring procedures, including a lower body lift. Active scar care helps to reduce the inner thigh scars to thin lines placed along the inner thigh so that patients will feel comfortable in shorts and swim suits.
What To Expect During Your Consultation
Liposuction is a very common plastic surgery procedure for both men and women. Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable and stubborn fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise. Typical areas of liposuction performed by Dr. Trussler are the abdomen, back, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, chest, upper arms,and neck. Dr Trussler offers numerous types of liposuction including: Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL), Suction Assisted Liposuction (SAL), Water Assisted Liposuction (WAL), and Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL), which he utilizes for different body areas and different procedures. The liposuction procedures typically take 1 to 3 hours under general or deep sedation anesthesia. Recovery after liposuction is relatively short, though patients are asked to wear compression garments for about 3 weeks.
The term “mommy makeover” is a catch-all phrase for combining breast and abdominal cosmetic procedures that can help address the residual effects of pregnancy. There are multiple different options for each area and a mommy makeover is customized by Dr. Trussler to suit your individual goals. The procedures typically performed are a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, but in some women a body lift could be considered to correct outer thigh laxity combined with abreast lift with or without breast implants or just a breast augmentation alone. The advantage of a mommy makeover is that it corrects two areas in one surgical procedure with only one recovery.
Abdominal Options for a Mommy Makeover:
- Extended Abdominoplasty (Body Lift)
Breast Options for a Mommy Makeover:
- Breast Lift (mastopexy)
- Breast Lift with Breast Implants (mastopexy-augmentation)
- Breast Lift with Auto-augmentation
- Breast Augmentation
Outer Thigh Lift (Outer Thighplasty)
Outer thighplasty, commonly known as an outer thigh lift, is becoming increasingly popular for patients seeking body contouring after weight loss and pregnancy. Dr. Trussler has significant experience with outer thigh lift procedures which are typically performed in combination with a body lift. An outer thigh lift is designed to contour and smooth the outer thigh by removing excess skin and fat through an upper hip incision.There are different lengths of incisions which can be applied for the individual’s extent of skin excess. Outer thighplasty is typically combined with liposuction to help circumferentially contour the thigh. The one to two hour procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may be combined with other body contouring procedures, including a lower body lift. Active scar care helps to reduce the outer thigh scars to thin lines placed along the upper thigh so that patients will feel comfortable in shorts and swim suits.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty helps flatten and contour the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the central abdominal muscles. Ideal candidates for abdominal contouring procedures have pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise. Dr. Trussler offers numerous abdominoplasty techniques that can address varying degrees of skin and muscle laxity. The different techniques include: minimally invasive endoscopic abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty, full and extended abdominoplasty. Abdominal contouring is a common procedure that can be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy and is a component of a Mommy Makeover.
Abdominoplasty procedures take approximately two to five hours depending on the type of contouring procedure performed and are performed with general anesthesia. Recovery time ranges from 3 to 6 weeks with resumption of exercise in 3 weeks and heavy lifting in 6 weeks. Active scar care can help fade the lower abdominal scar which is low enough to be covered by most swim suits and under garments. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results of abdominoplasty surgery are long-lasting and patient satisfaction is high.
*Disclaimer: Results and individual patient experience may vary.