Body Plastic Surgery Gainesville

Liposuction - Fat Removal

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is the removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. Using a straw-like tube called a cannula, the fat is drawn out of the body. Tiny incisions are strategically placed to be as inconspicuous as possible. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, but rather a way to change what heredity may have deal you in regard to your proportions. Dr. Poser provides a few variations of techniques of liposuction. Please call Poser Plastic Surgery Center to make a consultation to discuss which technique is best for you.

Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty

Physical appearance is one measure of your health and vitality, and a flat stomach is one of those desired attributes. Unfortunately for some, no diet or exercise can reduce sagging or excess skin and bulging in the abdomen. Sometimes events such as pregnancy or weight gain followed by weight loss cause the skin and sometimes the underlying muscles to stretch and not be able to return to their original shape. The Body Plastic Surgery Gainesville tummy tuck improves the waistline by tightening the abdominal muscles and decrease the excess skin and fat. It can also be used to remove or improve the appearance of stretch marks. For some patients, a “mini” tummy tuck which uses tiny incisions to create powerful change will be all that is necessary to achieve a flatter, tighter tummy and abdomen.

Weight Loss

It can be very discouraging to achieve weight loss, yet still have to contend with excess skin that keeps you from wearing the clothes you'd like. Excess skin can cause daily discomfort by causing rashes and possibly skin infections. Post-weight loss cosmetic surgery can be an excellent solution for anyone who would like to have loose, excess skin removed from his or her body. Body contouring procedures can help you achieve the figure you desire after weight loss surgery, pregnancy, or following weight loss achieved through diet and exercise. If you have recently experienced significant weight loss after bariatric surgery, dieting, or pregnancy, you may be bothered by excess skin on areas of your body. Dr. Poser may use post-bariatric surgery contouring techniques, including body lift and other body sculpting procedures, to remove drooping skin left behind after weight loss surgery. Learn more about the benefits of post-weight loss surgery cosmetic procedures by call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Poser.

Body Contouring Options after Extreme Weight Loss

Depending on the amount of weight you have lost and the location of your excess skin, you may wish to consider one or more of the following post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedures:

  • Liposuction – This procedure is often used to remove small amounts remaining fatty tissue from the hips, thighs, and abdomen to create smooth, aesthetically pleasing contours.

  • Tummy Tuck – Also called abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is an effective post-bariatric surgery cosmetic procedure that not only removes excess skin, but also tightens the abdominal muscles, creating a more slender waistline and flatter stomach.

  • Arm Lift – An arm lift begins by creating an incision along the underside of the upper arm. Excess skin is then removed to create a tighter, firmer appearance.

  • Thigh Lift – Performed in much the same way as an arm lift, thigh lift is a popular form of body contouring surgery to lift and smooth the thighs after significant weight loss.

  • Butt Lift – One of the most common areas requiring body contouring after weight loss is the buttocks. A plastic surgeon can lift and reshape this part of the body to create smoother, tighter contours.

  • Breast Lift and Augmentation – Because the breasts are composed mainly of fatty tissue, their appearance can be greatly affected by weight loss. Breast augmentation and breast lift are two body contouring procedures that help restore natural breast volume and lift the bustline after weight loss.

Hand Surgery

Dr. Poser is also a specialist in hand surgery, he has gone through extensive training and is on the forefront of advances in the treatment of hand injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects of the hand.

The most common procedures in hand surgery are those done to repair injured hands, including injuries to the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and joints; fractured bones; and burns, cuts, and other injuries to the skin. Modern techniques have greatly improved the ability to restore function and appearance, even in severe injuries.

In many cases, surgery of the hand can restore a significant degree of feeling and function to injured hands. However, with hand injuries recovery may take months, and a period of hand therapy will most often be needed.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment used to treat sun damaged skin, facial wrinkles, and scars in a procedure using a (CO2) laser. The CO2 Laser is a surgical laser, a beam of light capable of removing unwanted tissue. These lasers vaporize skin cells by emitting bursts of radiation that are absorbed by water in these cells. Skin imperfections are rapidly and accurately treated one layer at a time without bleeding, while the underlying tissue is preserved. As a result your skin is left with a more natural youthful appearance.

The laser is used to reduce tiny wrinkles, acne scars and other minor skin imperfections, especially around the mouth and eyes. It can improve sun-damaged and acne scarred skin

Scar Revision

Whether caused by accident or surgery, the appearance of scars can be significantly improved through a series of steroid injections and/or surgical procedures like Dermabrasion and laser resurfacing. By surgically removing layers of damaged tissue, these procedures soften the edges of surface irregularities leaving the skin with a smoother, more desirable appearance. Scar tissue forms as a natural part of the healing process. When the skin has been broken, whether by accident or by surgery, a scar will usually form. The extent of the scar may be affected by the size, depth, and location of the injury as well as by a person's age, hereditary factors, and characteristics of the skin.  For more information about scar revision, contact Poser Plastic Surgery Center at (352) 372-3672.