Tummy Tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty, is the procedure that will tighten and remove sagging, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten the abdominal muscles. It is commonly requested by women who wish to regain their abdominal contour after childbirth. It is also the procedure of choice for both men and women after dramatic weight loss that has resulted in loose, excess skin. Some additional liposuction may also be involved to further tailor the abdominal contour. During your abdominoplasty consultation, Dr. Morea will carefully explain the procedure to you and review many before and after photographs. Our goal at The Morea Plastic Surgical Center is to be sure you are fully informed and aware of what to expect from your abdominoplasty surgery.
MINOR ABDOMNIOPLASTY (MINI TUMMY TUCK)
The minor abdominoplasty as the name implies is a less complex operation primarily designed to address body contour concerns below the umbilicus (Belly Button). This procedure will remove a small amount of loose skin and treat muscle bulging that is limited to the lower abdominal area. It is important to have realistic expectations regarding what can be accomplished with a Mini Tummy Tuck. During your consultation, Dr. Morea will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove excess fatty tissue. It is one of the most commonly performed yet misunderstood procedures. There are many different techniques of liposuction which can sometimes be confusing for patients. The basic goal of liposuction, regardless of the technique utilized, is to remove excess and unwanted fatty tissue. It should be understood that liposuction is a body contouring procedure and not a weight loss tool. Liposuction can be performed on many different areas of the body (Neck, arms, abdomen, back, thighs and lower leg or calf area). During your liposuction consultation with Dr. Morea, he will help you understand the many aspects of liposuction and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic breast and abdominal surgery designed to help women regain their appearance after childbirth. The breast procedures can help restore volume and size and correct sagging, droopy breasts. These procedures can range from Breast Augmentation with breast implants to Breast Lift procedures. The abdominal procedures can help remove excess sagging abdominal skin and correct unsightly bulges. The operations can vary from liposuction to abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck). During your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Morea, he will help you explore the many options and determine which procedures would benefit you most.
BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION WITH IMPLANTS
Buttock augmentation can be performed on men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their gluteal area. For some, the buttocks are too small for their frame and a more balanced look is desired. For others, the buttock shape may be too flat or square and a more curvy youthful appearance is their goal. Buttock augmentation is a procedure that reshapes and enhances the gluteal area, providing an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile. Implants are used for buttock augmentation by placing the implant underneath the muscle fascia through a small incision in the gluteal crease. The implants are available in a number of shapes and sizes. During your Buttock Augmentation consultation, Dr. Morea will assist you in choosing the proper fit based on your desired results.
Dramatic weight loss due to Bariatric Surgery or dieting can lead to loose, flabby skin on the inner and outer thighs. For some patients, dieting and exercise fail to reduce excess tissue in their upper thighs. Thigh lift is the procedure of choice to remove excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs. Various incisions can be utilized to remove the extra skin. Liposuction can be used in addition to the surgery to achieve the best result. The tightening and lifting effect of this surgery can allow patients to feel more confident wearing clothing that accentuates the thigh and buttock contours.
ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)
An Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove excess fat that often creates a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss or aging can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow. Liposuction is sometimes used in combination with the surgery to achieve the best result. An incision is made from the armpit to the elbow and excess skin is removed from the inner aspect of the upper arm.
BODY CONTOURING AFTER MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS
After massive weight loss, patient’s can experience problems in multiple areas. These generally include sagging skin in the neck, breasts, arms, abdomen and thighs. Various skin resection and lifting procedures are available for correction of these areas of concern. These procedures include Face Lift, Arm Lift, Abdominoplasty, Lower Body Lift and Thigh Lift. It is not uncommon for these procedures to be done in stages. During your consultation with Dr. Morea for surgery after major weight loss, you can discuss your areas of concern and he will establish a surgical plan developed specifically for you.