Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Body contouring after major weight loss reduces the excess skin and fat that is left behind from the expansion of skin, loss of fat and lack of tissue elasticity that often occurs after a major weight loss. This sagging skin commonly develops around the face, neck, upper arms, breast, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs and can make your body contour appear irregular and misshapen. If you have undergone dramatic weight loss either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, and you are at your optimum weight loss goal, you may be a good candidate for this surgery and may wish to consider undergoing this procedure.

The success of body contouring, whether it is done to reduce, enlarge or lift, is influenced by your age and by the size, shape and skin tone of the area to be treated. Some contouring procedures leave only small, inconspicuous scars. More noticeable scars may result when surgical removal of fat and skin is necessary to achieve your desired result. Most patients find these scars acceptable and enjoy greater self-confidence when wearing a bathing suit or form-fitting clothes.

Call today for a consultation with Dr. Steven Robinson, a board certified Plastic Surgeon in Columbus. (614) 326-4661.

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Important Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Bring this checklist with you to your consultation to ensure all of your important questions are answered.

Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?
If so, at which hospitals?
Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
What will be expected of me to get the best results?
Where and how will you perform my procedure?
What surgical technique is recommended for me?
How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
How are complications handled?
How can I expect to look over time?
What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my surgery?
Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
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An arm lift, or otherwise known as brachioplasty, can remove the excess skin and fat deposits, leaving the upper arms with a more pleasing and youthful contour. As a person ages, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. Plastic surgeons will consult with patients about undergoing surgery for an arm lift if they wish to tighten this skin to look and feel more youthful. The incision extends from the elbow to the underarm, and sometimes on to the side of the chest. In some instances, your plastic surgeon may recommend that liposuction be used alone or in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat in the upper arms.
Upper arm excess in a massive weight loss patient usually crosses the arm pit and involves loose skin that extends onto the chest region. Brachioplasty, or upper arm reduction surgery, usually involves reducing the skin through a scar that runs on the inner part of the upper arm, often crossing onto the arm pit.

Am I good candidate for upper arm lift?
Arm Lift surgery can be performed on a large variety of patients including normal weight patients who simply need a little tightening. However the majority of patients are massive weight loss patients that have stabilized their weight loss. They present with excess skin and fat in their upper arms. Many of these patients complain that their arms feel and look like “bat wings”. Occasionally some older women have a lot of extra skin that is bothersome and would also be reasonable candidates.

Ask Dr. Robinson if this procedure is right for you. Email your questions to us or call (614) 326-4661. In office consultations are complimentary.

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Now that the Holidays are here get ready with injectables and fillers. These require no downtime ( because we are all busy right now ) and offer real results for fine lines and wrinkles of the face.
botox relaxes the muscles that cause lines and frowns. Restylane and Juvederm are fillers that can erase or lessen lines of the face caused by aging.

For more information call us at (614) 326-4661. Happy Holidays!

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For many years liposuction has been the most frequently performed Plastic Surgery procedure on both men and women. This year is no different. Liposcution is popular for several reasons. Today, there is little recovery time required with the more modern techniques. My patients are back to work and normal activities in a matter of days. There are also no large incisions or scars for this procedure. The newer liposuction tools are very small in diameter and only small nicks in the skin are necessary.

     To see if  liposction is right for you, call today for a complimentary consultation in our office, located at 4661 Sawmill Rd., Columbus. Our telephone number is (614) 326-4661. At the time of the consultation we will talk about your goals, examine the problem areas, look at before/after pictures, and discuss all options.

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What Is Lipo Abdominoplasty?

     Lipo Abdominoplasty is a technique of tummy tuck that uses both traditional removal of skin and liposuction at the same time. This newer approach to the problem of excess fat and skin around the abdomen and flanks has several advantaes over the older methods. First, the results are so much better, with the remaining abdominal tissue being thinner and contoured. There are also fewer complications of fluid accumulation and wound healing problems.

     I have abopted this newer technique for most of my patients and have been very pleased with the results, I have also found that the recovery time is faster. For more information on this procedure please look at my photo gallery under “abdominoplasty”. You may also call us at (614) 326-4661 to ask other questions or to schedule a consultation.

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Make Sure You Are Seeing A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

     Recently we have seen many non-plastic surgeon physician offer Plasticsurgery procedures to their patients. Many time people do not know that the doctor they are seeing is not a trained, certified Plastic Surgeon. Do not take chances with the education of your surgeon. Make sure he/she is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only organization that can certify Plastic Surgeons in the United States. Other “credentials” are not the same. If you have questions as to the board status or training of a physician you are seeing, check for yourself at www.plasticsurgery.org or call us at (614) 326-4661.

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Which Breast Implants Are Best?

     I am often asked by patients which breast implants are the best – Silicone gel or saline?  My answer is that they are different products and each has its own advantages.  The saline breast implants are adjustable implants, so if you are uneven, I can make you more symmetric as well as larger with these. The silicone gel implants usually feel softer and in most people look more “natural”.

    At the time of the consultation we discuss these issues and many more. We will also go over breast augmentation before/after pictures, talk about recovery after breast surgery, and cost of breast augmentation. To set up your consultation please call us at (614) 326-4661.

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Am I Ready For An Eye Lift?

     The eye lift procedure can be done for the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It is designed to remove excess skin and fatty material that make your lids look heavy or puffy. This procedure will not change the shape of your eyes or give you a “pulled” look. The results are very natural and afterwards you look more alert, less tired, and younger!

     The recovery time is fast with the eyelift. Most people are back to work in a week if your job does not require hard physical activity. The small incisions heal quickly and once healed, do not even require make-up to conceal. For more information on this great procedure please call us at (614) 326-4661.

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