Surgical Arts of Inland Empire
Surgical Arts of the Inland Empire is a fully accredited outpatient surgical facility designed to provide uncompromising safety and top-notch care to a broad base of patients in the Inland Empire.
Our guiding principle is to treat you with the utmost respect, help you make an educated decision, and to provide you with the finest medical services in the safest, most professional and comfortable environment.
If you have experienced past failures with traditional weight loss methods, bariatric surgery can provide an effective, long-lasting solution to help you lose weight, improve your health, and enjoy the benefits of a lighter, slimmer body.
Our Rancho Cucamonga weight loss surgeons are experienced in a full range of advanced bariatric procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, the LAP Band, Realize Band, Obalon, and body contouring surgeries.
What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery, also called a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is a popular bariatric surgery procedure that significantly reduces the size of the stomach, so that it holds about one-tenth the amount of food it could previously. This effectively causes you to feel full much more quickly and for longer, helping you lose a lot of weight quickly.
Some benefits of gastric sleeve surgery include: patients lose an average of 50% to 80% of excess weight within the first year, quicker recovery compared to some other procedures, achieves similar goals and outcomes to gastric bypass with reduced risk of some possible complications, can dramatically improve health conditions such as diabetes, joint problems, and sleep apnea, and achieves lasting weight loss when accompanied by healthy lifestyle changes. Professional support and nutrition counseling are available to help our gastric sleeve patients enjoy maximum success. If you’re thinking about it or have gone through it and need support, you are welcome to join our monthly weight loss support group.
What is Obalon?
Obalon is a non-surgical, fully reversible gastric balloon system that helps you lose weight by taking up space in your stomach, so you eat less. During a six-month treatment course, you will swallow three vitamin-sized, capsule-shaped balloons, which are inflated by your doctor. With these balloons in place, you will get full much more quickly and feel full for longer. Unlike other gastric balloons, Obalon does not require an invasive procedure to place and there is little to no downtime required after each balloon placement.
Body Contouring Surgery
Body contouring surgery with Dr. Haiavy, Dr. Tower or Dr. Florin at Inland Cosmetic Surgery, can remove the excess skin following weight loss, restoring a smoother, firmer and more aesthetically pleasing shape to the body, breasts and face. Body contouring can help you better enjoy the benefits of weight loss by:
• Removing excess, sagging skin from the arms, body, legs or neck
• Helping clothing and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively
• Tightening your tummy and restoring your waistline
• Reducing stretch marks
• Alleviating skin irritation caused by excess skin folds
• Achieving more natural, aesthetically pleasing proportions
• Letting you exercise more comfortably
• Enhancing self-confidence and quality of life
How is post-weight loss body contouring performed?
Body contouring surgery is not a single procedure, but rather a set of cosmetic surgery procedures that are fully personalized to address the areas a patient is most concerned about, alleviate problems caused by excess skin, and restore natural-looking proportions. Common procedure options include:
• Tummy tuck surgery: tightens abdominal muscles & removes excess skin from the lower abdomen
• Breast lift: removes sagging skin, lifts and reshapes breasts with or without breast implants
• Upper arm lift: removes loose, hanging skin from the upper arms
• Lower body lift: removes excess skin, lifts and tightens the abdomen (front and back), buttocks and thighs
• Facelift/neck lift: eliminates sagging jowls and neck skin to restore a more youthful neck and jawline