Best Procedures to Highlight a Thinner Figure after Massive Weight Loss

If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or weight loss surgery, you may be bothered by loose skin and tissues concealing your thinner figure. Nowadays, many men and women who have lost weight rely on body contouring to refine and highlight their smaller shape. Read on as Orange County plastic surgery specialist Dr. Nirav Savalia weighs in on the best post-weight loss body contouring procedures. Continue reading “Best Procedures to Highlight a Thinner Figure after Massive Weight Loss” »

Benefits of Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss

shutterstock_150192002Losing a substantial amount of weight through a healthy lifestyle overhaul or bariatric surgery is extremely admirable. Unfortunately, most people that experience dramatic weight loss struggle to enjoy their smaller size because it is hidden by loose skin and tissues. Post-weight loss plastic surgery is specifically designed to treat the loose skin and tissues that make it difficult to enjoy massive weight loss.

A more attractive physique is not the only benefit of post-weight loss plastic surgery. Here, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Nirav Savalia explains some of the other rewarding benefits of surgical body contouring following weight loss. Continue reading “Benefits of Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss” »

Does Thigh Lift Get Rid of Cellulite?

Does thigh lift get rid of cellulite?Is loose skin and bulging fat on your thighs keeping you from wearing your favorite shorts or bikini bottoms? Dr. Nirav Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery performs thigh lift surgery for people bothered by the appearance of their thighs. Many of the doctor’s patients wonder if thigh lift can get rid of cellulite, which is the dimpled appearance of skin most commonly found on the thighs, hips and buttocks. In this blog post, Dr. Savalia shares the answer. Continue reading “Does Thigh Lift Get Rid of Cellulite?” »

Plan Your Summer Beach Body Now

Plastic surgery for your summer bodyThe year may just be starting but it’s never too early to start planning your summer beach body. If you are unhappy with one or several body areas, Dr. Nirav Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery encourages you to consider cosmetic enhancement. It is important to plan your cosmetic treatment well in advance to allow your body to recover and heal properly by summer. In this blog post, Dr. Savalia shares popular procedures he performs to help patients achieve their summer bodies. Continue reading “Plan Your Summer Beach Body Now” »

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

iStock_000012936571SmallAs a leading plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Dr. Nirav Savalia performs tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) on hundreds of men and women each year. While many of these patients seek the body contouring procedure to achieve a sleeker and firmer physique, some choose to undergo the procedure for medical reasons. In this blog post, Dr. Savalia shares some of the medical benefits of tummy tuck surgery.

Reduced Stress Urinary Incontinence

Following vaginal pregnancy, some women develop Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a common bladder problem that is characterized by an uncontrollable leakage of urine. The leakage can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, exercising or laughing. Research has shown that tummy tuck surgery can help reduce SUI. During tummy tuck, a slight bladder obstruction can be created using soft tissue in the pelvic area to reduce incontinence.

Improved Posture

Following massive weight loss or pregnancy, stomach muscles can become weakened and/or separated, leading to poor posture as well as neck, shoulder and/or back pain. Tummy tuck surgery repairs these weakened muscles while removing excess skin and fat to flatten the abdomen. Following the procedure, many of Dr. Savalia’s patients notice their posture has improved due to the tightened muscles that are now supporting their spine.

Corrects Ventral Hernia

In some cases, tummy tuck surgery can be used to treat a ventral hernia. A ventral hernia can occur when the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall, forming a painful sack. Patients who have lost a massive amount of weight or undergone surgeries such as C-sections can experience a ventral hernia. Surgery to correct a ventral hernia is similar to tummy tuck surgery. Both surgeries correct weakened abdominal muscles. In some cases, a surgeon may decide to combine tummy tuck surgery with the hernia repair to strengthen the abdominal wall and prevent future hernias forming.

About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Are you considering tummy tuck surgery? Whether for cosmetic or medical reasons, Dr. Savalia is committed to helping patients like yourself achieve a better quality of life through tummy tuck surgery. He performs two types of tummy tuck surgeries:

A mini tummy tuck removes excess tissue and skin from the belly button down to the waistline. The procedure is best used on patients with a small amount of skin and fat.

A full tummy tuck removes excess tissue and tightens the remaining skin from the chest down to the waistline, for a slimmer and smoother midsection.

In order to find out which procedure is best for you, Dr. Savalia will conduct a thorough physical examination and discuss with you your concerns and goals. To learn more about tummy tuck surgery or the other plastic surgery procedures Dr. Savalia offers, please contact the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today by calling (949) 759-0980.