Body Procedures continued

Thigh Lift

Thigh lifts are performed in order to tighten the loose skin of the thigh and buttock. Either the inner or outer thigh (or both) may be addressed. These procedures are most often indicated in patients who have lost a great deal of weight.

The method of surgery is to undermine the skin and remove the excess. The incision is placed around the upper thigh and buttock and/or within the groin or buttock creases. The operation is done under a general anesthetic. The procedure is one component of a "Body Lift" procedure.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Diet 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.

There is a spectrum of procedures under the heading of tummy tuck. This includes a "mini"-abdominoplasty for the patient with fullness isolated to the lower abdomen, a "full" abdominoplasty for the patient whose laxity extends through the entire abdominal and even to a circumferential abdominoplasty to address laxity of the abdominal wall which extends to the back and thighs. Often times, liposuction will supplement the results of a tummy tuck.

The recovery period is anywhere from 7-14 days, depending on the extent of the procedure and the tightening of the abdominal wall musculature.

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