Everyone would like to look better. Regardless of how carefully we watch our diets or how much time we spend in the gym, we all have those few troublesome areas that cause us persistent stress and aggravation. Chief among these typical areas of concern are regions lower in the body, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Since the body has a natural tendency to hold onto fat in order to protect vital internal organs, these areas frequently resist even the most diligent diet and exercise regimens. Fortunately there are many cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that can help address those concerns and give you a shapelier, more contoured physique.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in 2013 was liposuction. Designed to remove small, isolated fat deposits that lie between the skin and the muscle, liposuction can be a great way to address highly specific areas of concern. Moreover, the excess fat can be stored, purified, and then re-injected into areas that might require augmentation or enhanced definition. This fat transfer procedure is the basis for the extremely popular Brazilian Butt Lift as well as for auto-augmentation techniques that can enhance the size and shape of the breasts during a breast lift procedure. It can even be used to add volume and fullness to sagging facial features like the cheeks and jowls.
However, some patients, particularly those whose skin has lost firmness and elasticity over time, find that liposuction can leave behind loose, sagging skin after fat removal. While liposuction is ideal for treating discreet fat deposits, thigh lift surgery, or a thighplasty procedure, addresses the appearance of much larger areas, removing layers of fatty tissue as well as excess skin from the thighs. Thigh lifts can achieve the most extensive results when they target the front and outer areas of the legs, but can also focus on the inner thighs or even the medial area near the pelvis, which can also allow for the removal of fat from around the groin and hips.
While neither of these procedures should be considered a substitute for a healthy diet or regular exercise, each can help you achieve and maintain a more youthful and aesthetically contoured physique. If you are interested in learning more about Atlantic Plastic Surgery, P.C. or the procedures our board-certified plastic surgeons perform, contact us at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices. Additionally, we provide a variety of options for financing, including Alphaeon® and CareCreditSM, in order to assist you. Please contact us with any questions you may have concerning the financial planning of your procedure and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news.