Plastic Surgery Associates of Redding

Body Enhancement (Liposuction, Tummy Tuck and Others)


Liposuction surgery may be considered to treat areas of excess fat in the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breast enlargement), back, arms and neck. Liposuction is meant to enhance your body contour by reducing moderate areas of fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of your body. It cannot address large or overall weight reduction goals. The results of liposuction surgery are usually long-lasting, but they may be affected by weight gain, aging, pregnancy and other lifestyle factors. Liposuction is equally effective in both men and women.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Women and men who have loose abdominal skin and fat that is concentrated in the abdomen can benefit from abdominoplasty. Sometimes these conditions are inherited. In other instances, substantial weight loss may cause abdominal skin to become flaccid. Abdominoplasty also can tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. The procedure may somewhat improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.

Butt Enhancement

Lifting, countouring, and augumentation are among the options for refining your derriere. Through the use of liposuction, body lift techniques, buttock implants or injection of fat harvested from your body, you can achieve a more shapely and or voluptuous butt.

Hand Rejuvenation

With age the hands begin to show thinning of soft tissues, causing the bones and veins to become more visible.  Fat transfer can restore soft tissue coverage and a more youthful look to this too-often overlooked area.

Body Lift (major weight loss)

Body contouring after major weight loss reduces the excess skin and fat that is left behind from the expansion of skin, loss of fat and lack of tissue elasticity that often occurs after a major weight loss. This sagging skin commonly develops around the face, neck, upper arms, breast, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs and can make your body contour appear irregular and misshapen.

Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift tightens loose, sagging skin in the buttocks, posterior thighs, hips, outer thighs, and anterior thighs.  The loose skin, as well as underlying fat tissue, is removed from below the incision to allow suspension of the remaining tissues to stretch and smooth the lower body, especially the buttocks and thighs.  It can be combined with an abdominal skin tightening if needed.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Removal of the excess skin and fat deposits, leaving the upper arms with a more pleasing and youthful contour. As a person ages, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. The incision extends from the elbow to the underarm, and sometimes on to the side of the chest. In some instances, your plastic surgeon may recommend that liposuction be used alone or in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat in the upper arms.

Thigh Lift

Removal of loose, sagging skin and underlying fat tissue.