LIPOSUCTION

If you feel that you have almost reached your ideal weight and have fairly good skin tone, yet no amount of exercise and weight loss seems to help you get rid of your “lumpy areas”, liposuction is the ideal procedure to consider.  Known as a lipoplasty, this procedure involves the removal of stubborn undesirable fat in pockets throughout the body (usually on the hips, thighs, abdomen, flanks and arms), slimming and reshaping certain areas of your body to improve your overall contour and self-image.

It is performed through several tiny incisions to allow insertion of a cannula to break up and “suction” isolated fat deposits.  There may be a limit to how much can be removed in one sitting, so it is possible that you may undergo more than one session to achieve the best result. In some cases, liposuction is combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, for example, to achieve the best results.

 

Again, as this is not a substitute for a proper supervised weight loss program for obese individuals, liposuction is best suited for people near their ideal weight, with relatively good skin tone so that excessive skin sagging after the procedure does not become a problem.

 

Risks and complications

 

Complications are uncommon but may occur despite meticulous technique, the most common being hematomas or bruising, and swelling, which resolve within a few weeks. Those specific to liposuction include uneven contours, loose or rippled skin, asymmetry, irregular pigmentation, infection, clots, skin damage, nerve damage, unfavorable scarring, persistent pain, and damage to deeper structures.

 

How is it performed?

 

This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and involves making small incisions through which a fluid mixture of anesthetic and saline is first infused. A cannula or hollow tube is then inserted through the incisions in a to-and-fro motion to loosen the fat, which is subsequently suctioned out using the same cannula.

 

What to expect after surgery?

 

Immediately after surgery, compression dressings and elastic bandages may be applied to the post-operative areas, to minimize swelling and bruising.  Drains may also be inserted to prevent accumulation of excess fluid beneath the skin.

 

The results of liposuction become readily apparent once the swelling and attendant fluid retention subside, over weeks to a few months, to reveal an improved body contour and self-image.  As long as you continue to pursue a healthy diet and exercise to maintain your weight, the results of this procedure are long-lasting.  If large amounts of fat are removed, there may be a need for secondary procedures to reduce excess skin.  Also, suctioning more than 5 liters of fat requires special considerations, which will be discussed during your consult.

 

In short, liposuction is the perfect procedure to consider for patients at or near their ideal weight, with problematic lumps and bumps resistant to diet and exercise.  In the right hands, it can reveal the slim and well-proportioned body you’ve always had hidden beneath the unwanted fat, with excellent results.

TUMMY TUCK

For many women after childbirth, no amount of exercise can solve the problem of excess, sagging, wrinkly lower abdominal skin and lax abdominal wall muscles.  For others, age, excessive weight gain or loss, prior surgery and a number of other contributing factors combine to create a weak, flabby, protrusive abdomen that only a “tummy tuck”, or the more appropriately-termed “abdominoplasty”, can correct.

This procedure improves body contour in the mid-abdominal area by tightening abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat.  It can also be combined with liposuction for other adjacent problem areas such as the hips.  What this procedure won’t do is eliminate all the stretch marks on your abdomen, unless these are within the skin to be excised, and it cannot be emphasized enough that this is not a substitute for exercise and a proper, healthy diet.

 

It should also be postponed if you are considering getting pregnant in the near future as the benefits of a tummy tuck will be significantly reduced.  Previous abdominal surgery may also affect the potential outcome of this procedure and options will be discussed when you consult.

 

Risks and complications

 

Complications are uncommon but may occur despite meticulous technique, and those specific to abdominoplasty include bleeding and swelling (the most common), unfavorable scarring, infection, poor wound healing, skin loss and wound dehiscence, seroma, looseness of skin, persistent pain and/or numbness, asymmetry, and fat necrosis.  Revisional surgery may also be necessary.

 

How is it done?

 

A tummy tuck is done under general anesthesia and usually on an outpatient basis.  It is performed through a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen placed inconspicuously at the bikini line.  Through this incision, weakened abdominal muscles are tightened, while excess skin and fat are removed. Excess skin in the upper abdomen may also be removed though another incision around the umbilicus.

 

What to expect after surgery?

