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Pairing Surgical Body Contouring Procedures: Which Go Together?

When diet and exercise aren’t enough, many men and women turn to body contouring to finally achieve their dream figure. For some though, procedures like liposuction may only address part of the problem behind a bumpy figure. In these instances, combining body contouring with more comprehensive plastic surgery is a great way of addressing all trouble spots at once. 

Tummy Tuck

Body contouring is more than simply removing unwanted fat cells. While liposuction can remove stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat, the procedure does nothing to tighten the left behind sagging skin. To help address the issue of excess skin, abdominoplasty is a popular surgical add-on for many liposuction candidates. During the tummy tuck procedure, excess sagging skin is removed while loose muscle tissue is tightened. The procedure helps complement the results of the initial body contouring procedure while also creating a trimmer looking figure.

Arm Lift

One of the reasons why body contouring treatments are so popular is that they can be combined and applied to different parts of the body that are often difficult to target with exercise or non-surgical skin tightening. For instance, liposuction and brachioplasty (arm lift) are excellent companion treatments that can be used in tandem to tackle sagging skin and stubborn fat pockets that accompany weight loss. 

Breast Augmentation

While it may sound counter-intuitive, breast augmentation and liposuction go hand in hand. Breast augmentation is a great way to enhance a woman’s natural curves, helping them achieve the highly sought-after hourglass shape. To help create and accentuate newly created curves, liposuction can be used to subtly contour the waist and hips, helping women achieve their desired look. 

Brazilian Butt Lift

Breast augmentation accounts for the upper half of an hourglass figure. To create curves below the waist, liposuction can be used to both remove unwanted fat and add volume to other areas. Known as a Brazilian butt lift, this procedure uses liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets that can develop around the arms, thighs, and abdomen then re-inject it into the buttocks. The result is a firmer, larger rear created your body’s own fat tissue – thereby minimize the risk of rejection that can occur with implants or other approaches to buttock augmentation. 

Mommy Makeover

Having kids can be life-changing in many positive ways. For mothers, the rare minute alone is often spent on other pressing matters rather than personal care or exercise. To help busy moms regain their pre-baby bodies, mommy makeovers can be used to tighten and restore a woman’s figure. Depending on the problem areas, this multi-procedure treatment often combines multiple forms of body contouring treatments including liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast implant.   

Get Started with Dr. Sayed

Everyone has unique goals for their figure. By building trusting and collaborative relationships with each individual, we’re able to help patients understand all available options and choose procedures that will help them reach their aesthetic goals. If you’re considering body contouring as a means of finally achieving your dream figure, call (858) 247-2933 and schedule your first consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon today!

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

Weight loss is a journey, not an event, especially when there’s a lot of weight to lose. Surgical weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, intragastric balloons, and gastric sleeve restriction are helping thousands to conquer lifelong weight problems and achieve a healthier body, but many of these patients are disappointed by their results. Not by the weight loss, as these procedures are very effective for helping patients to drop pounds, but by the excess skin that remains after the extra weight is gone.

Finish your weight loss journey with post-bariatric surgery in Southern California with Dr. Tim Sayed.

Excess Skin and Weight Loss- What to Expect

Skin is highly elastic, expanding as the body grows or gains weight and contracting when weight is lost. There are limits to skin contraction. Genetics, total weight loss, skin quality, age, the amount of time that a patient was overweight, and other factors determine the extent of skin contraction after weight loss. Patients that undergo bariatric surgery often lose a significant amount of weight, so much that the skin is unable to contract sufficiently. This leaves loose, sagging skin on areas like the abdomen, waist, back, arms, and legs.

This excess skin is heavy, often keeping patients from achieving their final weight loss goals. Bacteria can easily grow under the flaps of skin, creating odor, rashes, and infection. Excess skin also makes exercise difficult and uncomfortable. Many patients struggle to find clothing that fits well with their new body shape. Our patients report feeling disappointed and embarrassed by their post-weight loss appearance.

Diet and exercise will help maintain weight loss and build muscle, but they won’t significantly shrink skin. Post-bariatric surgery is one of the most effective options for body contouring after extreme weight loss. Body contouring helps patients to finish their weight loss journey, rediscover confidence, increase hygiene, and maintain their results after bariatric surgery.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss- What Are My Options?

A lower body lift is one of our most popular options for body contouring after extreme weight loss. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sayed and learn more about the body lift and your options for post-bariatric surgery body contouring.

What is a lower body lift? We like to think of it as an extension of a conventional tummy tuck, one that addresses the entire mid-section including the front, back, and sides. Since the lower body lift provides 360 degree results, we occasionally call it a “360” lift. This procedure isn’t one-size-fits-all; we customize surgical options for each patient to carefully address their problem areas.
A lower body lift may include:

– Removing excess skin from the abdomen, thighs, waist, and other areas
– Tightening muscle and rebuilding structure in the abdominal core
– Lifting the pubic triangle
– Lifting and reshaping the buttocks
– Belly button enhancement

A lower body lift may be combined with liposuction to address stubborn areas of fat that remain after weight loss. This isn’t a weight loss treatment, but many patients lose significant weight due to the fat, skin, and tissue removal required for the procedure.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Southern California

We’ve built our practice on the simple belief that everyone is a VIP. As a VIP, we believe that you deserve the very best medical and aesthetic care available. From body contouring to breast augmentation to facelift surgery, we strive to ensure that each patient has a positive experience when they visit one of our beautiful Southern California offices. If you’ve considered body contouring after weight loss, come explore your options with Dr. Sayed.

The first step is a consultation, a one-on-one exploration of your options. Visit one of our offices in San Diego or Newport Beach for your personalized consultation. We provide information, but never hard sell or pressure patients into treatment. After exploring your options, we’ll create a customized body contouring plan that corrects your areas of concern.

Dr. Sayed has performed many body lift procedures, on patients from around the world. He prioritizes safety, aesthetic results, and compassionate care. Call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tim Sayed, double board-certified plastic surgeon.