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When is the Right Time for Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

If you’ve lost a major amount of weight, you have my admiration and congratulations! Many men and women struggle with excess weight throughout their entire lives and, when they find a solution—either weight loss surgery or a combination of diet and exercise—they have every right to celebrate. Unfortunately, after the weight is gone, these patients have sagging skin, which takes away some of their joy and personal satisfaction. Are there solutions? Yes! Are they right for you? Maybe! Read on! Body Contouring is Part of Weight Loss Success For NW Indiana men and women with significant weight loss, removal of … Continue reading

Tips Before Your Tummy Tuck

Also referred to as abdominoplasty, this procedure allows our Northwest Indiana tummy tuck patients a renewed sense of self-confidence and body image. This procedure often follows major weight loss or weight-loss surgery, or pregnancy, when unwanted sagging tissue and little pockets of fat are present around the abdomen. In order to achieve a sculpted, flatter abdomen all you need to do is schedule a consultation followed by a procedure. However, that’s not all you have to do! In fact, there are a few steps you can take prior to surgery to ensure the best possible, longest lasting results! First of … Continue reading

Tummy Tuck Tips

My Indiana tummy tuck patients love their results, and most of them wish they’d taken the plunge earlier than they did. Knowing how many of my patients are considering this procedure, I’m sharing these tips to make your recovery even easier! Get Time Off You’re going to want a minimum of one week to recover, and most of my tummy tuck patients find that 10-14 days is even better. If you have a job that involves lifting, you’ll need to either take more time away from work or be temporarily reassigned to a position with no lifting. Get Extra ZZZ’s … Continue reading

The Skinny on Excisional Liposuction

Did you know that there is a type of liposuction that offers you results that are closer to a tummy tuck than “just” liposuction? It’s called excisional liposuction or liposuction with skin excision. What is Liposuction? Liposuction, although not a weight loss technique, permanently removes fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to exercise and diet. Once removed, the fat cells are gone forever. I routinely perform liposuction in Indiana at my Valparaiso and Schererville plastic surgery practices near Merrillville and Munster. Where Can Liposuction Be Performed? Although liposuction can be performed on nearly any part of the body, the … Continue reading

Liposuction: America’s Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure

Our Chicago area liposuction patients initially see me in consultation at my Indiana plastic surgery practice with lots of questions, naturally. How painful will this be? Can you get rid of the fat here, here and here? How quickly will I see results? Will the fat come back? Of course, as a board certified plastic surgeon in Indiana, I’ve done hundreds, if not thousands, of liposuction procedures and I have the answers to allay their fears and help them to look forward to their final results! Where Can Liposuction Be Performed? Liposuction can, literally, be performed anywhere on the body: the … Continue reading

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