Summer is in full swing in the Capital Region and the surgeons and staff at The Plastic Surgery Group in Albany, NY know you’re concerned about your appearance! In this second installment of our Summer Beauty Series we’ll show you how to enhance, repair, and maintain your body! Be sure to tune in again for August’s Summer Beauty: Face to learn even more! Here is June’s issue.
Belly Beauty or Belly Blues?
Loose skin, stretch marks, love handles, and overhanging belly fat can really take the fun out of summer! Whether you wear a bikini, two-piece, tankini, or one-piece swimsuit, your abdominal area can make you appear young and fit, or old and saggy. Fortunately, there are a variety of techniques available to give you the taut and toned belly you desire!
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
Liposuction in Albany is best if you have good skin and muscle tone, as liposuction removes extra fat, after which the skin must “bounce back” to hug your new, smaller contour. Liposuction leaves only tiny scars that are nearly invisible and features a fairly short recovery period. However, if you have loose abdominal muscles along with extra skin, either from pregnancy/childbirth, weight loss/gain cycles, or aging, a tummy tuck may be the best choice for you. A tummy tuck can remove most, if not all, stretch marks, too. Liposuction can be added to a tummy tuck to give your abdomen that extra bit of sculpting!
Throw the Bum Out!
Buttock rejuvenation goes by a variety of names, including Butt Lift, Buttock Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lift, and JLo Butt, among others. The bottom line (no pun intended) is that you can have a more pleasing derriere through a gluteoplasty, which elevates the underlying tissues, tightens the gluteal muscles and trims away extra, loose skin caused by aging or weight gain/loss cycles.
By comparison, a Brazilian Butt Lift adds volume to the buttocks via injections of your own fat to increase projection and lift. Although some plastic surgeons will insert implants into the buttocks, the surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group in Albany believe this approach is unnatural looking, and creates the potential for complications. For that reason, they prefer fat transfer. In a buttock enhancement with fat transfer, fat is removed via liposuction from areas of the body where you have excess—your love handles, thighs, upper back, or abdomen—after which the fat is purified and injected into your buttocks to increase volume. Recovery is fairly rapid and most patients are delighted with the change in silhouette following buttock enhancement.
Are you too Hip?
Large hips and thighs can result from weight gain, aging, a sedentary job such as office work, or even your genes. If you aren’t satisfied with the way you look in your jeans, we can help! Liposuction can be performed on the hips and thighs to reduce their volume with very little downtime, eliminating your thunder thighs for good!
Here at The Plastic Surgery Group, Albany, Troy, and Schenectady cosmetic surgery patients benefit from the latest technologies in body sculpting. It’s not too late to schedule your body sculpting procedure and use your vacation time to recover (and shop for new clothes!).
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation