Body contouring cosmetic surgeries aim to improve the body's contour by eliminating excess skin and/or fat, and correcting or increasing volume with implants or lipofilling (injections of your own fat).
Several different surgeries are designed for body contouring.
Cosmetic surgery of the body includes the following techniques:
- A lift (lifting)
- Lipofilling (liposuction + injections of your own fat)
Body lift surgeries are performed for individuals with excess skin due to natural factors such as aging, childbirth, or significant weight loss. As you age, you can experience a decrease in the skin's elasticity, which in turn causes skin laxity. The areas of the body which are most affected are the breasts, arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs.
Liposuction eliminates unwanted fat layers, located in the following areas: neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, back, buttocks and thighs. Liposuction is the best choice if you have stable weight and good skin elasticity. You should be aware that liposuction is not a surgery that treats obesity; its goal is to refine your silhouette and not to lose weight.
Silicone implants are devices used in cosmetic and plastic surgery to restore or add volume and shape to one or more areas of your body. Dr. Cordoba offers his expertise in cosmetic and plastic surgery for facial implants, pectoral implants, breast implants, gluteal (buttock) implants and calf implants.
Skin rejuvenation can also be accomplished with non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as hyaluronic acid fillers. You can choose amongst numerous non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate the skin. These products are better known under the names of: Fortélis, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Modelis, etc. There is also the option of using botulinum toxin (type A) injections better known under the names of Botox or Dysport. These injections serve to treat facial wrinkles, excessive sweating and muscle pain.
Recently, the fat injection (lipofilling) has become increasingly popular and is more in demand due to its natural appearance. Lipofilling consists of taking your own fat from an unwanted area of your body (localized fat deposits) and re-injecting it into a desired area of your body to increase its shape and volume.