After losing weight, men and women can struggle with loose skin and pockets of stubborn fat that will not go away, despite continued diet and exercise. In these cases, Dr. Ellen performs body contouring procedures to address these issues.

Through body contouring surgery, Dr. Ellen has helped women and men in the Detroit area gain confidence with an improved body shape.

Improving Your Figure With Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures will often include:

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Arm Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Back Lift
  • Breast Lift

Each patient’s body contouring plan is designed to meet specific goals. When you meet with Dr. Ellen in Birmingham for a consultation, she can determine the procedures that are right for you.

Common Questions About Body Contouring In Birmingham, MI

How Can Body Contouring Help Me?

Usually, body contouring is chosen by individuals who have lost a large amount of weight and now struggle with excess, loose tissue and fat. Often, this remaining tissue cannot be treated with diet and exercise and must be removed with surgery.

Another common trait of these individuals is that they may lack skin elasticity in the treatment area. Now that weight has been lost, the skin does not shrink to its original state.


Is Body Contouring Right For Me?

Patients should be at a stable, healthy body weight with no more weight to lose. You should also be a nonsmoker, as this will improve your healing. Finally, though Dr. Ellen takes care to hide incisions in the natural contours of your body, you may have some visible scars that will fade over time. Most body contouring patients accept this as a trade-off for their more slender body shape post-surgery.

Will Body Contouring Provide A Lifelong Improvement In Birmingham, MI?

As long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise after your body contouring procedure, the benefits should be long lasting. It is not a weight loss solution, however, and the effects of aging and gravity will continue to play a role. Patients who take care of their bodies and understand how body contouring works are usually very satisfied with the results, even years later.

How Do Lift Surgeries Differ From Liposuction?

The purpose of a lift surgery, like a tummy tuck or an arm lift, is to remove excess skin that hangs off the body. Liposuction works to remove only fatty deposits, not skin. To this end, these procedures are sometimes combined if the patients exhibits both excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat in the same area.

We encourage any prospective patients to contact the office of Detroit-area plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Janetzke to learn more about body contouring options. If you are seeking a body contouring procedure in Detroit or the surrounding  areas of Troy, Rochester Hills, and Sterling heights, call today to schedule a consultation.  Dr. Ellen’s office is conveniently located in Bloomfield Hills, MI just 10 miles East of West Bloomfield and 6 miles North of Royal Oak.  Her highly experienced staff are prepared to assist you in exploring your plastic surgery options.  To learn more about body contouring after weight loss, please call us today at 248-220-6760 or send an email to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ellen.