Congratulations on your weight loss! You have more energy, are off most medications, and are feeling better than ever. Whether achieved through surgery or lifestyle changes, massive weight loss is a tremendous accomplishment. Once you have achieved your goal weight, you may find that your body has redundant skin. The skin can affect your ability to exercise, cause rashes, and produce odor. Unfortunately, unlike fat, extra skin cannot be lost through diet and exercise. This is where body contouring in Bend, OR, at invMD comes in.
What are the types of body contouring?
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Brachioplasty addresses redundant arm skin. The scar is on the inner arm and can vary in size depending on the amount of redundant skin; scars can extend from the elbow to the armpit and onto the chest. The result of brachioplasty is well-contoured arms.
Dermal Suspension Mastopexy
Massive weight loss can cause breasts to droop and lose fullness. Dermal suspension mastopexy was developed by one of Dr. Vial’s mentors. It is a novel operation that uses the patient’s redundant breast tissue to lift the breast and increase volume without an implant. The breast is left with an anchor incision that extends onto the side of the chest. The result is a fuller breast that sits in a natural position atop the chest.
Gynecomastia is a condition that leads to male breasts due to reasons unrelated to weight gain, such as hormonal imbalances, medications, and hyperthyroidism. Gynecomastia surgery is a body contouring procedure wherein Dr. Vial removes unwanted breast tissues using excision and liposuction. Depending on your condition, the procedure may also involve removing redundant skin, leaving you with a contoured, masculine chest.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that helps you achieve a firm, toned, and sculpted abdomen. Dr. Vial makes a hip-to-hip incision, removes redundant skin tissues and unwanted fat, and strengthens the underlying muscles. Depending on your specific condition, liposuction might be used to remove unwanted pockets of fat. This procedure makes your abdomen look firm and well-defined, reversing the effects of age, weight changes, and pregnancy.
Lower Body Lift
Lower body lift addresses the abdominal pannus, lower back rolls, and sagging buttocks. The operation places a scar along the entire length of the waist, like a belt. Although the scar is large, the contour effects are great. The operation contours the abdomen, lifts the buttocks, and indirectly lifts the anterior thighs.
A thigh lift removes unwanted skin from the thighs. Scars range in size depending on the amount of redundant tissue removed; scars start at the groin or buttock fold and can run the length of the upper thigh to the knee. The result is a well-contoured thigh.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of unwanted fat tissues from targeted areas of your body. Dr Vial inserts a thin tube-like device called a cannula through a small incision on the targeted region. The area is flooded with a numbing solution, after which Dr. Vial vacuums away the unwanted fat cells. Liposuction can be performed on numerous parts of the body, such as the arms, abdomen, and thighs, making it ideal for body contouring in Bend.
Why choose Dr. Vial for body contouring?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in body contouring surgery. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures were invented and continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your options for body contouring in Bend.