When people lose a great deal of weight, no matter if it was accomplished on their own or through bariatric surgery, it’s something to be proud. Unfortunately, the skin doesn’t usually get with the program, sagging and hanging and not adjusting to the new slimmer body.
This can be very discouraging for a person who has worked so hard to lose the weight. But Dr. Hetzler can perform body contouring surgeries to remove excess skin and reposition muscles and complete your body transformation.
What procedures could be a part of body contouring?
There aren’t any “set” procedures with body contouring, Dr. Hetzler performs what is needed for each individual patient. During your consultation, the two of you will discuss what areas you want to address.
The single most involved procedure is a body lift, which targets the lower torso and upper legs. The goal of a body lift is to sculpt the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs.
These are the various procedures that Dr. Hetzler may include in body contouring. With most of these procedures, liposuction may be added to remove stubborn pockets of fat.
- Body lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Arm lift
- Buttock lift
Despite which areas are addressed in your body contouring surgeries, the goals are the same — to make an incision, reposition and tighten underlying muscles, trim excess skin, and remove excess pockets of fat. Incisions from procedures such as body lifts are extensive, but Dr. Hetzler minimizes scarring where possible by placing the incisions in locations where they fall within a natural crease or can be hidden by clothing.
The goal is to combine various surgeries into a single surgical session. Obviously, this makes for a more involved recovery, but it’s a single recovery period rather than multiple recoveries.
Have you lost a good deal of weight and are unhappy with the sagging skin that remains? Call Dr. Hetzler at (732) 219-0447 to schedule a consultation for body contouring.