 

Immediately after surgery, compression dressings and elastic bandages may be applied to the post-operative areas, to minimize swelling and bruising.  Drains may also be inserted to prevent accumulation of excess fluid beneath the skin.  Standing straight may be limited in the first two weeks, while the suture lines and areas of dissection are healing.  The results are long-lasting and can be readily seen once the swelling subsides, to reveal a flatter and firmer abdominal contour.

 

 

ARM LIFT

For patients who suffer from “batwings” or excessive, sagging skin in the upper arm region, whether this be due to aging or dramatic weight loss, a brachioplasty or “arm lift” can be performed.  This procedure involves removal of excess skin and fat through an incision from the armpit down to the elbow, reshaping your arms by tightening underlying soft tissue for a more toned appearance.  Exercise may help improve muscle tone but cannot address loss of skin elasticity the way an arm lift can.

Risks and complications

 

Complications are uncommon but may occur despite meticulous technique, and those specific to brachioplasty include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, seroma, poor wound healing, skin loss or wound dehiscence, asymmetry, fat necrosis, damage to deeper structures, and numbness or persistent pain.

 

How is it performed?

 

This is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, through a an incision that usually extends from the armpit to just above the elbow, either on the inside or back of the arm.  More limited incisions may be used, depending on your particular case.  If excess fat is to be removed, this will be done through liposuction or excision.   The incision is then closed in layers.

 

What to expect after surgery?

 

Immediately after surgery, dressings and bandages will be applied to your incisions and around your arms to minimize swelling.  A drain may also be inserted to remove excess fluid accumulating beneath the skin.  The results are readily apparent once the procedure is completed, although the final outcome will be appreciated once the swelling and bruising resolve and you will have slimmer and toned upper arms that will boost your confidence

 

 

 

THIGH LIFT

When patients experience dramatic excess weight loss, whether from surgery or dieting, there is a tendency towards developing markedly redundant, flabby skin and poor skin tone, particularly in the thigh region.  A thigh lift creates a well-contoured, “tight” thigh, by removing the offending excess skin through groin crease incisions.  Excess fat can also be removed through a combined liposuction.

Risks and complications

 

Complications are uncommon but may occur despite meticulous technique, and those specific to a thigh lift include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, seroma, poor wound healing, skin loss or wound dehiscence, asymmetry, fat necrosis, damage to deeper structures, and numbness or persistent pain.

 

How is it done?

 

This procedure is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.  There are a number of possible incision patterns, but a common technique employs incisions hidden in the groin extending downward into the back of the thigh.  Underlying tissue can then be tightened, excess skin trimmed and fat deposits removed by liposuction to create a more proportionate contour.  For reshaping the outer thighs, an incision may also be placed from the groin up to the hip.

 

 

What to expect after surgery?

 

Immediately after surgery, dressings and bandages will be applied to your incisions and around your thighs to minimize swelling.  Bandages may be maintained for some weeks to support healing.  A temporary drain may also be inserted to remove excess fluid accumulating beneath the skin.  The results are often immediately visible once the procedure is completed, although the final outcome will be better appreciated once the swelling and bruising resolve and you will have slimmer and toned thighs that will certainly enhance your contour and self-image.

 

 

BODY CONTOURING

AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

This procedure is often performed for patients who have attained their ideal weight following weight-reduction surgery or major weight loss, but with sagging, overstretched skin and soft tissue.  Particular areas of concern include sagging upper arms and breasts, overhanging of the abdomen and lower back, and loose skin at the buttocks, groin and thighs.  Surgical contouring reshapes your body to improve contour and proportions, revealing the “normal” body within, as part of the final phase of your weight-reduction endeavor.

Risks and complications

 

Complications are uncommon but may occur despite meticulous technique, and those specific to body contouring include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, seroma, poor wound healing, skin loss or wound dehiscence, asymmetry, fat necrosis, damage to deeper structures, and numbness or persistent pain.

 

How is it performed?

 

Body contouring can be done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.  It involves several procedures, often in stages, which may include a lower body, breast, arm and thigh lift.  Each of these may require extensive incisions to remove the excess skin, and length and placement will depend on your case.

