Deciding on a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure is an important decision. It is essential that you feel confident that you are making the right choice. We have provided testimonials of plastic surgery patients that have placed their trust in Dr. Balakhani to perform their procedures.

“Dear Dr. Balakhani,
It’s difficult to adequately express my gratitude to you for all that you have done for me. I am delighted with the results of my surgery. I cannot thank you enough.


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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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Beach Body Ready For Summer 2014

Dr. Balakhani Specializes in Body Contouring Options that will Have You
Beach Body Ready in Time for Summer. 

There may still be snow on the ground, but summer is just around the corner! It’s that time of the year when everyone is getting ready to shed their winter clothes for the warm summer sun. You don’t have to go another summer feeling unsatisfied with your body. Dr. Balakhani’s 30 years of experience in enhancing bodies has changed countless people’s lives for the better and in our opinion, you couldn’t be in more gifted hands.

When choosing a plastic surgeon, make sure that they are board certified and have experience in the procedure you are looking for. Your body is the only one you have and doing your research is well worth every effort in order to get the best result that you deserve. Dr. Balakhani is not only board certified, with trusted experience, but is also one of the few Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons practicing in Delaware.

Body contouring procedures can enhance every area of the body. The most common procedures improve and enhance the breasts, tighten and flatten the stomach, sculpt hips and thighs, reduce loose or full arms, and lift the gluteal region. These procedures can be done together to produce the best possible result, or alone, depending on your personal wants and needs.

Breast procedures range from augmentation, or reduction, with the option of mastopexy (breast lift) if needed. Along with liposuction, breast surgery is one of the most sought after procedures. A woman who seeks to enlarge small and/or underdeveloped breasts, enhance deflated breasts after pregnancy or weight loss, equalize asymmetrical breasts, or wishes to improve the overall shape of her breasts, can be a prefect candidate for Breast Augmentation. Augmentation Mastopexy can also help women who want to have more youthful looking breasts in conjunction with added fullness.

A woman who feels uncomfortable in her bathing suit because of large, and/or painful breasts may find Breast Reduction the perfect choice. You may be a Breast Reduction candidate if you have breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame, heavy pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas pointing downward, one breast much larger in proportion to the other, restricted physical activity due to size, back and or neck/shoulder pain due to weight of your breasts, and/or dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the size of your breasts. One or more of these symptoms can make Breast Reduction Mastopexy a worth while “weight off your shoulders” and make you feel beautiful this summer.

If you are looking to reduce full areas that are not saggy or have loose skin, Liposuction could be a good option for you. With Liposuction you can lose those “love handles,” sculpt those thighs, erase a double chin, and more. If you have unwanted fat deposits that are not responding to extended efforts with diet, and exercise, Liposuction is an excellent way to sculpt and contour your body. This very popular procedure is a permanent solution to change your contours, giving you the shape you will want to show off in your bikini. Many years of improvement in this procedure have resulted in less recovery time for patients.

The most common procedure in conjunction with liposuction is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty.) If you desire a flat, wash-board stomach, a Tummy Tuck could be your answer for getting beach-body ready. The best candidate for Tummy Tuck is someone who is healthy and fit, but has loose skin and fat around his or her abdomen, even after efforts to loose it naturally. Men with the hard to get rid of “pot belly” can trim their girth to achieve a leaner look. A woman who has had multiple pregnancies, and despite being a healthy weight cannot get back to her pre-baby body will have outstanding results with a Tummy Tuck. Besides being a cosmetic procedure, getting rid of abdominal girth and fat can have added health benefits mainly because there is a strong correlation between abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease. Not only will you have remarkable results, and look great, but also possibly improve your metabolic and vascular health this summer.

Have you ever wanted that space between your thighs?  Or are you tired of covering up your legs because of loose skin? If you see a desirable improvement in your thighs upon lifting them with your hands, you may have considered a Thigh Lift. You are a great candidate if your weight is relatively stable, have excess soft tissue along your inner or medial thigh, or would like to achieve a more youthful appearance. There’s no more use in hiding behind a towel all summer with beautiful results.

Another common problem area that can cause insecurity in that bathing suit or summer top is sagging, or flabby arms. Sometimes working out can only tighten the skin so much, and then our help is needed. Some people feel that their large arms do not fit the rest of their sculpted body. An Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) tightens and reshapes the loose skin around the arms by removing excess fat and skin. If you have a small to moderate amount of excess skin and fat, you may be a candidate for a mini Arm Lift instead. This procedure is relatively simple and patients can resume normal activity in a matter of weeks.

Last, but not least, is the Brazilian/Buttocks Lift. For those wanting to boost their gluteal area, there is no other procedure that produces such complete results. If you have a surplus of skin along the buttocks, and a great deal of cellulite, a Buttocks Lift is the answer to achieving a beautiful derrière. If you want to increase fullness, roundness and projection of your buttocks, improve the balance of your figure, and/or enhance your self-image and self confidence, a Brazilian Buttocks Lift could be for you. In this procedure, your own fat is transferred (usually from more corpulent areas like the stomach, flanks, the “love handles” hips, lower back or thighs) to enhance the contour of your buttocks. If you do not like the shape of your buttocks or are looking to balance your body, contact your board certified plastic surgeon so you can enjoy the benefits for a summer filled with renewed confidence and self-esteem.

If you are unhappy with your body and are considering plastic surgery, you will be happy to know there are various body contouring options available to improve and enhance your natural beauty. When you are happy with your self-image and have a positive attitude, you live life to the fullest. You do not have to go another summer ashamed of how you look in your bikini, one-piece, or summer clothes. No more hiding, break free with the help of our experienced board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mehdi Balakhani D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. and our wonderfully supportive staff at The Mehdi Balakhani Center of Cosmetic Medicine. Have a wonderful summer full of memories and exciting, new experiences.



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