Massive weight loss provides a number of long-term health and lifestyle benefits, but often results in stretched, sagging skin.
Body contouring removes excess tissue and tightens skin to help you enjoy your achievement to the fullest.
Learn how body contouring procedures by Dr. Vishnu Rumalla in Fort Worth, TX, can help you achieve your goals...
My experience with Dr Rumalla was wonderful. He is incredibly knowledgeable, personable and thoroughly explained the process before the surgery. I was very happy with my lift and implant exchange to a smaller size. His staff was also great! I have been so impressed that he is always on time for my follow up appointments even if they are at the end of the day. I have already recommended him to a colleague.View On Google
I've had a great experience with Dr. Rumalla and his staff. They are quick and efficient. Wait times are minimal when I go in for my follow ups, and he still manages to be attentive and thorough in his interactions with you. He answers all my questions or concerns with ease and care, and made it a point to ensure I understood upfront what was realistic and best for my body shape/type. I had a breast reduction/lift 6 weeks ago and I could not be happier with my choice!View On Google
Body Contouring Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla has helped a large number of patients who have achieved massive weight loss to improve their body and their confidence. These patients usually fall into two groups. The first group is patients who have had bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass and placement of devices that reduce stomach capacity. The second group of patients has accomplished their weight loss through diet and exercise, sometimes with the assistance of medically supervised weight management through their primary care doctor or specialized weight loss centers.
In either case, the effects of massive weight loss on the appearance of the body are often dramatic. Though patients are glad to have achieved an overall improvement in fitness and wellness, they are often left with loose skin that compromises the definition of their body contours. In many cases, this keeps patients from fully realizing the transformations they desire. Fortunately, there is a solution.
To schedule a consultation at our Fort Worth, TX, Southlake or Keller plastic surgery locations and learn how body contouring can help you achieve your goals, contact us online or call:
Considerations for Body Contouring
At Tarrant Plastic Surgery in Fort Worth, TX, plastic surgeon Vishnu Rumalla performs all contouring treatments with a three-part approach in order to provide the best possible results. He considers each patient's candidacy, the timing of their procedure, and the types of procedures that will be performed:
Patients who have achieved major weight loss experience an improvement in their overall medical condition, but still may have conditions like diabetes and hypertension. These conditions need to be managed before Dr. Rumalla can provide body contouring.
For patients who have had bariatric surgery, they may have metabolic problems like electrolyte imbalances or anemia that need to be corrected prior to surgery. Dr. Rumalla can coordinate care with your primary care doctor to help you achieve candidacy for these procedures.
When to Provide Treatment
Patients are ready for body contouring when they have achieved their weight loss goal and feel confident about being able to maintain that weight through diet and exercise.
Choice of Treatments
Weight loss patients come to us with varied concerns, from their abdomen and breasts to their arms, lower extremities, and face. Procedures like a tummy tuck, body lift, breast lift (with or without implants), thigh lift, arm lift, facelift, and liposuction can be used to restore definition to your figure. It is important for patients to realize that depending on the number of areas being treated, these operations may need to be performed over multiple stages in order to safely achieve the desired result.
Cost of Treatment
During your consultation, Dr. Rumalla will answer your questions and create a treatment plan customized to your needs. Patients often ask what role health insurance can play. Insurance companies will often consider paying for a significant breast reduction or a panniculectomy (excision of loose skin below the pubis which can cause rashes and other complications). In these instances, insurance will only pay for the extent of treatment needed to resolve practical issues. You can expect that any degree of treatment performed for cosmetic purposes will require paying out of pocket. During your consultation, we will be able to provide an estimated cost of treatment.
