Dramatic weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise has many profven health benefits. Unfortunately it is very common to retain excess skin and small pockets of fat on various areas of the body once all the weight is lost. The skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. Dr. Crabtree has teamed up with bariatric surgeon Dr. Steven Fowler to address these issues. These doctors work closely to plan the rewarding steps toward the end of this transformation process.
In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals. He will discuss the different variables of surgery and risks. Body contouring surgery involves a combination of procedures to achieve your goals for transformation. Dr. Crabtree will create a custom plan for your transformation and prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery.
The body contouring procedures include:
This procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes the excess skin and fat that hangs over your lower abdomen. It greatly improves your body shape and silhouette, the fit of your clothes, and reduces the hygiene hassles associated with the overhanging drape of excess skin and fat. The abdominal wall is also tightened and your belly button is placed in an appropriate position.
This procedure greatly improves the shape and appearance of the upper arm by removing the loose, floppy tissue that often results after significant weight loss. The result is a more normal shape, less heavy upper arm with smoother transition from arm to chest. The operation is also known as a brachioplasty and is one of the fastest growing body contouring procedures.
Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess hanging skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. A thigh lift improves the overall contours of the thighs, improves the fit of clothing and may be performed in combination with liposuction and other body lifts.
Also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. The lifting technique uses your own tissue to fill the gap and helps you obtain a full shape. An implant can be added to the procedure if needed. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well.
After significant weight loss the buttocks can often look droopy and deflated. By raising and tightening the skin over the buttocks, a buttock lift makes the buttocks appear less saggy, dimpled or wrinkled. Volume can also be added to the buttocks to further improve their shape and contour. This is best done using your own fat from other parts of your body.
Lower Body Lift:
A body lift improves the shape, tone and overall silhouette of the entire lower body by removing excess skin and the underlying fat. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and upper thighs in one procedure.