Frank J. Piro, MD, provides a variety of body contouring plastic surgery procedures to satisfy the various needs of San Carlos, San Mateo, Burlingame and Hillsborough body contouring patients. Dr. Piro offers liposuction, abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck" surgery), mommy makeover surgery, arm lift surgery, post-bariatric body contouring procedures and more.
"Body contouring" is an umbrella term for the plastic surgery procedures designed to sculpt specific areas of the body. For instance, one type of body contouring surgery that Dr. Piro performs is liposuction, during which he eliminates excess fat from almost any area of the body including the abdomen, back, thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, neck and chin.
He also offers tummy tuck surgery to remove excess abdominal skin and fat, and to repair greatly weakened or possibly separated stomach muscles caused by pregnancy, major weight loss, the natural aging process or hereditary factors.
Additional body contouring surgical options include arm lift as well as other types of post-bariatric body contouring procedures designed to remove loose, sagging skin and excess fat from the arms, abdominal area, lower body or a combination of these areas. Often, post-bariatric body contouring surgery including arm lift is needed after massive weight loss because the overly stretched skin has lost its elasticity and thus cannot shrink to a smaller size or shape.
Mommy makeover body contouring surgery is not simply one surgical procedure but a combination of plastic surgery techniques designed to help mothers get their pre-baby body back. Pregnancy can leave women with drooping abdominal skin and separated abdominal muscles. In addition, breastfeeding can leave women with smaller breasts than they had before nursing, deflated-looking breasts, sagging breasts and/or downward-pointing nipples. Dr. Piro typically includes tummy tuck surgery and breast surgery in comprehensive mommy makeover surgery to address these concerns.
Dr. Piro is awesome! Where other doctors I consulted with told me I would have hideous scars for life after my surgery... Dr. Piro confidently said I would not. Our consultation was a combination of what I wanted to acheive with the surgery and what he felt would be best suited for me overall. The surgery went great, the healing process was great and I have no scars.
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The specific details related to body contouring surgery differ depending on which procedure the patient undergoes. For example, it only takes Dr. Piro about an hour to perform liposuction on a single body part, but it might take him four hours to perform mommy makeover surgery.
Nonetheless, in general, body contouring surgery is an outpatient procedure, performed with the use of either a combination of a local anesthesia and a sedative or under general anesthesia. Body contouring patients are discharged into the care of an authorized individual after surgery is finished and the effects of anesthesia have worn off. They will need to arrange to have someone stay with them the first night after surgery.
The duration and intensity of the recovery period, again, varies depending on the chosen procedure. Those undergoing liposuction in San Mateo with Dr. Piro may only need to take two days off of work or their usual routine. On the other hand, tummy tuck patients may need to take one to two weeks off from their job or normal schedule.
Overall, body contouring patients can expect the first few days after surgery to be the most intense phase of the recovery period. The treated area may be swollen, bruised, tender, sore or numb. Dr. Piro will recommend oral pain medications that patients can take to relieve any discomfort or soreness they may feel in these first few days after the procedure.
Individuals should get plenty of rest, eat well-balanced meals and avoid any rigorous activity including heavy lifting in the first few weeks following surgery to help the body heal properly. They can slowly resume their usual activities, including their exercise regimen, as directed by Dr. Piro. To learn more about surgical liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, arm lift or post-bariatric body contouring, please visit the respective page.
Stop daydreaming about getting your ideal figure and start on your way to attaining it! The next step in achieving your dream body is easy: Simply call the San Mateo plastic surgery practice of Dr. Piro to learn more about your body contouring surgical options.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Piro to learn more about body contouring surgery, please contact his practice by calling (650) 652-8230 today.
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