Body sculpting is an aesthetic art and science which looks at the cosmetic harmony of the total body rather than the discrete parts and individual cosmetic surgery procedures. Breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tucks, skin tightening, brachioplasty (arm lift),liposuction and butt lift and cellulite removal are all components considered in an integrated solution. Without a holistic approach, the overall result could be sub-optimal.
Breast augmentations, through breast implants, are very popular and necessary in an overall, optimal body contouring outcome. Fat removal through liposuction and weight loss is equally important and popular. Not to be overlooked, cellulite and skin or muscular laxity are also very important, and unless properly addressed, can totally negate any great surgical procedure. Removing fat without carefully considering skin and muscular laxity issues and cellulite can lead to disparity in patient expectations.
There is a popular misconception among patients that liposuction can remove flabby skin. Although liposuction can remove excess fat cells, lipo cannot remove excess skin.
Men and women who experience a rapid deflation of their body due to fat loss typically have relatively poor skin quality. The skin has lost its elastic properties. This lack of elasticity is evident through stretch marks and cellulite (which are classic signs of permanent skin damage). These patients are NOT candidates for liposuction since removing more fat from already damaged and deflated skin makes the sagging skin appear even worse. For such cases, excisional techniques are ideal. The issue here is skin and muscular laxity as opposed to excess fat cells.Luckily, we offer cosmetic surgery procedures that address saggy skin in our Chattanooga, Tennessee offices.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is the fifth most common plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States. Individuals interested in a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) seek to improve the appearance of a protruding abdomen after a lack of results from traditional methods such as weight loss through dieting and muscle strengthening. By removing excess skin in the mid to lower abdomen and tightening lax skin and muscles below the navel,
a tummy tuck
contours the body by redefining the abdominal area and promotes the appearance of a narrowed waist line.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
If you are experiencing a case of "bat arms" or "wings", an arm lift (Brachioplasty)could be the solution for you.
An arm lift is a surgical procedure that eliminates and tightens loose skin from the arm, giving you a more toned appearance.It is also a great way to combat the effects of gravity, aging and reduced skin elasticity.
Sometimes, liposuction alone can take care of unsightly thighs, but if extremely loose skin exists, a thigh lift may be the only solution.The most common type of thigh lift is a medial lift.
A medial lift eliminates fatty tissue and tightens loose skin of the inner thigh.The incision is made at the inner crease of the leg and is closed by dissolvable sutures. Some patients elect to combine this procedure with a butt lift. This combination is known as a spiral lift. A spiral lift is ideal for patients with loose skin on the inner thighs, sagging skin on the buttocks and a poorly defined gluteal crease.
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