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What Body Parts Can Be “Lifted” for an Age-Defying Effect?

The “Lift” is a body contouring procedure that is designed to reverse the signs of aging. By tightening and rejuvenating the skin, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can create a beautifying effect.

You can use body lift for all sorts of body parts, and the effects can be dramatic.

If you look in the mirror or glance down at your body and wish you had firmer, younger-looking skin, you might be a good candidate for a full or partial body lift. Here are all the body lift procedures that can have an age-defying effect. Ask about them during your consultation for cosmetic surgery with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Body Parts That Can be Cosmetically Lifted

Face (Facelift)

The facelift (rhytidectomy) is the procedure most are familiar with when it comes to the surgical lift. The procedure aims to reduce the appearance of sagging or folds of skin along the cheeks and jawline. A facelift can restore your youthfulness, making your skin look years younger.

During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will create incisions on both sides of the face. It will create skin flaps that will allow your face to be gently pulled back and secured into place. The result is a more youthful facial shape and skin that looks years younger.

There are some skin problems that you can not treat with a facelift. Tiny superficial creases, minuscule wrinkles on the nose, wrinkling along the lips, sun damage, or skin color irregularities cannot be treated with a facelift alone. Your cosmetic surgeon may recommend another procedure, such as Renuvion J-Plasma technology, which complements the facelift well (more on J-Plasma in a moment).

Arm (Arm Lift)

Arm Lift

An arm lift (brachioplasty) improves the appearance of the underside of the upper arm. If you wave and your arm continues to wiggle even after your hand stops, you could be a good candidate for arm lift surgery.

Arm lifts tend to treat saggy and loose skin on the upper arm. Sagginess is typically a sign of aging, but it can also be a product of extreme weight loss. While an arm lift can increase the strength and tone of the upper arm, it can’t address skin that won’t bounce back. For that reason, the cosmetic surgeon will ensure you have good skin elasticity before recommending the procedure to produce the best results.

During an arm lift, the cosmetic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the area between the armpit and elbow. The skin that remains is folded over the newly repositioned contours. It will make your arm appear more youthful and toned.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lifts (thighplasty) can correct saggy or dimpled skin, leaving the upper thighs taught and toned. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat before the contours are youthfully reshaped.

If you have upper thighs that jiggle and shake, and you’ve tried everything in and out of the gym to achieve your body shape goals, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you.

The thigh lift gives you upper thighs that appear naturally younger. What a thigh lift cannot do is remove large amounts of excess fat. Liposuction may be recommended if fat does need to be removed as part of the thigh lift procedure.

Tummy Lift

A tummy lift (mini-abdominoplasty) is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to correct loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles. The treatment area is on the lower abdomen, where the surgeon can remove excess skin and fat to create a slim and trim effect.

The cosmetic surgeon will place an incision diagonally in the lower abdominal area, just below the navel. Excess fatty tissue and loose skin are then extracted before the abdominal muscles are stretched under the naval and bounded together, which adds additional strength.

The tummy lift is not to be confused with the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The tummy lift produces smaller scars and less discomfort following the procedure when compared to the more invasive tummy tuck.

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

A breast lift (mastopexy) raises the breasts by tightening the surrounding tissue and removing excess skin. The result is a younger contour and perkier breasts.

Surgeons recommend breast lift for patients with saggy breasts caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, weight fluctuations, gravity, and heredity.

A breast lift cannot change the size of the breasts or round out the upper portion of the chest area. For these effects, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend breast augmentation surgery in conjunction with the surgical breast lift.

Back Lift

A back lift (sometimes called torsoplasty, lipectomy, or upper body lift) is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at removing excess fat and tissue from the back area. This body lift procedure tends to create smoother contours while giving your back a tighter, toned appearance.

The surgeons recommend a back lift for patients who have experienced significant weight loss, leading to skin that sags and hangs. The surgeon can combine back lift with a breast lift and or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to create more well-rounded contours.

Buttock Lift

A buttock lift (gluteoplasty) can make the butt appear toned and rejuvenated when age and other factors have left saggy, loose skin behind. A buttock lift is not to be confused with a Brazilian butt lift, which involves the natural fat transfer technique to give you a fuller, more rounded backside. The butt lift involves the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue, leaving you with a much younger-looking butt.

You can combine liposuction with the buttock lift to remove excess fat in addition to making the treatment area more toned and rejuvenated. The surgeons recommend a buttock lift for patients who have recently lost a considerable amount of weight and now have loose skin that hangs. Age and heredity, among other factors, can also cause a saggy butt. To add volume, a buttock lift can be combined with butt augmentation using implants or fat transfer (BBL).

