TITLE: Taking Care of You Every Step of the Way
LENGTH: 15:25 min
The most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed on both men and women in the United States is liposuction. The deposition of adipose tissue frequently produces unwanted bulges or body contour deformities around the lower abdomen, trunk and inner and outer thighs. These “problem areas” may develop due to hereditary factors, and may not respond well to diet and exercise alone. The majority of these bulges and “problem areas” can be effectively corrected with liposuction. It is important to mention that liposuction is generally not indicated for obese patients, and will not improve problems with skin laxity or cellulite. Liposuction is more of a body sculpting procedure, as it targets specific areas with fatty build-up. Recently, efforts have been made to improve liposuction by adding ultrasonic energy to the suction instrument. At the Baker Center for Plastic Surgery in Denver Colorado, we employ both traditional liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction.
Check out Dr. Bakers before and after liposuction pictures.
Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults (35.7%) in the U.S. are obese. Fortunately, many formerly obese individuals have successfully lost massive amounts of weight (>100 lbs). While some are able to overcome obesity with a major lifestyle change, most have undergone obesity (bariatric) surgery. Obesity surgery is a procedure that dramatically improves the overall health of these patients, but they are usually left with a tremendous amount of excess hanging skin once the weight loss stabilizes. This development can be very deforming and quite distressing for the massive weight loss patient. Restoring the massive weight loss patient to a more normal body contour is not a simple one-stage cosmetic procedure. The one-stage whole body lift has been discouraged in recent years for both patient safety reasons and due to poor aesthetic results. Modern body lift surgery groups require several of the many required cosmetic procedures to be broken into two or three stages. One advantage of this strategy is reduced operative times for each stage and improved patient safety. Another advantage is that more “tailoring” can be done during each subsequent stage in order to realize the best possible final result.
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In some patients, the accumulation of fat and skin laxity in the upper arms is quite distressing and begins to interfere with their everyday lives and lower their confidence. The best course of action in these cases may be to proceed with an arm lift procedure (brachioplasty). While the resulting scars are unfortunately unavoidable, every effort is made by Dr. Baker to reduce their visibility by concealing them on the inner aspect of the upper arm.
Check out Dr. Bakers before and after arm lift pictures.
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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker for a Denver cosmetic surgery procedure, you may fill out a contact form or call (303) 563-3318.