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Body Contouring Procedures

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important decision you will make to affect your outcome with body contouring surgery. Dr. David Horvath has the experience and the skill you can trust. As a staff surgeon and member of the body contouring team at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic for eight years, he taught plastic surgery residents and honed the skills necessary to give you his finest work. Dr. Horvath performs plastic surgery after weight loss, including full body contouring, to help his patients from throughout the Philadelphia area achieve a more attractive body contour.

Body Contouring

Many factors influence which body contouring procedure is right for you, including the amount of excess fatty tissue, the quality and tightness of the overlying skin, and the underlying muscle tone. Dr. Horvath will make you feel comfortable while he carefully examines you and points out which features can be successfully addressed. You will have the opportunity to see and understand how plastic surgery will specifically improve your body contours during this examination.

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss

Major weight loss due to bariatric surgery or a successful diet and exercise program is a life-changing event. But the experience often leaves conspicuous – and permanent – excess skin that has lost its elasticity and drapes the body in heavy folds. Dr. Horvath removes this excess skin and tissue – under the arms, in the breasts, and around the stomach, thighs and buttocks – through body contouring.

For both men and women, the skin and tissue left over after significant weight loss can make getting dressed a chore, limit clothing options, impede mobility, and even lead to painful skin irritation. Aside from medical issues, after losing so much weight, patients want their bodies to more closely match the new image they have of themselves. Plastic surgery can be performed to remove excess skin and tissue after weight loss in order to reveal a new, slimmer figure.

A variety of plastic surgery procedures may be appropriate after weight loss, including procedures targeting the arms, legs, breasts, and body. Many patients choose to incorporate abdominoplasty and liposuction as a part of their plastic surgery treatment after weight loss. Here at the Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Horvath can give you the body you’ve always dreamed of!

Circumferential/Body Lift


As a part of plastic surgery after weight loss, Dr. Horvath offers a variety of procedures to give the entire body a full surgical makeover. A combination of body contouring procedures, including arm lift, breast lift, and posterior lift, can re-contour your entire body for natural curves and a sculpted figure. This procedure is often useful for patients who want to have a variety of procedures completed in a short amount of time, or for patients who are dissatisfied with the results of other stand-alone plastic surgery techniques. This form of body contouring can often take up to 10 hours, and Dr. Horvath will go over all of your options with you at your initial consultation to determine whether you are a candidate. To set up an appointment with Dr. Horvath, please contact the Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center.

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Are You a Candidate?

Good outcomes from body contouring surgery are best achieved when these important criteria are met:

  • Weight trend: Has your weight been stable for a year with no further weight loss expected? Your weight must be stable before you can undergo body contouring.
  • Good overall health: Are you in good overall health? People in poor health are not candidates for body contouring procedures. We recommend that patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease first see their primary care doctor for approval to proceed with the surgery.
  • Nutrition: Is your nutrition good? Problems such as protein deficiencies can impede healing.
  • Psychological status: Recovering from body contouring is challenging, and requires mental stamina. Are you psychologically prepared?
  • Expectations: Realistic expectations are a must. Body contouring will lead to marked improvements in your shape and self-esteem, but cannot completely restore the body to what it was before the weight gain and does leave behind well-hidden surgical incisions.

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The New You

Plastic surgery after weight loss is like putting the finishing touches on a masterpiece — refining the new, thinner you. If you want your body to reflect the new, more positive image you have of yourself, make an appointment with Dr. Horvath to discuss your options.

Labial Reduction

Labial enlargement can occur through congenital variations of normal structures. Enlarged labia can cause physical discomfort that limits clothing choices. Dr. Horvath performs labial reduction by surgically removing the excess tissue while placing the incisions carefully to avoid changes in sensation, and minimize the risk of a tender scar. Labial reduction can result in an improved balance in normal body structures with improved comfort and self-confidence.

Arrange a Private Consultation for Body Contouring after Weight Loss

Dr. David Horvath has years of advanced training and practical experience with body contouring plastic surgery after weight loss. Located in Abington, conveniently close to Doylestown and Philadelphia, the Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center is an ideal destination for comprehensive post-bariatric surgery. Contact our practice today at 215-884-2880 to make an appointment.

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