Body contouring can help improve definition and create a more proportionate figure for individuals who are anxious about loose skin, excess fat, or other concerns. At Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., Dr. Sheryl Pilcher can determine which body contouring procedures are most appropriate to help each of her San Antonio area patients achieve their personal goals. Patients in the San Antonio area may be candidates for the following body contouring procedures:
Stubborn bulges and deposits of localized fat in the abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, neck, upper arms, knees, calves, and ankles can be difficult or even impossible to remove with traditional diet and exercise. Our San Antonio area patients often turn to liposuction to help combat these resistant fat pockets and create a leaner, more defined shape. This popular procedure does not lead to extreme weight loss, but good liposuction candidates can expect a dramatic change in the fit or size of their clothing and a more appealing body contour. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia, liposuction can be used to treat multiple areas at the same time with minimal risk of noticeable scarring, and most patients return to work and normal activities in one to two weeks. To further enhance their results, many of our San Antonio and Austin area patients combine their liposuction procedure with abdominoplasty. Contact Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., today to learn more.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Weight gain and the effects of age can cause the lower abdomen to protrude. Women in particular may experience this after childbearing, as pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles. Over time, loose skin and the push of internal organs on the stomach wall can further exaggerate this lower tummy bulge. Patients at our San Antonio practice may be candidates for abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, to help reduce excess skin and fat from this region and tighten the abdominal muscles. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, the tummy tuck leaves a scar in the lower bikini area between the hip bones. Most patients are back to work and light activities in 2 to 4 weeks. At our San Antonio practice, abdominoplasty may be combined with liposuction to further refine your body contour and create a more proportioned appearance overall.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
A brachioplasty can remove excess loose skin caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics and create a more defined upper arm shape and a more proportionate body contour. An arm lift allows patients to feel more attractive and confident when wearing clothing that reveals their upper arms. At our San Antonio office, this procedure may be combined with liposuction if the patient is also concerned about excess fat in the upper arm area. An arm lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Most patients can return to work and light activity in one to two weeks. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office.
A thigh lift removes excess loose skin from the upper leg caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics, and creates a more toned appearance. A thigh lift can greatly increase confidence when wearing shorts, swimwear, skirts, and other clothing that reveals the legs. This procedure may be combined with liposuction if the patient is also concerned about excess thigh fat. A thigh lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia with an overnight stay. Most patients return to work and light activity in two weeks.
At Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., body contouring procedures may be combined with breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction to create a more shapely appearance or with facelift, blepharoplasty, or facial rejuvenation services for a younger, more refreshed look. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact female plastic surgeon Sheryl Pilcher, M.D.