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A brachioplasty or arm lift is a surgical procedure to treat excess skin and fat to the upper arms. Ideal surgical candidates often have experienced significant weight loss or are dissatisfied with the appearance of their arms in sleeveless dresses, bathing suits, and short sleeve shirts. This procedure effectively reduces the size of the upper arms, tightens the skin, and restores a more toned and youthful contour. The scars typically extend from the armpit to below the elbow.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure where fat is targeted and removed from an undesired location. Typical locations selected for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, flanks, and inner and outer thighs. It is crucial to note that liposuction is not a weight loss method. However, it can be used to improve troublesome areas that are not responsive to diet and exercise. The procedure begins with small incisions followed by injections of diluted local anesthetic which minimizes bleeding, bruising, and post-operative discomfort. Using small cannulas, the excess fatty tissue is gently suctioned out resulting in improved body contouring and skin shrinkage. It is important to maintain a stable body weight after liposuction as any weight gain can cause the remaining fat cells to expand. The recovery period is typically two to three weeks. During this time, wearing compression garments is recommended to reduce swelling and bruising. Most patients require only tylenol or ibuprofen post-operatively for pain and can return to work after one week.
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a procedure where excess skin and fat are removed surgically. The scars extend from hip to hip and sometimes have a small vertical extension. There is also a scar around the umbilicus (belly button). Dr. Billington performs a flap inset while creating the new belly button location to decrease scar visibility and to create a more natural appearance. Depending on the laxity of the abdominal wall and whether or not you have a diastasis recti (separation of your abdominal muscles) a plication may be additionally performed where the integrity of the abdominal wall is tightened with sutures. Some patients are good candidates for drainless tummy tucks, while others do require surgical drains for a short period of time. It is important for individuals considering a tummy tuck to postpone the procedure if they are planning substantial weight loss or future pregnancies. Dr. Billington emphasizes a collaborative approach with her patients by focusing on achieving the best outcome through teamwork. The best surgical candidates maintain a stable weight, adopt a healthy diet, and engage in regular exercise.