Women after their pregnancy or Women or men who have lost weight who have an excess of abdominal skin are the most frequent patients requiring an Abdominoplasty.
The “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure carried out to remove the excess wrinkled skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen and to tighten abdominal muscles. The overall effect is to produce a smoother, flatter tummy.The best candidates for abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery) are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
Patients who are overweight do not tend to be ideal candidates to obtain the best possible results.
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. Over the last decade the liposuction has benefited from several new refinements and also has been given different names. The tumescent technique is a relatively new liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. Because blood loss is minimized during tumescent liposuction, use of the technique reduces the chance that a blood transfusion will be needed.
These new techniques are helping many plastic surgeons to provide selected patients with better results and faster recovery periods. Liposuction is design to shape your silhouette and reduce volume not weight. Liposuction however can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional methods.
Careful assessment of you body is paramount in order to obtain the best results. Elastic skin types respond better to the reshaping after liposuction rather than the less elastic ones where an skin excess may become after an excessive liposuction.
It is important to understand what liposuction can do for you. The best candidates for liposuction are people with firm, elastic skin who have areas of excess fat in certain areas, and are very close to their normal body weight.
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With age, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. Plastic surgeons will discuss brachioplasty with patients who want to tighten this skin and look as good as they feel. In some cases your plastic surgeon may suggest that liposuction be used alone or in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat in the upper arms.
A buttock lift or a Thigh lift removes excess loose skin to contour the buttock and improve contour; especially useful after large volume weight loss. It is often combined with thigh liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation and breast lift. The incision location depends on body part but they are placed as inconspicuously as possible. The anaesthesia is general and the procedure might take up to 4 to 5 hours. The results may last 5 to 10 years or more, without large volume weight gain or pregnancy.