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As of March, 2016 Dr. Bharti joins Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa in Charlotte, NC. New and existing patients are welcome to call 704-659-9000 to set up consultations with Dr. Bharti's new office.

Tummy Tuck Case Analysis Before & After

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This patient was a 39 year old 5 foot 7 inch female that weighed 140lbs.  She presented to Dr. Bharti with an interest to improve the appearance of her tummy to gain back her sexy figure and confidence. After multiple preoperative visits she decided to have a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). 
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She was taken to the operating room as an outpatient to undergo this procedure.  This was performed under general anesthesia.  During this procedure Dr. Bharti removed the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen (pannus).  He also tightened her ab muscles (rectus abdominus muscles) using permanent plication sutures.  This serves the purpose of narrowing the waste and getting rid of her abdominal bulge.  Once he finished these portions of the procedure he then flexed her bed to be able to perform closure of the incisions using all absorbable sutures.  He then made a new opening for her belly button to be brought through.  Following this, liposuction was then performed of her flanks to further improve her contour.  Dr. Bharti used pain catheters that were placed during surgery to control her pain postoperatively.  She had one drain that was left in position to remove excess fluid in the immediate healing period.  Her drain was removed at her one week follow up.  She was then admitted overnight to observe her and make sure her pain was controlled.   The patient was then discharged home the following morning.
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While recovering she had to wear compression garmets at all times on her abdomen for a period of 6 weeks using an abdominal binder and spanx.  She had minimal post operative pain.  She walked the night of surgery, but avoided any aggressive aerobic activity or heavy weight lifting for 4 weeks.  In addition, for the first 2 weeks she had to walk around in a flexed position and she slept in a beach chair position. 

She is currently doing very well at three months post operative, and she is very happy with her results.  Her results will continue to improve as she resumes an aggressive exercise regimen and follows a healthy diet.   If you are interested in getting your sexy contour back then contact our office to schedule your consultation today!

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What You Need to Know When Undergoing Labiaplasty in Tennessee

Labiaplasty Tennessee

Labiaplasty is becoming a popular procedure among women that want to reduce the size of the labia. It is an outpatient procedure, typically taking about one hour. This can be performed safely in the office under local anesthesia or in the operating room with general anesthesia. The procedure can be combined with liposuction and fat grafting to add volume to the labia majora improving the overall size, shape, function, and appearance of the external vaginal area. Labiaplasty in Tennessee offers both cosmetic and functional benefits, and we can discuss the procedure in more detail during your consultation.

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Achieve Your Ideal Figure with Liposuction in Johnson City

Liposuction Johnson City

Now that summer is almost here, you may be busy updating your wardrobe with lightweight clothing and pieces that may show a bit more skin than your typical winter and spring wear. Wearing body shaping undergarments or piling on layers of clothing are not always enough to mask those belly bulges – not to mention wearing layers during summer can make for a sweaty and uncomfortable outing. Consider the benefits of liposuction in Johnson City so that you can say goodbye to those extra inches and achieve your ideal figure this season!

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Case Study: Full Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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This patient was a 34 year old 5 foot 3 inch female that weighed 153lbs.  She presented to Dr. Bharti after gastric bypass surgery where she had massive weight loss.  In addition she carried two sets of twins! She was concerned about the excess skin and fat of her tummy and wished to get back a youthful figure.  After multiple preoperative visits, she decided to have plastic surgery under the care of Dr. Gaurav Bharti.  She elected to have a full tummy tuck procedure and a revision breast augmentation procedure at the same time. 
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She was taken to the operating room as an outpatient to undergo these procedures.  This was performed under general anesthesia.  During the tummy tuck procedure Dr. Bharti removed the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen (pannus).  A large amount of her stretch marks were removed that were present below her belly button.  He also tightened her ab muscles (rectus abdominus muscles) using permanent plication sutures to narrow her waist and get rid of her abdominal buldge. 
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Once he finished these portions of the procedure he then flexed her bed to be able to perform closure of the incisions using all absorbable sutures.  He then made a new opening for her belly button to be brought through.  Following this, liposuction was  performed on her flanks to further improve her contour.  Temporary drains were placed to removed excess fluid, and these were removed at her one week follow up.  She was admitted overnight to observe her and make sure her pain was controlled.   The patient was then discharged home the following morning.

While recovering she had to wear compression garmets at all times on her tummy for a period of 6 weeks using an abdominal binder.  She walked the night of surgery, but avoided any aggressive aerobic activity or heavy weight lifting for 4 weeks.  In addition, for the first 1-2 weeks she had to walk around in a flexed position and she slept in a beach chair position. 

Our patient is currently doing very well at three months post operative, and she is very happy with her results.  Her results will continue to improve as she resumes an aggressive exercise regimen and follows a healthy diet.  She will continue to follow up with Dr. Bharti to make sure she continues to be happy.   

If you are interested in improving the contour of your tummy, feel free to contact our office to schedule your consultation today!

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Facial Rejuvenation Case Study

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This patient was a 51-year-old 5’7’’162lb female who presented to Dr. Bharti with a desire to rejuvenate her face to look more youthful.  Her areas of concern were her drooping eyebrows, her lower lids, as well as her lower third of her face and neck.

After several consultation visits and preoperative screening, she was taken to the operating room as an outpatient for a full face & neck lift (rhytidectomy), lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) and an endoscopic brow lift (foreheadplasty).  These procedures were performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. 
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The first procedure that Dr. Bharti performed was her endoscopic brow lift in a minimally invasive pattern to avoid a large scalp incision line.  She had already had an upper lid lift in the past. 

Next, Dr. Bharti then performed liposuction of her neck and then performed the full face & neck lift using preauricular/retrotragal skin incisions.  The deep muscle layer (SMAS) was then resuspended using plication and purse string sutures.  This deep layer tightening is critical as this provides the patient with a durable lift.  The skin tightening is secondary, and if too much tension is placed on skin closure then this will result in poor scarring and unnatural appearance.  After the deep muscle layer was tightened the skin was then tightened and closed. 
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The last part of the procedure was the lower lid lift (blepharoplasty) procedure.  This was performed to remove the excess skin and smooth the junction between the lower lids and the cheeks.  A drain was left in place in her neck that was removed in 5 days.  The patient was admitted for observation and pain control overnight and discharge home the following day. 

She was placed in a compression garmet immediately after the surgery.  This was changed by Dr. Bharti the morning after surgery and then replaced prior to her going home.  She returned to clinic 5 days after surgery to have her sutures removed and to remove her drain.  She was allowed to wear makeup on her incisions after 2 weeks. 

She is very is pleased with her results greater than one year out from her rejuvenation.  She has a natural and very refreshed look.