Summer is officially beginning soon, so many of us are scrambling to look our best for the pool & beach. Diet & exercise can go a long way toward preparing you for bathing-suit season, but sometimes, you need a little extra help to get you looking your absolute best. This is where plastic surgery can likely help. While many associate plastic surgery with procedures for the breasts & face, they may not realize how much it can do to improve the appearance of the lower body. When a healthy lifestyle isn’t quite enough to achieve the below-the-belt look you want, there are several body-contouring procedures that can help you shape & sculpt your lower body for a sleeker, more contoured look.
The thighs & hips are particularly troublesome areas for many women. Even after reaching their target weight, women with healthy diet & exercise regimens often find these regions stubbornly holding on to fat deposits. This makes the hips & thighs commonly appropriate areas for treatment with specialized liposuction techniques. However, after significant weight loss or fat removal, excess, stretched skin can be left behind, creating sags & folds that make what would otherwise be a smooth & shapely silhouette less aesthetically appealing than it might be. Although liposuction isolates and removes very specific regions of fat from underneath the skin, it does nothing to address the excess skin that’s subsequently left behind. Thigh lift surgery can address the appearance of sagging skin on the inner or outer thigh, lifting & tightening as it removes layers of fatty tissue.
Another procedure that has garnered much attention in the last few years is buttock augmentation with fat grafting (otherwise known as the Brazilian butt lift). According to the latest statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of Brazilian butt lifts has increased by more than 19% in the last year alone. Unlike a thigh lift, which works to make an area slenderer & more contoured, buttock augmentation tries to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks to accentuate natural feminine curves. By taking fat removed from other parts of the patient’s own body via liposuction, purifying it, and re-injecting it into specific target areas, a Brazilian butt lift augmentation can lift and contour the shape of the butt with a low risk of post-operative complications.
When used in concert with each other, these procedures can improve the proportions of the entire body, providing seamless, natural-looking results. If you’re interested in learning about your lower-body options, or if you’d like to know more about any of the other procedures I perform, please contact me, Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi, to schedule a consultation. I’m currently seeing patients at Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s Atlanta (Northside / Sandy Springs), Cumming (Northside / Forsyth), and Canton (Northside / Cherokee) locations.