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					CONTOURING
                       Body
                       FOR WOMEN
after dramatic weight loss
Completing the picture                   Congratulations, you’ve
done the difficult work and lost significant weight either due to
bariatric surgery, diet and exercise or a combination of
both. Your dramatic weight loss has not only improved
your health, but also your overall appearance. You
look good and you feel good. No doubt your self-
esteem is soaring.


As a result of your weight loss, you have a new
problem — excess, sagging skin. Over the
years, your skin stretched to accommodate
your size, but now that you’ve lost weight
your skin has lost its elasticity and ability to
shrink. Excess skin is an unfortunate by-product
of extreme weight loss, but the good news is
body contouring surgery can improve the way you
look. Body contouring surgery removes excess fat
and sagging skin to give the body a more natural, toned
appearance.


If you are on the journey to a “new you” through weight loss,
the team of professionals at the Cosmetic Surgery Center can
help you find your way. Take the first step and schedule a
complimentary appointment with our doctors...you deserve it.
                                                                                              PLANNING YOUR SURGERY



Body                                     CONTOURING
                                                           FOR WOMEN
                                                                                              Men and women who do not have
                                                                                              underlying medical conditions and
                                                                                              who are committed to leading a
                                                                                              healthy lifestyle through proper nutri-
                                                                                              tion and fitness are ideal candidates
                                                                                              for body contouring surgery. At some
                                                                                                                                               the surgeons at the Cosmetic Surgery
                                                                                                                                               Center of Maryland will meet with
                                                                                                                                               you to discuss your goals and to
                                                                                                                                               outline a plan. Often, our patients
                                                                                                                                               stage their body contouring surgeries
                                                                                                                                               addressing one or two problem
                                                                                                                                                                                              While body contouring surgery is not as difficult
                                                                                                                                                                                              as what you may have endured during the
                                                                                                                                                                                              weight loss process, it is important to note that
                                                                                                                                                                                              certain procedures are complex. With the
                                                                                                                                                                                              expertise of our surgeons, anesthesiologists
                                                                                                                                                                                              and staff, you can take comfort knowing that
                                                                                              point after your weight has stabilized,          spots at a time.
            after dramatic weight loss                                                                                                                                                        patient safety, comfort and positive results are
                                                                                                                                                                                              at the forefront of every procedure.


            The board certified surgeons at the Cosmetic Surgery                     FA C E
            Center of Maryland are on the leading edge of body                        The effect of significant weight loss is most noticeable on the face in                                 WHERE WILL THE SURGERY
            contouring surgery. While each patient is different, in                   a patient’s sagging neck and jowls, and sunken cheeks. A facelift                                       TAKE PLACE?
                                                                                      is an effective way to tighten the loose skin, particularly in the neck
            terms of his or her problem spots, surgery is most                        area. A fat transfer using fat collected in liposuction and injecting it                                The Cosmetic Surgery Center’s onsite
            often performed on the following areas:                                   into the cheeks can add tissue volume. Often, patients have both                                        surgical facility, the Bellona Surgery Center
            Face, Upper Arms, Breasts, Abdomen,                                       procedures, which result in a younger, firmer appearance.
                                                                                                                                                                                              offers patients state-of-the art amenities of a
            Lower Back and Buttocks, Thighs                                                                                                                                                   hospital, in the comfort and convenience of
                                                                                                                                                                                              our offices. Many procedures take place at
                                                                                                                                                                                              our accredited ambulatory surgery center.
                                                                                                            BREASTS                                                                           However, for more complex operations,
                                                  UPPER ARMS
                                                                                                             Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) involves removing excess skin and                involving an overnight stay, patients will be
   The upper arm from the axilla to the elbow is particularly vulnerable
                                                                                                             tightening the surrounding breast tissue in an effort to reshape and             referred to one of our partner hospitals.
   to sagging skin after weight loss. Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty)
                                                                                                             support the new breast contour. This procedure may be performed in
   reshapes the under portion of the upper arm. This surgery is often
                                                                                                             conjunction with breast augmentation to give volume to the breasts.
   performed with underarm surgery (axilloplasty) to remove the
                                                                                                             Breast augmentation is done with the placement of a saline or silicone
   excess skin and fatty tissue that may hang in a fold from the axilla
                                                                                                             breast implant. Women who have lost significant weight may also con-             WILL MY INSURANCE COVER BODY
   down the side of the chest. The result of upper arm surgery is a
                                                                                                             sider breast reduction surgery. The elimination of sagging breasts not
   more toned and proportionate appearance.                                                                                                                                                   CONTOURING SURGERY?
                                                                                                             only improves appearance, but also is more comfortable.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Body contouring surgery for the most part is
                                                                                                                                                                                              cosmetic and therefore considered elective.
                                                ABDOMEN, LOWER                                                                                                                                At the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland,
                                              BACK AND BUTTOCKS
                                                                                                                           THIGHS                                                             we understand the impact that body con-
        The most comprehensive body lift surgery is the belt lipectomy or                                                                                                                     touring surgery can have on your future. You
        body lift (circumferential torsoplasty). Addressing the mid-section,                                                The upper thigh is another problem spot for sag-                  have come so far in creating the new you,
        surgeons elevate and tighten deep tissue and remove the excess                                                      ging skin after weight loss. To improve the contours
                                                                                                                                                                                              and we want to help. Our financing depart-
        skin and fat around the torso resulting in a re-shaping of the                                                      of this area, surgeons may perform a thigh lift
                                                                                                                                                                                              ment, Cosmetic Surgery Now, is designed to
        abdomen, hips, back, buttocks and outer thighs. Not everyone will                                                   (thighplasty) on the area above the knee to the
                                                                                                                            groin. If excess fat is a problem in this area, liposuc-
                                                                                                                                                                                              help you obtain the financing you need, for
        require a full circumferential torsoplasty and may be a candidate for a
                                                                                                                            tion can be performed prior to the thigh lift surgery.            the procedures you want.
        less extensive standard or extended abdominoplasty.




ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BODY CONTOURING SURGERY?                                                                   WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER SURGERY?

Patient health and safety are at the forefront of every procedure performed by the                                      Your recovery and care following body contouring               your recovery progresses smoothly. Additionally, we
doctors and staff at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland. Check the list below                                      surgery depends primarily on the procedures                    understand that proper nutrition and exercise are a
to see if you are ready for the final step on your weight loss journey.                                                 performed. However, you can expect that you will               concern and will work with your physician to insure
                                                                                                                        be limited in your physical activity as your body              that your needs in this area are met.
          – You are a healthy adult whose weight has stabilized.                                                        recovers.
          – You are a non-smoker.                                                                                                                                                      Finally, because the nature of body contouring
                                                                                                                        At the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland                     surgery often results in long incisions, it is important
          – You have no underlying medical conditions that could impair healing.
                                                                                                                        we provide unparalleled follow-up services. Our                to note there will be some scaring. However, you
          – You have a realistic understanding of what body contouring can                                              surgeons and staff will carefully monitor your post-           can take comfort in knowing that the doctors at the
            and cannot do for you.                                                                                      operative care, and provide you with treatments and            Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland pride them-
          – You are committed to leading a healthy life-style.                                                          guidelines specific to your needs. We will review              selves on their artistry and do what ever is possible
                                                                                                                        with you restrictions, medications and care to insure          to make them as inconspicuous as possible.
                                                                  our Doctors
                                                                  Focused on excellence, our board-certified surgeons are experienced
                                                                  in today’s most sophisticated cosmetic enhancement procedures.
                                                                  From breast augmentation to body sculpting to facial refinement, their
                                                                  specialties are diverse and their reputations are renowned. With cre-
                                                                  dentials from such esteemed institutions as Stanford University
                                                                  Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical
                                                                  Institution, our top-tier surgeons create unrivaled results.

                                                                  Our highly regarded surgeons are board certified, and serve as active
                                                                  members of professional organizations related to their specific areas
                                                                  of expertise. In addition to performing sophisticated cosmetic proce-
                                                                  dures with extraordinary results, our surgeons get to know each and
                                                                  every patient – a fundamental element of the Cosmetic Surgery
                                                                  Center of Maryland’s philosophy towards patient care.




At the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland, you
can take comfort we will use our skills, talents and
technological capabilities to help you reach your goals.


our Facility
      At the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland patient care and comfort is
      at the forefront of everything we do. From our relaxing waiting area to our
      soothing suite of offices, patients immediately feel at ease.

      For your privacy, convenience and comfort, the Cosmetic Surgery Center
      of Maryland has an onsite surgical facility, the Bellona Surgery Center.
      Because safety is our first concern, our facility meets the most stringent
      requirements. We are certified by Medicare and, since 2005 have been
      licensed by the state of Maryland as an ASC. Every surgical procedure is
      performed with board certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

      The Bellona Surgery Center is one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to
      earn accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health
      Care (AAAHC). This high-level accreditation is proof of our commitment to
      the highest quality patient care, and signifies that we have met the rigorous
      standards of a nationally recognized third party.




                  410.296.0414          www.cscmd.com
       8322 Bellona Avenue, Suite 300 Towson, MD 21204

				
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