Body Contour Procedures
Your self-image is a strong barometer of how you interact in work and social situations, and in personal relationships. It’s a basic building block of self-confidence. Aging, specific physical characteristics or environmental changes to your appearance can greatly affect your self-confidence and the persona you project in social circumstances.
A body contouring procedure can help enhance or maintain a positive self-image. Call us for more information!
Abdominoplasty | Tummy Tuck
After pregnancy or weight gain, the abdomen often fails to return to its original shape and does not respond as well to exercise and diet programs. In these cases, tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) can provide a long-term solution. This frequently performed procedure is used to tighten overly stretched abdominal muscles for a flatter, smoother appearance.
A tummy tuck flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, after tightening muscles of your abdominal wall.
For a full tummy tuck, an incision is made across the lower abdomen, in the bikini line. Dr. Stein then tightens the loose muscles with special sutures. This creates a stronger abdominal core and a smaller waist. Excess skin is removed, and a new opening is made for the belly button at the right position.
After a Tummy Tuck
Liposuction | Lipoplasty
During the past decade, liposuction has benefited from several refinements that we implement at Somerset Center for Plastic Surgery. Today, several new techniques, including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), the tumescent technique, and Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL), are helping to provide patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times. Although liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods. The time required to perform liposuction may vary considerably, depending on the size of the area, the amount of fat being removed, and the technique used.
The incisions from liposuction are small and strategically placed to be hidden from view. However, imperfections in the final appearance are not uncommon after lipoplasty, as the skin’s surface may be irregular, asymmetrical or even baggy, especially in older patients. This condition can easily be alleviated with Thermage. Numbness may occur. Sometimes, additional surgery may be recommended.
After Liposuction Surgery
You will see a difference in the shape of your body soon after surgery, and improvement will become even more apparent after four to six weeks. After about 6 months, any persistent mild swelling should disappear, and the final contour will be visible. A healthy diet and getting regular exercise will help you maintain your new shape!
Skin laxity and poor tone may be related to the normal aging process, genetics, pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Patients who have lost large amounts of weight and whose skin remains loose will benefit greatly from this procedure.
After a Thigh Lift
Elastic compression garments are worn for several weeks. Usually, patients are able to return to non-strenuous work activities after two weeks. Low impact exercise can begin around four weeks after surgery and by six weeks, activity is unrestricted.
Breast procedures are one of the most common types of plastic surgery performed in the United States. Dr. Stein performs breast augmentation, reduction and uplift at Somerset Center for Plastic Surgery to help both our male and female patients achieve their personal transformation goals.
Having a breast procedure is an important, personal decision. We will work hard to understand your individual needs and goals through extensive consultation, while also informing you of all of your options so that you can make the best possible decisions.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Implants are placed either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle. The implant is positioned in the pocket created to give the best results.
After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Most patients who have implants placed for mild drooping (ptosis) return to work in 2-3 days. Patients with implants placed under the muscles usually need a week.
After Breast Reduction Surgery
If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast augmentation, combined with a lift can improve the shape and size.
The most common procedure involves an anchor shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.
After Breast Lift Surgery