Full Body Lift

Full Body Lift

A full-body lift involves a combination of procedures in a single surgical session. You may opt for the facelift, tummy lift, and butt lift, for example. Having multiple lifts keeps you from having to experience additional downtime. You recover once from all of your procedures and wait for the results of the procedures to manifest as you heal. You can enact dramatic change by altering several body parts at once.

A body lift tends to improve the shape of your body, as well as the tone of the underlying tissue that supports the fat and skin. The procedure targets saggy skin and excess fat and is ideal for those with irregular surfaces to their skin such as wrinkling or dimpling.

A body lift improves the shape of the body, but it cannot remove fat. Your cosmetic surgeon may pair your body lift with liposuction or VASER Hi-Def liposuction to enact even more dramatic change.

Upper Body Lift

Upper body lift surgery is a term reserved for several procedures conducted within the same session, all of them focused on the areas above the waist. The cosmetic surgeon may include an upper arm lift, breast lift, and back lift in the same session. The surgeon can perform the procedure on men or women. For men, the breast lift will be traded for gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction).

The upper body lift corrects loose and saggy skin after extreme weight loss or due to age and genetics. Your cosmetic surgeon may also use the upper body lift after liposuction to improve your bodily contours.

When the upper body lift is complete, the skin around the treatment areas will be tighter and toned with rejuvenated skin. An upper body lift is often combined with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, as part of a mommy makeover procedure.

Lower Body Lift

The lower body lift aims to lift the areas of your body that exist below the waist. Examples include the flanks, lower abdomen, hips, and thighs. Extreme weight loss and age can have devastating effects on our lower bodies. The lower body lift can boost your confidence by giving your lower extremities more defined contours. The procedure targets those stubborn fat cells that seem to cling to the areas around and below the waist. The results add tone where there used to be loose skin, which can help clothes fit better and you look your best.

Scarless Lifts with Renuvion (J-Plasma)

Renuvion

One complaint many people have about lift procedures is that they leave visible scars behind. The arm lift, for example, can leave a scar that extends from the elbow to the armpit. Renuvion is now being recommended by cosmetic surgeons for its ability to lift the body without visible scars.

Renuvion uses J-Plasma technology, which is a combination of radiofrequency energy and helium gas. This mixture also produces a cold plasma that constricts and rejuvenates the treatment area. Not only does Renuvion replicate the dramatic effects of many body lift procedures, but the procedure is minimally-invasive. It only leaves tiny and nearly hidden scars behind. J-plasma is safe, precise, and able to make you look younger almost all over.

You can use Renuvion for “Scarless” lifts on the arms, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, thighs, lower face, neck, knees, and tummy – virtually everywhere from head to toe.

Turn Back Time with a Full or Partial Body Lift

With so many areas available to lift, you have a big decision to make. Will you lift your arms or thighs, or will you go with a full or partial body lift?

If you have arms that jiggle, a body that sags, or thighs that shimmy and shake, one of these contoured lifts may be right for you.

Learn more about body lift procedures, and about the scarless Renuvion lift, by choosing Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Babak Moein is an expert at minimally-invasive body lifts. He is famous for providing aesthetically-superior results. Dr. Moein also has access to Renuvion J-Plasma technology for the scarless lift effect. Ready to reverse the years and regenerate your skin? Choose a time that works best for you for a sit-down consultation with Dr. Moein by calling (310)694-4486.

HD Lipo Gives You “Jaw-Dropping” Muscle Definition Without the Grueling Cardio

Do you want to get that shredded look?

The one where all your muscles seem to pop, giving you that toned appearance!.

You know, your dream body, where you have curves for days, if you’re a woman.

If you’re a man, you might want your six-pack to show every time you take your shirt off.

Conventional wisdom tells us that, to get a body like that, you have to spend all day in the gym.

Cut out carbs or meat or whatever other extreme diets people use these days to lose that last layer of fat.

It’s that final coating of fat that prevents your body’s true contours from showing.

But you don’t need to take extreme measures to lose those last pockets of fat.

There is a new body contouring procedure that takes traditional liposuction to the next level.

The amazing technology offered at a body contouring surgeon’s office near you, is called HD Lipo (VASER) a new ultrasound liposuction procedure that uses the power of lipo to give your awe-inspiring body definition.

How Does VASER Technology Work?

Using a Vaser Liposuction, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can etch the fine lines around your arms, neck, midsection, and other areas around your body.

Much like a sculptor can make a statue’s muscles stand out, your body contouring surgeon does the same to your body with the VASER device.

HD Lipo strategically removes fat from select places around the body. A pocket of fat here, another over there, giving you the chance to show off the natural structure underneath.

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance.

The ultrasound waves emitted from the device liquefies your fat cells before they are removed from your body entirely.

Prior to your fat being removed your surgeon will apply a tumescent fluid to the treatment area, further breaking down the fat while simultaneously numbing the location.

