Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of your body by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and the muscle. The most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and buttocks, arms, and knees. Liposuction can be performed under a local anesthesia. The recovery period is minimal; however, it can take up to six months to see final results. Fat cells removed during liposuction do not return, but remaining fat can enlarge.
Brachioplasty (arm lift) lifts and tightens up the loose skin in the upper arms resulting in a more toned and youthful contour. Best used after significant weight loss, this surgical procedure involves the removal of a combination of skin and excess fat. Brachioplasty results are long lasting and can show dramatic improvement in firmness and appearance of the upper arm.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) involves a combination of the removal of excess abdominal fat and skin and the tightening of the abdominal musculature (muscles in your abdominal wall). Typically done after changes in weight or after child birth, this procedure can be customized to a patient’s specific goals and may include liposuction to create a firmer flatter mid-section. A mini-abdominoplasty also tightens up the lower abdomen, but less skin is removed resulting in a smaller scar.