Weight gain, pregnancy and aging can all have a drastic affect on the appearance of the abdomen. For patients looking to improve and sculpt the appearance of their mid-sections, body contouring procedures offer a solution. Here is a look at some of the most popular treatments.
- Liposuction: Not only is liposuction non-invasive, it also remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed throughout the world. New techniques and advanced technology allows for more accuracy and control for the doctor, and reduces the level of pain and discomfort for the patient. Liposuction sculpts targeted areas of the body by removing deposits of stubborn fat through a small tube called a cannula. This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Liposuction can effectively treat most areas of the body, including the thighs, abdomen, love handles, arms, chest and hips.
- Tummy Tuck: Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck significantly flattens the stomach and reshapes the contour of the waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. The best candidates for a tummy tuck are women who have loose, sagging skin and pockets of excess abdominal fat due to the changes experienced during pregnancy and wish to rejuvenate their body, as well as individuals who have loose skin on the abdomen following significant weight loss. The tummy tuck procedure usually takes anywhere from two to five hours, and is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the patient, recovery time ranges from two weeks to several months.
- Mini Tummy Tuck: As the name implies, a mini tummy tuck is a limited variation on a full abdominoplasty. This procedure is ideal for patients who are close to their goal weight and desire a slight improvement. A mini tummy tuck requires a shorter incision, and the skin is pulled up only to the navel.
Interested In Learning More About Body Contouring Procedures? Contact Dr. Smith
For more information about liposuction or any other services we offer, contact Dr. Smith today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you.