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After Your Bariatric Surgery And Beyond

Body Procedures in Guilford CTIf you made the life-changing decision to have bariatric surgery, congratulations! Hopefully you have lost the weight you wanted, you feel better and most importantly, you are healthier.

The changes that accompany weight loss are, for the most part, positive. But saggy skin is a concern for many bariatric surgery patients. It may affect skin hygiene, comfort and self-confidence. It may also be a daily reminder of your former self.

Does everyone experience saggy skin?

Everyone is different, making it hard to predict how each body will look after bariatric surgery. How your body looks following a large weight loss is directly related to the elasticity of your skin. Skin in regions of your body that are most stretched tend to be less elastic and, therefore, loose and saggy.

What areas are most affected?

Any part of the body can be affected by loose skin. The most common area of concern is the belly and the the fold of skin in front of the abdomen called a “pannus.” In addition to preventing clothes from fitting well, a pannus can cause skin irritation and can interfere with exercise and normal activities.

Dr. Price offers a body contouring surgical procedure called a Body Lift…the best solution to sagging skin following bariatric weight loss surgery. During body lift surgery, an incision is made along the abdomen and excess belly skin is removed. The buttocks, hips, thighs, and arms can also be lifted with the same procedure. Liposuction is usually done to remove pockets of fat, and a buttock augmentation may also be done.

When should you consider a body lift?

For optimal results, consider a body lift when you are as close to your goal weight as possible and your weight has been stable for at least three months. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight and engaging in a good exercise program are vital to the success of both your bariatric surgery and your body lift.

When you are ready, call to schedule a consultation, and let’s discuss the cosmetic surgical options available to you: (203) 453-6635.

 

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Transform, Lift and Enhance Your Body For Spring

Body Procedures in Guilford CT Gary Price MDThe sun-filled days of summer are just around the corner. Days at the pool and beach vacations mean looking your absolute best. That’s why it makes perfect sense to consider the many options of cosmetic surgery.

Here are 5 of the body-transforming procédures Dr. Price offers…especially designed with you and your summer in mind:

  1. Consider “lipo” – Struggling with stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to traditional exercise and weight loss methods can be frustrating. Liposuction provides a minimally-invasive solution. Liposuction works to suction out unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs and hips, resulting in a slimmer silhouette for you just in time for summer.
  2. Say goodbye to your sagging tummy – A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a smoother, more toned stomach. Remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It does address a tummy that is sagging as a result of a prior surgery, aging, pregnancy or a fluctuation in weight.
  3. Reduce your breasts – Overly large breasts are a cosmetic and a medical concern. Poor posture, clothing issues and chronic back pain are reasons many of our patients request breast reduction surgery. This surgery reduces glandular tissue and fat from the breasts while tightening the breast skin. The results are more esthetically appealing and structurally healthier.
  4. Enlarge your breasts – If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, augmentation is a great option. This customizable procedure which utilizes saline or silicone implants, can increase the size of small breasts or improve the appearance of uneven breasts.
  5. Lift your breasts – Gravity, aging, weight loss and pregnancy can cause even the best of breasts to droop. A breast lift is designed to combat this drooping and restore a more youthful breast contour.

If you are curious about these and the various cosmetic and plastic surgical options we offer, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price. Spring is here and now is the perfect time: (203) 453-6635.

 

 

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