Body contouring refers to a variety of Phoenix plastic surgery procedures that improve the overall shape and proportions of the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, legs and arms. Issues with body appearance can be due to excess fat, poor elasticity of the tissues, and/or excess skin. Each of these problems needs to be addressed in a different way. A careful preoperative evaluation at my Scottsdale, Arizona plastic surgery facility is very important to achieve the best possible results.
An excellent way to shape the contours of the body by removing excess fat, many women and men choose a Scottsdale liposuction procedure. I use power-assisted liposuction, which is an innovative device that rapidly oscillates (vibrates back and forth) the metal suction tube (cannula), allowing it to pass through tissues with minimal trauma. Using this technique, I am able to reduce bleeding, bruising, and postoperative discomfort. For liposuction to be effective, the skin overlying the fat must be fairly elastic, so it can shrink down to accommodate the reduced volume of fat after surgery.
Also known as abdominoplasty, my Scottsdale and Phoenix tummy tuck patients are able to achieve surgical tightening of the abdominal skin and even tighten the abdominal wall as well. Tummy tucks are the only way to properly correct loose, saggy abdominal skin, and stretched abdominal walls (frequently due to pregnancy or significant weight changes). My decision to perform a mini-abdominoplasty versus a full abdominplasty with internal tightening depends on the anatomy and surgical goals of each patient.
Body lift surgery encompasses a number of procedures that are designed to "hoist up" and tailor the skin and connective tissue of the legs, thighs, buttocks, back and abdomen. I use this surgery in patients who have a large amount of redundant skin and fat, and this surgery is often combined with an abdominoplasty. Frequently, patients who need this surgery have experienced a large weight loss and have excess skin left over. The degree of skin removal and tailoring is individualized to the needs of each patient.
Women who are unhappy with their vaginal anatomy with regards to physical comfort and appearance should consider labia reduction. Most people are unaware that surgery can be performed to significantly improve symptoms in this anatomical area. At the Scottsdale Center for Cosmetic Surgery near Phoenix, reduction of excess vaginal tissue can be corrected with a relatively straightforward procedure called a labiaplasty, or labial reduction.
A Mommy Makeover is a nickname for a combination of procedures that corrects some of the problems caused to a woman's body due to child birth. The common areas that are corrected with a Mommy Makeover are the breasts, the abdominal wall and any excess fat that has accumulated around the love-handle area. Depending on the patient, a breast augmentation, lift and/or reduction can be done to the breasts, while a tummy tuck and liposuction can be done to improve the look of the patient's torso.
Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) is performed to tighten and smooth the appearance of the upper arms. In very mild cases, liposuction works well to improve the appearance of a heavy arm. In more severe cases, where there is loose skin, the excess tissue must be removed surgically in order to properly contour the shape of the arm. The amount of skin removed is based on the appearance of each patient. In my Scottdale, Arizona, surgery center, I often combine arm contouring surgery with breast lifts and abdominoplasty surgery.
Click here to save $50 on your consultation fee, or call 602-702-5380 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cohen at the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about body contouring. Dr. Cohen welcomes patients from all over Arizona, as well as other states and countries. Dr. Cohen's facility, the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, is conveniently located in the region of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley.
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Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Dr. Robert Cohen offers plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona.