BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURES
In patients who have lost weight or post pregnancy, as a result of stretching, loose skin accumulates in the lower abdomen. Despite exercise and dieting the excess loose skin will remain. This is not only unattractive but also can be restrictive in clothing and a significant obstacle in regaining confidence. Abdominoplasty is designed to remove this excess skin, tighten the underlying musculature and to tighten the whole abdomen.
Excess skin in the upper arm is often present after weight loss. It can also be present, especially in the upper arm as a result of aging and loss of skin elasticity. This does not usually respond to exercise and can be a source of significant embarrassment.
This excess skin can be removed surgically. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic through a longitudinal incision. The scar is hidden in the arm so that sleeveless tops can be worn.
Liposuction is a surgical technique that removes areas of fat collection. It is not a tool for weight loss and is best suited for dealing with localized areas of fat deposits. It is a very useful technique to refine body contour, more recently termed liposculpture.