Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to remove excess skin and fat from around the eyes giving a more youthful appearance. It is performed under local or general anesthetic as a day procedure and you can return to work within a week although swelling may persist for up to 3 weeks. The results can last from 5 to 10 years...
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Rhinoplasty surgery improves the shape, size and structure of the nose. Cosmetic, reconstructive or simply unblocking the nose may be reasons to carry out this procedure. This surgery can take 2 to 5 hours depending on the type of surgery and is done under local and general anesthesia. There will be temporary bruising around the eyes and nose and you will be back to work in a week. You must avoid injury to your nose and sunburn. The final result can take up to four months and is permanent.
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Otoplasty is surgery often performed on sticking out ears of children aged 5 to 6 before school to prevent teasing. This procedure can be done in out patients or as a day case under general anesthetic for small children or local / general for adults. Temporary aching or bleeding may ensure and the child can be back to school in a week although excessive exercise should be avoided for about 3 weeks. Younger children may stay in hospital overnight. Occasionally an ear will need to be redone, but you can ask your plastic surgeon questions relating to this.
Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty
An increasingly popular procedure, a tummy tuck flattens and thins the stomach area by surgically removing excess skin and fat. A limited incision is made I order to remove skin / fat and tighten muscle. This procedure is particularly good after a C-section. Stretch marks may also disappear. A waistline can be as much as several inches thinner after a tummy tuck.
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Arm, Buttocks and Thigh Lifts
Liposuction can sometimes be used on flabby arms, a drooping bottom, and sagging inner or outer thighs to restore a more youthful, shapelier look to those with excess fat. If there is an excess of skin, however, a lift must be performed surgically with the skin removed, and there is the potential for scarring.
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The second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, a breast enlargement can contour the breasts. Whether simply for larger breasts, to compensate for a loss of size after childbirth and breast feeding, or for those with uneven breasts, implants can add size, firmness and rounding. A breast lift can be done by itself or in combination with implants, for sagging breasts or breast loss after a mastectomy. Implants are made of saline (biodegradable salt waster) or silicone. The most common problem with breast enlargements is hardening scar tissue, which may be reduced by the positioning of the implant.
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A breast lift is a surgical procedure to reshape and raise sagging breasts by removing the excess skin that allows the breasts to droop. The breast is recon toured, with the nipple lifted into a more youthful position. The size of the areola can also be reduced. Implants are often added along with lift surgery, for a fuller, rounder appearance.
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Mother Nature endowed some of us with large breasts that may be disproportionate to body size and can cause neck, back pain and grooves from bra straps. A breast reduction can remove volume, put breasts in better proportion to a woman's body, lift the areola, and relieve discomfort.
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Liposuction, the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure, is a volume reduction process that removes unwanted fat from the upper thighs, hips, stomach and "love handles". This procedure involves sucking out fat beneath the skin with a vacuum. Other treatable areas include the neck and fatty breasts. No tightening of the skin or muscle is involved, so the procedure works best on those with good skin elasticity and body tone. Excess skin and muscle weakness will not be corrected with liposuction.
Liposuction involves sucking out fat beneath the skin with a vacuum... The newest device that assists in liposuction is the power assisted lipoplasty (PAL), a tool that aids contouring with a more even removal of fat, along with less pain and swelling. The device uses compressed air or nitrogen for power, along with motion that eases the movement of fat in tissue, for easier surgeon handling and less patient down time.
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Many people who have invested time and effort into losing a large amount of weight are left disappointed and disillusioned by sagging skin that is present after weight loss. Fortunately, there are many ways to give certain areas of your body a much needed lift. We offer body contouring procedures that will help you look your best after significant weight loss.
Significant weight loss will greatly improve your health and overall quality of life, but can have a negative effect on soft tissues, often causing the skin in certain areas to look like a deflated balloon. Many patients from around the world and in the U.A.E. visit us for body contouring procedures to remove these folds of excess skin. If you have undergone dramatic weight loss, we can help you achieve the trim figure you have worked so hard for.
The best candidates for full body contouring are men and women who are in relatively good shape and have stabilized their weight for at least six months. Depending on your unique needs and desires, Dr. Sanjay can tighten and smooth skin around your midsection, arms, legs, buttocks, neck, and face with plastic surgery.
On the beaches in Dubai, bare midriffs are being worn with pride, and not just by belly dancers! It seems the secret to a flat tummy may not just be diet or crunches. It just might be a tummy tuck. But you don’t need to be an aspiring actress, an entertainment industry bigwig to enjoy a stunning stomach. Sure, we all know liposuction can remove fat, but it can’t fix flabby, hanging skin, which often persists after weight loss or childbirth.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Many women are unwilling to wear sleeveless dresses because they are bothered by loose skin on their upper arms. The silhouette of the upper arm can be improved with a technique known as brachioplasty (arm lift). This body contouring procedure allows Dr. Sanjay to reshape your arm so that it is proportionate to the rest of your body. Depending on the elasticity of your skin, liposuction alone may be the procedure of choice for removing excess fatty tissue. Dr. Sanjay will evaluate your specific case and recommend the technique that will work best for you.
