Project Description

 

 

Liposuccion, liposculpture

Intro

 Liposuction slims and thins some areas of the body, such as the tummy, the flanks, the thighs, the upper arms the legs and the neck and chin.

 

Indications

 Unwanted excess fat not responding to diet and exercise can be removed with liposuction in several areas of the body.

At Global Plastic Surgery, you will be considered as a candidate for surgery if you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what the selected surgery can achieve. If you are a non-smoker or you quit smoking at least 1 month before surgery, results will be better and achieved faster, while if you cannot stop smoking more complications have to be expected and sometimes surgery will be contraindicated.

At Global Plastic Surgery, surgical candidates commit also to healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and fitness.

 

Procedure

 Depending on the site and size of the fat to be removed and on your personal needs, a local or general anesthesia may be required. Through tip point incisions

Cannulas will be utilized to aspirate the fat.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient (ambulatory) or hospital setting.

 

 

Down Time

While activities can be restored very quickly after surgery, it is recommended to wear a special elastic garment for up to 6 weeks after surgery to assist the retraction of the skin and its adaptation to the new body contour.

 

Results

Results are long lasting. Silhouette remodeling, drainage of excess liquid and skin retraction may take up to several months to be visible and stable.

Skin elasticity will not improve after liposuction. There is no possibility to guarantee that the procedure will completely meet your goals. More than one procedure may be indicated in some cases.

 

Risks

At Global Plastic Surgery, possible risks and complications will be extensively discussed with you prior the operation date. After the extensive discussions with your surgeon, you will decide whether the potential risks, benefits and potential complications are acceptable to you.

Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), Body lift

Intro

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is an operation that removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen in order to obtain a flatter smoother contour of the belly.

When the excess skin and fat are also in the back and often are the result of massive weight loss, a body lift can be indicated. In a body lift, also the posterior contour is treated with the possibility to lift and augment the buttocks at the same time.

 

Indications

If your weight is stable and you are bothered by the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck. Usually the fat localized in the lower abdomen is difficult to lose even with exercise in particular when also the abdominal muscles are weakened and the abdomen is bulging out.

It is possible to lift the pubic area and genitals at the same time as the tummy tuck and using the same incision.

At Global Plastic Surgery, you will be considered as a candidate for surgery if you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what the selected surgery can achieve. If you are a non-smoker or you quit smoking at least 1 month before surgery, results will be better and achieved faster, while if you cannot stop smoking more complications have to be expected and sometimes surgery will be contraindicated.

At Global Plastic Surgery, surgical candidates commit also to healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and fitness.

 

Tummy tuck Vs. Liposuction

If you only have excess fat that you cannot shed across the abdomen with a good skin quality then you probably can best profit from a liposuction. When also skin is in excess is and skin elasticity is compromised (stretch marks) then you probably better opt for a tummy tuck to remove this excess tissues in bulk.

The tummy tuck can also correct the bulging out of the abdomen due to a weakened abdominal wall.

Sometimes a mini-tummy tuck, that is a tummy tuck without the transposition of the belly button is the best option, in particular when the excess fat and skin are localized below the belly button.

In some cases your surgeons at Global Plastic Surgery may decide to stage the operations and perform a liposuction in the first stage and tummy tuck with correction of the abdominal wall deformities in a second stage.

 

Mommy makeover

The so called “mommy makeover” is a combination of operations aiming to correct the body changes occurring after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A combination of liposuction/tummy tuck and breast lift/augmentation can be in selected cases performed at the same time.

 

Procedure

Depending on the amount and localization of the excess skin and fat, a tummy tuck requires often an incision from hip to hip in the area between your belly button and the pubis. The scar required is often long, but is well hidden below the bikini area.

A second incision is required and your navel when there is excess skin also above the umbilicus.

When a body lift is indicated it will usually be staged in a second operation.

In some cases a small, thin tube may be placed under the skin to drain excess fluids or blood that may collect. At Global plastic Surgery all instructions to take care of these tubes will be provided before and after surgery.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient (ambulatory) or hospital setting.

