Body contouring surgery reshapes one or more areas of the body by removing excess fat and skin that remains despite diet and exercise. Our surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery use the following techniques to sculpt the body for a leaner, tighter and more attractive body shape.
Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from different parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, hips, back, thighs, arms and neck. The Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL) liposuction technique is used to liquefy the fat through ultrasound vibration, and the fat is then suctioned out. This technique results in less trauma to the body than more traditional liposuction techniques, and so the surgery involves less blood loss and less bruising as an aftereffect.
VASER is an ultrasound device used by our surgeons in the UAL liposuction technique, and it is extremely efficient, safe and precise. Patients who undergo body contouring with VASER typically have less swelling, pain and bruising after surgery leading to a much quicker recovery from their surgery.High volumes of fat can be safely extracted with the VASER system. Allure Plastic Surgery surgeons have performed over one thousand VASER Liposuctions and are considered experts in the field.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Persons with loose abdominal skin, flaccid abdominal muscles or excess fat in the lower abdomen may choose to undergo a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve the appearance of their abdomen. During this surgery, excess fat and skin is removed from the abdomen and stomach muscles are tightened, for a flatter, more toned and appealing look to the stomach area.
Miami Tummy Tuck
The surgeons of Allure Plastic Surgery have developed a unique procedure called The Miami Tummy Tuck, which helps define the waistline and flatten the abdomen with less recovery time, no drains, and minimal scarring. This technique is ideal for people who have excess tissue and fat due to several pregnancies or from rapid weight loss after successfully battling obesity.
Lipoabdominoplasty is a procedure that combines a tummy tuck with liposuction in order to obtain the most aesthetically pleasing shape for the torso through a contouring procedure that is more extensive than a tummy tuck. Lipoabdominoplasty allows the plastic surgeon to create a more sculpted waistline in addition to flattening the anterior abdomen.
Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Flaccid, sagging fat on the upper arms is a result of significant weight loss, aging and other congenital factors. Often patients are very self-conscious of their sagging arm skin and are embarrassed to wear short sleeve garments, even in warm weather. Brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to remove the excess tissue and tighten as well as re-shape the upper arm.
Brazilian Butt Lift
For those who want a firmer, more voluptuous butt with a lifted look, a Brazilian butt lift is the right procedure. A Brazilian butt lift is a buttock augmentation that uses fat harvested through liposuction from other areas of the body (such as the stomach) that is then injected into the buttocks, creating a rounded, more sensuous backside.