The thigh lift technique allows Dr. Sanjay to reduce the size of your upper thigh so that it is in proportion to your buttocks and the rest of your body.
Many women cringe at the thought of wearing tight pants or hipster trousers / jeans because they are unhappy with the size and shape of their buttocks. The problem may persist even after dramatic weight loss. A buttock lift can re-contour the buttocks and create a more natural, youthful appearance.
Thigh, Hip & Buttock Lift - Questions ?
Men and women with loose, sagging skin in the outer and inner thighs and with sagging buttocks are the best candidates for a thigh and buttock lift.
Who are the best candidates for these procedures?
Depending on the extent of your surgery, the procedure can take from 30 minutes to several hours. Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy, or Dr. Lockwood may use an epidural block instead. For more extensive liposuction, a general anesthesia may be used.
Excisional surgery is combined with liposuction when the patient has excessive folds of skin. An incision is made and concealed in the groin area and under the buttocks. The skin is tightened, re-draped and the excess skin is removed. Sutures are used to close the incision.
What will my recovery be like?
You will go home after the procedure and rest for at least 24 hours, after which you may gradually increase your activity as tolerated. Some discomfort and pain is to be expected, but it can be controlled with medication. The bandage over the incision site will be removed the day after surgery and you will be able to shower. Generally, it is necessary to wear a light compression garment for 2-3 weeks after the surgery. All sutures, internal and external, are absorbable. After 2-3 days you may resume most non-strenuous activities. Walking and other non-strenuous activities including work may be resumed after a week or two, depending on how you are feeling. Sports and other strenuous activities are prohibited for at least two months.
How will my skin look after surgery?
During the first 10-14 days, you will be bruised from your upper thigh down. Scars will be red for the first few months, but they will gradually fade. Patients who have had liposuction will have more swelling than those who only had the lift performed. The use of smaller cannulas during liposuction allows the fibrous connections between your skin and body to remain. These connections will contract over time, after which the excessive folds of skin will be gone.
Following your surgery you will enjoy the new, more pleasing, youthful shape you desired. If you have been considering a thigh, hip, or buttock lift, call our office and arrange a personal consultation.
Many of our patients find that combining liposuction with their mini or full blown tummy tuck can give an even better result.
What Are the Indications for a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck may be indicated for removal of both excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. Many women have found that the inevitable pull of gravity with advancing age, as well as the considerable stress caused by childbirth, can result in hanging abdominal skin. This is often the impetus for our patients to request a consultation for a tummy tuck.
Am I A Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You can be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have:
1. Excess or sagging abdominal skin
2. An abdomen that protrudes and is out of proportion to the rest of your body
3. Abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened
4. Excess fatty tissue that is concentrated in your abdomen
What Can I Expect From a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
There are three basic techniques used to flatten a protuberant abdomen.
The best technique for you will depend largely on your goals and your specific problem. If your laxity and excess skin is below your navel, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you. For those with severe laxity of their abdominal muscle or excessive skin, a full tummy tuck may be their only solution.
A full tummy tuck involves an incision around the belly button and another incision on the lower abdomen. Your entire abdominal wall is tightened with permanent sutures, and the excess skin and fat is removed. A mini tummy tuck is usually performed in conjunction with the upper abdomen and the flank areas. With a mini tummy tuck, a smaller incision is made in your bikini area and no incision is made around your belly button. Your plastic surgeon will remove your excess skin and fat through this incision. Permanent sutures will also be placed through this incision to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
What Are the Advantages of a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck can remove excess loose abdominal skin and fat that may be hereditary or acquired after substantial weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure also tightens abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy or lack of activity. The procedure may also reduce the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
A tummy tuck procedure generally lasts 2-3 hours. However, depending on the extent of the procedure required, or if additional procedures are performed in conjunction with the tummy tuck, it may take longer.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Usually only one treatment is required. The tummy tuck permanently removes the excess skin, and the loose abdominal muscles are tightened.
How Long Will The Results of a Tummy Tuck Last?
The results are long lasting, usually for many years.
Will I Have Pain?
As anesthesia is used, there is no pain during the procedure. A certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Mild discomfort is usually easily controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon.
When Can I Go Back To Work Or School?
Most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days. However, we recommend that you avoid strenuous activity such as heavy exercise for at least several weeks thereafter. You should take care when lifting and/or bending at the waist, as these activities may place stress on incision sites.
Who Will Perform My Tummy Tuck?
Treatments are performed by fully licensed and highly skilled plastic surgeons in our state-of- the-art, fully-accredited outpatient surgical centers for your ultimate safety and comfort.
What Are The Surgeon’s Fees for a Tummy Tuck?
The cost for this procedure may vary from patient to patient depending on various factors; however, we guarantee that our pricing will always be competitive with that of other local providers furnishing equivalent services.