Dr Rumalla is one of the best doctor I have ever meet I had tummy tuck done I would recommend him to everyone who wants to have best results because I am beyond than happy and satisfied with my results. And also he really cares about his patients, about their feelings and listens to any questions you have. His staff was amazing to. Another word for all of this that I wrote is I really enjoy appreciate and love them all. They don’t deserve only 5 stars they deserve 10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️View On Google
Dr. Rumalla is a wonderful doctor with one of the best bedside manners I’ve seen. It’s great to see a doctor who’s always smiling. Who truly cares about his patient’s well-being. He did my breast reduction with underarm liposuction surgery on 9/6/19 I am very happy with my results!! But let me not forget to mention his staff/team. The ladies are awesome the first you see and the last before you leave. Everyone there is friendly. I’ve called when I had questions and they were very informative. Thanks you!!!View On Google
A Patient-Focused Practice
Our team sees every patient as a unique individual who deserves the best results possible. Our goal is to make your visit enjoyable while providing you the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your treatment. Patient education is key to achieving your goals, and Dr. Rumalla will take all the time needed to help you make an informed decision.
Our surgery center has been designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. With a full nursing staff and board-certified anesthesiologists, our practice uses the latest and most effective technologies to provide outstanding results while minimizing post-operative discomfort. We can even accommodate overnight stays to ensure your recovery is on the right track from the beginning. As our patient, you can expect the highest caliber of modern care from the moment you begin planning treatment until you have completely healed.
I have been so blessed to have found the skill, energy, and genuine care of Dr. Rumalla. Through the entire breast reduction process, from consultation to post operation care, I have experienced he and his staff set honest expectations, answer every question, and then meet and EXCEED what I expected! Post operation, I feel physically better and I am very pleased with the aesthetic results of my surgery! I highly recommend Dr. Rumalla!View On Google
Dr. Rumalla has been practicing for 18 years and it shows in his love of his work, and the quality of his work. He and his staff at both locations are professional, friendly and very attentive to my needs and questions. I know they probably hear the same things day after day, but I have always been treaded with kindness. They all truly care about their patients. I am extremely picky about my doctors and when I considered having plastic surgery, mastopexy, I read all the reviews. Stop reading now and schedule an appointment with Dr. Rumalla, you will not be disappointed. I have and will keep recommending Dr. Rumalla to anyone who asks.View On Google
Dr. Rumalla and His Fort Worth Team Provide Compassionate Care
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla is an Arlington native who provides patients in greater Fort Worth, TX, with a number of body contouring procedures to help complete their transformation after massive weight loss. Our practice also offers non-surgical options such as Coolsculpting® to eliminate stubborn fat deposits in the arms, thighs, and buttocks.
We understand that massive weight loss can often leave patients with loose skin that is both uncomfortable and unattractive. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to make the necessary lifestyle changes that ultimately result in major weight loss and a healthier you. Dr. Rumalla can provide those last few steps that allow you to enjoy the maximum benefits of your achievement.
To schedule a consultation at our Fort Worth, TX, Southlake or Keller offices and learn how plastic surgeon Vishnu Rumalla can help you, contact us online or call:
Alternatives to Traditional Liposuction
Technological advancements have made it possible to remove stubborn fat deposits using minimally invasive and noninvasive techniques. It is important to note that although there are many advantages to choosing these treatments to tone your body, traditional lipo may be the best solution for your needs. During your consultation, Dr. Rumalla will determine which approach is best for you.
Bodytite is a minimally invasive procedure that is similar to liposuction, but relies on radio frequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to liquefy fat and remove it from areas such as the thighs, arms, and buttocks. Thermal energy is applied under and above the skin so that fat removal and skin tightening can be achieved during a single procedure. Bodytite can provide incredible benefits without the lengthy recovery time associated with more invasive surgical techniques.
SmartLipo® and Cellulaze™
SmartLipo and Cellulaze are procedures that deliver laser energy directly under the skin to liquify fat before it is removed. Meanwhile, the laser enhances both the thickness and appearance of your skin by stimulating collagen production. Cellulaze is designed to minimize the "orange peel" look associated with cellulite by releasing the fibrous bands that pull the skin down.
Coolsculpting is a treatment approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that uses cold temperatures to target and destroy fat cells. It can be used to treat several different areas of the body. The procedure uses carefully regulated cooling plates to bring fat cells down to a temperature at which they are irreversibly damaged. The damaged fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by the body over the following weeks and months.