Get Tone and Tight Again
For many people, no matter how much exercise or dieting they do, they can’t achieve that toned, tight look. Even if you’re thin, things can be loose, or sag. It’s not a flattering look, especially when you want to look your best.
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A tummy tuck procedure, also called an abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from your abdominal area. It also helps you regain support in muscles that are weak from age or from separation from the abdominal wall.
When you undergo this type of plastic surgery, you gain a slimmer profile around your stomach that’s firm and youthful-looking. Tummy tucks come in at number five in the top five cosmetic surgeries performed in 2015.
For many people, no matter how much exercise or dieting they do, they can’t achieve a flat and toned midsection. Even if you’re thin, you can have a “pooch” in the front that sticks out, is loose, or sags. It’s not a flattering look, especially when the rest of your body is toned and tight. There are common causes of this type of protrusion including:
- Previous surgery
- Weight loss and gain
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck when:
- You are healthy with no medical issues that would interfere with healing.
- You are at a stable weight.
- You don’t plan to become pregnant.
- You are a non-smoker.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
- You want to have a tighter and firmer abdominal area.
What Can I Expect During a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
First, you are given either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. You and your doctor will discuss both options, and decide what’s best for you with this type of surgery.
Once you are comfortably sedated, the surgeon will make an incision that runs from your hip, down to the pubic hairline, and up to your opposite hip. The exact shape of the incision depends on how much excess skin is in this area.
The flap of skin is pulled back and underlying muscles are repaired. For some, another incision around the belly button is made to remove skin from the upper belly area.
Next, the upper abdominal skin is pulled down and any excess skin at the bottom is trimmed away. Then, the bottom of the flap is sutured together with the adjoining skin. An opening for the belly button is made, and the navel is then popped through the opening and sutured to hold it in place.
Your doctor may use sutures, skin adhesives, surgical tape or clips to close the skin incisions. Your doctor will discuss your options beforehand, so you’ll know what to expect.
During this quick procedure, you will be medicated with local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Small, inconspicuous incisions will be made around the target areas. Excess fat will be loosened and suctioned out of the body with a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. You will be out of the hospital in about an hour and should be able to return to normal activities, with some restrictions, in one to two weeks after surgery.
Expect some swelling, soreness and fluid retention post-procedure. Once the swelling reduces, you will notice your new and improved body contour. Though it is natural to notice some loss of firmness as you age, the results will be long lasting. For the best results, it is important to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Incision lines will never disappear, but will fade over time.
You will love your new, slim contours and tighter-looking muscles.
More and more women are getting mommy makeovers to rejuvenate the look of their bodies. Post-pregnancy, many women find that as much as they diet and exercise, they cannot control the excess skin, stretch marks and bulging on their abdomens. They also often wish to return their breasts to the natural, firmer look they had pre-pregnancy. Many women are getting breast lifts, breast augmentations and tummy tucks in order to return to their pre-pregnancy bodies.
A mastopexy, or breast lift, will boost and raise the bust line through the removal of excess skin from the breasts and the reshaping of surrounding tissue. It will firm up the breasts. The size of the areolas can be reduced, as well, during the procedure. A mastopexy will give the breasts a younger, firmer and perkier appearance.
If you are unsatisfied with the fullness of your breasts post-pregnancy, breast augmentation surgery can add volume to your profile. The surgery can also firm up any sagging caused from pregnancy.
It is a challenge to tighten the abdomen post-pregnancy. Sometimes sagging skin remains that cannot be touched by diet and exercise. A tummy tuck procedure will remove the excess fat and skin from a sagging stomach—and will usually restore weakened muscles.
If you are self-conscious about the way you look after your pregnancy, and want to get back to looking like “normal,” a mommy makeover might be the right fit for you.
Arm Lift Surgery
Over the years, due to fluctuation in weight, aging and heredity, the skin on your upper arm may sag. You may find that the drooping skin cannot be tightened or strengthened through exercise.An arm lift will give your upper arm a tighter and more defined look by reducing both fat and sagging skin.
Arm Lift Surgery Procedure
During the Brachioplasty/Arm-Lift procedure, which takes around two to three hours, you will be medicated with either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions will be made inside or on the back of the arm. Sutures will be layered in the tissue to tighten and reshape the look of the arm. After the surgery, you will immediately notice that your arms are tighter and firmer.
Brachioplasty – Post Procedure
Post procedure, you should expect some swelling and bruising. There will be scarring from the incisions that will fade somewhat over time. For the best long-term results, is important to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
You will be so excited to show off your smoother, younger-looking arms.
Time will take a toll on your thighs. Thighs often begin to look saggy, with too much skin and excess fat. Thigh life surgery reshapes the thighs so that they are firmer, younger-looking and more proportionate to the rest of your body.
