Our bodies change significantly throughout our lives through pregnancy, changes in the environment, eating habits and athleticism. Many options for positively impacting the body exist and each is personalized to the individual patient.
Arm Remodeling (brachioplasty)
An arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm from the underarm region to the elbow. The surgery lifts and tightens loose skin and reduces flabbiness, resulting in a firmer, more youthful appearance and aesthetically pleasing shape to the arms. Patients often seek an arm lift to restore the effects of aging and gravity or eliminate the excess skin that develops after significant weight loss.
Those with minimal fat and no excess skin may be able to achieve effective results through liposuction alone. This is a much less invasive procedure that suctions out excess fat through tiny incisions. For patients with a fair amount of excess fat and skin, a standard brachioplasty incision is made from near the armpit down to the elbow. The incision is usually placed on the inside of the arm in the bicep muscle groove to make it as inconspicuous as possible.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
By removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightening the lower abdominal wall, tummy tucks dramatically reduce the bulge and flatten the abdomen and waist. Ideal candidates for this procedure are men or women in relatively good shape, but who are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. It is also helpful to women with stretched skin and muscle from pregnancy.
(NECK, BREAST, TORSO, ARMS, LEGS)
Liposuction sculpts the body and enhances the silhouette by removing unwanted and exercise-resistant fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, waist, thighs, buttocks, knees, chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms and breasts. A narrow tube, or cannula, is inserted through a tiny incision to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin.
Dr. Slavin uses a range of refinements to this process to provide patients with more precise results and quicker recovery time, depending on their individual needs.
Weight Loss Reconstruction
Surgical body contouring and reconstruction following dramatic weight loss removes excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother contours. Following major weight loss, pockets and folds of sagging skin pucker and fold over many sections of the body, from the breasts, back, hips, abdomen, thighs, arms and pubic area, and can actually make the body appear misshapen.
Dr. Slavin assesses the patient’s entire body, including skin texture and tissue laxity, to determine the best combination of innovative procedures to achieve whole-body proportion and balance, and restore the normal body contours.
The “Mommy Makeover” is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that help patients regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Commonly, it involves smoothing out the abdomen with a tummy tuck, improving stretch marks and hanging skin, and lifting and augmenting sagging breasts. It is possible to combine multiple procedures into a one-day operation.