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Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Liposuction removes unwanted or excess fat from specifically targeted areas to contour the body. Some common areas are: the abdomen, chest, neck, arms, and legs. Liposuction can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, in addition to many others.
Unlike many fad procedures that use freezing, heat, lasers or radiofrequency to reduce fat, liposuction has immediate results, decades of proven outcomes, and by far the most dramatic results. It offers reliable and predictable outcomes, minimal complications, and is often less expensive than multiple non-invasive procedures typically required to see any results. Dr. Reis frequently performs liposuction on patients that have undergone these other non-invasive procedures and are unhappy with their previous results or have contour deformities, known as “shark bites”, as a result of these non-invasive fat reduction procedures.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty is the medical term for a tummy tuck. This procedure targets unwanted fat and skin from the lower abdomen that has developed due things like pregnancy, trauma, or the general stresses of life, to achieve a flatter and slimmer stomach.
The goals of a tummy tuck are threefold:
1. Reduce excess skin, laxity, stretch marks from the lower part of the abdomen
2. Tighten the deeper abdominal wall tissue to restore a narrow abdomen and accentuate the classic feminine proportions between the chest, abdomen, and hips.
3. Remove excess fat from the upper abdomen, waistline, love handles, and lower back using liposuction.
The most important part of a tummy tuck is the tightening of the deeper abdominal wall that can become stretched during pregnancy and weight gain. Each patient is different and this procedure requires a custom-tailored approach, based on the unique starting point and cosmetic goals for each patient discussed during your consultation with Dr. Reis. The tummy tuck can be done using several different incision patterns and lengths. Some patients may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck, which uses an incision not much longer than a C-section incision.
VASERlipo is a body sculpting procedure that requires less downtime than traditional liposuction and allows for precision contouring. By using ultrasound energy, VASERlipo is able to permanently remove pockets of fat in areas of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise alone.
Parenthood can be one of the greatest pleasures and joys in life, but we often see that many mothers have a desire to restore their pre-pregnancy body after expanding their family. Many of our patients find that their post-pregnancy bodies do not respond fully to normal diet and exercise. Restoring tightness in the abdomen and contouring this area often requires cosmetic surgery. This is because although your skin and tissues are remarkably elastic and stretched to accommodate the changes of pregnancy, they are limited in how much they can contract back.
Mommy makeovers can incorporate multiple cosmetic body, breast, and facial procedures into one surgery to deliver natural-looking and toned results. Most often, mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck, in addition to a procedure to lift and change the size and shape of the breasts, as well as liposuction to target trouble areas of stubborn fat. Depending on your overall cosmetic goals, any of these procedures can be done simultaneously to achieve a more toned, and rejuvenated figure.
Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring
Massive weight loss is no easy feat! We understand how hard you’ve worked to make your weight loss goals a reality and we have several body contouring options to help you target excess skin in different areas of the body. Dr. Reis will discuss your overall cosmetic goals with you during a consultation to determine the best procedures to tone and tighten your new figure.
Body contouring procedures include:
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
- Body Lift (Circumferential, Upper and/or Lower)
- Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Medial Thigh Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Facelift & Neck Lift
- Mommy Makeover
As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Reis has extensive experience in each of these procedures and can walk you through the best options for your overall cosmetic body contouring goals. He has helped many patients over the years to achieve a more toned, tight figure.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
The skin on your arms can begin to sag and lose shape over time, sometimes from massive weight loss but more often than not, simply from normal signs of aging. Brachioplasty (arm lift) is a great option for anyone seeking to tone and tighten the skin on their arms.
Dr. Reis performs this procedure by utilizing the most up-to-date techniques and precise skill to achieve the cosmetic goals outlined during your initial consultation. Results can be expected almost immediately and are long-lasting, depending on the patient’s commitment to following post-op care instructions outlined by Dr. Reis and his staff as well as maintaining a stable weight.
Renuvion Skin Tightening ( J-Plasma)
Dr. Reis performs all of his procedures with precision and control, key features in Renuvion Skin Tightening technology (formerly known as J-Plasma). This groundbreaking radiofrequency plasma energy-based device was designed to restore and rejuvenate skin in the face, neck, abdomen, and extremities. The Renuvion wand is placed under the skin to contract and tighten tissues in those areas and is easily combined with liposuction or other procedures to optimize the final shape, contour, and results. During your consultation with Dr. Reis, he will listen to your desired cosmetic goals and work with you to determine if Renuvion is right for you.
Lower Body Lift
Patients that are experiencing sagging or loose skin in the abdomen, back, thighs and buttocks could be ideal candidates for the Lower Body Lift procedure. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Scott Reis, is highly experienced in this out-patient surgical option and has helped countless patients achieve a tighter, toned figure. Lower Body Lift surgery is performed to remove excess skin by tightening and lifting the skin in the abdomen as well as the buttocks and lower back.
While the Lower Body Lift procedure is often performed on its own, Dr. Reis offers other options to tighten skin throughout the body like the brachioplasty (arm lift) or breast lift that can safely and reliably be combined at the same time. Depending on the overall cosmetic goals discussed with Dr. Reis during your initial consultation, this skin-tightening option might be right for you.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a body contouring cosmetic procedure that can enhance the volume and shape of the buttocks. In this multi-step surgery, excess fat is harvested from elsewhere on the patient’s body using liposuction. The fat is then purified before being reinjected using fat grafting or autologous fat transfer techniques in and around the buttocks to increase the size buttocks while also improving contour.
Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
After significant weight loss, excess skin and tissue on the thighs can remain and is sometimes impossible to eliminate through exercise. Dr. Reis performs thigh lift surgery, or thighplasty, to eliminate this loose skin and tissue, revealing more shapely contours to the inner and outer thighs. Thigh lift surgery is often combined with liposuction to reveal even more pronounced results.
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