Aging, pregnancy, and significant changes in body weight can cause undesirable cosmetic changes in the form of loose body skin and persistent fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. If you have localized areas of stubborn fat or excess skin that is resistant to healthy lifestyle practices, liposuction and body contouring surgery by The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis can help resolve these issues, bringing your shape back into balance and restoring your confidence. Our cosmetic surgeons employ a variety of body sculpting techniques to give you a leaner, more toned figure that follows the natural curves of your body.
Are you a good candidate for liposuction or body contouring?
Patients exploring the idea of liposuction or body contouring treatment as a way to achieve their desired silhouette should be in good health overall, with good skin elasticity and skin thickness. Reasonable expectations for what these procedures are able to achieve is necessary, as well. Some body sculpting techniques can involve intensive surgical procedures, and in such cases, our doctors may have additional health requirements that must be met before he or she will proceed with surgery.
Brachioplasty, the official name for an arm lift, is a procedure that is used to remove excess skin in the upper arm. Skin in this area can lose its elasticity as a result of natural aging, and can also be affected by rapid or extreme weight loss. A brachioplasty will tighten and tone the upper arms, providing a more youthful contour. For patients with excess fat on their arms, liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with an arm lift for an even more dramatic result. Many patients who have been afraid to wear revealing clothing, raise their arms over their heads, or wave their arms report an increase in self-confidence and freedom of movement after the procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift procedure combines liposuction and fat grafting to firm, enhance, and reshape the buttocks. Fat is taken from the patient’s waist area, outer thighs, and underneath the buttocks, then purified and injected into the central buttocks. This gives a rounder, perkier appearance. With a Brazilian butt lift, the risks involved in traditional buttocks implants are avoided, since the patient’s own fat cells are used. This surgery is growing in popularity, and has been shown to be both safe and effective while providing patients with long-lasting, beautiful results. Recovery from the Brazilian butt lift generally takes about 3 weeks with the final results apparent in about 3-6 months.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that will helps patients achieve a slimmer, more refined look by targeting and removing stubborn fat. This is one of our most popular methods of body contouring surgery because it allows our surgeons to re-sculpt specific areas of the body. Common areas that are treated by liposuction include the thighs, abdomen, arms, back, hips, buttocks, chest, face, calves, and ankles. Once the targeted fat is removed, some excess skin may remain. For this reason, liposuction is often combined with another body contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift.
Liposuction is a multi-step procedure that is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The targeted fat is accessed through small incisions, and a thin tube is used to suction fat from the area being treated. The small incisions are then closed. Once healing is complete, patients are left with improved contours and proportions. As long as weight remains stable, liposuction results are long-lasting. Fat will not return to the treated area after surgery. There are many different methods of liposuction available. When you schedule a consultation with The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, our surgeons will discuss which technique is right for you and your body.
Aging and weight loss are the most common causes of sagging skin of the outer or inner thighs. Thighplasty, or thigh lift surgery, helps tone and tighten this excess, loose, or hanging skin in the upper legs. Depending on the patient’s needs and goals, a bilateral, medial, or inner thigh lift will be performed through incisions in the waist and hip area, and may be extended to lift the buttocks as well. Thigh lift surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with liposuction for even better results. Recovery normally takes about 2 weeks.
It is not uncommon to experience some loose, sagging skin around the abdomen after major weight loss, pregnancy, or as a result of the natural aging process. Skin with this kind of lost elasticity is unable to firm up, even with a healthy lifestyle. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a unique body sculpting surgery that combines the removal of excess skin and fat from the midsection with the tightening of the abdominal muscles, flattening the belly and giving patients a slimmer contour. Unlike liposuction, a tummy tuck will address excess skin, not just the elimination of excess fat.
Through a horizontal incision below your belly button and above your groin, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will trim away excess skin, then tighten and repair the underlying abdominal muscles using sutures. The skin is then smoothed over the abdomen for an attractive, slim contour before closing the incision, leaving behind a small scar that can be hidden under a bathing suit and will fade over time. Patients are often thrilled with their results!
Achieve your ideal shape with The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis
If you have been struggling with stubborn areas of fat or excess, sagging skin that diet and exercise cannot shift, then liposuction, body contouring, or a combination of the two procedures can give you the boost you need to achieve the shape you desire. With expert surgical technique, our plastic surgeons will define, sculpt, and enhance your body, working with your unique body shape to achieve beautiful, natural, long-lasting results. If you are interested in what liposuction or body contouring can do for you, get in touch with The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis today to schedule a consultation. We will combine the training, expertise, and skill of our staff with your needs and desires to create the perfect surgical plan to help you look and feel your very best.