Patients often come to Atlanta Plastic Surgery seeking help in their goal to achieve a more aesthetically-pleasing physique. Many have highly specific areas of concern, key regions that stubbornly hold onto fat deposits and stand in the way of them having the bodies that they desire. Some of the most typical areas that prove problematic, particularly for women, are the hips and thighs. It can be extremely difficult to lose weight anywhere in the lower body, and even once the weight has been lost it can be common for loose, sagging skin to be left behind. This is why several body contouring plastic surgery procedures have been specifically designed to address these areas, removing excess skin and fat while smoothing and tightening the entire area to give it a more elegantly sculpted appearance. Understanding how these procedures are different can help give you valuable insight about which would be the best choice for you.
Although liposuction procedures can isolate and remove excess fat from specific regions of the hips and thighs, it can do nothing about the sagging skin and cellulite left behind. For this a more comprehensive thigh lift surgery is necessary. During a thigh lift, excess skin that has been stretched out of place by fluctuating weight can be removed and the remaining skin smoothed and tightened to provide an improved leg contour. There are several different types of thigh lifts, each targeting a specific region of the leg. A consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine which surgical approach can best address your specific needs.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Instead of removing excess, sagging skin, the appearance of the lower body can also be improved by augmenting the size and shape of the buttocks. During a buttock augmentation, or Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, purified fat that has been removed from the patient’s body via liposuction is carefully re-injected into the flanks, adding volume and definition. This naturally increases the size of the buttocks, stretching the skin back into taut firmness. Moreover, because the fat transfer techniques utilize fat taken from elsewhere in the patient’s own body, the body can be custom contoured to achieve optimal plastic surgery results.
Every woman is different and each body requires a different approach in order to achieve the best outcome. Comparing all of the options that are available in plastic surgery is the best way to make sure that you get the results that you desire. If you are interested in learning more about how you might benefit from any of the various body contouring procedures we offer, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices to schedule a consultation. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.