Body Plastic Surgery in Asheville, NC

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Liposuction

Body Contouring after Weight Loss

Mommy Makeover

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

Thigh Lift

Labiaplasty

Buttock Augmentation

Buttock Lift

Pectoral Implants

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Asheville

Many patients develop a protruding abdomen due to age, weight gain and loss, and/or pregnancy. These changes can be difficult or even impossible to correct through diet and exercise alone. You may benefit from a tummy tuck with Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Stern, if you are dissatisfied with your belly due to:

  • Excess skin
  • Muscles that have loosened or separated
  • Excess fat deposits
  • Stretch marks in your lower abdomen from pregnancy or weight gain and loss

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that Dr. Stern performs to:

  • Remove excess skin and fat
  • Tighten and/or repair the abdominal muscles
  • Remove stretch marks
  • Recreate a desirable waistline
  • Produce a flatter and more toned appearing belly

Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, is highly experienced and skilled in performing body contouring procedures.  During your consultation, she will evaluate you and discuss your goals in detail to determine what surgical procedure(s) will be most beneficial for you. Dr. Stern will determine whether you will be best served with a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. You may also benefit from the addition of liposuction of other areas to complement the tummy tuck procedure and produce more desirable results. This procedure can also be performed a part of a mommy makeover.

Dr. Stern typically performs abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, surgery in one of her two fully certified operating rooms as an outpatient procedure. Our Asheville surgery center uses an exceptional team of MD anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and nurses who are dedicated to your safety, care, and comfort.  The surgery generally lasts 2-3 hours and is performed under anesthesia.

Liposuction in Asheville, NC

Many women and men are frustrated by stubborn fat deposits that they are unable to improve through diet and exercise alone. Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, safely and effectively performs liposuction on many areas of the body to remove excess fat and improve your contour, shape, and proportion. Dr. Stern can perform liposuction for simple fine-tuning and sculpting of a problem area or for removing large areas of fat accumulation.

Dr. Stern commonly performs liposuction for treatment of areas such as:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Neck/chin area
  • Back
  • Male chest in treatment of gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts)

Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, is highly experienced and skilled in performing body contouring procedures. During your consultation, she will evaluate you and discuss your goals in detail to determine what surgical procedure(s) will be most beneficial for you. Dr. Stern will determine whether liposuction is an appropriate procedure to help you achieve your goals, given your specific body type.  You may also benefit from the addition of other procedures that can be performed in combination with liposuction. For example, liposuction can be performed a part of a mommy makeover.

Dr. Stern typically performs liposuction in one of her two fully certified operating rooms as an outpatient procedure. Our Asheville surgery center uses an exceptional team of MD anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and nurses who are dedicated to your safety, care, and comfort.  Small incisions (2-3 mm) are used to insert thin cannulas that are used to remove excess fat. Her extensive training, experience, skill, and attention to detail are important qualities that assist her in providing an optimal result.

Body Contouring after Weight Loss in Asheville

Major weight loss is extremely gratifying, and it often improves one’s overall state of health, well-being, and self-confidence. However, it also often results in excess skin in one or many parts of the body.

Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, takes great pleasure in assisting patients in this process of self-improvement by removing your excess skin and residual stubborn fat deposits. In doing so, your new, smaller frame and beautiful figure can finally shine through. These procedures may also help you to better fit into clothing and to put an end to associated skin rashes and irritation.

Following significant weight loss, you may benefit from one or several of the following procedures:

Dr. Stern is highly experienced and skilled in performing body contouring procedures. During your consultation, she will evaluate you and discuss your goals in detail to determine what surgical procedure(s) will be most beneficial for you. Multiple procedures may often be safely combined to allow a single recovery period.

Dr. Stern typically performs body contouring procedures in one of her two fully certified operating rooms as an outpatient procedure. Our Asheville surgery center uses an exceptional team of MD anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and nurses who are dedicated to your safety, care, and comfort.

Mommy Makeover in Asheville

Motherhood is a phenomenal experience that we are so fortunate to be able to share. The anatomic changes that take place during pregnancy, however, can be quite frustrating and disappointing. Many women wish to reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies but are unable to do so through diet and exercise alone. Common long-term effects of pregnancy are:

  • Permanently stretched breast and abdominal (tummy) skin
  • Loosening and/or separation of abdominal muscles
  • Stretch marks
  • “Deflation” of breasts with loss of volume and droop
  • Stubborn fat deposits in abdomen, hips, thighs, or other locations

You give so much of yourself to your family, and you probably do not take enough time to care for yourself and your own sense of well-being. Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, specializes in assisting mothers to improve their figures and self-confidence with “mommy makeover” procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Stern, she will evaluate you and discuss your goals and concerns in detail to determine what surgical procedures will be most beneficial for your specific features. Possible procedures may include:

As a mother herself, Dr. Stern understands that you may have concerns about taking time away from your family as well as about the safety of surgical procedures you may be considering. Safety is the top priority in our state-of-the-art, fully certified surgical facility in Asheville, NC. We have an exceptional team of MD anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and nurses who are dedicated to your safety, care, and comfort. With the mommy makeover, combining procedures, within safe limits, allows one recovery period and minimizes downtime. Dr. Stern will be happy to review the details of the procedure(s) and the recovery period that is involved.

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Asheville

Women and men may be dissatisfied with sagging or excess skin on their upper arms. Many factors such as age, weight fluctuations, and heredity can cause your upper arms to droop. Though exercise may tone your underlying arm muscles, you may have fat deposits, lack of skin elasticity, or weakened tissues which may be resistant to traditional weight-loss and body-toning methods. An arm lift with Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, may improve the shape and contour of your arms by removing the extra skin and fat, thus revealing the hard work you have done and giving you a more youthful appearance.

Asheville Thigh Lift

Weight fluctuations, age, or heredity may cause your thighs to sag and have an undesirable shape. Thigh lift cosmetic surgery with Asheville plastic surgeon, Dr. Colette Stern, will reshape your thighs, reduce excess skin as well as fat, and give you smoother skin. A thigh lift will also produce thighs that are firmer and look more youthful.

Labiaplasty

Enlarged labia minora (the inner labia) is a common concern affecting women of various ages.  Many women experience discomfort wearing certain types of clothing and performing various activities, and may feel self-conscious in relationships due to the appearance of their labia.  Dr. Stern performs labiaplasty surgery to help alleviate these concerns.  This is typically a short procedure in which the excess tissue is removed, which can be done under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on patient preference.  As a female plastic surgeon, she recognizes the sensitive nature of this subject for her patients, and she and her team strive to make the consultation and surgical experience as comfortable as possible.

Buttock Augmentation

Asheville plastic surgeon Dr. Stern can place buttock implants to enhance the gluteal region, creating more fullness and shape.  She will discuss your goals with you to help determine the optimal size and shape for your body.

Buttock Lift

Dr. Stern performs buttock lifts to improve shape and contour.  This surgery is typically performed at our state of the art surgical facility in Asheville, NC.

Pectoral Implants

Asheville plastic surgeon Dr. Stern can place pectoral implants to enhance male chest aesthetics, creating a more toned and contoured appearance.

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