If you are bothered by loose skin or stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise attempts, a body contouring procedure performed by our skilled surgeons may be the solution. Through body contouring procedures such as liposuction, Smartlipo Triplex tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), butt lift and thigh lift at our El Paso, Texas, office, Dr. Sozer can sculpt a well-proportioned body contour to improve your appearance and your self esteem.
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Liposuction, a surgical procedure that removes excess deposits of fat, is the most popular procedure performed at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. It is a suitable body contouring procedure for patients of almost any age, and can help you attain the body contour that you desire. In addition to removing areas of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise, we can also use liposuction techniques for moderate weight loss surgery.
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Both men and women can be unhappy with the appearance of their abdominal areas; however, because of pregnancy, women tend to have more issues relating to the abdominal area, such as stretch marks, laxity of the abdominal wall, and loosening of the skin. Women also accumulate more fat because of hormonal changes incurred during pregnancy and breast-feeding. At our El Paso, Texas practice, we offer abdominoplasty, also called a "tummy tuck" to improve the contours of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty removes the excess skin and fat that tends to accumulate around the abdomen, and tightens and firms the entire area that can be resistant to diet and exercise.
If you have any of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty:
An abdomen that is out of proportion with the rest of your body or that protrudes Sagging or excess abdominal skin
Extra fatty tissue in the abdominal area Separated or weakened abdominal muscles
At your initial consultation, one of our surgeons will examine your abdomen to decide whether liposuction alone or a tummy tuck will be necessary to produce the desired result. The amount of stretch marks you have, the extent of skin elasticity, and the condition of the abdominal wall will determine the complexity of your abdominoplasty procedure.
Once the decision to proceed is made, we will make arrangements for your abdominoplasty procedure at our El Paso, Texas, office. We will then explain where the incisions will be made, and we also will obtain information about your medical history and any allergies you may have.
Possible complications of tummy tuck include infection, bleeding, problems with healing, the collection of blood or fluid under the tissues, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Certain patients, depending on the extent of skin stretching, skin elasticity, and desired results, may be good candidates for an endoscopic tummy tuck or miniabdominoplasty. With an endoscopic tummy tuck at our El Paso, Texas, practice, the incision is limited in comparison to traditional abdominoplasty and produces outstanding results.
The best candidates for this procedure have laxity of the abdominal wall but absence of loose skin or stretch marks. For more information about tummy tuck options offered at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, contact our West Texas cosmetic surgery practice today.
Recovery time following tummy tuck surgery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on your general physical condition and the extent of your abdominoplasty surgery, you may be able to return to non-strenuous activities from one to three weeks after surgery. Many patients can resume their normal activities, including mild exercise, within a few weeks. It is normal to experience mild, periodic discomfort and swelling during recovery.
As people age or gain weight, the upper arms can sag, creating an aesthetically unpleasant effect. Brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, can correct this sagging, giving arms a firm, toned appearance.
Arm lift surgery can be performed on many types of patients. Both men and women of normal weight with more excess skin than fat are good candidates for brachioplasty. It is ideal for people who have lost large amounts of weight, but whose skin has not conformed to their new body shape.
There are several approaches to arm lift surgery, and we will tailor your procedure to your individual needs. Liposuction alone is often the best treatment for patients with minimal excess upper arm fat and no extra skin. We can typically remove extra skin near the armpit throughout an incision hidden in the armpit. For patients with extensive extra upper arm skin, which is common for those who have lost a lot of weight, the incision will run from the elbow through the armpit and onto the side of the chest.
Excess skin between the thighs can be both a cosmetic and comfort concern. Thigh lift removes this excess skin so that the thighs do not rub together, making movement more comfortable and creating a more aesthetically contoured leg.
Both men and women experience satisfying results after undergoing medial or upper thigh lift procedures. The ideal candidate will have more excess skin than fat around the upper thigh, though some fat may be removed during the procedure as well. This procedure works especially well for patients who have lost a large amount of weight and want to complete their transformation by eliminating remaining skin.
Some patients may benefit from a "Spiral Lift", a procedure developed at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery that results in a circumferential lift of the thighs with a buttock lift and augmentation. Read our paper about the Spiral Lift to learn more about this procedure read PDF
For people who have lost an excessive amount of weight, post bariatric reconstruction, or body contouring, can be the end to a long and exciting journey. Designed specifically for each patient, post bariatric reconstruction eliminates excess skin that is common after weight loss.
The post-bariatric reconstruction procedure varies greatly from patient to patient and depends on where excess skin is concentrated, the patient's goals for the procedure, and our determination of how best to meet those goals. During post bariatric reconstruction, we can combine brachioplasty (arm lift), thigh lift, and tummy tuck, among other procedures, into one operation. The procedure generally takes longer than most single cosmetic procedures, but produces outstanding results.
Often, people who experience dramatic weight loss, particularly after bariatric surgery, find themselves with buttocks that are disproportionately flat or otherwise lacking an aesthetically pleasing contour. To address this problem, we often perform a butt augmentation and lift as part of a comprehensive lower body lift. While many surgeons use artificial buttock implants to restore shape to the gluteal region, Dr. Sozer at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery developed a procedure that uses the patient's own tissue to create a natural flap that adds projection to the buttocks. This safe, highly effective method of butt augmentation and lift allows patients to achieve a smoother, more refined result that perfectly complements their new physique. Learn more about this procedure that Dr.Sozer created by reading this article (PDF).
Alternatively, gluteal augmentation can be achieved with fat injections. This is an effective and reliable technique for patients who wish a moderate buttock augmentation while avoiding a large scar.
Regardless of the technique ultimately used, patients can expect superior results that are completely natural.
El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is now offering a progressive body contouring procedure called SmartLipo Triplexâ„¢ an advanced laser assisted lipolysis system that can enhance body shape and tighten skin while permanently destroying fat cells. Samartlipo Triplexâ„¢ uses a precise combination of laser wavelengths to accelerate fat removal and tighten skin tissue.
Patients using Smartlipo TriPlexâ„¢ have given the novel procedure and its body shaping results - a 94% approval rating. Patients undergoing the procedure also generally experience less pain opposed to more invasive procedures and are able to return to work and other activities in just a few days.
Contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for Body Contouring Procedures
If you would like to learn more about the body contouring procedures offered at our El Paso, Texas practice, including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), butt lift, thigh lift, Smartlipo Triplex and schedule an appointment today. Our surgeons have the skill and artistic sense to produce beautiful results, often combining several procedures to meet each patients' individual needs.
Dr. Ozan Sozer is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is internationally renowned among academic institutions like Harvard Medical School for his contributions to surgical medicine and for pioneering innovative body contouring techniques.
Now, Dr. Sozer is taking on a new role in academia by taking future surgeons under his wings through a much sought after surgical fellowship for physicians from as far away as Turkey, Moscow, Mexico and Guatemala to name a few..
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