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Category: Body Sculpting

Body Contouring Along With Hernia Repair

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I evaluated a female who was looking to have a body contouring makeover. During the consultation, she stated she wanted to have her abdomen, hips  inner and outer thighs shaped. During the examination we identified that her abdomen between the breast bone and the belly button was weakened.  After confirming this with a general surgeon we set the expectations, and schedule to repair the hernia while we performed her body contouring. 

During the surgery we concurrently perform the abdominal wall reconstruction with a board certified general surgeon, tummy tuck and liposuction procedures

The post-op photo is 3 months out. As you can see, her shape looks great, and most importantly she in very happy with her new and improved look.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder or learn more about body contouring, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.

 

Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring

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I evaluated a 44-year-old female wanting to improve her stomach area after massive weight loss. During her consultation, she explained how she was hoping to remove the loose skin as well as contour specific areas of her midsection. After listening to her and setting the expectation, we agreed to schedule two separate procedures to enhance the area.

In September 2016, I performed a panniculectomy, which involves surgically removing the excess skin and adipose tissue. Then in March 2017, I performed liposuction to improve the contour of her stomach/abdominal area.

The post-op photo is four weeks out. As you can see, her skin and shape look great, and most importantly she is very happy with her new and improved look.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder or learn more about body contouring, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Plastic Surgery Procedure For Men

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Early this month (March 8, 2017), FoxNews.com published a piece on “The 5 Most Popular Plastic Surgeries For Men” by Stephanie Bucklin, which was based on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s statistics on the most popular plastic surgery procedures of 2016. One of the top procedures for men was male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery).

In my Beverly Hills practice, I am presented often with men who are looking to restore a more naturally masculine appearance to their chest. Gynecomastia is a very common occurrence among men; however, there isn’t one single cause for this condition. There are several factors that have been studied that may cause gynecomastia, including a high level of estrogen, Klinefelter Syndrome (chromosomal abnormality), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), aging (causes low levels of testosterone), and steroids, which can manipulate testosterone and estrogen levels.

The great news is we can treat this condition in a discreet and relatively painless manner. If you have gynecomastia, don’t let it keep you from feeling confident.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder and learn more about male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery), call our office at (310) 275-4513 in Beverly Hills or fill out our online contact form today.

 

 

 

Male Breast Reduction Procedure

gynecomastiaI was presented a 23 year-old male who was self-conscious about the size of his breasts. During the consultation and examination we discussed how to remove the excessive glandular breast tissue and fat by performing gynecomastia surgery. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia supervised by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

The photo to the right shows three weeks post-op, and as you can see the enlarged breast has been reduced and are well balanced. The patient is extremely happy with his appearance and will continue to follow my postoperative instruction for a few more weeks (light actives can be resumed – no heavy lifting).

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder or learn more about gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.

 

 

 

Body Contouring After 3 Children

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About six months ago, I performed a massive tummy tuck and breast lift on a patient with the intent to have a follow-up surgery to complete her full body contouring makeover. After having three children all by c-sections and undergoing significant weight loss, we agreed to reach her goal by having two surgeries. The second surgery entailed liposuction around the abdominal area and inner thighs as well as removal of excess skin (dog ears) that had bunched up from the tummy tuck procedure.

The first photo to the left was taken right before her first surgery. The middle photo was taken right before her second surgery (liposuction). The far right photo was taken three days post-op after her second surgery. The photo below is now four weeks post op. As you can see, her waist and stomach area look great, and she is extremely happy with her new shape.

4 Weeks Post Op

4 Weeks Post Op

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder or learn more about body contouring or breast lift surgery, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.

