Body Contouring Surgery by Melissa Johnson MD, FACS
Body Contouring Surgery
At Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery, we offer many types of body contouring, or body sculpting, plastic surgery procedures. During your personal consultation, you can address any issues that may concern you about your body appearance and discuss the results you would like to achieve. Together we will develop a mutual plan tailored to fit your needs.
And to help guide you through all phases of your body contouring treatment plan, our staff will facilitate your preoperative, procedural and postoperative care, making sure that all your questions are answered. We're here to help make your Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery experience a pleasant and personally rewarding one.
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Cosmetic body surgery considerations
To obtain the best long-term results, you should be at an optimal weight, have a regular exercise program, and eat a healthy diet.
For unwanted excess skin and fat around the abdomen, a tummy tuck, can help flatten your abdominal wall and reshape your waist by tightening the muscles and removing the excess skin and fat. In many instances, an abdominoplasty is done in combination with liposuction of the abdominal wall.
If you have excess loose skin due to massive weight loss, aging, or childbearing, you may be a candidate for a body lift. This procedure improves the tone of your abdomen, back, buttocks, and hips by removing and tightening your excess skin and fat.
After massive weight gain and loss you may develop unwanted “flabbiness” of your arms. An arm lift can help eliminate the excess skin and fat from your upper arms. Liposuction may be offered in combination with brachioplasty.
To define the curves and contour of your buttocks, specially designed implants may be used. A buttock lift can help augment the size and shape of the buttocks. Fat from other body areas can also be used to enhance the buttock size. Removing excess skin can be combined with these techniques to maximize firmness.
We remove the unwanted fat that is not responding to your healthy diet and exercise program with liposuction.
Liposuction can be performed in many body areas such as the face, neck, arms, abdomen, back, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, and ankles.
With massive weight gain and loss the skin in the thigh area can lose elasticity and becomes very loose. A thigh lift removes the excess skin and fat from your upper legs. This procedure can target your upper thighs alone or both upper and medial thighs.
Fat grafting is a procedure that augments the less defined areas of your body with your own body fat. Liposuction is performed to obtain your fat. It is then injected into the areas that you feel require more shape and definition.
Bariatric procedures can be used after massive weight gain and loss. A patient may require multiple procedures listed above to obtain a full body transformation. All areas of the body may have excess loose skin and require excision.