The surgery is fast, minimally invasive, and effective at making you look absolutely ripped. The Vaser technology and Renuvion J-plasma skin tightening system have revolutionized liposuction to a new level. This is the new era in body contouring and plastic surgery with jaw dropping results.

Once the fat is properly broken down, your bariatric surgeon will remove the fat cells from your body completely, giving you the toned look you want.

What Body Parts Can HD Lipo Be Used On?

The procedure has become so popular in part because it can be used on so many body parts. The body-etching method can be used on the arms, chest, abs, shoulders, buttocks, and inner thighs.

The HD Lipo treatment sculpts the body to its perfect natural shape by removing the fat that’s covering all your best parts.

Use HD Lipo to Enhance Other Aspects of Your Body

Since fat is removed from your body during the HD Lipo procedure, some patients choose to have that fat reinjected into select body parts, including chest muscles and buttocks. Doing so can give your body the best possible contours, especially when you choose an artist as your body contouring surgeon.

Who is the Best Candidate for HD Lipo?

VASER body sculpting may be right for you if you are already healthy but struggle to shed those last layers of fat. HD Lipo can give you that defined appearance that makes all your hard work in the gym worth it, no grueling cardio sessions and extreme dieting required.

You will be the best candidate if you have a solid underlying musculature, good skin elasticity, and don’t have much fat to remove. Your bariatric surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

How Does VASER Work?

How Does VASER Work?

The VASER ultrasound device emits ultrasound waves that loosen and melt the fat. Your surgeon will make a series of incisions near the affected areas to remove the fat pockets. These incision marks are usually hidden in the natural folds of your body and will fade over time. That means you can feel free to show off your new body at the beach, pool, or wherever you happen to be without worrying about blemishes getting in the way.

If you wish to have fat reinjected into other parts of the body, the fat will be liquified before the reinjection process. This procedure is known as “fat transfer.”

Just imagine, your repurposed fat could be used to further enhance your body. Popular procedures for fat transfer include breast augmentations, Brazillian butt lifts, and lip enhancements.

Is General Anesthesia Used?

Just like a traditional liposuction procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia after being admitted into the surgical facility. The procedure can be short or long, depending on the number of areas being treated. Generally speaking, the procedure can take between an hour or two.

After the procedure is over, you will wear a compression garment designed to circulate your blood, which enhances the healing process. You can expect to return to your job in seven to ten days, whereby you should take the time to relax and recover from surgery.

You’ll be back to your normal activity and exercise routine anywhere from two to four weeks. When four weeks have passed, you should be able to enter the gym and work out as thoroughly as you like. Of course, make sure you are fully cleared by your doctor before you resume your normal workouts.

How Is HD Lipo Different Than Traditional Liposuction?

Standard lipo is a procedure that removes excess fat from select parts of the body. These healthy amounts of fat can shrink the belly, flanks, thighs, neck, buttocks, chest, and arms.

HD Lipo is for individuals who have some muscle definition and only a thin layer of fat is preventing their true musculature from showing through. The HD treatment removes the deepest layers of fat, as well as the subdermal and superficial layers. This is the fat that makes your muscles more visible. By removing that fat, you get to put all your gains on display.

In short, HD Lipo sculpts your body to its best possible shape.

HD-Lipo Vaser Technology

How Much Does HD Lipo Cost?

Since HD Lipo takes liposuction to the next level and takes significantly longer, you can expect to pay around twice as much as you would for a traditional liposuction procedure.

The average cost of the high-definition liposuction procedure ranges from $6K to 16K, depending on the treatment areas and the amount of fat removed, and associated surgical procedures.

Is the VASER Procedure Permanent?

Your body contouring surgeon will provide you with expert advice for maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping your weight steady is critical for enjoying long-term success with the HD Lipo treatment. If you gain weight, lose weight, or get pregnant, you could experience some result changes.

Talk to your doctor about keeping up with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle to achieve the best results once the procedure is complete.

Can HD Lipo Tighten Your Skin?

The HD Lipo procedure can tighten the skin. In fact, this is one of the most sought-after benefits of this fantastic body contouring treatment. Etch your body and tighten the skin to show off more of your hard-earned muscle. What’s not to love?

HD Lipo can even be combined with procedures like Renuvion, which offers further skin tightening, as well as skin rejuvenation, for even greater body-etching effects.

Schedule a Virtual Consultation to Learn More About HD Lipo Today

With the “eye-catching” results you are guaranteed to achieve with VASER technology, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with a body contouring surgeon near you. Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts offers this amazing technology for scarless skin tightening and high-definition body etching. Call (310) 694-4486 to schedule a virtual consultation during a time works best for you.

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