Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hours of Exercising Not Giving You Results You Desire?

Liposuction San Francisco If you have problem areas, too much flab or excess skin in your abdomen that won’t diminish with diet or exercise, you may want to consider a tummy tuck says San Francisco plastic surgeon. This procedure flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. This operation can have a truly dramatic effect and can also be combined with a liposuction San Francisco procedure to some degree to treat the fat layers.

According to tummy tuck San Francisco specialist, a tummy tuck procedure should not be used as an alternative to weight loss. Tummy tuck is a major surgery, so if you’re considering it, it’s important to take the time to educate yourself, thoroughly analyze your own situation, and do not rush to make the final decision.

The biggest drawback of this operation is the size of the permanent scar that is required says tummy tuck San Francisco expert. Most commonly this scar extends from hip to hip but this depends on the degree of excess skin. The procedure begins with an incision just above the pubic area and another around the navel to free the skin and fat layers from the vertical muscles of the abdominal wall. This access allows the muscles to be tightened with stitches producing a much flatter abdomen and narrower waistline. The skin and fat layers are then stretched down and the excess is removed. This also contributes to a flatter, firmer abdomen. Finally a new opening must be made for the navel which remained attached to the muscles during the operation. The final result is a tighter abdomen but a circular scar around the navel and a fairly long scar above the pubic area. In rare cases a mini-abdominoplasty can be performed which does not include an incision around the navel. The muscles can still be tightened but a much smaller amount of skin is removed since only the lower abdomen below the navel is treated.

After the treatment, most people enjoy the new look after they’ve undergone this procedure. It is a big commitment, emotionally, physically, and financially. One of the most important things to remember is to follow proper diet and exercise to maintain a taut tummy tuck.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What is Liposuction?

San Francisco LiposuctionAccording to San Francisco plastic surgeon, liposuction or suction lipectomy is a body contouring procedure to remove localized fat deposits to create an improved body shape. Liposuction is not meant to be a form of weight reduction for significantly overweight patients. It is best used to remove localized areas of fat that are resistant to regular dieting and exercise. Liposuction can be performed all over the body to improve contour and is most commonly used for the neck, abdomen, love handles, hips, upper back, thighs, knees, and ankles.

Candidates for San Francisco liposuction include physically healthy men and women who are of normal body weight however have stubborn areas of excess fat. Common areas for liposuction procedure include the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, the flanks or “love handles”, buttocks, hips or “saddlebags”, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. Today there are many different liposuction techniques offered to patients including those that use laser and ultrasound energy making it difficult to know what treatment is best for you.

What all techniques share in common is the use of very small incisions that allow the insertion of a cannula which is a hollow rigid tube. This is then attached to a machine that produces a strong vacuum allowing the surgeon to maneuver the cannula in the various fat layers below the skin to suction out fat. To prevent blood loss and numb the tissues, all the techniques require infusing a special fluid into the fat layers prior to suctioning. In general, all techniques share these features and only differ in the method used to assist with the removal of fat.

The best results tend to be achieved on patients with elastic skin says San Francisco plastic surgeon. Liposuction is not recommended for individuals with certain health conditions such as diabetes, heart or lung disease, or poor circulation.

Other procedures that may enhance liposuction include tummy tuck, San Francisco breast augmentation, or breast reduction. If you are interested in liposuction, the first step is to find a qualified plastic surgeon and schedule an initial consultation who will help you to determine if you are a candidate for liposuction.


San Francisco Body Contouring Procedures

For many men and women, body image is a daily struggle to be successful in achieving desired physical results with diet, exercise, and beauty products. For those who are concerned with the shape of their body, diet, exercise, and weight loss products appeal to them for a number of reasons. Being healthy and staying in shape should be a priority for everyone, however, some still struggle. In San Francisco Plastic Surgeon recommended plastic surgery has been a means to achieving physical desired results, and also staying healthy. For many of those that have lost a significant amount of weight, or who have “problem areas” (localized fat deposits), a plastic surgery procedure can help.

The liposuction procedure was developed and designed to remove excess skin and fat from the body leaving the treated area tightened and contoured. The procedure can be performed on almost any area of the body which is why it is plastic surgeon-recommended in most cases. In San Francisco Liposuction procedures are in the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures of 2009, giving excellent results to patients that have received the procedure. The goal of the procedure is to give the patient a body contour that is slimmed, tightened, and proportionate overall.

For patients looking to contour their midsection, a San Francisco Tummy Tuck procedure aims to contour the abdominal area. A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a procedure that uses liposuction for the removal of excess skin and fat, and a muscle-tightening technique implemented by a San Francisco Plastic Surgeon. With the abdominal muscle-tightening and liposuction together, the midsection is flattened and contoured, leaving the patient with results that could not have been attained with diet and exercise alone. A Tummy Tuck procedure may also be completed alongside other procedures such as the Liposuction of the flanks, back, or thighs, while the patient is receiving a Tummy Tuck. It is usually recommended by a plastic surgeon for the patient to receive the best overall figure with a body that is proportionate.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

San Francisco Body Contouring Options

Cosmetic plastic surgery has been the single-most successful alternative for men and women looking to make long-lasting to permanent cosmetic enhancements. A San Francisco Plastic Surgeon may recommend alternative treatments to their patients before concluding that a plastic surgery procedure is right for their patient. These alternatives may be recommended for patients who have not tried other alternatives or if a plastic surgeon can see an alternative treatment generating results that a patient desires. Some patients consult their San Francisco Plastic Surgeon if they have already tried alternatives and have not been successful in receiving desired results. For example, some patients may have tried Botox, or other dermal fillers, to smooth facial fine lines and wrinkles but find that they would rather receive better, longer-lasting results with a facelift procedure.

For resident patients in San Francisco Liposuction procedures may provide the results they desire if they have already tried diet and exercise as a way to remove excess skin and fat from the body. Sometimes this excess is a result of problem areas that have not responded to diet and exercise and patient wish for the removal to take place with a Liposuction procedure. A Liposuction procedure is used for the removal of these fat deposits that create a disproportionate body contour which may make men and women feel uncomfortable about themselves. In 2009, according to statistics, Liposuction procedures were in the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures performed for both men and women. Liposuction procedures are safe and effective and preferred by plastic surgeons as the procedure may be performed on almost any area of the body. This procedure has become a popular alternative for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight but still are unable to receive desired results because their body has reached a physical limit of the results it can produce. Liposuction then becomes an effective alternative.

For patients looking to receive a body contouring procedure that focuses on their midsection, a Tummy Tuck procedure may be recommended. For resident patients in San Francisco Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, procedures are a top performed procedure as abdominal muscle tightening and liposuction is implemented during the procedure. In 2009, Tummy Tuck procedures were also in the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures performed among both men and women. During a Tummy Tuck procedure, abdominal muscles are tightened while excess skin and fat is removed with Liposuction which makes the procedure a widely recommended alternative treatment for men and women looking to contour their midsection. For more information on body contouring procedures or to set up an appointment for consultation visit