 

The body lift may require a circumferential incision to remove excess skin and fat around the buttocks, abdomen, waist, outer thighs and hips.  A breast lift is done using a number of techniques, which employ a circular incision around the areola, along the breast crease, or vertically from the areola down to the crease.  Breast augmentation though implant placement may also be advised.  An arm lift addresses the sagging skin in the upper arms, while a thigh lift takes care of the sagging skin along the inner and outer thigh.

 

What to expect after surgery?

 

Immediately after surgery, dressings and elastic bandages will be applied to and around your incisions to minimize swelling and support healing for a number of weeks. A temporary drain may also be inserted to remove excess fluid accumulating beneath the skin.

 

The results are often immediately visible once the procedure is completed, although the final outcome will be better appreciated once the swelling and bruising resolve.  On the whole, it may take 1 to 2 years for complete healing to occur, at which time you will appreciate the new you-  slimmer, well-proportioned, and brimming with confidence.

 

 

 

BODY LIFT

This procedure is often performed for patients who are at or near their ideal weight, yet have sagging skin, uneven contours, and cellulite, whether due to aging, pregnancy, heredity or major weight changes. These problem areas include the abdomen, waist, “saddle bags” on the hips, thighs and buttocks. Body contouring involves liposculpture and excision of sagging skin to enhance natural curves and bring out that fantastic, youthful figure hidden underneath.

A Body Lift, also know as Belt Lipectomy or Circumferential Lipectomy  is performed under general anesthesia and involves a number of techniques to circumferentially excise sagging skin and reposition tissue around the abdomen, lower back, waist, hips and thighs in just once procedure.  Deep sutures are placed to support the new contours.

 

Risks and complications

 

Complications are uncommon but may occur despite meticulous technique, and those specific to a body lift include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, seroma, poor wound healing, skin loss or wound dehiscence, asymmetry, fat necrosis, damage to deeper structures, and numbness or persistent pain.

 

How is it done?

 

A body lift is performed under general anesthesia and involves a number of techniques to circumferentially excise sagging skin and reposition tissue around the abdomen, lower back, waist, hips and thighs in just once procedure.  Deep sutures are placed to support the new contours.

 

What to expect after operation?

 

Immediately after surgery, dressings and elastic bandages will be applied to and around your incisions to minimize swelling and support healing for a number of weeks. A temporary drain may also be inserted to remove excess fluid accumulating beneath the skin.

 

The results are often immediately visible once the procedure is completed, although the final outcome will be better appreciated once the swelling and bruising resolve.  On the whole, it may take 1 to 2 years for complete healing to occur, at which time you will appreciate the new you-  slimmer, well-proportioned, and brimming with confidence.

 

 

 

BRAZILIAN BUTT AUGMENTATION

A rose by any other name is still a rose, and though butt augmentation has its fair share of eponyms, it is a procedure that essentially involves placement of silicone implants or transferring of fats in order to enhance it and help you fill out your favorite pair of jeans.

 

Buttock enlargement, butt implant, or gluteal implant, a buttock augmentation can be performed using a silicone implant or through fat transfer/fat transplantation (Brazilian Butt Augmentation). This is done to make your your backside rounder and fuller, and your waist will look smaller. You will achieve a more shapely, sexy, hourglass figure. The results are immediate, however, there will be some swelling. You will gradually see your true results emerge over time. It can take 6 months to a year to see your final result.

Brazilian Butt  Augmentation is done by harvesting your fat from the common problem areas like abdomen, flanks and thighs through Liposuction. These fat are then injected through small incisions into the buttocks to make them fuller and rounder. About 400cc to 800cc of fat is injected to each buttock depending on your size and preference.

 

Butt Augmentation with Implants is done by inserting the silicone implants through an inconspicuous incision in the gluteal crease.

 

Both procedures can be done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

FAT TRANSFER

Fat transfer is a procedure that can improve irregularities in the skin surface such as deep wrinkling, dimpling, and markedly depressed scars by transferring pockets of fat from one part of the body and injecting it into the affected area.  This helps achieve a better-contoured, softer appearance and can be done in conjunction with other procedures

 

BODY : GALLERY

LIPOSUCTION

TUMMY TUCK

ARM LIFT

THIGH LIFT

BODY LIFT

BODY CONTOURING

AFTER WRIGHT LOSS

BRAZILIAN

BUTT LIFT

BUTT AUGMENTATION

WITH IMPLANTS

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