Are you looking to enhance your appearance from the neck down? With one or more cosmetic procedures, you could achieve your beauty goals.
Choosing to have cosmetic surgery can be a difficult decision to make. But with the right procedure, and by choosing the best cosmetic surgeon, you can effectively tighten and improve your skin’s appearance, boost your bust, add volume to your buttocks, and so much more.
Cosmetic surgery is different from plastic surgery. Plastic surgery refers to procedures aimed at correcting birth defects and trauma from accidents, to give a couple of examples. A plastic surgeon may also reconstruct the breasts following a mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis. This type of surgery is also referred to as reconstructive surgery.
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Surgeons perform cosmetic surgery procedures purely for aesthetic reasons. You may have lopsided breasts or too much sag along your abdomen. Cosmetic procedures can improve these irregularities, leading to better self-esteem.
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When it comes to cosmetic surgeries for the body, there are quite a few to mention. Here are the most popular procedures people like you are choosing every day as they visit their cosmetic surgeons in the hopes of achieving aesthetic enhancement.
Popular Body Cosmetic Surgeries for a Self-Esteem Boost
Do you struggle in the gym with the expectation of losing those last five pounds? If only you could lose those stubborn pockets of fat on your abdomen, along your lower back, and elsewhere on your body, you’d be happy with your results, right?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to spot-reduce fat deposits. Dieting and exercise only do so much. If those pockets of fatty tissue remain, liposuction may be the best way to slim down and realign your bodily contours.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to improve the shape of the body by removing those stubborn pockets of fat. The procedure is not intended to help you lose weight, however. Rather, it aims to etch your body into a more attractive form.
During liposuction, localized fat deposits are removed from beneath the skin using a vacuum-powered cannula, which is a thin, pen-shaped instrument. The fat is first broken up using a saline solution mixed with an anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Liposuction can be performed on the stomach, hips, arms, thighs, buttocks, and back. Men often use liposuction to remove fatty tissue from the chest during gynecomastia surgery, otherwise known as male breast reduction surgery.
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Since the lipo procedure tends to be mild on the body, more than one area can be contoured in a single day with this amazing and popular cosmetic surgery.
HD liposuction, otherwise known as Vaser Liposuction, uses ultrasound to break up the fat underneath the skin. This procedure is useful for removing fat deposits from strategic locations on the body to allow the natural structure underneath to show through.
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance, which is quite a mouthful. The ultrasound energy emitted by the VASER device liquefies fat cells before they are suctioned from the body. A tumescent fluid may also be used to further break up the fat cells and anesthetize the location.
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A tummy tuck is useful for removing sagging or fatty tissue from the abdominal area. Women who have given birth and people who have lost a significant amount of weight can find the tummy tuck to be a game-changer. The procedure recontours the belly area to leave it flattered and more toned. Tummy tuck surgery can also strengthen the abdominal muscles. If you didn’t have a six-pack before, you might have one after tummy tuck surgery.
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During a tummy tuck procedure, also referred to medically as abdominoplasty, excess fatty tissue and saggy skin are removed from the abdominal region. The cosmetic surgeon also tightens and fortifies weakened or separated muscles, which further improves the bodily profile.
In some cases, tummy tucks can remove stretch marks, but only if the damage to the skin falls within the region of excess skin to be removed.
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Just as you shouldn’t think of liposuction as a weight loss procedure, tummy tucks should not be thought of as a replacement for exercise or healthy eating. Cosmetic surgery can help you improve your body after you’ve already put in the arduous work of contouring your body through natural means.
The results of a tummy tuck are permanent, but you will need to do your part to maintain your results by keeping your weight in check.
Having children can alter a woman’s body drastically. You may be able to relate. If your body is left a bit saggy and you wish you could return your body to a younger time, a mommy makeover may be just what the cosmetic surgeon ordered.
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The mommy makeover is a grouping of several cosmetic procedures in one. The primary aim of the surgery is to help women address the effects of childbearing and age. The procedure can be used on the breasts and body to restore her pre-pregnancy appearance.
Common uses of the surgery include the correction of saggy skin along the abdomen and elsewhere on the body. With cosmetic surgeries like the tummy tuck and body lift, stretched and separated abdominal muscles can be tightened and fortified, and stubborn pockets of fat removed to attain the ideal bodily contours.
The breasts can be restored with more volume and size using breast augmentation, which uses silicone, saline, Gummy Bear breast implants, or natural augmentation using the fat transfer technique.
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Women can also opt for a breast lift or a breast reduction. If lopsidedness is a concern, breast symmetry can be improved as well with these surgeries, which can include the correction of stretched or overly large nipples and areolas.
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Following surgery, many women rave about their bodies and the way their clothing and swimsuits fit, which makes a mommy makeover procedure well worth it for many women who don’t want children anymore.
If your backside is a tad flat or saggy, butt implants can give you more volume and shape where it counts. Similar to the way breast implants enhance the bust, butt implants make the buttocks rounder and more pronounced.
