Many people are unhappy with the way their body looks, whether it’s due to their natural shape or the result of processes like aging and pregnancy.
Sometimes, no matter how well you eat or how much you exercise, you just can’t get your body to look the way you want. Luckily, Dr. Michael Workman and his team offer a variety of body contouring procedures aimed at shaping your body to help you achieve your desired look.
Abdominoplasty often referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure where excess fat and tissue is removed from the abdomen. As a longtime Portland cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Workman has extensive experience with the tummy tuck procedure and excels at tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall in addition to removing excess tissue and fat, improving the appearance of the tummy.
The surgery is performed while you are asleep under general anesthesia. An incision is made beneath the belly button and extends from hip to hip. Through this incision, Dr. Workman tightens the muscles with sutures, helping you achieve a firm, flat belly after your tummy tuck. Once the muscles are tightened, the excess tissue and fat can be removed via liposuction before the incision is closed.
Liposuction, or Suction Assisted Lipectomy (SAL), is the most commonly performed plastic surgery in America. If you’re a healthy person at stable body weight, you can consider liposuction to help remove localized areas of fat. The procedure can improve the contours and proportions of your body, but it cannot help you achieve substantial weight loss or significantly reduce cellulite.Liposuction is often combined with other body contouring procedures, such as the tummy tuck, thigh lift or breast reduction.
After childbirth, some mothers may find that the youthful figure they took for granted has changed. When diet and exercise have no further effect, considering plastic surgery might be an option. Liposuction combined with a tummy tuck is sometimes referred to as a Mommy Makeover. These two procedures approach the problem from different angles and complement each other to provide a very satisfactory, slimmed-down result.
Fluctuations in weight, aging and even heredity can cause changes in appearance that you might not expect. One such change that can occur in the upper arm results in a droopy, sagging, batwing-like appearance. Fitness may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits.
A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure used to improve the appearance of your inner and outer thighs. The procedure is commonly performed after weight loss and used to treat excess fat deposits, loose skin, and stretch marks. A thigh lift improves the appearance of your thighs. If you avoid swimsuits and shorts because of the appearance of your thighs, you may wish to consider a thigh lift.
A tummy tuck provides a firmer and flattened stomach but it can also help correct painful conditions like “diastasis recti.” Many people take advantage of a tummy tuck following weight loss to remove loose or hanging skin and it can help restore your women’s pre-pregnancy figure, which can be difficult with diet and exercise alone.
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