Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. During the past decade, liposuction, which is also known as "lipoplasty" or "suction lipectomy," has benefited from several new refinements.
Today, a number of new techniques are helping many plastic surgeons to provide selected patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don't respond to traditional weight-loss methods.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "tummy tuck," is a major cosmetic plastic surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
As modern women became more aware of differences in genital appearance, the popularity of cosmetic vaginal surgery increased significantly. The most common aesthetic complaint is enlarged inner vaginal lips known as Labia Minora. If a woman considers her Labia Minora too prominent or deformed, she may develop diminished self-esteem and even become sexually inhibited. Additionally, women with enlargement of Labia Minora often complain of discomfort with physical activities and clothing. Vaginal cosmetic surgery, or Labiaplasty is designed to help women overcome these problems.
Loose and sagging skin on upper arms can be an embarrassment for many women. It is difficult to fit into the sleeves of shirts and jacket making clothes' shopping a very frustrating experience. Worse yet, no amount of exercise seems to make any difference in the appearance of the arms. However, this is not a hopeless situation. A surgical procedure called brachioplasty can improve the appearance of the arms by resection of redundant fat and skin. This tightens the arms and greatly improves the contour, thus making it easier to fit into ones' clothes.