Riverside plastic surgeon Dr. Childers performs popular and effective plastic surgery procedures for body shaping and sculpting. Please click on a link below to learn more about the body cosmetic surgery procedures we offer, and remember that we provide financing through Capital One Healthcare Finance and Care Credit to help make your body plastic surgery more affordable.
Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, and neck. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods.
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Despite a healthy diet and exercise, sometimes excess fats in localized areas of the body won’t go away. This fat can be removed with a cosmetic procedure known as liposuction, or lipoplasty. Liposuction removes fat from areas of the body where people commonly have trouble losing weight, such as the waist, hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and arms. At Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates, this procedure is popular among our patients in Riverside, and throughout the Inland Empire.
Most Riverside liposuction surgeons perform this procedure on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. In the lipoplasty procedure, the plastic surgeon uses suction to remove excess fat. First, a small incision is made at the site where fat removal is needed and inserts cannulas, which are thin tubes, to remove the fat.
After having liposuction in Riverside, you will be able to return home with a compression garment over the procedure area. The compression garment is designed to relieve swelling that occurs after lipoplasty and is usually worn for a month after liposuction. Over the counter or prescribed medications can be used to relieve pain after surgery. The recovery time depends on the scope of the procedure and number of affected areas. In most cases, the patient can return to their normal routine within two days to two weeks. The final results can be seen within one to six months after the liposuction procedure.
For the best outcome for liposuction, discuss your concerns and expectations with the surgeon during your consultation. Dr. Childers will discuss the procedure, risks and benefits and answer your questions during your consultation at our Riverside, California office.
If you are considering liposuction in Riverside, Ontario or other areas of the Inland Empire, we welcome you to contact us for more information. You can contact us through our website or call 951-781-4339.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, as well as to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
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A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a popular surgical procedure for people with loose and sagging stomach tissue. This procedure is often sought after by women after pregnancy or after significant weight loss. During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon removes the excess skin and fatty tissue to tighten the abdomen. At Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Ben Childers performs abdominoplasty for patients in Riverside, Ontario and throughout the Inland Empire.
The exact procedure for abdominoplasty varies, depending on the cosmetic surgeon in Riverside. The procedure is generally performed in various stages and subdivided into categories. The time required for surgery depends on the scope of the procedure. For a partial tummy tuck, the surgery takes from one to two hours, while a full tummy tuck takes between one and five hours.
Tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures to get a specific benefit. The lower body lift cosmetic surgery includes tummy tuck, liposuction and breast reduction or breast augmentation.
The time required for recovery varies, depending on the patient and the procedure, but is usually from one week to one month. Most plastic surgeons recommend that Riverside tummy tuck patients take time off from work and avoid heavy activity during the recovery period to allow the body to fully heal. Patients can wear a special garment, if they experience bruising and discomfort during recovery. In addition, patients must not use any form of nicotine before the surgery and during recovery from abdominoplasty.
As tummy tuck surgeons and their patients can attest, abdominoplasty is effective for enhancing the self confidence, as well as the appearance. The cost involved for a tummy tuck varies according to several factors. The total cost of the procedure, including medications and follow up appointments needs to be taken into consideration.
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our practice, Dr. Childers and our cosmetic surgery procedures. Please contact us online or call our Riverside office at 951-781-4339 for answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment for a consultation to discuss the benefits, risks and tummy tuck procedures available to patients in Riverside, Ontario and all of the Inland Empire.
With age or massive weight loss as seen in gastric bypass, skin can become loose or flabby. Surgical procedures such as thigh lift, buttocks lift, and a lower body lift can remove loose skin and excess fat deposits.
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If you have ever undergone major weight loss, you know that one of the most bothersome, unpleasant side effects is loose, sagging skin. Sagging skin after weight loss originates from skin losing its elasticity. Gaining weight makes the skin stretch, forcing it to tap into all the elasticity it has; essentially, the skin becomes “overextended.” When the weight is gone, that stretched out skin has no other recourse but to hang there. Sometimes, this is so unattractive that it leads to the person feeling as if he would have been better off staying heavy.
Fortunately, there is a solution for sagging skin after weight loss: body lift surgery. With body lift surgery, you can enjoy the smoother, tighter figure you lost the weight for in the first place. It involves a physician surgically eliminating all that excess skin, leaving you with the toned appearance you worked so hard for. Of course, you need a qualified cosmetic surgeon to perform this procedure; we recommend Ben Childers, MD of Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates.
Body Lift Riverside: Why Choose Dr. Childers?
When you trust Dr. Childers to perform your body lift, you are entrusting one of the most important surgeries you will ever undergo to a Harvard-trained, board certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. In fact, one of Dr. Childers’ special areas of interest is body contouring after massive weight loss.
At Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Childers has provided men and women alike with the attractive, esteem-boosting results they deserve to obtain from body contouring. Riverside, Ontario, the Inland Empire…patients from throughout Southern California seek Dr. Childers first for skin tightening surgery of the:
- Upper arms/trunk
These are some of the areas of the body that suffer the most from stretched out skin after massive weight loss. Dr. Childers can trim away this unsightly skin, leaving the patient with smooth, attractive contours that make the weight loss worth the effort it took. Furthermore, he can provide results that look virtually non-surgical. Incisions are made in places that are discreet, so that no one will ever know there was a surgery unless the patient tells them.
Body Contouring Riverside: Recovering from Body Lift Surgery
Recovery times vary on the body lift procedure for each patient, depending on how many body areas were targeted with surgery. For general information purposes, we advise that you plan for a downtime of at least two weeks, with no work, adequate help around the house and plenty of rest. Patients who undergo surgery on many body areas will likely require more downtime than patients who undergo a minimal amount of surgery.
Body Lift Riverside: Request a Consultation
If you are eager to learn more about the body lift procedure, Riverside’s Dr. Childers will be glad to speak with you. Schedule an informative, face to face consultation at Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates now, so that you can move closer to your final appearance goals as quickly as possible. You can view before and after photos of patients who have undergone body contouring in the same areas you require it, and can ask Dr. Childers your specific questions about the procedure. The practice can be reached at 951-781-4339, or by way of this convenient online contact form.