When it comes to improving the appearance of your body, there are many different effective treatment options to consider. Dr. Henry and his staff understand that the decision to improve your appearance is an important one. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your cosmetic surgery.
If you have excess skin or tissue to the abdomen, a tummy tuck may be the ideal fix. The most common causes of this are heredity, aging, fluctuations in weight, and pregnancy.
The ProcedureThis outpatient procedure generally takes anywhere from 3-4 hours while you undergo general anesthesia. Dr. Henry will tighten the muscles, remove excess skin and fat, reshape the belly button and lift the pelvic area. This is done using an incision low under the bikini line and one around the belly button.
With SmartLipo, it’s possible to treat areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis system available. The unique technology safely delivers the optimal blend of three laser wavelengths for more effective fat removal and enhanced tissue tightening.
The ProcedureDuring the minimally invasive procedure, a small canula is used underneath the skin which liquefies the fat cells which can then be gently suctioned out. New collagen is produced, resulting in comprehensive tissue tightening. Anesthesia options vary per case and typically only one treatment is required. Results do vary and can be seen over 3-6 months.
Liposuction allows Dr. Henry to sculpt your problem areas – the ones that are stubborn and unresponsive to your best efforts through dieting and exercise. Before choosing your options regarding your liposuction procedure, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Henry, who has earned a reputation as one of the best doctors for plastic surgery in Nebraska.
Small incisions are made in inconspicuous places and sculpting instruments are used to remove fat and reshape the areas. As the new body shape begins to appear, Dr. Henry will make a comparison between each side for symmetry, refining and recontouring the areas until complete.
If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a lower body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you. This surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat. This results in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
The ProcedureIncisions may vary based on the area or areas treated. One common technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward wrapping around the back of the thigh. The underlying tissue will be reshaped and tightened. Skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. Improving the contours of the outer thighs may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Advanced techniques allow incisions to be performed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits.
An arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty reduces excess sagging skin upper arm region. It tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm. Growing older, heredity, and fluctuations in weight can cause the upper arms have a sagging and drooping appearance.
The ProcedureSmall incisions are made in inconspicuous places and sculpting instruments are used to remove fat and reshape the areas. As the new body shape begins to appear, Dr. Henry will make a comparison between each side for symmetry, refining and recontouring the areas until complete.
Panniculectomy surgery is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. A panniculectomy differs from a tummy tuck in that the abdominal muscles are typically not tightened during a panniculectomy.
The ProcedureA panniculectomy is performed with a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and the belly button. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin. In some cases, a vertical incision may be necessary. An incision is typically made around the navel, although in some cases the navel may have to be sacrificed. The remaining upper abdominal skin is pulled down. The excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is sutured together. The belly button is then repositioned then sutured into its revised position. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases.
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If you are interested in improving your body appearance and want to know more about your options, give us a call to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Henry today.