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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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Body Procedures Delaware

If you’re considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, Dr. Medhi Balakhani performs a number of body procedures in Delaware. These procedures can impact appearance by addressing cosmetic concerns and can restore physiological functionality to various areas of the body.

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Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the abdomen. Dr. Balakhani removes excess skin and fat and tightens the underlying abdominal-wall muscles. Individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy and desire a contoured midsection are particularly ideal candidates for the procedure.

Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

Body contouring after major weight loss refers to a series of procedures designed to reshape and tighten areas of the body that have been affected by significant weight loss. This comprehensive approach may involve various surgeries from Dr. Balakhani, such as abdominoplasty, the thigh lift, the upper-arm lift, and the breast lift. The goal is to remove excess skin and pockets of excess stubborn fat, improve body proportions, and restore a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Buttock Lift

A buttock lift is a surgical procedure that tightens the buttocks. It involves removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissues to achieve more lifted and youthful contours. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have lost weight or experienced sagging due to aging.

General Reconstruction

General reconstruction refers to a broad category of surgical procedures that restore form and function to parts of the body that have been affected by trauma, congenital anomalies, or disease. This can include reconstructive surgeries related to deformities, injuries, and medical conditions, such as breast reconstruction after mastectomy or facial reconstruction after trauma.

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery encompasses procedures that address conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and forearm. It includes treatments for injuries, fractures, nerve damage, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and congenital deformities. Hand surgery from Dr. Balakhani can restore proper function, alleviate pain, and improve overall hand dexterity.

Head/Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Head and neck cancer reconstruction procedures restore form and function in individuals who have undergone treatment for head and neck cancer. This can include procedures such as reconstructing the jaw, tongue, throat, or other facial structures affected by cancer removal surgery. The goal is to improve appearance, speech, swallowing, and overall quality of life.


Labiaplasty alters the size or shape of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) of the female genitalia. It can address concerns related to discomfort, aesthetics, or asymmetry. Labiaplasty is a personal choice made by individuals seeking to enhance their vaginal appearance and comfort.


Liposuction is a surgical technique used to remove stubborn pockets of fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, or arms. It involves the insertion of a thin tube (cannula) to suction out the fat deposits, resulting in improved body contours and a more sculpted appearance.


Microsurgery is a highly specialized surgical technique that involves the use of a surgical microscope and precise instruments to perform intricate procedures on small structures, such as blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels. It allows surgeons to reattach severed body parts, perform complex reconstructive surgeries, and transplant tissues.

Scar Revision

The benefits of scar revision include minimizing the visibility of scars, improving their texture and color, and enhancing overall skin aesthetics. By employing various revision techniques such as surgical excision, laser therapy, and dermabrasion, Dr. Balakhani can restore the natural appearance of an area.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer treatment involves the removal of cancerous growths, often followed by subsequent reconstruction of the affected areas. The benefits of skin cancer reconstruction include not only the eradication of cancer but also the restoration of normal appearance and function.

Through procedures like Mohs surgery and skin grafting or flap reconstruction, Dr. Balakhani can remove cancerous tissue while preserving healthy skin and then restore the natural contours of the treated area.

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Skull and facial bone reconstruction procedures address defects resulting from trauma, congenital anomalies, and surgical interventions. These procedures offer several benefits, including restoring facial symmetry, improving facial aesthetics, and maintaining proper structural support. By utilizing techniques such as bone grafting, facial implants, and 3D-printed prosthetics, Dr. Balakhani can achieve natural-looking results.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, contours and reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. The benefits of a thigh lift include achieving firmer and more proportionate thighs, improving body contours, and enhancing clothing fit. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have loose, sagging skin due to aging, genetics, or other factors.

Upper-Arm Lift

An upper-arm lift, or brachioplasty, targets excess skin and fat in the upper arm region, commonly known as “bat wings.” The benefits of this procedure include tightening and toning the arms, improving arm definition, and restoring a more youthful and sculpted appearance.

Your Consultation

Dr. Balakhani will perform a thorough physical examination and health assessment during your consultation. He will review your medical history and may order additional diagnostic testing. Photographs may be taken for treatment planning and comparison purposes.

Cost of Body Procedures

The cost of body procedures depends on the type of surgery or treatment chosen. The overall price can be impacted by the complexity of surgery, anesthesia fees, and a number of other factors. Cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance, while reconstructive surgery procedures are often covered.

Get in Touch

Patients can improve their body shape and address functionality issues through body procedures in Delaware. Contact Dr. Mehdi Balakhani today to schedule your consultation.

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