Probably the most common battle Americans fight is with their weight. Many patients will come to see a plastic surgeon after one or two pregnancies. During this time in their life they may have put on more weight than they ever have before. Frequently they'll lose the weight after having their children, but their body is not quite the same. This opens a whole new area of plastic surgery referred to as Body Contouring.
Body contouring procedure can involved liposuction or liposculpture, lifts and tucks. Lifts and tucks can achieve can achieve optimal results with surprisingly minimal scaring. Tummy tucks, for example, use incisions to remove loose and excess skin. to tighten the abdomen as well as tighten the muscle layer. However it may not require large incisions at all. Other patients do very well and can achieve the results they desire with liposuction or liposculpture.
Body contouring patients also include those who have had successful weight loss surgery referred to as bariatric surgery. These group of patients have frequently lost 100 pounds or more. Their needs are different than the other categories of body contouring patients. They deal with extensive laxity of skin that has resulted after losing 100-150 pounds or more. A special sub category of body contouring exists for these patients. This is something that our practice has been actively involved with, as my brother, Dr. Ernest Rehnke, is a general surgeon who performs these weight loss surgeries and we see many of their patients after they have lost this weight.
If you are interested in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as a liposuction or liposculpture, lifts and tucks, or just have a question about your different body contouring procedure options, click the link below to schedule a personal and confidential cosmetic surgery consultation through our convenient on-line form. Or call 1-727-341-0337.