Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Procedures in Seattle
Also Serving Bellevue, Kirkland, & Everett
Abdominoplasty flattens and tones the abdomen. It removes excess skin and pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty also repairs separated or weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer contour. The procedure is an excellent choice for women who have experienced changes in their abdomen after pregnancy or individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight.
Mommy makeover combines two or more body and/or breast procedures that address the cosmetic changes brought upon by pregnancy and nursing. Each mommy makeover is unique and can include any of the following: abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction and, occasionally, body lift.
Not all fat responds to diet and exercise. Liposuction is designed to remove stubborn fat pockets from various areas of the body. For women, liposuction is commonly used to treat the abdomen, thighs, hips, upper arms and breasts.
Body Contouring Following Dramatic Weight Loss
It is common for men and women who have lost a massive amount of weight to struggle with folds of loose skin and poor body contours. Post-weight loss body contouring is designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the remaining skin and tissue to create a more flattering post-weight loss shape.
Also known as arm lift, brachioplasty improves the appearance of flabby, shapeless arms. During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed and the underlying tissue is reshaped for a more attractive and natural-looking arm contour.
Lower body lift focuses on re-sculpting the hips, outer thighs and buttocks. Not only does the procedure remove excess skin and fat from these areas, it also lifts the buttocks and outer thighs for more flattering body contours.
Thigh lift removes excess, sagging skin in the thighs for a firmer and slimmer shape. There are several techniques that can be used during thigh lift, depending on the amount of lifting and skin removal needed. In some cases, liposuction can be used to remove surplus fat and create a more attractive thigh contour.
Drainless tummy tuck is the latest innovation in tummy tuck. Traditional tummy tuck involves the placement of drains after surgery to remove the fluid that builds up in the area between the fat layer and underlying muscle in the abdomen. Drainless tummy tuck uses a series of strategically placed dissolvable stitches to eliminate the vulnerable area and the possibility of fluid buildup (seroma). This technique has a number of advantages, including less pain during recovery and lower risk of complications such as seroma and infection.
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