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Dr. Allyson Maske’s Glossary of Terms

for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Located at our Northside Location


Also known as tummy tuck, a procedure performed to smooth and firm the torso by reducing excess fat and skin and tightening stomach muscles.

Arm Lift

Technically known as a brachioplasty, an arm lift helps treat sagging skin and fat from under the upper arm.


Also known as eyelid surgery, this procedure helps to treat and reduce signs of aging around the eyes like drooping or puffy eyelids.


A water-assisted liposuction procedure that uses gentle sprays of water to loosen fat for removal.


Commonly referred to as an arm lift, this procedure improves the contour of the arm by excising sagging skin and removing fat from under the upper arm.

Breast Lift

A procedure that reshapes and repositions sagging breasts. Also known as mastopexy.

Brow lift

Commonly called a forehead lift, brow lift surgery reduces wrinkles and furrows in the forehead while lifting the eyebrows to a more youthful position.


A thin metal tube used to suction and remove fat that is dislodged with various methods during a liposuction procedure.


Medical condition where the outermost abdominal muscles separate, causing a weakened core.

Eyelid Surgery

Technically known as a blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery reduces eyelid puffiness and/or drooping to rejuvenate the appearance of tired-looking eyes.


A cosmetic surgical procedure that rejuvenates the overall appearance of the face and neck by helping treat sagging skin, tightening underlying muscle, and repositioning underlying tissue.

Forehead lift

Also known as a brow lift, this procedure works to reduce signs of aging in the upper face including forehead wrinkles, drooping eyebrows, and brow furrows.

Gummy Bear Implants

Breast implants consisting of a highly cohesive silicone gel named for their form-stable consistency as they do not lose its shape during a leak or rupture.


Combination body contouring procedure of liposuction and tummy tuck surgery.


A body-contouring procedure that removes fat from the treatment area using suctioning cannulas (metal tubes).

Love Handles

The colloquial term for deposits of stubborn fat around the midsection and lower back.


Commonly called a breast lift, this procedure reduces sagging skin and repositions breast tissue to help lift and reshape sagging breasts.


A laser-assisted liposuction technique that uses two laser frequencies to “melt” fat for removal through suctioning cannulas (metal tubes).

Tummy Tuck

Technically known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck helps contour the silhouette by reducing excess skin and fat from the torso while tightening abdominal muscles.

Vectra® M3 Digital Imaging System

Three-dimensional digital imaging technology that simulates and previews accurate plastic surgery results.


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