Body and Breast
Whether looking to achieve a renewed shape or accentuate your naturally beautiful self, the body and breast services of Esteem Penn State Health Cosmetic Associates provide various options for both breast and body procedures.
Body contouring treatment options offer solutions for those hoping to tighten or reshape parts of the body that have lost elasticity or shape. For example, substantial amount of weight loss, either because of weight loss surgery or lifestyle changes, can cause the skin and tissue to lack elasticity to adapt to reduced body size.
Plastic surgeons use body contouring techniques to remove excess skin and help to achieve the individual’s desired shape and figure following significant weight loss.
What is body contouring?
Surgical body contouring removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue, resulting in better proportioned appearance with smoother contours.
Body contouring procedures:
Breast sculpting is based on tailored procedures, including augmentation with breast implants, breast lift procedures and breast reduction techniques, which can be combined to provide a natural and pleasing cosmetic outcomes.
Effects of weight change
Large weight gain can enlarge the breasts significantly and cause the surrounding skin to stretch and thin. Subsequent weight loss typically causes breast volume loss, but leaves stretched thin skin, with overall breast droop. This situation commonly requires both augmentation and breast lift procedures to restore breast shape. Clients with mild and moderate weight changes may be able to achieve desired breast shape with breast implants alone.
Weight loss after breast procedures and other procedures may alter the results achieved originally following surgery. At the first consultation, the Esteem team assesses each individual’s needs and forms a tailored approach to achieve the desired goal.
Abdominal Wall Surgery/Tummy Tuck
Surgically removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles; creates a smooth and firm abdominal profile.
Surgically removes excess sagging skin and fat in the upper arm; tightens and smooths supportive tissue for better shape definition.
Transfers fat from unwanted areas of the body to areas that have lost their plumpness, like face, hands, breasts or buttocks.
Laser Hair Removal
A noninvasive technique to remove hair from the face, legs, underarm, back and bikini-line permanently.
Surgically removes fat deposits in specific areas that have been resistant to exercise and diet, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, upper arms, chest, chin, cheeks and neck.
Surgically reshapes thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
Our physicians offer patients a comprehensive leg vein clinic. We treat superficial vein disease ranging from spider veins to symptomatic varicose veins with pain and swelling.
Breast Augmentation and Implants
Surgically places implants behind the breasts to increase overall size.
Breast Implant Replacement
Removal or replacement of previously placed saline or silicone breast implants.
Removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to ease discomfort and achieve more proportionate breast size in context of body shape and size.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Mastopexy, or a breast lift, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour; does not significantly change the size of the breasts.