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 Abington, Doylestown, Huntingdon Valley, and throughout the Philadelphia area achieve a more attractive body contour.
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.
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!
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.
Sagging skin under the arms is a natural result of aging or significant weight loss. Dr. Horvath can perform an arm lift, or brachioplasty, to eliminate excess fat and tighten the skin in order to better fit the arm. An incision is made from the armpit to the elbow, and the excess is removed. The arm is then contoured to create a smoother, more youthful appearance and the incision is stitched closed. Any postoperative swelling and discomfort usually fades within a few weeks after the procedure.
Loose skin around the thighs and hips can often be troubling, particularly after significant weight loss. Thigh lift is a popular body contouring procedure in which Dr. Horvath removes excess skin and reshapes the thighs for a slimmer, more pleasant shape. Dr. Horvath will make discreet incisions in the area and draw out the excess fat and tissue, and then contour the thighs. The visibility of scars is made as minimal as possible. A thigh lift can give you thighs that look healthy and well toned.
Have the full, youthful bust-line you've always wanted with this relatively simple procedure. By removing excess skin from the breasts and lifting them to a higher position on the chest, Dr. Horvath can create natural-looking, shapely breasts that no longer droop or sag. Breast lift patients often choose to incorporate implants like those used in breast augmentation to restore lost breast volume as a part of their body contouring treatments.
Dr. Horvath can create a more sensually curved body profile by performing a posterior lift, or "butt lift." This form of plastic surgery is popular after weight loss among patients with loose, sagging skin in the posterior region. Implants or micro-fat grafting, a way of taking fat from other areas of the body and grafting it onto the buttock area, are two methods Dr. Horvath can use to give you a posterior that has a shapelier, more muscular look.
Good outcomes from body contouring surgery are best achieved when these important criteria are met:
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 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.
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, Huntington Valley, Jenkintown, and Willow Grove, the Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center is an ideal destination for comprehensive post-bariatric surgery. Contact our plastic surgery practice today to make an appointment.
Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center
David Horvath, M.D.
1245 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA 19001