Cosmetics

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Cosmetic surgery in Detroit can be performed after bariatric surgery to address the loose excess skin and pockets of stubborn fat that may remain following dramatic weight loss. We also offer several treatments to restore and/or enhance areas of the face.

Good Candidates for Cosmetic Surgery

The best candidates for cosmetic surgery are in good overall health; cosmetic surgery is not usually suitable for patients with medical conditions that could make recovery difficult. Non-smokers are preferred, and smokers will need to quit before the date of their procedure. Smoking greatly increases the likelihood of complications during and after surgery.

Good candidates are already at or near their ideal weight, because future weight fluctuations can negatively affect the results of these cosmetic procedures.

Abdominoplasty 

– An Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. After Bariatric Surgery, some patients will have excessive skin that is prone to recurrent infections. Due to these infections, insurance will often cover the cost of the procedure. Dr. Sousa works with plastic surgeons to make sure the patients have the best possible outcome.

During the abdominoplasty procedure, an incision is created from hipbone to hipbone, and another may be made around the belly button. Excess skin is removed via scalpel excision, excess fat is removed via liposuction, and the remaining skin is tightened and toned. Finally, incisions are closed with sutures.

Brachioplasty 

– A brachioplasty, commonly called an arm lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape and provide improved contour to the upper arms. After Bariatric Surgery, some patients will have excessive skin in the arm area that is prone to recurrent infections. Due to these infections, insurance will often cover the cost of the procedure. Dr. Sousa works with plastic surgeons to make sure the patients have the best possible outcome.

The incision for a brachioplasty normally runs from the armpit to the elbow and can be made either on the inside or underside of the arm. Once the incision has been created, excess skin and fat are removed, making the arm look sculpted and toned. Stitches are utilized to close the incisions.

Other Procedures

  • Botox and Fillers
  • Prescription of medically proven and FDA approved anti-aging agents such as retinoids in varying doses
  • Salicylic acid and glycolic acid peels
  • FDA approved eyelash extension products (Latisse)
  • Medical treatment of acne and acne related scarring, alopecia, rosacea, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, eczema, and nail disorders

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Contact us to learn more about cosmetic procedures in Detroit. We will be happy to assist you in exploring the best cosmetic options for your aesthetic goals, so schedule your consultation today.

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Your procedure will be performed in Dr. Sousa‘s surgery center located in Madison Heights, MI, just outside of Detroit.