 

 

 

 

 

BODY SCULPTING TOTAL BODY MAKEOVER

These examples show patients who have had significant fluctuation in their weight associated with pregnancy, breastfeeding and massive weight loss. As a result, they have undergone augmentation with breast lifts or augmentation with tummy tucks and breast lifts. These patients are excellent examples how patients can regain their life and self-image by having tightening procedures of both the breast and abdominal areas to pre-pregnancy status. Patients often present after breastfeeding with significant fluctuation of skin laxity of the breast causing involutional upper pole loss of fullness and atrophy as well as severe skin laxity where the nipple may be greater than 3 cm below the fold, referred to as grade 3 ptosis. These patients will require a combination of implants (saline or silicone) placed under the muscle and a formal mastopexy concurrently with the complete scar of a Wise-pattern. The first example shows a patient who has undergone an augmentation mammoplasty procedure as well as a formal breast lift, a full abdominoplasty and sculpting of the muffin top hip areas.

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The next patient shows specifically loss of upper pole fullness without skin laxity and abdominal wall laxity with rectus diastasis. Excellent candidate for straight saline augmentation in the dual plane technique and a full abdominoplasty with plication of midline rectus sheath. Both of these are excellent examples of when patients are placed under general anesthesia with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and full medical clearance can undergo successfully, in an ambulatory facility, full body contouring and mommy makeover procedures without incident.

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Body Makeover After Weight Loss

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I evaluated a female who was looking to have a body makeover. During the consultation, she stated she wanted to have her abdomen enhanced, her hips shaped, and a breast augmentation. She explained that after having weight loss, her goal was to get her shape back to where it was in her younger days.

After setting her expectations, we decided to perform an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck along with liposuction of the hips area and a breast augmentation.  For the breast augmentation, I placed 425 cc high-profile silicone breast implants and positioned them in a subglandular position. Subglandular means the implant is placed in a pocket behind the breast gland, entirely on top of the pectoralis major muscle.

As you can see, after only eight weeks post op, the abdomen, hips, and  breasts look fantastic, and she is very pleased with her recovery.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Linder or for more information on body contouring, call us at 310-275-4513 or contact us by email.

Body Contouring of Thighs, Hips and Knees

The female patient presented was requesting to address her outer thighs, inner thighs, hips, and inner knees. During her consultation, she discussed the chafing and touching of her inner thighs and the fat deposits on the lateral thighs and the muffin top or hip area. All of these areas are difficult for many women to remove through diet and exercise and, therefore, elect for liposuction surgery.
To address the knees, a small stab incision was made in the medial knee area (inner knee), and a small fat pad was suctioned out smoothly and evenly without skin laxity. Along with the medial knees, we also sculpted the fat deposits of the body, medial and lateral thighs, and the hips concurrently.
After six weeks of wearing postoperative compressive garments, the patient is recovering well, and, as you can see, she is looking great.

Body Contouring of Abdomen and Breast

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Back in July, 2015 I was presented a patient looking to enhance her shape by lifting her breast and contouring the abdomen. During the consultation and examination we detected two weak spots in the abdominal wall, which she stated, she was having pain during certain activities or in certain positions.  We discussed her expectation and agreed that we would proceed with a  Breast Augmentation with lift, tummy tuck and repairing the two hernias.

For the procedure we had a general surgeon repair the hernias, and then I performed the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)  along with a breast lift and 350cc saline breast implant filled to 370cc to her right breast and 350cc filled to 380cc to the left breast.

As you can see, after only six months post op, the patient is looking fantastic, and I’m very pleased with her recovery.

For more information regarding body contouring procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please call (310) 275-4513 or contact us via email.

Mommy Makeover / Tummy Tuck & Breast Lift

I was presented with a 40-year-old female who was looking to have a mommy makeover. During the consultation she was looking to have her abdomen enhanced as well as a breast augmentation. She explained that after 2 hernia surgeries and post pregnancy her goal was to get her shape back to pre pregnancy.

After setting her expectations, we decided to perform an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, along with a breast lift and 240cc saline breast implant filled to 270cc to her right breast and 350cc to the left breast.

As you can see, after only six weeks post op, the patient is looking fantastic, and I’m very pleased with her recovery.

 

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