Body contouring procedures are increasingly popular for their ability to highlight and enhance a person’s natural contours. These procedures are highly effective in removing excess skin and stubborn fat that will not respond to regular diet and exercise. A body procedure cannot serve as a weight-loss surgery; however, they can sculpt and rejuvenate the body after significant weight loss or pregnancy.
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An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a contouring procedure that reshapes the upper arm by removing excess skin and fat. An arm lift utilizes liposuction to reduce fat and sagging skin between the armpit and the elbow. This procedure is useful for correcting the appearance of “ arm flaps” while highlighting tone. Results start to become visible immediately after the procedure, and most patients return to regular activities after two weeks.
Body contouring procedures enhance the natural contours of the body by reducing and removing excess skin and fat. Body contouring is often considered after pregnancy or major weight loss to correct issues like loose or sagging skin, stubborn fat, asymmetry, and disproportionate physiques. Body contouring results start to become visible right away but continue to develop over time. Recovery time varies depending on the extent of correction.
A body lift addresses multiple areas of the body to restore harmonious contours. This procedure reduces excess fat and skin and rearranges the underlying tissues that support the skin. A body lift can tone and enhance the natural curves of the body. The results of the body lift start to become visible immediately but continue to improve. Most patients can return to regular activities after two or three weeks.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian Butt Lift ( BBL) enhances the buttocks using fat transfer. A BBL utilizes liposuction techniques to harvest fat before it is cleansed and injected into the buttocks to add volume and lift. This method provides natural-looking results that continue to form over the following four to six months. Most patients can return to regular activity after two or three weeks.
Liposuction is a fat removal technology that can effectively eliminate moderate amounts of fat. Liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery; however, it can be used to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are not responsive to normal diet and exercise. Liposuction results are visible immediately, and most patients can return to normal activities after one week.
Mommy Makeover Surgery
A Mommy Makeover is a customizable combination of body contouring procedures used to rejuvenate a woman’s body after pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover usually consists of a combination of some of the following procedures:
- Breast surgery
- Thigh lift
- Tummy tuck
- Butt lift
The procedures included will depend on your goals and the recommendation of your surgeon. Results of a Mommy Makeover start to become visible immediately but continue to develop with healing. Most patients can return to regular activities after four to six weeks.
Post-bariatric body contouring enhances body contours after significant weight loss. Major weight loss can result in loose skin that does not contract on its own, and there may still be stubborn pockets of fat that have resisted exercise. It can be gratifying to achieve your weight loss goals, and post-bariatric surgery can help ensure that your hard work is visible by trimming away excess skin and fat. This procedure enhances the tone and adds complementary contours that start to become apparent immediately after surgery. Recovery time after post-bariatric surgery will vary depending on the extent of correction.
Smartlipo® is an innovative form of liposuction that utilizes power-assisted lipolysis technology. This method allows the fat to be more effectively loosened before it is removed from the body. When the fat is easier to remove, it can make the surgical and healing process much smoother. Results from Smartlipo® are visible immediately after the procedure, and most patients can return to regular activities after one week.
Thigh lift surgery removes excess skin and fat from the thighs. This procedure utilizes liposuction and can be used to add tone and create a thigh gap. Results from a thigh lift start to become visible immediately, and most patients can return to normal activities within one to two weeks.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) focuses on enhancing the contours in the abdominal area. This procedure works by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal area and tightening the underlying muscles to create tone. A tummy tuck is not designed to treat stretch marks, but some may be removed as excess skin is resected. Results start to become visible immediately, and most patients can return to work after two weeks.