What are the elements of a great figure? For one, curves without bulges. It’s about having a balance between breasts, waist, hips, buttocks and legs. Over the past several years there have been great advances in cosmetic surgery which have revolutionized the way we can contour or reshape various parts of the body.
Liposuction – Abdomen, Waist, Hips, Thighs, Back/Flanks
At Solomon Cosmetic Center, we utilize the latest techniques available for liposuction by offering tumescent Liposculpture. With this method, the area to be treated is filled with a sterile fluid. The fluid is a saline solution, which contains local anesthesia medication. The fat is removed with very small “micro cannulas” which are connected to a vacuum (suction) machine. They are inserted into the fatty tissue through very small incisions. The fat is gently removed with minimal trauma and bleeding, resulting in less bruising and quicker recovery period. Most patients are able to return to work and other activities with just a few days. Patients may return to limited exercise in about a week.
Liposuction is intended for removal of localized fatty deposits. Many patients choose to have several areas treated at one time. During your consultation, Dr. Solomon can help determine which areas can be treated to help you achieve the best results for your individual body. Factors he considers are overall health, age, skin laxity, and others. Liposuction has the best results for those who are at or close to their suggested body weight.
Arm Liposuction or Brachioplasty?
One of the most visible areas of the body is the arms. For many women, as they age, this is an area that tends to collect fat and then sag.
There has been a lot of focus on the arms because of sleeveless fashions worn by celebrities. Having tight, fit arms is in! According to a report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15,000 patients, 98% of which were women between the ages of 40 to 54, had arm liposuction or Brachioplasty in 2012. The procedure, which involves making an incision along the backside of the arm to remove excess skin, has seen an increase of 4000% since its first offering in 2000.
There are drawbacks to the procedure that many patients are not willing to endure, such as the scar it leaves under the arm. Dr. Solomon has had success with some women using just liposuction without the long incision. During the consultation, he will examine the arm area to determine if the skin will be able to firm back up once the fat is removed. The main factor in skin’s ability to rebound is age. As one ages, the Dermal layer of the skin is not able to produce enough collagen, then skin laxity occurs.
Brachioplasty – Arm Lift*Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.