among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction (also
known as "lipoplasty" or "suction lipectomy")
sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas around the
thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and
not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but the procedure can
eliminate areas of fat that are unresponsive to typical weight-loss
methods, and improve body contour.
Thigh lifts are
performed in order to tighten the loose skin of the thigh and buttock.
The texture of the skin does not change as a result of this
procedures. Not all patients are candidates for a thigh lift.
The method of surgery is to undermine the skin and remove the excess.
The incision is placed around the upper thigh and buttock, usually in a
transverse direction. Many doctors recommend that some fat is suctioned
at the same time. The operation is done under a general anesthetic.
and exercise sometimes do little to eliminate unwanted fat and loose
skin in the abdominal area. If you are bothered by these appearance
problems, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) may be a good choice for you.
Abdominoplasty is performed to rid a person of excess skin and to
tighten the weak abdominal wall muscles. This is frequently present in
women following childbirth and after weight loss.
The procedure can
be done as an outpatient or inpatient and sometimes can be done as a
mini-abdominoplasty, which works mainly on the lower portion of the
abdomen. Recovery period is anywhere from 7-14 days, depending on the
extent of the procedure and the tightening of the abdominal wall
musculature. Liposuction can also be performed at the time of this