Plastic Surgery for the Body
Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty
Pregnancy, weight gain and aging tend to weaken abdominal muscles, rupture the elasticity of the abdominal skin (stretch marks) and develop rolls of fat that produce a pouch or “abdominal apron”. A tummy tuck repairs the weaken muscles and excess skin and fat are excised. A flatter and firmer abdomen is achieved.
Arms – Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Excessive weight loss, aging and genetics may result in a “bat wing deformity” of the upper arms. Skin that has been stretched loses its elasticity and tone. Flabby, hanging and swinging skin becomes “wing like”. An upper arm lift removes excess skin and underlying fat to create a firm and trim appearance.
Thighs – Thighplasty (Thigh lift)
Aging and extensive weight loss may lead to flabby, hanging skin and fat of the inner thighs that does not respond to diet or exercise. Surgical removal of excessive skin and fat may be combined with liposuction. A smoother improved contour and a more proportionate figure are achieved
Female genital plastic surgery – (Labialplasty)
Changes in the external female genitals occur due to several factors. Genetics, childbirth, aging and weight loss may lead to a distortion in appearance and function of both the labia minora and majora. The labia minora may hang beneath the labia major, become bulky and distorted. Irritation while sitting, walking or exercising is experienced. Interference with intercourse and hygiene has been reported. Labialplasty reshapes and reduces the size and protrusion of the labia.
Fat that is resistant to diet and exercise affects many areas of the face, neck and body. It is attributed to genetics, weight gain and aging. Removal of fat involves minimal incisions by which the fat is removed. The unwanted fat and bulging are eliminated and aesthetically desired contours created. Frequently clothing size decreases.
Pregnancy has a universal impact on a new mom’s body. The areas most commonly affected are the breasts and the abdomen. Fat redistribution can produce contour changes in the hips and thighs that does not resolve post partum [after the baby is born]. The breasts may become larger, smaller, asymmetric or droop. The areolar, the pigmented ring surrounding the nipple, deepens in color and may increase to a disproportionate size.
The benefits of plastic surgery are more than physical.
- Many satisfied patients experience increased confidence
- A rise in self-esteem then follows.
- Patients have reported being “happier” and looking and feeling their “best.”
- Many said they felt a positive impact on their quality of life.