Thigh Lift Procedure
During the procedure, which will take about three hours, you will be medicated with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The incision pattern will vary based on the size and location of the area or areas being treated and on the intended degree of correction. The underlying tissue will be reshaped and tightened, and excess skin and sometimes fat will be removed.
You will be able to walk out of the hospital a couple of hours after the procedure and resume normal activities, with some restrictions, fourteen days after the procedure. The change to the look of your thighs will be immediately apparent, and you will likely become even more satisfied over the following months as the results fully finish developing. Some scars will remain visible and over time they will somewhat fade. In order to keep looking your best long after the surgery, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
You will walk with pride and confidence with your new, shapelier, younger-looking thighs.
Aesthetic surgery, including the vaginal rejuvenation procedure, is becoming more and more popular. Women want to look and feel beautiful all over. Some women are bothered by a large labia minora or an asymmetrical labia. The vaginal rejuvenation procedure will re-tone, tighten and strengthen the vagina. This may help to heighten your appreciation of your body and build your self-confidence.
Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation can restore youthful feminine wellness after changes from age or childbirth. Others can benefit from the procedure to improve aesthetic appearance by reducing the labia size and creating better symmetry. The vaginal rejuvenation procedure will reshape the tissue of the vagina and vulva, reducing the size of the labia and making it more symmetrical. Aside from the aesthetic changes, some of the physical benefits include better local hygiene, less labial irritation and less interference with sexual intercourse. The procedure can greatly improve a women’s self-confidence, making them feel youthful and refreshed.
Your vaginal rejuvenation procedure process will depend on your unique concerns being addressed and your desired aesthetic outcome. During the procedure, excess skin and unwanted tissue can be removed from the vaginal canal, labia minora, and/or labia majora. There are several different incision techniques that will be decided and discussed by your surgeon.
Recovery and Results
After your procedure, you will be able to resume normal activities within about one week. You might feel some general discomfort during this time and should avoid tampon use and sexual intercourse until your surgeon says it is okay. Once fully healed, patients report increased comfort with their body and enjoy physical benefits such as more comfortable intercourse.
Due to the taboo nature of the procedure, many people are unaware that it exists. It is common for patients to walk away feeling more beautiful and confident and wishing they had known about this vaginal rejuvenation procedure many years prior.
Over the years, due to fluctuation in weight, aging, sun damage and heredity, your skin will naturally sag. You may be bothered by drooping or dimpled skin around your abdomen, buttocks, groin and thighs. A body lift will help you to gain a tighter, smoother and more toned appearance.
During the procedure, medications such as intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be administered. The surgery will last around six to eight hours. Incisions will be made, allowing the doctor to remove excess skin and fat and to reposition and tighten the tissue. Support sutures will be added to the tissue to help form and support the new contours. You will be able to leave the hospital a couple of hours after surgery and should be able to return to normal activities in the following three to four weeks.
You will notice results almost immediately, and in the next one to two years, as your body settles into the changes, you will likely grow even more satisfied with the results. Scars from the incisions will always remain, but will fade somewhat over time. For the best long-term results, it is important to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
You will be thrilled your firmer and younger-looking appearance.
Skin Lesions and Cancer
A skin lesion is a skin condition which can be found on the different areas of the body. It is an abnormal growth or appearance compared to its surrounding skin. It can be categorized into two: primary and secondary. Primary skin lesions are already present at birth or has been acquired over one’s lifetime such as moles or birthmarks meanwhile secondary skin lesions are the result of irritation or manipulated primary skin lesions such as scratching or picking.
If you are troubled by various skin lesions that have developed on highly visible areas of your body, such as your head, neck, legs, arms and torso, you are in good company. Visible reminders of lesions and cancers can often be removed by a quick and easy procedure during an office visit that involves no advanced planning and no downtime. Some faint scarring may remain following the procedure, but will fade often completely over time.
Address and wipe away, during one simple procedure, the appearance of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, actinic keratosis, dystlastic nevus, lipomas, sedaceous cysts and moles.
What is J-Plasma?
J-Plasma is an advanced energy device from Renuvion that combines the properties of cold helium plasma with radio frequency (RF) energy. J-Plasma is a minimally invasive treatment that tightens and restores your skin without downtime.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Most men and women who are looking to tighten loose skin and contour their body are considered good candidates. To find out if J-Plasma can help you reach your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Trupiano today.
How Does J-Plasma Work?
J-Plasma works by using helium plasma energy through a number of tiny incisions in the treatment area. The device begins with helium gas, and then uses radio frequency energy to ionize it. This turns the helium into a cold helium plasma.
When the plasma makes contact with the layers beneath the surface of your skin, it causes it to instantly tighten. It also encourages the production of fresh collagen, with improves your skin quality, tightness, and body contour over time.
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