Body contouring surgery can sometimes help refine an individual’s silhouette beyond what can be achieved through a successful regimen of diet, exercise, and weight management. The truth is, as a person sheds pounds or ages, some parts of the body slim down and lose skin elasticity much faster than others. Because many aspects of a person’s body profile are genetically predetermined, it is not always possible to target specific areas for weight loss or prevent certain age-related issues from arising. When this occurs, surgery may help. Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a talented and Board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery, is committed to helping patients in the Tampa, FL, area reach their aesthetic goals through body contouring and other forms of plastic surgery.
As Dr. Greenwald can explain in detail during a personal consultation at his office in Tampa, Florida, body contouring can incorporate a number of different surgical techniques. For instance, a patient who is at or near his or her ideal weight might benefit from:
- Liposuction, which can eliminate small pockets of fat that linger in the chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, or other spots. After creating one or more small incisions in the targeted area, Dr. Greenwald will insert a thin, hollow tube (cannula) into the deep fat layer, move the cannula up and down to break up and liquefy the solid fat cells, and then remove the liquefied fat.
- A thigh lift, which can enhance the body’s overall proportion by addressing fatty deposits on the outside of the buttocks and thighs (“saddlebags”) through body contouring surgery. Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. Greenwald can create an incision in the fold of the groin, from the groin to the inner knee area, or from the groin to the outer hip, and then remove excess fat and skin.
- A tummy tuck to streamline and flatten the abdominal region. When performing this body contouring procedure, Dr. Greenwald will create a horizontal incision between the hip bones, pull the lax skin taut, and then trim away the excess.
- A panniculectomy to remove excess skin and tissue that hangs like an apron over the genital area. To perform this procedure, Dr. Greenwald will make two incisions, the first spanning vertically from the lower sternum to the pubic bone, and the second spanning horizontally across the pubic area. He will then remove the extra fatty tissue and skin, pull together the remaining skin, and suture the incisions closed.
Body contouring solutions like these may be combined to treat stubborn fat and lax skin, as well as tighten, lift, and reshape several sagging areas. As a result, these procedures may also be helpful for women who are looking to regain their youthful silhouettes following pregnancy. Dr. Greenwald meets with each interested patient individually to design a customized treatment plan to achieve the best possible results.
If you’d like to discuss body contouring surgery with Dr. Greenwald, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment at his office in Tampa, Florida.