Becoming a mother is one of the most blessed moments of a woman’s life. However, pregnancy and breast-feeding irreversibly modifies a woman’s body. Hormonal changes lead to a series of body events so that the woman is prepared to carry, deliver and nurture her baby. Not all changes from pregnancy are reversible, and the woman must live with permanent anatomic alterations mainly showing on her breasts and tummy. The once stretched abdomen becomes flaccid and loose, and the deep belt-like structures spread apart. The once enlarged breasts loose volume and also become flaccid. Dr. Snider loves to partner with her moms to help restore their anatomy by addressing each individual structure, reshaping them back to their original form and function, and achieving beautiful contour and aesthetic results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Sometimes weight control and exercise is not enough to achieve your goals for a slimmer and firmer abdomen. Weight loss, pregnancy, age, or prior surgery can cause the abdomen to become loose and flaccid. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscular fascia to restore your youthful physique. Dr. Snider uses advanced techniques to restore your abdominal components to their original anatomic position and to create a smoother and firmer shape that you will be proud of. Liposculpting of the back and waistline can be performed at the time of abdominoplasty to enhance your silhouette even further.
Liposuction was developed in the 80’s and has become very popular and effective in reshaping your abdomen, waist, back, arms, thighs – just about anywhere. Dr. Snider offers a comprehensive liposculpting technique to contour your body into the shape you desire. Fat removal followed by transferring of the fat into another apart of the body (fat grafting) can be performed at the same time to give your body a more balanced and harmonious contour, with curves in all the right places.
As we age, our buttock loses plumpness (volume) and descends with gravity. Dr. Snider is pleased to offer the latest techniques in contouring of the buttock with liposculpting, repositioning of the underlying tissues to enhance projection (auto-augmentation), and tightening of the excess skin. This procedure is extremely satisfying and can restore your more feminine appearance. It can be performed in combination with back and waist liposculpting for best results.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Age, gravity, and weight loss can cause the upper arms to sag and look different as they once did. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can be performed to remove unwanted loose skin and fat to give you a more firm and youthful appearance. Dr. Snider is meticulous to give you the most natural appearing contour and the most hidden scar.
Excess skin and unwanted fat deposits along the inner thighs can be treated with a thigh lift. This procedure tightens and sculpts your upper legs to restore a more firm and youthful appearance. Dr. Snider uses specific techniques to preserve the local lymph vessels and place the scars in the most hidden part of the inner thigh. Liposculpting of the outer thighs can be performed at the same time as your inner thigh lift for best results.
Labial Rejuvenation (Labiaplasty)
Childbearing and age can cause changes to the vaginal area. The labia minora are paired tissue leaflets that border the opening of the vaginal vault. These can become thin and elongated with time. They can get caught on clothing and become painful during sexual intercourse or athletic activity. Dr. Snider uses an individualized technique to rejuvenate and restore the architecture of your labia to provide you with an improved aesthetic and functional result.
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
Patients who have experience massive weight loss either with bariatric surgery, lifestyle modifications, or both, typically develop excess skin that is distributed throughout the body, including the face, breasts, arms, abdomen, back, buttock, and legs. Many of these patients are candidates for body contouring surgeries in all areas where there is excess loose skin. These surgeries include facelift, neck lift, breast lift, brachioplasty, torsoplasty, abdominoplasty, gluteoplasty, and thigh lift. Dr. Snider will create a custom plan that is right for you, whether it involves restoring one area or many. She will partner with you through the entire process.
Weight loss, pregnancy, and the natural effect of aging can leave you with loose, sagging skin and pockets of persistent fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. You can reshape your body and regain your confidence with body contouring by Chelsea Snider, MD, at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas. Dr. Snider performs all types of body contouring procedures using her expertise, surgical skills, and aesthetic sensitivity to restore your body’s harmony and achieve your ideal silhouette and contour. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking feature today.