Sometimes, following a healthy diet and exercise routine are not enough to get rid of stubborn fat that has accumulated under the skin. In addition, pregnancy, massive weight loss or the natural aging process can leave individuals with sagging skin that has lost its elasticity and is unable to “bounce back” to a smaller size and shape even after an individual has lost excess weight and is at or just above their ideal body weight. These same factors can also damage the underlying musculature and tissue structures, making it difficult if not impossible to restore muscle tone and to tighten the area of concern.Fortunately, the experienced plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Group offer a host of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to contour and rejuvenate certain areas of the body. The following are examples of body cosmetic surgery procedures we offer to tighten, tone and / or rejuvenate our patients’ “problem areas.”
Liposuction. With liposuction, the board-certified New Jersey plastic surgeon removes excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise from under the skin. Appropriate candidates for liposuction include those who are at or slightly above their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity but are plagued by stubborn, localized pockets of fat.
Also called “tummy tuck” surgery, abdominoplasty is an effective way to eliminate excess abdominal skin that has lost its elasticity and hangs off the midsection. During tummy tuck surgery, the plastic surgeon also repairs damaged abdominal muscles, for a flatter, firmer abdominal contour. He or she can also include liposuction as necessary to remove unwanted fat from the treatment area.
With body lift surgery, the plastic surgeon again eliminates excess skin and fat and repairs the supporting tissue structures, for a tighter, toned contour throughout the trunk and / or lower body.
Thigh lift surgery is an effective way to remove loose skin and unwanted fat from the thighs. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon also repairs the underlying tissues, for a smoother thigh profile.
Also called arm lift surgery, brachioplasty is used to eliminate skin that hangs off the upper-arm area. Again, excess fat can also be removed, and any damaged supporting structures are restored. This leaves patients with a svelte upper-arm contour.
With labiaplasty, the discrete plastic surgeon removes excess tissue from the labia, resulting in a more symmetrical, rejuvenated look throughout a female’s intimate region.
Individuals who are bothered by unwanted fat, loose excess skin that hangs off the body and greatly damaged musculature are often candidates for one or more of our cosmetic surgery procedures designed to improve the look of certain areas of the body. The next step in achieving one’s dream figure is to schedule a consultation, so one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can evaluate your anatomy, listen to your aesthetic desires and recommend an appropriate surgical treatment option to help you achieve your cosmetic objectives.To arrange a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about our cosmetic body contouring procedures, please contact the Plastic Surgery Group by calling (973) 233-1933 for our Montclair or Livingston, NJ office, or (212) 321-0406 for our NYC location.