- San Francisco US-CA
A plastic surgeon dedicated to a high professional standard of care, Dr. Usha Rajagopal treats patients at her private cosmetic practice in San Francisco, California. Dr. Rajagopal is committed to helping patients with a diverse range of cosmetic procedures. One of the surgeries offered by Usha Rajagopal, MD, addresses problems specific to patients who have accomplished extensive weight loss. Many patients who have experienced significant weight loss have undergone procedures such as gastric bypass surgery. Though pleased with their new shape, these patients must contend with the stretched and sagging skin that remains. Reconstructive surgery to extract excess skin and to tighten muscles is one of the most effective ways to address this problem. Patients with hanging skin located on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen can undergo the body lift surgery, which solves all of these problems at once, allowing patients to avoid multiple surgeries. However, individuals ought to wait until they reach their target weight before pursuing the body lift. The body lift may also help women whose abdominal skin has lost its elasticity after they have had several children.
An experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Usha Rajagopal performs the breast lift and a wide range of other procedures out of her San Francisco-based private medical practice. Also referred to as the mastopexy, the breast lift operation seeks to augment breasts by raising and reshaping them. When experts like Usha Rajagopal, MD recommend the surgery, it is often to assist patients who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or other circumstances. During the operation, a trained surgeon usually makes an incision that follows the contour of the patient's breast. This anchor-shaped incision represents the area from where the surgeon will extract excess skin and remake the breast. After removing the skin, the surgeon then relocates the nipple and areola to their new, higher positions. The surgeon completes the operation by placing stitches in a number of strategic areas. Following the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. However, these symptoms should improve within 48 hours. After seven to 14 days, patients can expect to have their stitches removed.