Body Procedures Minneapolis
Dr. James Hoffman in Minneapolis – St. Paul, performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures to contour the shape of the body. Click the following for more information:
Continue reading for a brief overview the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction procedures.
Body contouring has an effect on the balance and form of the body as a whole. Many patients have told me after breast surgery that their tummy looks different – saggier or larger – in comparison to their shapely breasts. The opposite is also true. Patients have told me following tummy tuck or liposuction that they wish their breasts were fuller or more shapely.
Frequently combining more than one surgery is the optimal means of ensuring body balance and symmetry. Performing two contouring procedures has several advantages to the patient. There is only one surgery, only one anesthetic, and only one recovery time. An additional benefit to the patient is the cost savings of one operation instead of two.
Any of the following procedures can be combined and performed in one operation. By utilizing several techniques and contouring the body as a whole, you can achieve more satisfying/optimal results and give a woman the figure she desires.
The ideal candidate for liposuction is a person who is close to their ideal body weight, who exercises, and has a healthy diet but cannot get rid of isolated areas of fat. Liposuction can be performed on several areas at one time to ensure optimal body contours. Liposuction can be combined with breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck.
Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat, tighten the muscles, and remove stretch marks from the abdomen. Women who have had multiple pregnancies are frequently good candidates for this operation. In other instances, substantial weight loss may cause the abdominal skin to become flacid. Significant stretch marks in the abdominal skin are a telltale sign that the skin has stretched beyond it’s capacity to retract. In these cases, liposuction alone will not treat the problem. The excess skin and fat must be surgically removed.
This 48-year-old women patient was bothered by fullness and stretch marks in her tummy. She also had a tendency to accumulate fat in her hips. A combination of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction of her hips and thighs has restored her girlish figure. In planning her surgery, it was important for her to bring her bathing suit to clinic to plan her incisions. Even in a revealing bikini, her tummy tuck incision is hidden beautifully.
For more information on Tummy Tuck and body contouring procedures in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to set up your personal and private consultation.