Body surgery options from Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona can remove excess fat deposits, tighten and firm up areas of loose skin, and give your body a more youthful appearance. Offering a variety of body procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery for a flatter looking stomach area and liposuction to reduce fat pockets, Dr. Jamie Moenster can help you attain your goals with results that look natural.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Loss of skin elasticity in the upper arm is a problem that can be seen with increasing age or after significant weight loss. After significant weight loss, there can be a large amount of loose, excess skin left behind. Exercise does not get rid of excess skin and patients find that as they lose weight the skin under their arms becomes looser.
The primary method to tighten the skin of the upper arm and remove excess fat is called a brachioplasty.
Free Fat Transfer
Fat is a natural and predictable filler that has been used for a century to increase volume, fill voids, and plump wrinkles. Fat transfer is also referred to as “Fat injection” or “lipo transfer” and is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Free fat transfer is most commonly transferred to the breasts, face, or buttocks.
The results of fat transfer can last many years. An alternative would be dermal fillers for small areas or implants for larger areas.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have areas with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.
Liposuction physically removes the excess fat deposits in the problem areas resulting in a more balanced look. Liposuction does not treat cellulite or obesity.
Lower Body Lift
Loss of skin elasticity in the buttock and upper outer thigh is a problem that can be seen with increasing age or after significant weight loss. It is very common after massive weight loss following bariatric surgery. A lower body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
The primary method to tighten the skin of the perigluteal regions by lifting and excising redundant tissue is called a gluteoplasty or lower body lift.
Massive Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery or gastric bypass surgery popularity has increased and it allows men and women to transform their bodies and their lives with significant weight loss. Significant changes in diet and exercise is another avenue to weightloss. After massive weight loss (>75 pounds) the excess skin, fat and tissues lack elasticity and cannot conform to the smaller body size. The skin has been severely stretched, is unsupported and left hanging on multiple parts of the body.
Body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue. It removes excess skin and fat.
Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin and fat from your thighs. The goal of the procedure is to improve the appearance of the front and inner thighs and achieve smoother skin with better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat.
If excess fat is a concern, liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where the skin has good elasticity. Good elasticity is a necessity to ensure the area is able to naturally conform or shrink back to the new body contours.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) is an operation that is designed to reshape the abdomen. Often, through weight gain and loss, pregnancies and aging, the skin stretches beyond its elastic limit or ability to return to normal shape. An abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat while the underlying muscles that get stretched out are tightened. Typically abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction of the flanks or “love handle” areas to improve the contour of the waistline.
Typically abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction of the flanks or “love handle” areas to improve the contour of the waistline.
Scar Revision Treatment
Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize a scar so that it looks more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars, whether they’re caused by an accident or by surgery, are unpredictable. A good scar is typically one that is thin, flat and closely matches your skin tone and your surrounding skin contour.
Scar revision surgery is a good option for people who have a scar that is raised, widened or even painful.
Skin Cancer Surgery
There are several effective methods for eliminating basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The choice of treatment is based on the type, size, location and depth of the tumor as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Treat is almost always performed as an outpatient surgery in the physician’s office or clinic. Local anesthetic is used to make pain or discomfort minimal.
The best treatment for depends on the size and stage of the cancer, as well as your overall health.