Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Center
Most people are not fortunate enough to be born with perfect body proportions or contours. In addition, unhealthy lifestyle choices, pregnancy and lack of exercise can lead to diet resistant bulges and unwanted fat deposits. Skin can stretch; fatty deposits can accumulate as a result of aging, normal weight fluctuations, hormonal changes and gravity. Following a healthy diet with weight loss and exercise can help to some degree, but body contouring can help patients to reach goals quicker and that are sometimes impossible to achieve otherwise.
Liposuction or Bodysculpture is an excellent way to remove fat, but it does not tighten skin. The best candidates for liposuction generally have good skin tone, meaning smooth elastic skin with minimal stretch marks, minimal cellulite, wrinkling or looseness.
Our surgeons perform the tumescent liposuction technique. A formula consisting of normal saline, lidocaine, epinephrine and sodium bicarbonate is injected into the subcutaneous fat. This solution does 3 things -
The surgical procedure takes approximately 2-
Brazilian Butt Augmentation
The Brazilian Butt Augmentation also known as BBL for Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that is commonly done in conjunction with liposuction which results in a more rounded, youthful and sensual buttock appearance. The procedure uses your own fat, so it is the most natural way to augment your buttocks. Over the last several years the buttocks have received more press coverage that ever before with some prominent celebrities showing off their assets. People of all ages and body types are having the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure.
The Brazilian Butt lift can address problems such as flatness of the buttock region, sagging buttocks, depressed areas of the buttocks, asymmetrical buttocks and small disproportionate buttocks. Florida Law limits the amount of fat that a surgeon can transplant at one time for safety reasons. With the BBL procedure, fat is removed with liposuction and the lower back and flanks are suctioned to create a more sculpted appearance. The fat is then processed in a special manner in order to prepare the fat to be injected back into the buttocks. The procedure is typically designed to fill the upper quadrant of the buttocks so that the buttocks appear lifted and perkier with more projection. Each patient is assessed individually as some patients may actually require the fat to be placed in a different position to correct their particular problem.
Following the surgical procedure, you may not sit directly on your buttocks for 3 weeks after your procedure. This allows for the best take of the fat graft in the buttocks and ensures the most long lasting result. If you do not follow these instructions, you will not achieve the greatest survival of the fat graft.
The medical term for a tummy tuck is Abdominoplasty. Tummy tucks are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures that patients elect to have. The reasons are varied. Many women after having babies end up with bulging bellies, loose skin and significant stretch marks and nothing they do seems to help. Other woman who have had drastic weight loss or fluctuating weight throughout their life, develop very poor skin tone with flaccidity of the abdominal skin.
If you want a flat abdomen and want to look good in form fitting clothes and s bikini again, then a tummy tuck is the ultimate way to tighten you abdomen and narrow your waistline. Men also can benefit from a tummy tuck if they have a lot of loose skin from weight loss. Being overweight is not the only reason people experience abdominal bulging. There can be loose and sagging skin with stretch marks, or previous scars from surgery or c -
exercise will help in situations like this.
The procedure is usually done as an outpatient under general anesthesia. The operative time can range anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending upon the extent of the work that needs to be done. An incision is made in the lower abdomen generally from hip to hip. The length of the scar depends upon the amount of excess skin that is to be removed. Old C-
If your pubic area is chubby or saggy, a simultaneous pubic lift can be
done in conjunction with the tummy tuck. Some patients require the
underlying muscles to be repaired at the time of their abdominoplasty
surgery in addition to the excess skin removal. If you have seen patients
who after having tummy tuck surgery still have a protuberant abdomen, it
usually means that the surgeon did not take the extra step to incorporate the
muscle repair at the time the tummy tuck was performed. Sometimes
small volume liposuction is performed at the same time of the tummy tuck
Recovery from tummy tuck surgery takes approximately 2 weeks. It is important that you have someone at home with you to help you for several days after surgery. You will use an abdominal binder for support after surgery and it is important to walk with a slightly hip-
Patients after tummy tuck surgery experience life-
What is a Mommy Makeover?
