Now among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction (also known as "lipoplasty" or "suction lipectomy") sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms.
Abdaominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Generally referred to as a "tummy tuck", abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles.
Brachioplasty is surgically recontouring the arms. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.
Excessive skin is removed, sometimes in conjunction with a liposuction procedure to remove fat from the arms. For removal of large amounts of skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow to the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible. More moderate skin removal is sometimes possible with a smaller incision which is limited to the armpit area to try to keep the scar better hidden
Body Contouring Surgery After Massive Weight Loss
Massive weight loss patients can present with varying deformities in the upper and lower body. Surgery targets areas where tissue deflation is often present such as abdomen, breast, thighs, arms, face and butt. A lower body procedure (referred to as a lower body lift or tummy tuck) not only improves the lower body but also may have an effect on thighs and back. In some male patients, a lower body procedure may have enough of an effect on the thighs and chest to negate the need for additional procedures.
Laser Hair Removal
Whether for hygienic or cosmetic reasons, women and men who are tired of temporary, often painful methods of removing unwanted hair on the face, back, legs or other body areas may welcome laser hair removal with relief.
Well-established as an effective non-surgical treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in the mid-face, eyelids and brow, Thermage now offers non-invasive, no-downtime skin tightening for many areas of the body such as the arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, legs and hands. Body by Thermage™ uses the patented ThermaCool system to not only tighten and contour various areas of the body but also stimulate collagen production and smooth skin tone in a single treatment with immediate results.