Weight loss, pregnancy and aging can bring many undesirable changes on your body. Fortunately, plastic surgeons offer body-slimming and fat-reducing procedures that can restore a proportional body shape. Many of these procedures can be combined for a comprehensive body-contouring treatment. Read on for more information on the body procedures we offer.
An arm lift is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. The aging process or significant changes in body weight can leave a person with sagging upper arms and excess skin.
Surgery After Weight Loss
If you have lost a massive amount of weight and find that you have problems with excess skin and sagging tissue in one or many body areas, ask about body contouring. These procedures focus on certain areas of the body and slenderize the silhouette.
A complete lower body lift treats sagging buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs. Incision patterns vary, and may include a circumferential incision around the body to remove the “belt” of excess skin and fat.
Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. This is not a method for weight loss, but a surgical way of removing localized fat.
Improving contours of the inner or outer thigh can be achieved with a thigh lift. This may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better toned thigh.
In the tumescent technique, areas of excess fat are injected with an anesthetic liquid. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm. This allows the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a tummy tuck, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.