After Pregnancy, it is not uncommon for many women to experience a lot of changes in their body that they do not see as positive. Because of abdominal stretching with the pregnancy, you may have developed excess and sagging skin, cellulite, stretch marks and even a change in your abdominal musculature due to tearing of the muscles and changes that occurred while pregnant and giving birth. As a result of pregnancy and nursing, breasts may have developed a deflated appearance with sagging skin, stretch marks and stretched areolas. You may also have developed excess fat in areas that you never had fat, due to the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy. Many women after pregnancy have a hard time with diet and exercise restoring their pre-
A mommy makeover is typically a combination of procedures designed to restore your body to its pre-
Procedures that can be included in Mommy Makeover may include any of the following in order to restore your pre-
Breast Augmentation -
Breast Lift -
Breast reduction -
Tummy tuck -
In order to be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover, you should be done having children and nursing, as another pregnancy can reverse the effects of the procedure performed. It is imperative also to be at a healthy weight. If you are slightly overweight (15 to 30 pounds) you may still be a good candidate provided you are in good health. Mommy Makeover procedure is great for women who do not feel confident with their bodies anymore and want to look great again in a swimsuit or bikini.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia and can typically take anywhere from 4-
A Mommy Makeover is a huge self-
improve what diet and exercise cannot. The small amount of downtime is worth it and you will have your new look for the rest of your life. Call The Best U Now to schedule your consultation and take the first step to reclaiming the body you used to have.
Arm Lift -
Many people develop loose skin along the upper inner arm from aging, fluctuations in weight and gravity. Individuals who have had major weight loss usually develop extreme excess skin in this area which can interfere with daily life and make it difficult to find clothes to fit.
Arm lift surgery otherwise known as a brachioplasty removes and tightens the skin of the upper inner arm. The trade-
Some patients with good skin tone and disproportionate amounts of fatty tissue of the upper arms may benefit from liposuction alone to decrease fullness of the upper arm without any visible scarring. In general, patients with poor skin tone and not a significant amount of fat of their upper arms are better off with a non-
In patients with moderate to severe fatty deposits along the upper arm, a 2-
Brachioplasty surgery is usually performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. Surgery can take 2-
Arm lift surgery is an effective way to treat excess skin of the upper arms. It has a high rate of satisfaction for the right candidate. Patients need to understand that there is a trade-
Thigh Lift Surgery
A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of the thigh and to reduce sagging of the inner or outer thighs. The procedure is commonly performed on people who have undergone massive weight loss, but it is also performed on people who have not experienced weight loss. Saggy inner thighs can also be caused by aging, genetics, lack of exercise and people that have had fluctuations in their weight. Sometimes patients that have undergone aggressive liposuction to their thighs can develop sagging skin due to poor skin retraction after their procedure.
The inner thigh lift has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to more people undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss. Many people although happy with the fact that they lost weight, are dissatisfied with the hanging skin of their inner thighs that results from significant weight loss. The outer thighs are not usually affected as much by the factors mentioned above, as much as the inner thighs are. Also the outer thigh skin tends to have more elasticity and “snap back” effect than the inner thighs. Therefore, inner thigh surgery is much more popular and more commonly performed. The inner thigh lift surgery may be combined with liposuction at the same time or for someone with excessive fatty deposits on their thighs, a 2 stage procedure may be performed in which aggressive liposuction in done first followed in a few months by a thigh lift surgery.
To address issues with the inner thighs, there are usually 3 types of procedures that are performed:
1) Liposuction alone-
skin tone and muscle tone.
2) Combined liposuction with an inner thigh lift -
excess skin and fat
mostly localized to the upper aspect of the inner thigh.
3) Extended inner thigh lift -
combined with liposuction as well and is for people that have excess fat and
poor skin quality extending from the inner thigh to the knee. An outer thigh lift
can be performed for those patients that have excess skin and fatty deposits
that hang below the hip area. Sometimes this can be combined with a
lower body lift for the best outcome
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery general takes 2-
For more information about this procedure, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to meet with one of our plastic surgeons to see if you are a candidate for a thigh lift -
Body Contouring Procedures
offered at The Best U Now include:
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