As a person ages, they may develop loose skin and excess fat in a variety of locations on their body. The stomach, back, thighs, upper arms, buttocks – all of these can lose their definition, grow in volume, and start to sag. This can occur as a result of pregnancy, lifestyle factors, and the aging process.
These aesthetic issues can make a person feel self-conscious and embarrassed in social situations. If you’ve been trying to address these issues and get that perfect body through dieting and exercise, you may have realized that these measures can only do so much.
Why waste time and effort that won’t get you the results you’ve been looking for? Instead, try body contouring. Surgical body contouring can help make areas of your body look dramatically better. And if you’re close to your ideal body, a bit of contouring can get you that last step of the way.
The Body-Contouring Options We Provide
Body contouring is an umbrella term that can be used to describe a number of procedures that we offer:
Liposuction: This procedure is able to remove pockets of stubborn excess fat from numerous areas of the body. Contouring away this excess fat improves the overall proportions of the body. First, a cannula – a thin tube with a sharp end – is used to loosen the stubborn fat cells. Medical suction is then used to remove the fat cells through the cannula, reducing the volume of the targeted area.
Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck is used to recontour the abdomen by removing excess drooping skin, suctioning out excess fat, and tightening the sagging muscles of the abdominal wall. This results in a nicely contoured and better-defined abdomen.
Mommy Makeover: Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can be very hard on a woman’s body. A mommy makeover is a customized package of plastic-surgery procedures chosen to restore a patient’s pre-pregnancy body. It can include a number of surgical techniques, including a breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck.
Natural Tissue Breast Augmentation: This method of breast enhancement does not involve the use of prosthetic breast implants. Instead, it involves fat grafting. First, gentle liposuction is used to harvest excess fat from trouble areas of the body like the buttocks, back, and abdomen. This shrinks those areas in volume, precisely contouring the area. The harvested fat is then purified and transferred to the breasts in order to increase their volume precisely and naturally.
Arm Lift: The arm lift is a way to recontour a patient’s upper arms, getting rid of the hanging flab that many people refer to as “bat wings.” During this procedure, the excess skin and fat on the upper arms are removed through tissue excision and liposuction.
Arrange a Consultation with Dr. Morwood
Dr. Morwood has over 20 years’ experience as a plastic surgeon, he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and for years he has served as either the chief or vice chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery of Monterey.
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