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Come in for surgery, recover and see the results
Body contouring surgery after pregnancy or weight loss is a big decision. Dr Beldholm will set aside time to discuss all your questions and concerns. He will examine the areas you wish to treat and let you know if you are a candidate for surgery. His informative consultation comes with no obligation.
CREATE A PLAN
If you and Dr Beldholm decide that surgery is right for you, he will create a surgical plan that makes sense for your lifestyle and cosmetic goals. He will take the time to get to know you so he can create a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
On surgery day, Dr Beldholm will perform the operation and walk you through what to expect as you heal. Our team is there for you every step of the way until you make a complete recovery and see your results.
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Experience highly personalised care in a private, peaceful setting. Services include cosmetic enhancements of the tummy, breasts, arms, legs and face.
WHAT SETS DR BELDHOLM APART
With more than 12 years of experience as a FRACS surgeon, Dr Beldholm M.B.B.S, B.SC (Med), FRACS, FACCS, is passionate about helping patients reshape their bodies after pregnancy or major weight loss. He has performed more than 10,000 procedures during his medical career, combining the skills of a specialist surgeon with an artist’s eye. He stays at the forefront of science and technology to offer his patients a variety of face and body sculpting procedures performed with safety, ethics, and results in mind. Always excited to share the latest innovations in body contouring, his YouTube channel has close to 10,000 subscribers. With multiple TV guest appearances and scientific journal articles, his goal is to educate patients on their options so they can make an informed choice of whether to have surgery. Whether they desire a subtle change or complete transformation, Dr Beldholm strives to operate with sincerity, respect, and integrity throughout the process.
The story of your body
If excess skin and sagging are the first thing you notice when you look in the mirror, you are not alone. There are two major life events that can have a big impact on a person’s body: pregnancy and massive weight. While giving birth and reaching a healthy weight are both proud milestones, they can take a toll on the body.
Is elective surgery right for you?
For patients with loose skin on their tummy, breasts, arms or thighs, body contouring may be an option. Not everyone is a candidate. The ideal patient is healthy, does not smoke and understands that surgery carries risks. Together with Dr Beldholm, you can discuss your areas of concern, medical history, and goals to determine if body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck, arm lift or cosmetic breastwork are suitable for your needs. All it takes is a quick consultation. From Medicare rebates to information about downtime after surgery, you may be surprised by what you learn.
Types of Body Contouring Surgery
Through body contouring surgery, Dr Beldholm strives to help his patients achieve their cosmetic goals. He has spent considerable time and energy learning the latest surgical techniques, such as VASER liposuction and liposuction-based tummy tucks. He frequently performs abdominoplasty, mummy makeovers, breast lifts, arm lifts, breast reductions and gynaecomastia surgery. Over the years, he has fine-tuned his skills in the operating room.
A specialist surgeon with a heart
Doctor Bernard deeply understands the challenges and struggles his patients may face as they tell him about their cosmetic concerns and how it affects their daily life. His goal is to listen with compassion and patience so he can develop customised surgical plans that reflect their goals and desires.
His passion is helping people take control of their appearance, whether through surgery or alternatives such as diet and exercise. His philosophy is taking the time to listen, educating his patients and letting them know if surgery can address their cosmetic issues.
His dedication to patient care is matched only by his expertise as a specialist general surgeon. With more than 12 years as a member of the Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Doctor Bernard has performed more than 10,000 operations.
Your new body is waiting to be discovered
If you are considering elective surgery after pregnancy or weight loss, you owe it to yourself to speak to a qualified surgeon. We invite you to book your consultation with Dr Beldholm today.
Treat Cosmetic Issues From Pregnancy or Major Weight Loss
Freedom from loose skin and sagging is closer
than you think with body contouring surgery
Dr Beldholm is dedicated to building lasting relationships with his patients. From the minute a patient walks into the door to long after their surgery is complete, his patients are like family. They are never treated as merely a number or dollar sign.
His mantra has always been
“TO BE THE VERY SURGEON HE WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH SENDING HIS OWN DAUGHTER OR SON TO.”
For patients who demand a surgeon who is understanding, ethical, skilled and compassionate, those qualities can easily be found in Dr Beldholm.
BODY CONTOURING FOR MOTHERS
Many women develop a “mummy tummy” after pregnancy. That bulge in the lower abdomen doesn’t always go away with exercise and healthy eating. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles stretch as the belly expands. This can lead to muscle separation, causing the tummy to “pooch out.” Excess skin and fat do not help matters. Some mums also develop sagging, deflated breasts. The good news is body contouring surgery can re-shape the abdomen and breasts.
Body Contouring Post Weight Loss
Rapid weight loss through bariatric surgery, diet or exercise may result in excess skin that remains long after reaching your goal weight. Some patients with loose skin after losing weight:
- Struggle to be active
- Find it difficult to shop for clothes
- Feel they look older than their age
- Develop rashes from the skin rubbing together
Dr Beldholm, FRACS, is a specialist surgeon who performs body contouring surgery.
Over the last decade there has been significant advancements in the surgical techniques for body contouring. Ten years ago, the traditional technique of simple skin excision involved the insertion of drains. At the time, it was considered the established technique for tummy tucks, arm lifts, inner thigh lifts and other body contouring operations.
A respected and FRACS qualified specialist surgeon, Dr Beldholm has appeared on TV discussing the latest developments in cosmetic surgery techniques. At the 2013 International Cosmetex conference, he presented his technique for liposuction-based arm lifts as well as lipo-abdominoplasty. During that time, both were considered significant advancements in cosmetic surgery because they allowed for quicker recovery with no need for drains. 1,2
Dr Bernard Beldholm presenting his technique for Arm lifts at Cosmetex 2013
Dr Bernard Beldholm presenting his technique for lipo-abdominoplasty at cosmetex 2013
In the last few years, Dr Beldholm has gone a step further by incorporating VASER liposculpture into his body contouring operations. He has found that this technique leads to less bruising, a faster recovery and smoother results.3,4,5 VASER liposculpture is used as an integral part of several body contouring operations that Dr Beldholm performs including:
- VASER lipo-abdominoplasty
- VASER brachioplasty
- VASER liposculpture based inner thigh lift
A significant step up from traditional liposuction, VASER liposculpture is powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat yet gentle enough to treat delicate areas.
When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough
Achieving a toned, sculpted physique can seem like an impossible feat, especially, when patients have tried exercising and dieting and that stubborn, excess skin or “tummy pooch” still remains behind. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill to make either problem simply go away. Beware of gimmicks that promise to get rid of the problem naturally. As the famous saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. The good news, though, is that cosmetic surgery can give a patient’s body the fine-tuning it needs to reveal a firmer, trimmer body.
Putting the Final Touches on Your Physique
Possible benefits of body contouring surgery may include:
- A better-proportioned appearance
- A smoother and more youthful look
- The ability to move around more easily
- Fitting into clothes better
What does body contouring mean?
Body contouring typically involves several different procedures. Because no two patients are ever alike, they each have problem areas that are unique to them, Dr Beldholm makes sure that every procedure is individualised. Depending on the patient’s specific needs, any combination of the following procedures may be performed.
For patients who express interest in body contouring, it’s important for them to know they may not necessarily need to undergo all of the above procedures. It is possible that the only surgeries they may need are the ones that address their specific cosmetic surgery goals. Of course, Dr Beldholm is more than happy to help them choose the procedures that will best help them achieve the results they desire.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. All surgery carries risks. Seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner before proceeding.