When our bodies don’t respond to diet and exercise in the way we wish, plastic surgery procedures can reshape many areas, by removing excess fat and skin and toning muscle. The following is an overview of the state of the art body contouring procedures we offer our clients.
Liposuction removes stubborn and undesirable fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, ankles, cheeks, neck, and/or upper arms. It has minimal risks or down time, and leaves almost no scars. Dr. Buchanan was one of the American surgeons to be trained in liposuction. He has studied it extensively to determine its efficacy and safety, and continues to perfect the technique. Learn more about liposuction.
Clients interested in body contouring and liposuction could also consider a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. This procedure achieves a flatter abdomen and thinner waist by removing excess fat and skin, as well as tightening the stomach muscles. The best candidates are of normal weight and in good physical condition, with localized fat and loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise. A tummy tuck is especially useful if your skin and muscles are stretched from pregnancy or weight loss. Learn more about having a tummy tuck.
An arm lift removes excess skin and fat, and it tightens and recontours the upper arm, while a thigh lift removes loose and flabby skin and fat from the upper legs. Both procedures are commonly used after substantial weight loss or weight gain, or to simply correct the effects of aging. They can also be combined with liposuction to further contour the upper arms and legs. Learn more about having an arm lift or thigh lift.
When you visit Dr. Buchanan to discuss body contouring and liposuction, he’ll also talk to you about Zerona® non-invasive body slimming. This revolutionary treatment reduces fat and contours your body without surgery, discomfort, or effort. Learn more about having Zerona® non-invasive body slimming.