Lewisburg Plastic Surgery News

The Corset Trunkplasty: A Novel Approach to Contouring Massive Weight Loss Patients
ASAPS|VIDEO (09/2015)
The corset trunkplasty (corset body lift) is a body contouring surgical procedure that can remove excess skin in massive weight loss patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander P. Moya, describes the corset trunkplasty procedure as one of the procedures that can remove an average of 10 pounds of excess skin in a single stage.

Introducing The Corset Body Lift
VIDEO (07/2014)
Patients who lose a significant amount of weight, whether it be through bariatric surgery or other methods, say they feel happier and healthier than before. But in some cases they’re also left with a lot of excess skin. A surgeon at Geisinger has created a technique for dealing with all of that skin, if you’re interested in getting your shape back but don’t mind scars.

Plastic Surgery Practice November 2012
ARTICLE (11/2012)
More than one-third of US adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the obesity epidemic continues, bariatric surgery is becoming an option for more and more people. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, approximately 200,000 bariatric surgeries are performed each year. [continue reading]

Cosmetic Surgery Times October 2012
VOL. 15 | NO. 9 | ARTICLE
The corset trunkplasty (Corset Body Lift) is a body contouring procedure that can effectively address the redundant skin rolls in massive weight loss patients and significantly improve abdominal and waistline contours, all while limiting complications seen with other surgical approaches, says Alexander Moya, M.D. [continue reading]

Corset Trunkplasty Procedure
San Diego, CA | ARTICLE
For centuries women have been attempting to achieve the ideal “hourglass” figure, first with corsets and, in recent years, undergarment body shapers. Now, a new body contouring surgery known as the corset trunkplasty (or corset procedure) can surgically produce this sleeker waistline, and can be individually tailored for both women and men. [continue reading]

Corset Surgery Shapes Body
Danville, PA | VIDEO (12/2011)
Stephanie Stanley had gastric bypass and dropped 120 pounds. But, the 32-year-old didn’t get the compliments she expected. She thought, she’ve lost all this weight and people are still saying, ‘oh, you’re pregnant.’ You know, you look heavy. That’s because after she lost all that fat, she had a lot of excess skin. Alexander Moya, M.D. says “Because of these folds of skin, they lose complete body shape. So they look in the mirror and they really don’t have any shape at all.” [watch the video]

Weight Loss Corset Surgery
Green Bay, WI | ARTICLE (04/20/2010)
For people who lose a lot of weight, that’s often just the first step in the battle. The skin can remain stretched, and sag significantly. Now, the “corset” technique, is really starting to take shape. Stephanie Stanley had gastric bypass and dropped 120 pounds. But, the 32-year-old didn’t get the compliments she expected, “I thought, I’ve lost all this weight and people are still saying, ‘oh, you’re pregnant.’ you know, you look heavy.” That’s because she had a lot of excess skin. [continue reading]

Weight Loss Corset Surgery
Charlotte, NC | ARTICLE (04/09/2010)
Researchers estimate about 33.8 percent of American men and women are obese (have a BMI of 30 or higher). Being overweight increases the risk for many chronic health problems, like heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and gallbladder disease. [continue reading]

New Surgery Technique Helps Patients After Weight Loss Procedure
Madison, WI | ARTICLE (04/07/2010)
Stephanie Stanley had gastric bypass and dropped 120 pounds. But the 32-year-old didn’t get the compliments she expected.
Stephanie said “I thought, I’ve lost all this weight and people are still saying, ‘Oh, you’re pregnant.’ You know, you look heavy.”
That’s because after she lost all that fat, she had a lot of excess skin. [continue reading]

Pocono Doctors Specialize in Post-Weight-Loss, Skin Reduction
Stroudsburg, PA | ARTICLE (03/04/2010)
Losing weight is not an easy task. And for many people, losing a significant amount of weight poses a new dilemma.
Perhaps you lost 100 pounds of fat, but your body forgot to inform your skin of the change. The next concern: how to handle the extra skin.
“The biggest issue after losing a lot of weight is the skin that doesn’t protract. Skin tends to sag and drop,” said Dr. Alexander Moya, director of Center for Weight Loss Body Contouring at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. “It not only doesn’t look good, but you can have medical issues from it, such as odor and infection.” [continue reading]

Revolutionizing How We Reshape Bodies And Minds; Surgeon Develops New Technique For Patients Who Achieve Significant Weight Loss
ARTICLE (01/12/2010)
Newswise — He’s completing their challenging journey and making them whole.
Reconfigured body after reconfigured body, the hands of Alexander Moya, M.D., Director of the Center for Weight Loss Body Contouring and Assistant Director of the Geisinger Center for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), skillfully addresses the excess skin his patients contend with following the loss of dozens, if not often hundreds, of pounds. [continue reading]

Plastic Surgery Trends and Predictions for 2010
ARTICLE (12/11/2009)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) – SAN DIEGO, Calif., The editors of Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery are gleaning their crystal balls once again to see what’s in store for 2010. Here we go:
From how the newly proposed “Botax” could affect your self-improvement plans to which new products will come to market, here’s what you may see in the coming year: [continue reading]

Geisinger Physician To Present At National Convention
ARTICLE (12/03/2009)
Alexander P. Moya, M.D., Director of the Center for Weight Loss Body Contouring and Assistant Director of the Geisinger Center for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), will deliver an interactive video presentation on his corset trunkplasty surgery in April 2010. This presentation will be made to a group of board-certified plastic surgeons at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s annual Aesthetic Meeting in Washington, D.C. [continue reading]

Bariatric Surgery Predictions for 2010
VIDEO (12/2009)
Bariatric surgery predictions for 2010 are out from the editors at the Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery. Among the top ten trends they foresee are a rise in bariatric surgeries, with more diabetic and teenage patients going under the knife despite the shaky economy.
The increase in obesity means a rise in bariatric surgeries for 2010, with more diabetic and teenage patients going under the knife. [watch the video]

Physician Teaches Miami Plastic Surgeons Via Tele-Surgery
ARTICLE (11/18/2009)
Alexander P. Moya, M.D., director, Center for Weight Loss Body Contouring at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), performed his newly developed corset trunkplasty surgery for board-certified plastic surgeons at the University of Miami School of Medicine live via televised feed as he worked at an operating room at GMC in Danville on Nov 13. [continue reading]

Special Report/Body Contouring
VIDEO (08/01/2008)
Imagine losing more than half of your body weight. That’s the average weight loss for more than 177,000 Americans who’ll undergo gastric bypass surgery this year. But unfortunately, many of them are left with pounds and pounds of loose skin.
Last year, at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Alexander Moya, a plastic surgeon, performed 90 cases of body contouring for gastric bypass surgery patients. This major surgery can be as short as three hours or as long as eight hours. [watch the video]