Body Lift in Harrisburg PA
With the health concerns and social issues surrounding obesity and weight problems in this country, more people are losing dramatic amounts of weight through diet, exercise and/or bariatric surgery. Regardless of the method, losing massive amounts of weight can leave your skin sagging and loose. If you have problems with loose skin or the disproportionate look of your body, then a surgical body lift may be a good choice. In general, a body lift for Harrisburg patients allows Dr. de Ramon to remove excess skin and remaining fat from multiple areas of the body. The results can be dramatic, offering a smoother contour, tighter skin, and the ability wear clothes that fit well. This surgery is very rewarding after patients have worked hard to lose weight and can help enhance you body image and your self-esteem.
The most common areas of excess skin are the face, neck and jowls, the arms, the abdomen and chest/breasts, the buttocks and thighs. By removing the excess skin in these areas, a more normal appearance can be achieved.
There are many things to consider prior to body contouring surgery.
During the consultation in Mechanicsburg, PA, Dr. de Ramon reviews your medical history, discusses your concerns and goals and will do a physical exam. There is opportunity for questions and an explanation of the procedure(s) that will meet your needs. A second consult is recommended for final questions and to develop a surgical plan to make the most from your body lift. Harrisburg residents who have lost massive weight usually have more than one area of concern, so the surgery may be staged over a number of months. Recovery from surgical body contouring varies based upon the area of surgery, but in general, one to two weeks of rest is recommended. Dr. de Ramon also offers a post-operative pain pump which is inserted into the surgical site to reduce pain and reduce the need for pain medications. In most cases, insurance does not cover any part of the surgery. If you are unsure, please call your insurance company to inquire if these procedures are part of your company's benefit plan. Dr. de Ramon has a specially trained patient care coordinator on staff that can help determine what your insurance may or may not cover.
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