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Providing the Rochester Area with Liposuction and Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester offers New York residents in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), spider vein removal and more. Individuals considering these body sculpting procedures often feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of options and techniques being promoted today. However, our cosmetic surgeon can help. Our doctor will listen to you and work to help you decide which is the right treatment approach, considering effectiveness, safety, cost, and appropriateness for your needs.
We offer the following body sculpting procedures to patients in the area around Syracuse, Buffalo, and Rochester:
At our offices in Rochester also serving Buffalo and Syracuse, liposuction is used to remove localized deposits of fat, helping sculpt specific areas of the body, such as the hips, thighs, knees, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, neck, chin, and cheeks.
The Liposuction Procedure
In a liposuction procedure, a thin tube called a "cannula" is inserted through a tiny incision, and is used to suction out the layers of fat underneath the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth through the fat during the liposuction procedure, breaking up the fat deposits and vacuuming them out. If you are having liposuction performed on a number of areas, your surgeon will then move to the next site, keeping any incisions as small and unobtrusive as possible.
Advances in Liposuction Technology
Since we first began using the procedure in the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse area, liposuction has benefited from several technological advances. Newer, more advanced procedures, including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty and the tumescent technique, are helping our plastic surgeons to provide patients from Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester with liposuction in which the results are more precise and the recovery times quicker. Liposuction cannot replace a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits, but it can help you get rid of stubborn concentrations of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty makes use of a special cannula that produces extremely high-frequency sound waves. As the cannula moves back and forth through fat deposits, the ultrasonic energy liquefies fat by destroying the walls of the fat cells. Liquefied fat is then vacuumed out quickly and easily with the cannula, in the same manner as traditional liposuction.
The Tumescent Technique helps reduce the post operative bruising, swelling and pain that accompany a traditional liposuction procedure. When performing tumescent technique liposuction, your surgeon will inject a large amount of liquid anesthetic into the areas of excess fat, causing the area containing the fat to become swollen and firm, or "tumesced." This expansion of the area around the fat deposits allows the liposuction cannula more freedom of movement as it removes fat beneath the skin. Blood loss is minimized in tumescent technique liposuction, so there is less likelihood that a blood transfusion will be necessary.
Please contact our cosmetic surgery practice in the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse area with any liposuction questions. Liposuction can also be performed in conjunction with abdominoplasty and breast reduction. We can help you decide which technique is right for you.
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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
We perform various body contouring treatments at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester. Abdominoplasty surgery, or "tummy tuck," as it is more commonly known, is a popular procedure for patients who have lost weight, but excess skin remains.
How Can a Tummy Tuck Improve the Appearance of my Figure?
Tummy tuck surgery can help you get rid of a protruding belly, even one that won't go away with diet and exercise. Women who have abdominal muscles and skin that have been stretched out due to pregnancy can also benefit greatly from the procedure. A tummy tuck operation removes excess skin and deposits of fat, and may tighten the muscle in your abdominal area, slimming your waistline and greatly reducing the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
What Type of Abdominoplasty Treatment is Right for Me?
Before your operation, you will have a consultation at our office in Rochester. Tummy tuck operations come in several variations, and your abdominoplasty surgeon will work with you to determine what type of tummy tuck would best suit you. You may only need a "mini-tummy tuck," technically known as a partial abdominoplasty, if the areas of fat are mostly concentrated below your navel. If fat deposits are more widespread, you may get the best results from a tummy tuck done in conjunction with liposuction, which can give you a better body contour by removing fat deposits from your hips and other areas. Depending on your particular circumstances, our Rochester plastic surgeon may even recommend liposuction alone instead of a tummy tuck operation.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
When performed at our surgical facility in Rochester, abdominoplasty surgery usually takes two to three hours to complete. A mini-tummy tuck generally takes only an hour. In the full tummy tuck operation, the main incision stretches across your abdomen just above the pubic area, reaching from one hip to the other. A mini-tummy tuck uses a shorter incision, and usually does not require that your navel be separated and moved.
During these abdominoplasty procedures some patients may have their abdominal muscles tightened. This makes your stomach firmer and slims the contour of your waistline. Within a few weeks to a few months of your tummy tuck procedure, you should be back to normal activities.
If you have any questions, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester for more tummy tuck / abdominoplasty information.
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Spider Vein Removal
Spider veins are small blood vessels located close to the skin's surface. They are a common problem for women, with unsightly clusters of red, blue, or purple veins appearing on the thighs, calves, and ankles of nearly half of adult females. At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we offer several options to eliminate spider veins, including sclerotherapy and laser treatment.
Spider Vein Removal Treatment Options
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure in which veins are injected with a solution that causes them to collapse and fade from view. A sclerotherapy session is relatively quick, lasting only about 15 to 45 minutes.
Laser Treatment uses pulses of laser light to seal off veins and cause them to dissolve, achieving the same result as sclerotherapy. Laser treatments are effective mainly for smaller spider veins.
Over the course of about a month, these procedures cause spider veins to fade and vanish, helping your skin look younger, clearer, and healthier. Often, our patients at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester are shocked by the difference between a leg that has received treatment and one that has not.
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If you live in the Syracuse, Buffalo, or Rochester areas and would like to learn more about liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or another body sculpting procedure, contact our cosmetic surgery practice today.