Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Procedures
For many people, a strict diet and exercise routine are not enough to attain the sculpted, ideal physique they desire. Factors such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics and the natural effects of aging can cause problems with excess fat and loose, saggy skin.
Dr. Adrian Sjarif, an experienced, qualified surgeon, offers a variety of surgical body contouring plastic surgery procedures in Wollongong and Sydney (including Sutherland Shire and St George) to help you look and feel your absolute best. Dr. Sjarif is sought-out by patients for his artistic approach and meticulous attention to detail, as well as his empathy and warmth.
What Can Body Contouring Surgery Improve?
Depending on the procedure, body contouring can:
- Eliminate pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat
- Remove loose, stretched-out skin
- Tighten the skin
- Tighten lax tissues
- Create a more beautiful body shape
Many body contouring patients find that when they love the way they look, they are more motivated to maintain their improved physique with healthy lifestyle habits. Removing loose skin also makes it easier to stay active with exercise and sports.
Patients that have lost a substantial amount of weight in a relatively short amount of time might find that they have excess skin and loose tissues obscuring their body shape. This is particularly true for those patients who have successfully lost large amounts of weight following bariatric surgery procedures such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. Post-weight loss body contouring surgery is intended to remove loose skin and tighten the tissues to give the body a more toned appearance.
There are several different post-weight loss body contouring options. The option that is best for each patient depends on factors such as his or her specific areas of concern, anatomy and personal aesthetic goals.
The most comprehensive post-weight loss body contouring procedure is body lift, which focuses on tightening and toning the abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs. Other body contouring procedures include brachioplasty, which targets loose skin and excess fat on the upper arms, and thigh lift, which removes skin and fat from the upper, inner thighs.
Abdominoplasty, commonly called tummy tuck, flattens and firms a protruding or flabby abdomen. Excess fat and skin are removed, damaged or separated abdominal muscles are repaired and the remaining skin is tightened. Most people seeking tummy tuck are individuals that have lost a significant amount of weight, or mothers that have had multiple pregnancies.
Liposuction is the gold standard of fat removal and can be performed on virtually any area of the body (and some areas of the face and neck). This is a fantastic option to get rid of fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise efforts.
Mummy makeover is a comprehensive treatment to address the changes in a woman’s body brought about by pregnancy and nursing. Mummy makeover commonly combines breast surgery (usually breast lift with either breast augmentation or breast reduction) with abdominoplasty and/or liposuction. The procedures can be combined into a single surgical operation or staged out into separate phases, based on the patient’s preferences and Dr. Sjarif’s recommendations.
Labiaplasty is performed to fix labia that are large, protruding, asymmetrical or otherwise irregularly shaped. This can be problematic for women, causing discomfort with wearing certain types of clothing. Some women notice a change in the shape or size of their labia after giving birth, whereas other women have always been bothered by their genital appearance. The goal of the surgery is for the labia minora to look symmetrical and “tucked up” underneath the frame of the labia majora.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Body Contouring in Wollongong
Would you like to discuss your personal body contouring goals with an experienced plastic surgeon? Dr. Adrian Sjarif invites you to call or email one of our offices, conveniently serving Wollongong, Illawarra and all surrounding Sydney areas.