If you are have lost weight and are looking to:
- Tighten the skin around your upper arms and legs
- Re-contour the tissue of your lower abdomen
- Lift the upper chest and breast skin
- Tighten the appearance of your lower back and buttock
…Then body contouring may be right for you.
Body contouring procedures involve arm lift (brachioplasty), thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), buttock lift (total lower body lift), and even facelift (rhytidectomy).
Body contouring surgery should not be completed until you have reached a stable weight for at least one year. This requires adopting a healthy lifestyle with a stable diet and nutrition. Because body contouring is a major surgical procedure, candidates should be in good overall health. Hospital admission is required postoperatively, and lab studies are checked during recovery.
Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD, is a third-generation Plastic Surgeon, specializing in women's & children's health. After graduating from Yale University, he earned his doctor of medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry followed by an Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan and a pediatric Plastic Surgery fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital.