The human body is made up of many parts, each of which contributes to the aesthetics of the individual. However, a multitude of issues can arise and cause any one of these parts to detract from the attractiveness of the body. Many body issues result from aging, pregnancy, nursing, weight gain, weight loss, and similar experiences. If you are dissatisfied with your body, there are a number of cosmetic procedures that can correct your body issues, improve your appearance, and enhance your quality of life.
Arm lift surgery removes excess skin and localized fat from the upper arms. The upper arms are prone to sagging due to age-related skin laxity and after major weight loss, and exercise is not always effective for correcting this problem. Arm lift surgery eliminates excess skin and fat to reshape the upper arms so that they look more toned, firm, and youthful.
The Brazilian Butt Lift improves body contour by enhancing the buttocks while removing unwanted fat from other areas. With a technique called fat transfer, unwanted fat is removed from the abdomen, thighs, or other target areas of your body and carefully injected/transferred into the buttocks. This procedure fills out and lifts a flat or saggy butt, and, with the removal of excess fat from other areas, it provides effective and natural body contouring.
Cellulaze™ cellulite reduction uses laser energy to effectively improve the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite occurs when fat pushes against the skin and fibrous bands pull down on the skin, creating a noticeably dimpled appearance that often causes self-consciousness and embarrassment. This condition is very common and can occur in people of various weights as a result of genetics, a slow metabolism, and hormonal changes. The Cellulaze™ laser reduces cellulite by heating the fat to smooth out bulges, and the laser fiber releases the fibrous bands. Cellulaze™ treatment also increases collagen production to improve skin elasticity so that the fat is less likely to reproduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite.
Corset trunkplasty is a cosmetic procedure that contours the midsection by removing excess skin caused by significant weight loss. Many individuals who experience major weight loss have unsightly loose skin around the midsection that cannot be eliminated through diet or exercise. With corset trunkplasty, excess skin around the midsection is removed to create a smoother and more attractive waistline.
Fat transfer is the process of transferring fat from one area of the body to another. Unwanted belly fat, thigh fat, or fat in other stubborn areas is removed and then injected into another area of the body. Fat transfer can add volume to the face, breasts, buttocks, or other areas to improve their shape, size, and appearance while simultaneously trimming and toning another area of the body. This technique can also help individuals look more refreshed and youthful with the improvements to their body or facial contours.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the size of the inner labia. The inner labia can be overly large due to genetics, injury, disease, or childbirth, and their size can decrease a woman’s self-confidence and can even cause pain during physical activities. This procedure provides both cosmetic and physical benefits and can improve comfort while wearing certain types of clothing and while engaging in sexual activities.
The laser arm lift is a minimally invasive alternative to the traditional arm lift. It uses the Smartlipo TriPlex™ system to tighten sagging skin and eliminate fat from the upper arms. Commonly caused by aging or weight loss, loose upper arm skin can negatively affect body image and self-confidence. The laser arm lift uses laser heat to liquefy and remove excess upper arm fat and to increase collagen production, which tightens the skin naturally. This minimally invasive technique improves upper arm shape and is best for individuals with mild to moderate skin sagging on the upper arm.
Liposuction is a popular procedure that removes stubborn fat to improve body contours and proportions. Using cannulas, excess fat is suctioned out of the body to trim and tone the target area. There are many techniques that assist this process for even greater results, such as Smartlipo™ laser-assisted liposuction, Body-Jet® and AquaShape® water-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), and power-assisted liposuction (PAL). This body procedure can remove unwanted fat from the ankles, calves, thighs, abdomen, waist, neck, face, upper arms, back, and flanks to improve body image and how clothing fits.
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that improve body shape and appearance after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. While careful dieting and exercise cannot always correct the trauma to the body that results from childbearing and nursing, this customized procedure can dramatically improve the appearance and contours of the affected areas. Depending on the needs of the woman, a Mommy Makeover may include breast enhancement to lift and add volume to the breasts, a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles, and possibly liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat. This combination procedure can restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state, and the results are best maintained with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and avoidance of future pregnancies.
Post dramatic weight loss, body-contouring procedures can shape and tone the body by removing loose skin, eliminating fatty tissue, and, in some cases, tightening the underlying muscles. Individuals who experience major weight loss often find themselves with loose, stretched out skin that cannot be removed with diet or exercise. Post dramatic weight loss procedures can treat the upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and other areas. These body-contouring procedures can dramatically improve body shape and body image for those who have undergone major weight loss.
Sweat gland ablation reduces excessive sweating by destroying sweat glands in the armpits. Nearly one in five adults suffers from excessive sweating, which can ruin clothing and cause embarrassment in social situations. This procedure uses the handheld Cellulaze™ laser device to safely, effectively, and permanently destroy sweat glands in the armpits. While even prescription antiperspirants may fail to control excess sweating, the Cellulaze™ laser provides controlled sweat gland ablation to effectively improve this condition.
A thigh lift improves the shape of the thighs through the removal of excess skin and fat. Many individuals develop excess fat or loose skin on their thighs as young as puberty, and this area does not always respond well to diet and exercise. This procedure removes loose skin and stubborn fat from the outer thighs, inner thighs, or both to improve their shape and appearance.
Tummy tuck surgery removes excess abdominal skin and fat and tightens weakened abdominal muscles to improve the appearance of the midsection. This procedure offers the benefits of a flatter stomach, more slender waistline, and tighter abdominal muscles, which can help to improve self-image and self-confidence. There are two options for tummy tuck surgery: a partial tummy tuck, which addresses the area below the navel, or a full tummy tuck, which address the entire abdomen. Aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and more can contribute to sagging abdominal skin, stubborn belly fat, and stretched out abdominal muscles that do not respond well to diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery can improve this common problem area for women and men of almost any age.
Male plastic surgery procedures can enhance and rejuvenate a man’s appearance. Many men find it increasingly important to maintain a youthful, attractive image so as to keep a competitive edge in the workforce and the social world. Men of all ages can undergo plastic surgery procedures to improve the appearance of their bodies. Popular male body procedures include liposuction and tummy tuck to eliminate excess fat from the abdomen, chest, and other problem areas for a firmer, stronger-looking, and more masculine physique.
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