We offer various procedures for the body including tummy tucks, liposuction, thigh lifts, and mommy makeovers. Client safety and comfort are of great concern to us, and we go to great lengths to meet those priorities. We often perform procedures in conjunction with each other to achieve the best results, minimize overall recovery time, and to ensure patients experience the least amount of discomfort as possible.
Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, is an invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to achieve a smooth, tight, and natural appearing abdomen. By strategically placing incisions to remove excess skin and fat tissue, this is achieved. Patients that have experienced drastic weight loss or have recently given birth ordinarily seek tummy tucks.
When a woman gives birth, and a patient undergoes extreme weight loss, they abdominal muscles stretch and they become difficult to rebuild. While tummy tucks do not repair these muscles, they can still recreate the appearance of a trim waistline, and a tight abdomen.
Tummy tucks is a common procedure performed at the Egozi Plastic Surgery Center. An incision is made between the pubic hairline and belly button to gain access to the abdominal muscles and fatty tissue. A second incision is made around the belly button to remove excess skin when needed. Tummy tucks will not alter the appearance of a patient’s belly button.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat deposits. The purpose of liposuction is to enhance body contour and proportionality. It is not an alternative to weight loss through diet and exercise. Many patients seek liposuction to treat sagging skin and cellulite, which causes dimpled skin on the hips, buttocks, and thighs. Liposuction is effective on the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, ankles, calves, chest, inner knees, chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, and back.
There are a few different methods to perform liposuction. Because the Egozi Plastic Surgery Center emphasizes patient safety and comfort, we primarily utilize a combination of the tumescent and ultrasonic technique. Patients will experience less bruising and swelling and see their desired results.
Thigh lifts are performed to achieve proportionality with the calves, buttocks, and abdomen. Through strategically placed incisions, fat and excess skin is removed, tightening the skin, and creating youthful appearing thighs. Patients usually seek thigh lifts after experiencing significant weight loss. Drastic weight loss often decreases the elasticity of the thighs and buttocks, which causes the skin to sag and fat to accumulate. It is very common for thigh lifts to be performed in conjunction with other procedures because the primary goal is to achieve proportionality.
A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures implemented in phases. They usually include the cosmetic procedures described above, in addition to breast augmentation and lift procedures. Mommy makeovers are for mothers that have given birth within the past two years and do not plan on having children in the future, or else the results will become ineffective.
Like the procedures above, a mommy makeover is not a substitute for dieting or exercise. The ideal patient is one who eats healthily and exercises regularly. After childbirth, it’s common for women to have trouble losing weight and transforming to the same body type they had before. If they desire to achieve that same body, a mommy makeover is an excellent choice, in addition to exercise and dieting.
Mommy makeovers can tighten the abdomen, reconstruct the breasts, remove excess skin and fat deposits, and create overall body proportionality. It is important that patients who have undergone a mommy makeover continue to exercise and treat their bodies well, or else the results will not last.