Referred to as a "tummy tuck", this procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles. Women with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty, although they should have completed their childbearing. An older individual whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and are slightly obese can experience an improvement in their abdominal area as well.
If you are in generally good physical shape but are concerned about abdominal fat deposits or loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, the procedure can potentially reduce or even eliminate a protruding abdomen. Abdominoplasty can produce a permanent scar which can possibly extend to both sides of your hips, although the scar will likely be located below the bikini or bathing suit line.
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. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), tumescent technique and the super-wet technique are among the various techniques used to provide precise results.
Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but the procedure can eliminate areas of fat that are unresponsive to typical weight-loss methods.
Brachioplasty is a surgical re-contouring of the arms. 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 may always be visible. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.
This procedure removes excess skin from the inside of the thigh improving the loose, sagging appearance. The best candidates for this surgery are near to their normal weight and may have experience a significant weight loss in their lifetime. The procedure results in a scar in the upper inner thigh and frequently along the entire inside “seam” of the thigh. Thigh lifts require a general anesthetic and are performed as an out-patient.