 

 

Down Time

At Global Plastic Surgery, no stiches will need to be removed after surgery. Dressings will be placed on the incision lines during a period of 2-3 weeks. During recovery, at Global plastic Surgery, you will be provided with a special elastic garment for your abdomen to assist your tissues to retract and heal properly. For the first 1-2 weeks you will be recommended not to stand fully upright in order to avoid excessive tension on the healing wounds. Normal work can be started after 1-2 weeks and 4-6 weeks are required for starting sport.

 

Results

Initially, results may be not obvious due to swelling and inability to stand up fully upright. After about two weeks, results will become more visible and a change in the shape of the abdomen will be obvious.

The tummy tuck will result in a firmer and flatter abdomen, more proportional to your body type and weight. Although the main issue of excessive skin and fat has been addressed, a second surgical operation may be required in order to obtain optimal results.

While the C-section scar can often be integrated in the new tummy tuck scar, previous operations and scars on the abdomen may limit the results of your operation.

 

Risks

At Global Plastic Surgery all possible risks and complications will be extensively discussed with you prior the operation date. After the extensive discussions with your surgeon, you will decide whether the potential risks, benefits and potential complications are acceptable to you.

Arm Lift (brachioplasty)

Intro

Aging and fluctuations of weight may cause your upper arms to appear loose and sagging. These changes cannot be corrected by exercise

 

Indications

 An arm lift is indicated when you aim to reducing the excess sagging skin and fat in the upper arm.

At Global Plastic Surgery, you will be considered as a candidate for surgery if you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what the selected surgery can achieve. If you are a non-smoker or you quit smoking at least 1 month before surgery, results will be better and achieved faster, while if you cannot stop smoking more complications have to be expected and sometimes surgery will be contraindicated.

At Global Plastic Surgery, surgical candidates commit also to healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and fitness.

 

Procedure

Incision length and position depend on the amount and localization of the excess skin and fat. Usually, the incision is placed in the inside or back of the arm and may extend from the underarm to the elbow.

Isolated fat excess with a good skin tone can be addressed by liposuction alone.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient (ambulatory) or hospital setting.

 

 

Down Time

At Global Plastic Surgery, no stiches will need to be removed after surgery. A dressing will be required for about 2-3 weeks.

Patients will be provided with elastic garments to assist the skin and underlying tissues during healing.

Normal work activities can be restored after about 1-2 weeks, sport after 4-6 weeks.

 

Results

Results become apparent soon after surgery, although some time is required to allow for excess swelling to resorb and for tissues to heal in place. Results are long lasting, provided that your weight is stable and that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. An additional surgical procedure may be required to achieve optimal results.

 

Risks

 At Global Plastic Surgery all possible risks and complications will be extensively discussed with you prior the operation date. After the extensive discussions with your surgeon, you will decide whether the potential risks, benefits and potential complications are acceptable to you.

Thigh Lift

Intro

Thigh lift surgery addresses the excess skin and fat along the inner part of the tight providing you with a smoother contour of your inner legs.

 

Indications

If you have excess skin and fat or irregularities of you inner thigh you may be a candidate for thigh lift surgery.

 

At Global Plastic Surgery, you will be considered as a candidate for surgery if you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what the selected surgery can achieve. If you are a non-smoker or you quit smoking at least 1 month before surgery, results will be better and achieved faster, while if you cannot stop smoking more complications have to be expected and sometimes surgery will be contraindicated.

At Global Plastic Surgery, surgical candidates commit also to healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and fitness.

 

Procedure

Most of the times incisions are along the groin, extending when needed toward the back (to improve the contour of the back of the thigh) or around the hip (to improve the contour of the outer thigh). The operation is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient (ambulatory) or hospital setting.

 

Down Time

At Global Plastic Surgery, no stiches will need to be removed after surgery. A dressing will be required for about 2-3 weeks.

Patients will be provided with elastic garments to assist the skin and underlying tissues during healing.

Normal work activities can be restored after about 1-2 weeks, sport after 4-6 weeks.

 

Results

Results become apparent soon after surgery, although some time is required to allow for excess swelling to resorb and for tissues to heal in place. Results are long lasting, provided that your weight is stable and that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. An additional surgical procedure may be required to achieve optimal results.

 

 

Risks

At Global Plastic Surgery all possible risks and complications will be extensively discussed with you prior the operation date. After the extensive discussions with your surgeon, you will decide whether the potential risks, benefits and potential complications are acceptable to you.