Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdominal and in selected patients, to tighten the muscles of the abdomen wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen or a sad looking belly button. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where the skin can return to normal. Redundant skin following successful weight loss can also be significantly improved by the surgery.
Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is a procedure that can help sculpt and contour the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don't respond to traditional weight-loss methods. Liposuction is often used in conjunction with face lift, neck lift, and tummy tuck surgery. Liposuction is also an important adjuvant treatment for massive weight loss patients.
Gynecomastia is a developmental condition that results in male breast enlargement. It is common in teenagers, sometimes just being transient and, in up to half of older men. The enlargement can usually be effectively treated in all age groups with a liposuction technique without the need for significant scars.
Nonsurgical alternatives are available having the benefit of little or no downtime. The treatments also have the convenience of being done in the office. Results take 4 to 6 weeks to evolve. Thermage radiofrequency treatment can tighten the skin and ligthly contour the fat. Liposonix reliably reduces underlying fat by using the power of focused ultrasound to destroy a layer of fat approximately 1.3cm below the skin surface. Patients treated with Liposonix can enjoy a reduction in their jeans size!
Other procedures include: Dr. Salomon also performs body contouring surgery after massive weight loss on the abdomen, trunk, breast, arms, and legs.