Butt lifts are made of silicone. The surgeon places the surgical implants into the buttocks by way of an incision created between the butt cheeks.
This cosmetic procedure is ideal for people with very little fatty tissue on the backside. It can take up to four weeks to recover from butt lift surgery.
In some cases, the surgeon can use the fat transfer technique to further enhance the buttock area. This is where fatty tissue is removed from one area of your body and injected into your buttocks to give your backside added shapeliness.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) also uses the fat transfer technique. The aim of the cosmetic procedure is to augment the size and shape of the buttocks without the use of butt implants.
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During the procedure, excess fat is extracted from the abdomen, hips, lower back, or inner thighs. This has the added benefit of slimming the donor area while simultaneously enhancing your buttocks.
The surgeon then injects the fatty tissue strategically into the buttock area. A talented cosmetic surgeon can recontour the buttocks with the injected fat cells for natural-looking results. The results can last many years.
Sculptra Butt Lift
The Sculptra butt lift is a non-surgical procedure that seeks to enhance the backside with an FDA-approved filler. The procedure aims to add lift and natural fullness to the buttocks.
The Sculptra butt lift is an excellent alternative to the Brazilian butt lift if your goal is to make your buttocks perkier and rounder without committing to surgery.
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Sculptra adds fullness but it also enhances the quality of your skin. The surgeon uses topical anesthesia along with the procedure to ensure you remain comfortable from beginning to end. The technique is minimally invasive and requires no downtime. There is also zero scarring.
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If your buttocks have areas that are sunken in or lacking in volume, this procedure can give your butt a fuller appearance.
Unlike other injectable fillers that only last a few months to a year, Sculptra injections are long-lasting. That means you won’t have to attend maintenance appointments throughout the year. You get an impressive backside with only a single appointment.
The arm lift, otherwise referred to as Brachioplasty, aims to reshape the saggy, flabby under portion of the upper arm. You may have heard the term Bingo Wings or Bat Wings. The arm lift can get rid of the flab and sag to restore youthfulness, tightness, and slimness to the upper arms.
During the Brachioplasty procedure, the cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and fat in order to smooth and tone the affected area. The aftereffect makes the arms more proportional to the rest of your body.
Abdominal etching is similar to the liposuction procedure. The cosmetic surgeon removes unwanted body fat, but not all of it. You may wonder why the surgeon would leave any fat behind. The surgeon uses the excess fat that remains to sculpt and add definition to the abdominal area.
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Abdominal etching also uses a cannula, much like traditional lipo. The cannula is thinner, however, which allows the surgeon to better sculpt the abdominal region, giving you impressive results.
You would be an ideal candidate for this cosmetic surgery if you have minimal fat around your abdomen and want sculpted results you can’t seem to attain in the gym.
A body lift is intended to remove excess fat and address loose, stretched skin along the abdomen and lower body. The results leave you with more proportional abdominal and lower body contours while leaving your skin firmer and tighter.
During the procedure, all the lower body areas are addressed. These include your abdominal area, the sides of your body, your lower back, groin area, and inner thighs.
The best part about the lower body lift is that the incisions are hidden within the natural folds of your body, which means any scarring that develops can easily be hidden with swimsuits and clothing. The incisions could be extensive, however, depending on how much work the surgeon needs to do.
In many instances, the surgeon performs the body lift procedure in stages, depending on your health and body contouring goals.
The thigh lift aims to reshape your thighs by reducing excess fat and saggy skin. The results leave your skin smoother and firmer while making your legs more proportional to your lower body.
The incisions used during thigh lift surgery depend on your body contouring goals. For the inner thighs, the incisions begin at the groin area and extend downward, where they then wrap around the backs of the thighs.
Another common thigh lift technique aims to remove excess skin from the groin all the way down to the knee using an incision that follows along the inseam.
Then there is the inner thigh lift that uses a minimal incision in the groin area only.
Your cosmetic surgeon will help you determine which technique is most appropriate during your initial consultation.
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Like the lower body lift, the incisions used during thigh lift surgery can usually be hidden with swimsuits or clothing, but the incisions still may be extensive.
The results of the thigh lift procedure leave your upper legs slimmer and more proportional, and you should see immediate results, though there may be swelling and bruising along the incision lines at first.
Are You a Candidate for Body Cosmetic Surgery?
You have now learned about several of the most popular body contouring surgeries men and women like you around the country and the world choose. When you are ready to discuss what cosmetic surgery can do for you, visit Moein Surgical Arts.
Located in Southern California, our facility is state-of-the-art with a focus on cleanliness and safety. Dr. Babak Moein and his professional staff look forward to meeting with you.
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You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein to discuss one or more of these procedures by calling (310)694-4486. In the meantime, imagine the possibilities, and envision yourself with improved contours as Dr. Moein and his team help you achieve your beauty goals.