Body contouring

Body Plastic Surgery Procedures

Mr Morritt offers the following body Plastic Surgery procedures:

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The tummy tuck procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen in order to tighten the skin and improve the contour of the abdominal area. In some patients, particularly those who have had children, the internal abdominal muscles are lax and can also be tightened at the time of surgery. The mini-abdominoplasty procedure is a smaller procedure than the abdominoplasty which can be useful when the excess skin and fat is localised in the area below the belly button. The extended abdominoplasty is used in patients who have lost significant amounts of weight and involves a longer scar. The fleur-de-lys abdominoplasty is used in patients who have significant excess abdominal tissue who need substantial skin tightening in all directions (in contrast to the abdominoplasty where the main tightening vector is vertical in the direction of head to toe, the flour-de-lys also tightens horizontally across the abdomen).

 

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is used to remove areas of unwanted fatty deposits.  It works best when the unwanted fat is localised in specific areas and should not be thought of as a method for losing weight but rather of body reshaping. Patients often have a genetic tendency to store excess fat in certain body areas and may recognise similarities between their own body shapes and those of their parents. The most commonly affected areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, neck and chin. Many patients will have noticed that these localised fat deposits frustratingly do not tend to respond much to exercising or dieting.

 

Arm reduction (brachioplasty)

The arm reduction procedure tightens the skin of the upper arm by removing excess skin and fat in that area (often referred to as bingo wings). It is a useful procedure in those who have lost significant amounts of weight.

 

Thigh reduction

The thigh reduction procedure improves the contour of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat and lifting the thigh tissue.  It is often used in those who have lost significant amounts of weight or those who want to have a ‘thigh gap’.

 

Fat injection (lipofilling)

The lipofilling procedure involves sucking fat out from an area of excess fat using liposuction. The fat is purified and then injected back into the patient using a very fine cannula in order to increase the volume of fat in that area and improve the contour. Approximately 50-70% of the injected fat survives. This technique can be used for example in patients who wish to increase the size of their breasts or bottom without having silicone implants inserted or to fill out areas of the face which have become saggy with natural ageing.