Through body contouring surgery, Dr. Howrigan can improve your shape by removing loose skin or excess fat. There are many options, from simple body slimming techniques to comprehensive body lift procedures.
Areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, flanks and calves can be contoured to exhibit a smoother and more proportional shape. If you have achieved a significant weight reduction and now exhibit loose skin, or if you have areas of unwanted body fat, one of these procedures may be right for you.
Many people desire a flatter, firmer abdomen. For women especially, because of pregnancy, the underlying abdominal muscles become stretched and no longer support the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck, can flatten the abdominal contour by tightening loose skin, reducing fat and re-supporting the deeper muscle layer.
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Despite a healthy lifestyle, many people still have body fat that will not go away. For men, fat tends to settle into the “love handles” at the waistline or the abdomen. Women may find that their bodies are out of proportion or bottom heavy. Even a small amount of fat in the wrong place, such as the neck or jowls can have an aging effect. Tumescent liposuction removes fat from these areas through small, hidden incisions.
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Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) is ideal for patients with excess tissue hanging below the upper arm. Those who exhibit this condition often feel self-conscious when wearing sleeveless clothing. During an arm lift, an incision travels from the underarm toward the elbow, allowing the removal of excess fat and skin.
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Fat and excess skin can accumulate on the thighs, especially on the inner (medial) area, where it is very difficult to eradicate. Contouring the thighs to correct this problem requires an incision near the groin, followed by surgical removal of excess tissue.
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A large number of men suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, which is characterized by excess breast tissue. If you cannot resolve this problem with your primary physician, male breast reduction may be an option for you. Dr. Howrigan removes the excess tissue through liposuction and surgical excision, hiding the scars around the areola.
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After significant weight loss, through bariatric surgery or traditional methods, it’s common to exhibit loose skin on several areas of the body. Plastic surgeons have developed procedures to address these issues, allowing patients to enjoy the life-changing results of weight reduction. A body lift or one of the procedures above may be recommended.
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