After achieving massive weight loss, each patient is often left with a unique and often challenging set of body contouring wishes. In this article, I will focus on the augmentation of the buttocks with fat transfer, often referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift” (BBL). This procedure was introduced in the
Maintaining Results of Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss Massive weight loss (MWL) is defined as 50% or greater loss of the excess weight. While massive weight loss construes many positive benefits in one’s heath, lifestyle, and well-being; there are also problematic excesses of skin that are left behind. When researching
Weight loss, health, and fitness are the focuses of many New Year’s resolutions, with the flip of the calendar serving as the perfect blank slate to start working on a new goal. Now that we’re well into this year, is body contouring a goal for you? Whether you are just
As a culture, we are obsessed with buttocks. Turn on the radio, and you will hear Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-a-lot), Fat Bottom Girls (Queen), My Humps (Black Eyed Peas), Bootylicious (Destiny’s Child), or Booty (Jennifer Lopez). Flip to social media and your screen will be filled with images of
Congratulations! You have lost 100+ pounds… now what? You feel more energetic. Your joints feel better. Your diabetes and hypertension are gone. Many of your co-morbid conditions have either resolved or improved since your weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, the excess skin around your abdomen, breasts, neck, arms, and thighs is
There continues to be more attention directed to the care and treatment of the obese patient. One of these reasons is the increasing incidence of obesity worldwide. The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million US adults in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
There are a variety of different perspectives and stereotypes associated with plastic surgery, both positive and negative, that have evolved over the past decade. It used to be something kept secret and had an enormous amount of shame stigma associated with it. However, once the Hollywood elite began revealing their
I often tell my patients that being a plastic surgery patient after massive weight loss is like being a medical resident. Are you wondering how? When I went to medical school, I naively thought that I would be a doctor when I graduate in four years. That was somewhat true.
In religion and literature, the belly button is a symbol of maternal connection and a reminder of our humanity. Da Vinci and Michelangelo carefully crafted the belly button as an essential and defining part of the human body as they explored the human anatomy. Yet, exposure of the belly button has been
The amount of weight loss after bariatric surgery, the age of the patient, their genetic makeup as well as skin type will determine if skin removal surgery is a reasonable option after large amounts of weight loss. The patient's body makeup along with the amount of deflation will help predict