Mercy offers a variety of services in plastic surgery, including:
- Body contouring after massive weight loss (also called belt lipectomy)
- Breast reconstruction after cancer surgery
- Breast reduction
- Hand surgery
- Burn treatment
- Cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, including rhinoplasty, face and eyelid lifts, and tummy tucks
Body contouring, or belt lipectomy, is the removal of the excess skin around the mid-section of the body that remains after massive weight loss. Drs. Al Aly and Albert Cram pioneered this procedure and are highly experienced in the area. The benefits are not just cosmetic; quality of life is enhanced as well. After massive weight loss, moisture from bathing and perspiration commonly gets trapped between skin folds, resulting in yeast and bacterial infections. After the procedure, the patient ends up with firmer skin, flatter belly, more defined waist, lifted outer thighs, and higher buttocks.
For information about Mercy’s plastic surgeons, you can also visit their individual Web pages:
Phyllis Chang, MD
Albert Cram, MD
Daniel Olney, MD
You can also call Mercy On Call at 358-2767 or toll-free at 1-800-358-2767, seven days a week, 7 a.m. to midnight.