Describe the removal of fatty tissue from selected areas of the body to enhance overall body form and contour.It is important to point out that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, but is a means of improving body contour. It will often be used in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as facial rejuvenation, breast reduction surgery and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Mini Tummy Tuck
While this is largely a female problem, males can also suffer an unnatural breast development.
In the female, a technique is chosen to provide the optimal outcome with minimal scarring on the breast. In the young patient there is the hope, but not the promise, that breast-feeding will be possible after reduction surgery.
This must be carefully planned and tailored for each patient. Planning must take into account the wishes of the patient, but it is not always possible to predict the outcome with precision due to variation in tissue and skin stretchability. other difficulties may include the position of the groove under the breast in relation to the nipples and differences in the nipple heights as well as variations in the skeletal anatomy of the chest wall.
There may also be significant anomalies in the skin envelope of each breast.
This surgery is done in male or female patients. Once again it is most important that the surgical plan is tailored to the individual to take into account the extent and localisation of the fatty deposits as well as the presence or otherwise of skin laxity. It must be emphasised that this surgery is not carried out in the presence of generalised obesity.
This can apply to both males and females but is not done where the patient is obese.
Three elements of the abdomen are assessed - skin, fat and the muscular wall.
Where there is skin redundancy this will need to be excised. This is best done leaving a scar running in each groin and across the pubic area. Often a scar will need to be left around the navel (umbilicus).
This is a female problem.
Skin tightening is always required but the use of breast implants may enhance the outcome.
Obviously the best time to perform this surgery is when no further pregnancies are planned.
Where the nose alone is deformed or out of balance with the contours of the chin and cheeks the surgery can provide subtle or dramatic correction.
once again, careful planning and tailoring of the procedure to the patients desires are imperative.
Blepharoplasty may be upper or lower or both. Always carefully tailored to the patients problem and the degree of correction the patient wishes (we are not all the same).Skin and muscle redundancy will actually need correction as will fatty bags. fat distribution rather than resection is producing better long term outcomes. Occasionally fat injection of the lower lid contour may also be indicated.
Hump Reduction Rhinoplasty
Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty
Crooked Nose Rhinoplasty
African American Rhinoplasty
Silicone Breast Implants
Saline Breast Implants
Round Breast Implants
Inframammary Breast Augmentation
Areola Breast Implants
High Profile Breast Implants
Low Profile Breast Implants
Submuscular Breast Implants
Subglandular Breast Implants
Puffy Nipple Gynecomastia
Pure Glandular Gynecomastia
Inner Thighs Liposuction
Love Handle Liposuction
Body Contouring Liposuction
Double Chin Liposuction
Back Fat Liposuction
Female Breast Liposuction
Buffalo Hump Liposuction
Six Pack Abs Liposuction
Standard Tummy Tuck
Extended Tummy Tuck
Brazilian Tummy Tuck
As with the nose, the chin may be out of balance with the general facial profile and careful analysis is essential.
Quite often chin and nose surgery will be combined to provide the optimal outcome.
The point of the chin can be moved forward or back, up or down or sideways.
Once corrected, as with the nose, the outcome is stable.
Brow Lifts. Where indicated this is usually done via scalp incisions and using a fibre optic light source to minimise scarring. Sometimes a brow lift can be performed via lateral temple scalp incisions and upper eyelid incisions. the frowning muscles are usually rendered unusable.