Plastic Surgery – Body Procedures
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty – commonly known as a “Tummy Tuck” – is a plastic surgery procedure which firms up the abdomen by tightening aging, loose muscles and surgically reduces excess and loose skin in the abdomen area. This procedure reduces protruding “pouch” appearance, erases ” and noticeably narrows the waistline. A successful tummy tuck restores a smoother, more youthful appearance.
The tummy tuck procedure is very popular for women who experienced excessive stretching and weakening of the abdomen as a result of pregnancy. The tummy tuck, along with breast enhancement, is performed as part of the “Mommy Makeover,” and is one of Dr. Andrew’s most frequently requested procedures.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure which employs a suction device to permanently remove excess fat deposits under the skin. The procedure smooths, reduces and re-contours areas of the body. Typically, the type of fat deposits requiring liposuction are those which have been resistant to reduction by diet or exercise. Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the USA. Liposuction is not intended to substitute for normal weight loss via diet and exercise; and doesn’t remove large amounts of fat.
A thigh lift can reshape the thighs by removing excess skin (and in some instances, fat as well) resulting in smoother skin and improved proportions and contours. This plastic surgery procedures is often performed as part of a full body lift.
Drooping upper arms can be caused by weigh change, aging or simply by heredity. Exercise and muscle toning sometimes just isn’t enough. When skin has lost elasticity, and localized fat deposits cause the upper arm to sag, an arm lift, or brachioplasty, can address these issues, improving the overall appearance of firmness and youth.
A sagging buttock can develop as a result of excessive weight loss, aging, or simply from genetics. A buttock lift, also known as a lipectomy, addresses a sagging, dimpled or wrinkled buttock by lifting and removing excess skin, thus improving the firmness and overall appearance of the area. If your buttock is not what you’d wish it to be, you might be a candidate for a buttock lift.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA and CE marked in Europe that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue. With CoolSculpting, there are no needles, no surgery, and no down time.