Miami, Florida Body Procedures – Plastic Surgery
You can be on the way to a new you, thanks to the rejuvenating techniques of board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Alberto Gallerani, whose minimally-invasive Miami, Florida body procedures re-sculpt, repair, and revitalize bodies of all types. Unlocking the true beauty in those in need of cosmetic surgery or reconstructive procedures Dr. Gallerani’s claim to world renown.
The aging process, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in the faces and bodies of all of us. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth as the skin loses its natural elasticity over time. Also, the jawline grows slack and jowly as musculature becomes looser. Unsightly folds and fat deposits appear around the neck, causing negative body image issues. A body procedure by one of our Miami, Florida plastic surgeons will help to greatly alleviate these effects.
Liposuction & Liposcultpure
Suction-assisted lipectomy, or liposuction, is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including;
- The chin, neck, and cheeks
- The upper arms and above the breasts
- The abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs
- Knees, calves, and ankles
These procedures are meant for body contouring, or “reshaping”. The result is a sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours, something the artistic-minded Dr. Gallerani excels at. Employing his internationally-renowned techniques, these procedures permanently remove fat cells to improve and rejuvenate your body’s contour.
Should you gain weight after one of these procedures, it will be distributed only to the fat cells that remain in your body, causing you to gain weight more evenly. Localized fatty deposits that existed prior to the procedure can no longer balloon up out of proportion to the surrounding areas. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure, and should not be characterized as a weight loss procedure.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdominal wall, and tighten the abdominal muscle. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdominal paunch.
A full abdominoplasty usually takes four to five hours, depending on the extent of work required. Mini abdominoplasty may only take an hour or two. Most commonly, Dr. Gallerani will make a long incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue. With a mini abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved at all.
Labioplasty (labiaplasty), also known as labia reduction, vaginal lip reduction, or labia rejuvenation, is a procedure to decrease the size and improve the appearance of enlarged, hypertrophic or assymetrical labia minora. The enlarged labia causes some women to experience discomfort with pinching or pulling during certain activities, or with some clothing. Sometimes childbirth may cause the labia to become stretched and enlarged, and reconstruction after childbirth may become necessary. Labioplasty can reduce this discomfort and enlargement with a simple out-patient procedure to create a smaller, thinner, more comfortably-sized and shaped labia minora.
Post-Gastric Bypass Body Lift
Following significant weight loss due to a bariatric surgery (also known as gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling, weight loss surgery, and obesity surgery), diet, or exercise, women and men often elect to have various cosmetic procedures to help them achieve the body shape that they seek. Following significant weight loss, a person can be left with a tremendous excess of hanging skin throughout many areas of the body that cannot shrink back to the person’s new body shape.
Also, muscles may become loose after experiencing dramatic weight loss. Due to the lack of elasticity of the remaining skin, excessive amounts of skin can accumulate and hang in various areas, including the face, neck, breasts, upper and lower abdomen, flanks, armpit (axilla), back, buttocks, arms, forearms, thighs, legs, and calves. Above being physically undesirable, this excess skin can cause considerable hygienic problems, skin irritation, dermal breakdown and pain, infection, and can lead to problems in finding clothes that can fit properly.
To address these problems, plastic surgery has become the most popular and most effective solution for individuals who have lost significant weight due to surgery, diet or exercise. Facial and body contouring cosmetic procedures can help a patient obtain the best possible body shape that is hidden underneath the excess skin that remains after one’s goal weight has been reached. As people who have lost a lot of weight typically have excess skin problems throughout many areas of their body and face, it is common for a patient to have several different cosmetic procedures that address all the problem areas.
Among the cosmetic procedures that patients have after a bariatric/gastric bypass surgery, diet, or exercise are:
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Augmentation (Implants)
- Breast Lift
- Facial Procedures (Face Lift , Eyelid Surgery, Neck Lift, Forehead Lift)
- Arm Procedures (Brachioplasty, Lift, Reduction)
- Buttock Lift
- Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Due to safety issues, only 1-3 different procedures are typically performed at a time, even though most of us would probably prefer to have all the necessary facial and body cosmetic procedures done at once. Upon completion of all of the necessary cosmetic procedures, the cosmetic results can be extremely rewarding to the patient in physical, emotional, functional, and lifestyle respects.
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With age, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. Plastic surgeons will discuss brachioplasty with patients who want to tighten this skin and look as good as they feel. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may suggest that liposuction be used alone or in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat in the upper arms.
Hip, Thigh, And Buttocks Augmentation
You may be a candidate for thighplasty if you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity of the thigh, hip, or buttock areas. You may also desire this procedure if your skin in the thigh area is saggy, has an orange peel, flabby and/or dimpled appearance. The procedure may also be indicated if your thigh appearance improves dramatically when you lift the lax skin. If you are self conscious about your lower body appearance, you may also want to look into this procedure. Hip, thigh, and buttocks augmentation is intended to produce tighter, more attractive skin with improved contours, decreasing irregularities in skin surface.
The newest technique for cellulite reduction has been perfected by top Miami cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alberto Gallerani. Over time, your skin loses collagen, moisture, and elasticity, and begins to take on a mottled, cottage cheese complexion, in some cases. Our cellulite reduction and body reshaping techniques can restore your body’s former vitality and beauty. Please call our office or contact us online to learn more about this exclusive procedure.
Dr. Gallerani’s exclusive Miami, Florida body procedures will help revitalize and restore your body’s contours back to a more youthful shape, where you can radiate beauty and confidence again!