Surgical Body Procedures
Liposuction is a great option for women and men who have unwanted fat in
certain areas. This procedure will minimize and shape your contours. Through
our advanced liposuction techniques, our staff can expertly and easily
enhance the appearance of almost any part of your body.
Liposuction will not tighten muscle or skin, nor is it a method for overall
weight loss. The procedure is designed to target localized pockets of
fat that are particularly resistant to diet and exercise. Lipo works best
for patients with good skin tone and elasticity who are at their ideal weight.
Your surgeon will make little incisions in the target areas and then inject
a solution to limit blood loss and reduce discomfort. A thin, hollow tube,
called a cannula, will be inserted into the fat to break it up and then
vacuum it out. Because of the small size of the incisions, our patients
experience minimal scarring.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial Fat Grafting provides a natural solution for reshaping your face.
The procedure gives your face to a fuller more youthful appearance. The
procedure works by taking fat from another part of your body (usually
the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks) and injecting it into the area of your
face that you want to enhance.
One of the benefits of facial fat grafting is its versatility. It can be
used on various parts of your face to improve contour and overall symmetry.
Some of the more common concerns for our patients include:
- Thing or gaunt face
- Long face
- Mid-face flatness
- Plump face
- Bottom-heavy or jowly face
- Asymmetrical face
Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
Gynecomastia is a condition, which is largely genetic and can be a source
of embarrassment for many men. An estimated 50 percent of men, especially
over the age of 50, will experience an abundance of tissue in the breast
area, referred to as gynecomastia. Patients who have gynecomastia will
experience at least one of the following in on or both breasts:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
Tummy Tuck (Abnominoplasty)
A tummy tuck can help firm and slim the stomach area by removing excess
hanging skin and repairing loose or stretched muscle. We have found that
tummy tuck is a particularly popular procedure for patients who desire
a sleeker belly but don’t necessarily need or want liposuction.
The common caused for a lumpy or slack belly include:
- Significant weight fluctuations
- Prior surgery
When you undergo a full abdominoplasty, your surgeon generally start with
an incision that runs between the pubic hairline and the navel. The shape
and length of the cut will depend on how much alteration is necessary.
Your weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and excess fat, tissue and
skin is removed. You may require a second incision around the navel if
extra skin needs to be taken from the upper abdomen.
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)
Breast Augmentation patients can achieve their body image goals with a
surgical procedure that enhances both the size and shape of their breast.
Also known as breast implants, breast augmentation can also improve breast
volume after pregnancy, balance asymmetrical breasts or rebuild a breast
that was damaged by disease or injury.
Some of the common criteria for our mammoplasty patients include good health,
realistic expectations and breasts that are fully developed. Women who
are considering breast implants are typically bothered by breasts that:
- Are too small
- Have lost shape because of aging, pregnancy or weight loss
- Are uneven in size or shape
- Have failed to develop normally
The most important aspect of breast augmentation is the selection of a
breast implant. Our experienced staff understands that you want a bust
line that looks natural and fits the frame of your body. We help you choose
the correct size, shape and texture of breast implants, so you can attain
your objectives. Once the breast implants are chosen, it will be time
for the actual surgery. Your breast augmentation with us will generally
take about one to two hours. The surgeon will usually begin with one of
these common incisions:
- Inframammary (near the crease, just under the breast)
- Axillary (in the underarm area)
- Periarerolar (at the edge of the areola, the pigmented skin around the nipple)
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift offers women the chance to restore their bust line to a more
youthful shape. As you age, your breasts begin to sag and your skin loses
it’s elasticity. Having children or shredding a large amount of
weight can also wear on your breasts, causing them to diminish in volume or tone.
There are many reasons why women opt for a breast lift. Of the patients
who visit us, the majority are concerned about:
- Sagging breasts that have lost shape and volume
- Breasts that are flat, elongated or pendulous
- Nipples that fall below the breast crease
- Nipples and areolas that point downward
- Stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- One breast that is lower than the other
There are three common breast lift incisions used by our surgical staff. They are:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
- Around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease and then horizontally
along the breast increase
Buttock Enhancement can be performed as a solo surgery or as part of the
total body lift. The procedure improves the contour of the buttock for
a “perkier”, more youthful appearance.
Because buttock enhancement encompasses various techniques, there is a
good chance that you will be suitable for the procedure. For patients
who are overweight, fat injections, also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift,
may be the most appropriate option. Thinner individuals may get the best
results from implants or butt lift surgery. Most of our patients have
the following concerns:
- Unhappy with the size and shape
- Poor skin tone
- Loose or excess skin
- Stretch marks
If your buttocks are very large, then you may first benefit from liposuction
to reduce overall size. If, on the contrary, you want larger buttocks
with more projection, then you might be better served with a butt implant
or fat injection to the buttocks. Implants or fat injections will fill
out the butt and lift the buttocks. However, if your buttocks are sagging,
but you do not want an augmentation, your butt can be lifted by removing
tissue and tightening skin. If the sag is minimal, then a “butt
wedge” excision might be indicated. The tissue is excised at the
buttock crease and leaves a relatively unnoticeable scar.
Thigh Lift surgery removes excess skin and fat from the thighs. The goal
of the procedure is to improve the appearance of your thighs by removing
the “dimpled look” produced by cellulite. Many of our patients
have lost a significant amount of weight, which can leave excess skin
at the top of the thighs. Others have lost elasticity because of aging.
Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery are physically and emotionally
healthy, maintain a stable weight and do not smoke. You should also have
realistic expectations of the results, as thigh lifts are not a substitute
for weight loss.
Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Upper Arm Lift 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. Significant weight loss can also result in hanging skin under the arm.
Upper arm lift surgery is best suited for people who are in relatively
good shape but have loose upper arm skin or have a significant amount
of upper arm fat that will not respond to dieting or exercise. This may
also be due to genetics.
Body Lift provides the most dramatic transformation of the mid and lower
body. It is truly a “resculpting” of the abdomen, hips, thighs
and buttocks. Broken into its components, the lower body lift includes
a tummy tick, a thigh lift and a buttock lift.
The body lift procedure is performed on post-bariatric patients who have
excess skin because of massive weight loss. However, results can also
be dramatic for individuals of normal, stable weight. For example, some
of our tummy tuck patients choose to undergo a body lift to tighten the
skin on their thighs and buttocks, as well as their bellies.