WHAT IS BODY CONTOURING? David B. Brothers, MD Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody NE Rd Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30342 404-257-9888
David B. Brothers, MD Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brothers was born in New York City and raised in South Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in research in organic chemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was elected to the AOA medical honor society. Dr. Brothers completed his internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He then completed his residency in general surgery and trauma at the University of Miami / JMH Medical Center. While a resident, he received multiple awards for his work on both trauma and burn victims. During his general surgery residency, Dr. Brothers was trained and certified in microsurgery. His training in plastic and reconstructive surgery was at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was then accepted for additional specialty training in cosmetic surgery with one of the most prominent and internationally respected cosmetic surgeons. This specialty training was at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Dr. Brothers is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is the founder of the Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, PC and is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Saint Josephs Hospital and the Vice President of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also on staff at Northside Hospital and Scottish Rite Childrens Hospital. Dr. Brothers is a contributing author to a new textbook on Plastic Surgery. He is very well published in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and is a frequent guest lecturer. Dr. Brothers was also instrumental in developing a special line of lingerie for women who have had breast augmentation surgery, Le Mystère No.9.
What is Body ContouringCurious about Body Contouring? What is Body Contouring?Body contouring consists of one or more Because all bodies change over time, it surgical procedures to improve your can be difficult to maintain a slim, overall physique. Generally, the sexy physique. If you find yourself procedures focus on removing excess constantly worrying about your fat and reducing sagging or flabby clothing choices to make sure they skin. Body contouring options range hide problem areas, it may be time from “touch ups” consisting of for a change. Whether you’ve liposuction alone to combinations of recently lost a large amount of procedures that produce more weight, have had several children, or dramatic results post-childbearing or are simply dissatisfied with the way post-weight loss. A plastic surgeon your figure looks, there are a variety can recommend the most of body re-shaping procedures that appropriate procedures based on may benefit you depending on the your problem zones—just be sure to change you desire. clearly express your concerns during your consultation.
How Can Body Contouring Help Me?Liposuction, tummy tucks, upper arm lifts, and thigh/buttock lifts are each considered body contouring surgeries and can help you reach your goals. Here are some common concerns we hear from our patients:
How Can Body Contouring Help Me?I want to get rid of my lovehandles I want my pre-baby body back.• Liposuction removes stubborn • A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal fat deposits such as love wall and eliminates a drooping stomach. Technically known as an handles that won’t respond to abdominoplasty, it tightens the diet and exercise. If the area of abdominal muscles as well as the skin concern is limited, as can be of the abdominal wall, producing a slim, toned belly. Many women who have the case with love handles, had multiple pregnancies or previous liposuction alone may create surgeries are left with weak abdominal the desired results. muscles and/or loose skin. The popular group of surgeries called “mommy Liposuction is also called makeovers” generally include a tummy liposculpture because of its tuck in addition to a breast rejuvenation ability to sculpt the body, and procedure. Liposuction can enhance it is used on many different tummy tuck results. areas with great success.
How Can Body Contouring Help Me? I have excess skin from losingI want to look better in jeans. weight.• If you’ve been bothered by • A combination of body contouring procedures are sometimes appropriate saddlebags, liposuction surgery after losing a large amount of weight. A might create the change you’re tummy tuck, an upper arm lift, or a after. If the issues are more thigh-buttock lift could be part of the surgical plan, and liposuction might be extensive, a thigh/buttock lift, used to complement the effects of sometimes called a thighplasty, these procedures. An upper arm lift tightens the skin and improves removes excess skin and tightens the the appearance of your lower supporting tissue to create taut arms, although it can also address the loss of body, slimming your overall skin elasticity in the upper arms due to figure. Incision sites can vary aging or genetic predisposition. A depending on individual needs or thigh/buttock lift might be included to remove sagging skin around the hips, desires; surface skin irregularities thighs, and buttocks. can also be remedied through this procedure.
What Are the Benefits?• A 2012 study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, found that individuals who had undergone body contouring services following weight-loss surgery experienced a significantly higher quality of life. Other benefits of body contouring include feeling more confident, looking better, and experiencing more acceptance in social situations. Body contouring procedures have also been shown to improve self-confidence and self-esteem in women dissatisfied in their post-pregnancy bodies.• Because it eliminates unwanted fat, removes excess skin, and sculpts your overall figure, body contouring gives you a sleek body that looks years younger. And looking better means feeling better about yourself! Schedule a consultation to determine whether body contouring can achieve your goals.