Body sculpting & liposuction
Liposuction is used to sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat, which is difficult to remove through diet or exercise, in the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees , chin, cheeks neck and upper arms. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia can be used and the procedure can take between 1 to 3 hours depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.
Surgeons use several different methods including liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). Liquid is injected into the area to be treated with these 2 methods. Afterwards, a small incision is made in a very discreet place and a cannula (small tube) undoes and sucks the fatty layer.
After surgery, compression garments and antibiotics will be needed to facilitate the healing process. Patients are encouraged to walk as soon as they can and many return to work after a few days, although vigorous activity should be avoided for about a month. Results are visible immediately and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising fades for the first three months. The scars are small and unnoticed.
Abdominoplasty involves making the abdomen flatter by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the muscles. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good physical condition and have pockets of fat or excess skin that has not responded well to dieting or exercise. Abdominoplasty may also be appropriate for people who are slightly overweight and whose skin has lost its elasticity. Women whose skin and muscles have stretched during pregnancy are also candidates for this surgery. People who would like to lose a significant amount of weight and women planning to have more children should wait before considering abdominoplasty.
A tummy tuck takes about 2 to 3 hours and the patient is under general or spinal anesthesia. Two incisions are made, one from hip to hip near the pubis and another around the navel. The skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then brought back and sewn in place, for a firmer abdomen and a narrower waist. The skin flap is then stretched over the muscles that have just been tightened, the excess skin is removed and the navel is replaced to give a natural appearance. The incisions are then closed and sterile surgical dressings are applied over the sutures.
After surgery, drains may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical field. An overnight stay at our surgical center may be required. The recovery time varies between 2 weeks to 2 months. Abdominoplasty leaves a scar spanning the lower abdomen from hip to hip, although it is low enough to be camouflaged by a bikini. In order to achieve long-lasting results, it is important to maintain your weight with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin from the upper arms, resulting in a firmer, leaner appearance. Over time, the soft tissue on the arm becomes limp and may begin to sag, giving the arms the appearance of hanging down and loose.
This procedure is ideal for patients who have a significant amount of loose skin or fat on their upper arms, maintain a stable weight, and have realistic expectations for surgery. It is also important that patients are in good general health with no major medical conditions that may be affected by surgery. The procedure will reduce excess skin and fatty deposits between the armpits and elbow, reshape the skin and contours around the upper arm, and give the arms a firmer appearance.
During the procedure, an incision is made along the inside of the upper arm often going from the armpits to the elbow in order to remove fatty deposits and tighten the skin. The incision will then be closed using stitches, which will be absorbed by the body within one to two weeks. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation and usually takes 1-3 hours depending on the amount to be removed. Patients will be able to go home the same day.
Drains may be placed at the incision site to remove excess blood or fluid for the first few days after surgery. Compression sleeves will also be worn to promote proper healing. Results are visible immediately and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising fades, which usually takes two weeks. Most patients are extremely satisfied with the results of this procedure and are willing to sacrifice a scar to achieve slim, youthful looking arms. The scars will continue to fade over time, they will become less noticeable and in less severe cases they may be hidden under the armpits which is not easily visible.
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