Body sculpting is a term used to describe a wide range of cosmetic procedures to improve and reshape almost any area of the body. Through body sculpting ,patients can effectively eliminate fat and skin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise and reshape the way their body looks and feels. Body sculpting procedures consist of a wide range of surgeries that can be combined to achieve great results. Some of the common surgical procedures used into body sculpting or contouring are arm rejuvenation, liposuction, breast lift and augmentation, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift and post-bariatric surgery.
Dr Romano is skilled in each of theses surgery categories and has experience performing multiple surgeries at one time to help patients receive the ultimate results. In order to completely understand body sculpting one must understand the individual procedures that are involved. We delve into three of the most common procedures associated with body sculpting.
This procedure is common, as many patients seek the removal of excess fat to smooth and tighten areas of the body. The most effective way to remove fat is through liposuction. Liposuction removes excess fat from below the surface of the skin through tiny incisions. This procedure allows the surgeon to re-sculpt and treat and target specific areas of the body, i.e. stomach, hips, thighs and arms. Liposuction shows immediate results and permanently removes the fat cells from the body.
This procedure is used to remove excess skin in the upper arm region. The loss of skin elasticity can be caused by extreme weight loss and/or age and can result is loose and flabby skin. With arm lift procedures excess fat is removed through liposuction and skin is tightened and toned in the upper arm region creating a youthful contour.
Removal of Excess Skin-
Excess skin can be caused by a variety of factors, pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. After some fat removal procedures excess skin removal is often necessary to tighten areas of the body that no longer have these fat cells. In procedures like upper body and lower body lift and abdominoplasty or tummy tuck excess skin is removed. In a tummy tuck the skin is taken from the mid-section and underlying abdominal muscles to create a slender appearance in the waist line. In overall body lift procedures excess skin may be removed from thighs, hips, buttocks and waist.
Although there are multiple surgeries and areas of the body that can be improved through body sculpting procedures and results are dependent on individual’s overall health, skin elasticity and thickness, and patient and doctor’s expectations. Contact Dr James Romano’s office in San Francisco to find out more about body sculpting surgery.