In addition to facial plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Warner also performs body-contouring procedures, including:
Body contouring after significant weight loss (belt lipectomy, body lift, thigh lift)
These procedures can give your body a better shape, and can significantly enhance a person’s body image. Abdominoplasty is very common in women after child-bearing years to restore their abdominal contour. This surgery is aimed at flattening the abdominal contour and getting rid of excess fat and skin. Breast augmentation, lift, or reduction surgery can significantly enhance the appearance of the breasts. Volume and shape can be restored to small or drooping breasts, and these surgeries are often combined with abdominoplasty surgery (“mommy-make-over”). Significant weight loss can lead to a tremendous amount of excess skin and hanging fatty deposits in the face, abdomen, back, arms, and thighs. These excess skin and fatty deposits are amenable to surgical body contouring procedures, which must be uniquely tailored to each patient’s needs.
Most body contouring procedures are performed on an outpatient basis (home the same day) under general anesthesia or deep sedation. Liposuction is performed with small incisions and long suction instruments to remove fat from under the skin. Areas of excess skin must typically be excised, which will result in longer scars, but much-improved contour. Generally, scars for body contouring procedures are well-hidden when you are in clothes, and may be hidden even when wearing a bathing suit (abdominoplasty and breast surgery). Your specific concerns and surgical plan will be discussed during your initial consultation.
General or deep sedation
Length of surgery
Abdominoplasty: 2-3 hours
Breast Augmentation: 1 hour
Breast-lift: 1-2 hours
Breast Reduction: 2-3 hours
Arm-lift: 1 hour
Liposuction: 1-2 hours
Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss: 2-6 hours
Length of stay
Outpatient (home the same day) typically, may require an overnight stay in the hospital depending on the complexity involved.