Liposuction is used to contour your body according to the image you desire. The procedure removes localized collections of excess fat found between the skin and underlying muscle. It is especially useful in contouring the hips, thighs, buttocks and abdomen as well as the arms, knees, calves, upper torso and neck area.
Frequently following pregnancies or large weight loss, patients may experience loose or sagging skin of the abdomen and relaxation of the anterior abdominal muscles that they are unable to tighten through exercise. An abdominoplasty is performed through an incision in the lower abdomen. Anterior muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed. The intended results are a smoother, flatter abdomen. For more flattering results, liposuction is also performed to the flanks and upper abdomen.
A body lift is surgery performed on patients who have excess skin on the abdomen, flanks, buttocks and thighs due to massive weight loss caused by age, heredity, diet and exercise or achieved by a bariatric surgical procedure . A body lift often includes a tummy tuck, thigh lift and buttock lift. The surgery can be done in one surgical session or in stages, depending on a patient’s needs and the surgeon’s advice.
With the passing of time and sometimes following weight loss some of us may experience hanging skin on the underside of our arms. Brachioplasty is the removal of excess skin on the upper arm. This procedure can be done alone or in conjunction with liposuction.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. Hand surgeons care for these problems without surgery, and they are specially trained to operate when necessary. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems. Hand surgeons are orthopedic, plastic or general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand. To become a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, a hand surgeon must complete a full year of additional training and must pass a rigorous certifying examination.
Thigh lifts are intended to improve the shape and tone of the thigh. They are for patients who need to remove excess skin (usually after weight loss) or have sagging skin due to age or excess fat. There are three types of thigh lift procedures: inner thigh lift, medial thigh lift, and bilateral thigh lift. Each procedure addresses different regions of the thigh. The choice regarding which procedure to perform depends on the nature of the problem and its location and is decided after a thorough evaluation and discussion with the surgeon.