Our Anchorage, Alaska plastic surgery practice is home to one of the premier body-contouring surgeons in the state: Dr. Sarah Troxel. Dr. Sarah has a special interest and expertise in procedures that contour and shape the body, and she regularly performs such surgeries as the tummy tuck, breast lift, and arm lift. If you have recently undergone post-bariatric surgery, you are undoubtedly happy with the weight that you have lost, and these body-contouring procedures can help complete your cosmetic transformation.
The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves tightening stomach muscles and removing excess skin in order to produce a taut, shapely abdomen. Tightened abdominal muscles can noticeably improve the patient's physique and posture and can also increase self-confidence and self-esteem. The tummy tuck can be especially effective after weight loss surgery. Although bariatric surgery is an effective method for achieving significant, permanent weight loss, it does not eliminate the excessive folds of hanging skin that can sometimes remain after the procedure. During the tummy tuck, Dr. Sarah removes excess abdominal skin so that your new slim, toned body is no longer hidden. After abdominoplasty, others will be able to see the new you.
Many of the specifics of the procedure are dependent upon the individual requirements of the patient.Abdominoplasty is generally performed on an outpatient basis, but sometimes an overnight stay in the hospital may be necessary. Patients will need to take approximately one to two weeks off from work, and a full recovery can usually be expected in a month. Please contact us today to arrange a tummy tuck consultation at Dr. Sarah Troxel’s Anchorage office at which you can discuss how the procedure can address your individual needs
A breast lift can be performed on its own to restore firmness and proper positioning to the breasts, or it can be performed in conjunction with other procedures. Sometimes the breast lift is performed with a tummy tuck and / or an arm lift as part of a full complement of body-contouring procedures after significant weight loss. Many of the patients interested in undergoing a breast lift at Dr. Sarah's Anchorage practice wish to restore aesthetic appeal to their feminine contours after bariatric weight-loss surgery.
The breast lift procedure allows Dr. Sarah to change the shape and structure of the breast. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened so that the breasts are firmer; in addition, the nipple is repositioned so that the breasts sit in higher spots. At the close of the procedure, Dr. Sarah will suture the incisions and fit the patient with a surgical bra.
The sutures will be removed within one to two weeks. Scars generally fade over the months following the procedure, but please keep in mind that they will never disappear completely. For the first four to six weeks following surgery, patients will need to avoid heavy lifting. Patients will also need to avoid lifting anything over their heads for three to four weeks after the procedure. To discuss the advantages and possible complications of breast lift surgery in detail, please schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Sarah Troxel.
An arm lift procedure may be an appropriate cosmetic solution for the saggy skin that hangs on the arms. Many of the patients interested in the arm lift procedure at our Anchorage practice have recently lost significant amounts of weight through bariatric surgery. Although such patients are often pleased with the results of the bariatric procedure, many are unhappy that their extra skin has not disappeared along with the excess weight. They still have the same amount of skin that they had prior to the weight loss, and the large remaining skin folds obscure their new, slim shapes.
Dr. Sarah Troxel is pleased to offer a full range of contouring procedures that are designed to remove excess skin wherever it might be on the body. An arm lift targets the excess, droopy skin of the arms. This procedure is often performed along with a breast lift and / or tummy tuck to achieve the maximum aesthetic benefit.
For nicely contoured arms with smoother, tauter skin, please schedule a consultation to discuss the arm lift procedure with Dr. Sarah at her Anchorage practice. She will be glad to formulate a cosmetic surgery plan that will address all of your body contouring needs.
For more information on body contouring, including the tummy tuck, breast lift, and arm lift procedures, contact our Anchorage plastic surgery practice today. Dr. Sarah Troxel will come up with a cosmetic surgery plan that addresses your individual concerns and goals.
Please schedule a consultation to learn more about tummy tuck, breast lift, and arm lift procedures at our Anchorage practice.
Dr. Sarah Troxel
3340 Providence Dr. Ste 363
Anchorage, AK 99508