Achieving your dream figure through traditional methods like diet and exercise can be a long and difficult journey. It also isn’t a permanent solution for many people. Concerns and insecurities like loose skin and pockets of fat can be the result of factors out of our control, like genetics.
Dr. Andrew Lofman at Plastic Surgery Center of Michigan provides his patients with long-term solutions. With over 20 years of body contouring surgery experience, he can build you a custom plan that addresses your unique concerns. Keep reading to learn more.
What is body contouring surgery?
It is perfectly normal and even common to experience stubborn pockets of fat that may be genetic or the result of something uncontrollable. For a more hands-on solution, we recommend surgical procedures to target unwanted fat that is resistant to traditional methods of weight loss like diet and exercise.
Clients looking for fat removal can use body contouring procedures on many different areas of the body, depending on the surgical technique and your desired results. Treatment areas include:
Surgeries often combine fat removal and skin tightening to achieve a more sculpted effect from the inside out.
Your body contouring surgery options at Plastic Surgery Center of Michigan
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges breast size by inserting implants under the breast tissue. Implants can be made of different materials and come in many shapes and sizes, making your augmentation fully customizable to your body goals.
Types of implants used in breast augmentation surgery include:
- Gummy bear
A breast augmentation in Michigan is a great addition to a mommy makeover surgery for someone who has lost volume in the breasts—maybe due to pregnancy or aging—or someone with naturally little breast tissue.
A breast augmentation can be a great addition to other body contouring surgery as well. Enhancing the shape or size of the breasts can add curves to your figure and help you achieve your overall desired look.
Many women experience enlargement of the breasts during pregnancy. For many, this goes away over time. For some, breast enlargement is persistent and causes problems like neck and back pain, trouble exercising, or difficulty finding properly fitting clothing.
Large breast size can also be a result of your genetics or hormonal changes as you age.
A breast reduction reduces the weight and size of the breasts, as well as the size of the areolas. This procedure will make your breasts smaller without sacrificing shape. Many women may add a breast reduction to their other body contouring surgery plan to achieve a slimmer figure overall.
Breasts may naturally begin to sag or stretch over time due to age, excessive exercise, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or natural changes in shape. A breast lift from Dr. Lofman can help your breasts look perky and youthful again.
A breast lift creates the appearance of fuller breasts without implants. The breast lift procedure can also correct asymmetry in breast shape or nipple placement, and reverse the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In some cases, a breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation. In other cases, the procedure uses a skin tightening surgical technique common in most other body contouring surgeries.
Liposuction is a more simple procedure that allows you to smooth and shape your body by removing fat deposits. Liposuction can treat many areas, including:
Liposuction can be easily added to another body contouring surgery, such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, to both remove fat and tighten the skin in the treatment area.
A tummy tuck procedure treats loose skin and excess fat around the lower abdomen. During surgery, Dr. Lofman removes unwanted skin and fat, and repositions the remaining skin to create a more toned, tight appearance.
Excess skin and fat could occur from a number of things, including:
- Significant weight loss
- Abdominal surgery like a C-section
A tummy tuck is also a unique option for women struggling with excessive stretch marks or scarring. Oftentimes, these can be hidden or removed completely with surgery.
A mommy makeover surgery in Michigan is a combination of procedures designed to treat physical concerns of the breast and abdomen areas. The surgery can include any combination of breast augmentation, lift, or reduction combined with either a tummy tuck or liposuction of the abdomen.
It’s important to note that a “mommy makeover” is simply an affectionate term. Aging affects everybody, and any woman can be a candidate for these procedures.
Common concerns that a mommy makeover can treat are:
- Loose Skin
- Unwanted Fat
- Stretch Marks
- Deflated Breasts
- Sagging Breasts
- Enlarged Breasts
Like most body contouring surgery, the mommy makeover uses a combination of fat removal and skin tightening techniques. Based on your unique concerns, your surgical team can trim away unwanted fat and loose skin and then reposition the remaining skin over the treatment area for a more sculpted figure.
A body lift in Michigan is similar to a tummy tuck in that it treats loose or excess skin and fat. The major difference is that a body lift procedure targets the entire circumference of the abdomen. A body lift removes unwanted fat in problem areas like:
- Lower stomach
- Love handles
- Muffin top
- Upper buttocks
The body lift is a great example of the way that body contouring surgery uses skin tightening to achieve a more toned and trim figure. Excess or loose skin is removed during the procedure and the remaining skin is repositioned over the treatment area.
Other lifting procedures
Sagging or drooping skin on the arms or legs can be a result of weight loss, genetics, age, and more. Dr. Lofman can consult with you to build a custom treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns and body contouring goals.
The body contouring surgery process
STEP 1: CONSULTATION
Every surgical process and Plastic Surgery Center of Michigan begins with a custom consultation between you and Dr. Lofman.
He will meet with you to personally go over your concerns, questions, and desired results to come up with a unique body contouring surgery plan.
The consultation is also an opportunity for you as the patient to learn more about what the procedure and process entail. Your surgical team will be sure to review with you the details of your procedure, recovery, and results.
STEP 2: PROCEDURE
The procedure itself will vary depending on which body contouring surgery you select. Most single procedures last anywhere from 2-5 hours. Procedures like the mommy makeover that combine multiple body contouring surgeries into one may take longer.
You will learn everything you need to know about what you can expect on your surgery day during your consultation. Dr. Lofman and his surgical staff are committed to making you as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your procedure.
STEP 3: RECOVERY
Similar to the procedure itself, the recovery process will look different depending on which procedure you choose.
Here are some helpful tips to speed up the recovery process after any body contouring surgery:
- Meal prep as much as you can before your surgery
- Make sure you have plenty of comfortable, loose-fitting clothing ready
- Arrange for someone to drive you home from your surgery
- Try and stay off of your feet for the first few days or weeks
- Create a care station in your home where all of your necessities are easily accessible
- Meticulously wear any binding garments as necessary
STEP 4: RESULTS
While results will vary for different procedures, all body contouring surgery should leave you with a more trim, sculpted figure.
No matter which procedures you choose, Dr. Lofman and his team will use their expertise to ensure your results are healthy, natural-looking, and inspire confidence.
Enhance your results with aesthetics
Plastic surgery is a more permanent solution to body insecurities. Medical spa treatments are a perfect way to enhance the results of your plastic surgery, as well as to provide maintenance and upkeep for long-term results that leave you feeling confident and renewed. With Dr. Andrew Lofman in Michigan, you can do both!
EMSCULPT MUSCLE TONING
EmSculpt is a localized non surgical body sculpting device that works to build and tone muscle mass in many different areas of the body. The device stimulates muscles deep below the surface and causes contractions equivalent to 20,000 reps in a single treatment.
EmSculpt treatments are most effective in the following areas:
For arm, thigh, or body lift patients, or any other body contouring surgery patients, EmSculpt can be the perfect, low-maintenance solution for maintaining and enhancing your results.