At the Aesthetic Surgery Center in Owensboro, we frequently perform body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. These procedures can help you slim down after major weight loss or pregnancy.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to treat stubborn, unsightly bulges of fat. This is a common problem for many women and men. In women, those fat deposits occur most frequently from the waist down, on hips, buttocks and outer thighs. Fat deposits on men tend to accumulate above the waist, on the abdomen and sides of the waist.
With liposuction, you can improve the contour of your body and slim down specific areas. Liposuction surgery involves the removal of fat cells from the body using tiny tubes called cannulae. It is designed for those who have specific areas of localized fat deposits and who have tried unsuccessfully to eliminate them through diet, exercise and weight loss.
Tummy tuck surgery can flatten a protruding abdomen, tighten the abdominal muscles, and remove excess skin. After pregnancy or significant weight loss, many people are left with a protruding abdomen that won't flatten out with diet or exercise because the tissue has been stretched. The tummy tuck was designed to correct this cosmetic problem.
The goal of the surgery is to improve the abdominal contour by flattening and narrowing the abdomen. The best candidates for the surgery are at a normal weight, with excess abdominla skin and fat, along with weak abdominal muscles. Before a tummy tuck, Dr. Edds considers your age, body weight and smoking habits to evaluate you for this procedure. Smokers and obese patients have a higher risk for complications following a tummy tuck and therefore may not be suitable candidates.