A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is often the procedure of choice in restoring the patient’s shape to their pre-pregnancy or pre-weight gain body shape. By removing excess skin and tightening stomach muscles the procedure can create a smoother abdominal profile. This procedure is frequently performed in combination with liposuction.
When diet and exercise fail to reduce localized fat deposits, a procedure known as liposuction may help. There are several techniques available for contouring hips, thighs, buttocks, neck, arms, chest and abdomen. Initial results may appear about two to four weeks.
A thigh lift, known as a thighplasty, is a popular procedure for those who have lost skin elasticity around the thigh and hip areas. A thigh lift can help reduce excess skin, allow a more active lifestyle and provide better contouring of the thighs.
A brachioplasty, or arm lift, can reduce excess skin and fat on the upper arms between the elbow and underarms leaving a more contoured appearance.
Breast enhancement or augmentation mammoplasty is the most popular plastic surgery procedure. More than 320,000 women per year choose this procedure to improve the contours of their breasts. Implants can increase the breast size, enhance shape, correct proportional imbalances and improve firmness.
The procedure known as mastopexy, or breast lift, may help to lift and firm the breasts. By removing excess skin and repositioning the nipple a breast lift can return your breasts to a more youthful shape and position. Surgical techniques vary depending on the amount of correction desired.Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following a mastectomy. Although breast reconstruction can rebuild your breast, the results are highly variable. Breast reconstruction can also be an important tool to address asymmetry between breasts.
As an American Heart Association Nurse, I was surprised at how nervous I was about having an abdominoplasty. From the very first appointment with Dr. Giesswein, my worries lessened. His sweet mannerisms and quiet confidence put my mind at ease. Throughout the process I knew that I was in good hands.
I am so happy with the results! I was always self-conscious and now I am confident and much more comfortable with my body. My clothing fits better and more importantly, my body is more proportionate. The staff was so helpful and I was well informed about everything. My only regret? Not doing it sooner.