Cosmetic Surgery

Body Cosmetic

Some of the most dramatic transformations in plastic surgery are seen with body contouring procedures.

Whether a mom desiring a tummy tuck and liposuction procedure to remove excess skin and fat and recapture her shape after having children or a weight loss patient wanting to remove the excess skin left behind, body contouring procedures can have a dramatic impact on how you look and feel. There are a variety of procedures available to address each area of the body including: the arms, back, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Dr. Brown will listen to your concerns and develop a custom plan for your transformation.

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Body Cosmetic Surgery

Tummy Tuck

The abdomen is one the areas of the body that most people want to improve. Whether you have extra skin due to weight changes or stretched out skin and muscles after pregnancy, a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help treat these problems.

An abdominoplasty involves removing the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen through a low hip to hip incision. The scar is usually hidden under normal bathing suits or undergarments. In addition, the abdominal (rectus abdominus) muscles are tightened with sutures to help with any weakness or bulging that may have occurred during pregnancy to help restore a more flat abdominal contour.

Many times, liposuction is done at the same time to remove unwanted excess fat and help reduce the love handles and recreate your waist line.

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Liposuction is a minimally invasive way to remove excess, unwanted fat. It is not meant for weight loss or generalized fat removal, but works best as a contouring technique.

Many of us have those areas of stubborn fat that, no matter how hard we work at our diet and exercise, just do not disappear. These are the ideal indications for liposuction. Liposuction can be used all over the body including the arms, abdomen, flanks, hips, back, thighs, and calves. It is frequently combined with other procedures for optimal results.

Come visit with Dr. Brown, and he will work with you to design a treatment plan to address all of your areas of concern.

Body Cosmetic Surgery

Mommy Makeover

Many of the other sections in this website have discussed the impact of pregnancy and child bearing on a woman’s body. These changes are different for everyone, but usually include: breast deflation and sagging, loose skin in the lower abdomen, stretched out abdominal muscles and loss of the flat abdomen, and stubborn excess fat that won’t go away.

A mommy makeover is a custom designed combination of procedures tailored specifically to you and your areas of concern. The most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are breast augmentation mastopexy, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Come visit us today and let Dr. Brown help you regain and enhance your figure and boost your self-esteem with a mommy makeover.

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Brachioplasty – Arm Lift

The upper inner arms are a common area to have excess skin and fat. This can be the result of normal aging, but is especially seen with significant weight loss. A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a procedure that removes the excess skin in the upper arm and tightens the remaining skin to restore a more youthful contour to the arm.

When the excess is mild, this can be done with a well concealed incision in the arm pit only. When more severe, an incision along the length of the arm, down to the elbow, is necessary. Liposuction can be added as an adjunct to remove excess fat at the same time if needed.

Dr. Brown will be able to determine what procedure will give you the best result after examining you at your consultation.

Body Cosmetic Surgery

Thigh Lift

Loose skin and excess fat in the upper medial thigh are a common problem that is difficult to correct with exercise alone. These can be addressed with a thigh lift. The surgery involves an incision hidden in the groin crease through which excess skin is removed, fat is removed, and the thigh skin is lifted upward to improve the contour of the leg.

In patients who have had significant weight loss and have excess skin running the entire length of the leg, a vertical incision down the inside of the thigh is needed to adequately correct this and reshape the thigh.

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Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift is growing in popularity. This procedure is really more of a buttock augmentation using your own tissues.

First, liposuction is performed in areas of unwanted fat. Then, this fat is transferred and injected into the buttocks for augmentation and refinement of shape and contour. The combination of taking the fat away from the surrounding areas, and enlarging the upper buttocks, gives a shapelier figure.

Since this procedure involves only very small incisions for liposuction and only uses your own tissues, the risk of complications is significantly less than the use of silicone implants for buttock augmentation.

Body Cosmetic Surgery

Body Contouring After Weight Loss

If you have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise, or after bariatric surgery such as a lap band or gastric bypass, congratulations! You are likely feeling much better and your doctor is telling you that you are healthier because of your efforts.

Unfortunately, most patients who lose a lot of weight are left with unwanted excess skin as a reminder of where they have come from. This excess skin can also cause other problems like rashes, trouble wearing normal clothing, difficulty performing normal daily activities, and exercising.

Dr. Brown can help you feel better and complete the final chapter of your transformation by removing the excess skin and restoring the contours of your body.

Since the weight loss affects your whole body, you likely will have several areas of concern that may include: the abdomen, back, breasts, arms, thighs, and the neck and face.

Given the need to address so many areas, Dr. Brown usually likes to break the treatment into stages.

During a consultation, he will examine you and discuss with you which areas are of greatest concern to you. Together, you can design an individualized plan that works best for you and gets you looking and feeling great again.