Breast augmentation, also referred to as breast enlargement or breast enhancement, is a surgical procedure which enhances the shape and size of the breasts with the use of implants. Women may seek breast augmentation to increase the size of small breasts, to restore volume or shape that has diminished with weight loss or pregnancy, to balance out breasts which differ in size, or to reconstruct the breasts after mastectomy.
Breast implants are used during breast augmentation to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. Most breast implants used today are comprised of a silicone shell which may be filled with sterile salt water (saline) or silicone gel. They come in various sizes and may be round or contoured, smooth or textured.
Breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure which raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, and repositioning the nipples. After surgery, the breasts have a firmer, shapelier breast contour. Women commonly seek breast lift surgery to correct changes occurring through pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight fluctuations.
Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure which reduces the size of large, heavy or pendulous breast. After surgery, the breasts will be smaller, lighter, firmer and more proportionate with the rest of the body. Breast reduction can alleviate many physical side effects of large breasts including back pain, skin irritation and rashes, posture problems, and bra strap grooving.
The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure which removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles to improve a protruding or sagging abdomen. The tummy tuck can be particularly beneficial in correcting loose, sagging abdominal skin and/or weakened abdominal muscles following pregnancy or weight loss.
Liposuction, also referred to as lipoplasty, removes stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction produces a slimmer, smoother contour and is commonly performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, back, chest, cheeks, chin, waist, upper arms, inner knees, neck, calves and ankles. SmartLipo is a newer, less-invasive liposuction technique which uses laser energy to liquefy the fat prior to removal, allowing for fewer side effects and less downtime.
Fat transfer (fat injection) is a procedure in which a patient’s own fat is removed from an area of excess, such as the abdomen or buttocks, and then re-injected into areas of the face to add or restore volume. Fat transfer can enhance the lips, fill scars and other skin depressions, plump wrinkles and creases, and add volume to shallow facial contours. Fat transfer can restore a more youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance.
The body lift improves loose, sagging skin and excess fat in the waist, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. This surgery can create a firmer, more youthful body contour. The body lift is often sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, as with bariatric surgery, and are left with loose skin.
The thigh lift is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the thigh area. The thigh lift can address the inner, medial, and/or outer thigh to restore a firmer, more youthful appearance and smoother, more proportionate contour.
The arm lift (brachioplasty) improves the appearance of loose, sagging upper arms. The arm lift removes excess sagging skin and fat from the inside of the upper arms and tightens and smoothes the underlying tissues. Following surgery, the upper arms will have more definition and an improved shape. SmartLipo may be performed in conjunction with or in place of the arm lift for some individuals. This is a minimally-invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis system which removes fat with minimal downtime and recovery.
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