We provide excellent financing options, and discounts for multiple procedures are available.
Will My Insurance Cover?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures; however, if the removal of the excess skin on your abdomen is for treatment of a medical condition such as post-gastric bypass surgery with excessive hanging skin or after significant weight loss or torn abdominal muscle and abdominal hernia after childbirth - your insurance company may cover the procedure. Pre-authorization by the company is required prior to surgery.
For Further Information:
If you have been wondering how to lose the fat and excess skin on your abdomen and enhance your looks, you might wish to consider a tummy tuck. We would be happy to address all of your concerns.
Upper Arm Lifts - (Brachioplasty)
As the skin ages, it becomes looser and less elastic, which often causes it to droop or sag. One of the places this negative effect of aging is particularly obvious is around the upper arm. A growing number of women and men are turning to a procedure called brachioplasty to reverse this unsightly occurrence by tightening and reforming the muscles into a more attractive shape.
Best candidates for a Brachioplasty
The best candidates for a brachioplasty or upper arm lift procedure have a desire for a more youthful contour of their arms and upper chest near the armpits. Additionally, candidates should be of good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about how they can benefit from an upper arm lift or brachioplasty surgery.
Uncertainty and risk for an Upper Arm Lift
All surgical procedures have some amount of uncertainty and risk. Fortunately, a brachioplasty or upper arm lift procedure is very safe when performed by a certified plastic surgeon. Any questions or concerns you may have will be answered by your doctor during your initial consultation.
Planning for a Brachioplasty
During your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon, you will discuss the treatment plan for your brachioplasty. This process will include a description of your family and personal health, as well as any medications or supplements you take. It is essential to be very open and honest with your doctor during this planning phase. Together you will devise a course of action that will help you attain your goals.
Preparing for an Upper Arm Lift Surgery
After deciding on the specifics of the procedure to be used, your doctor will provide you with a list of guidelines to follow during the days leading up to your operation. These instructions will cover eating, drinking, and health habits as well as the taking or avoiding of certain medications and vitamins. It is important to follow these directions exactly to avoid complications and ensure a successful operation. As an additional step in planning, you should arrange for someone to provide you with a ride home after your brachioplasty or upper arm lift procedure.
Where the Brachioplasty is performed
The location where the surgery takes place is highly dependent upon the extent of the procedure and the patient's goals. For many patients, their brachioplasty or upper arm lift surgeries take place at an outpatient surgery center or a plastic surgeon's office facility. However, when the brachioplasty is combined with other procedures like liposuction, the operation is more extensive and patients may be asked to stay overnight in a hospital.
Types of anesthesia
Most patients undergo a light general anesthetic during their upper arm lift surgery. This renders them asleep so that they will feel no pain during their procedure. Throughout the duration of the surgery, patients are closely monitored by trained medical staff to ensure their safety.
How the Upper Arm Lift Surgery is performed
The procedure begins with a small incision on the inside of the arm from the elbow to the armpit, so that the surgeon will can remove any excess skin. After the skin is separated from the underlying tissue, the muscle is reshaped and reformed to retain its shape better. Sometimes a surgeon will also perform liposuction if needed. The result is a firmer and more attractively sculpted arm.
Depending on the amount of tissue removed and the extent of the area involved, recovering from an upper arm lift or brachioplasty operation can be somewhat of a prolonged process. If both arms are operated upon a patient must have assistance during the first few days after the surgery. This is because both arms must be immobilized to ensure proper healing. After the surgery, the patient will be required to wear an elastic support garment to compress and reinforce the new shape of the arm. Once this garment comes off, generally after two weeks, the area around the arm will still be bruised and swollen, but that is entirely normal. Remaining sutures and staples come out after another week or so, and final swelling is gone after another two months, revealing the final enhanced look.
Upper Arm Lift Questions / Brachioplasty Questions and Answers
How can I determine if I'm a good candidate for brachioplasty/upper arm lift surgery?
If you have excessive loose skin on your upper arms as a result of weight loss, genetics, or aging you might be an excellent candidate for a brachioplasty or upper arm lift surgery. Speak with your plastic surgeon about the potential benefits a brachioplasty may have for you.
How will I be evaluated for brachioplasty/upper arm lift surgery?
Your doctor will require information about your medical history and work with you to create a customized treatment plan that is appropriate for your needs. It is important to be honest with your plastic surgeon about your goals and the desired shape you want your body to take. Together, you will determine if an upper arm lift is right for you.
When will I learn about the expenses associated with the surgery?
A brachioplasty or upper arm lift is a very individualized operation. Because the procedure varies for each patient, only your plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with pricing information during your initial consultation.
Where are incisions placed for brachioplasty/upper arm lift surgery?
In order to remove excess skin, incisions run from near the elbow into the armpit along the inner arm. The location of incisions is hidden so that any scars that form are not readily visible.
How can my plastic surgeon restore my look?
As we age, skin around the upper arm looses firmness and begins to droop. Brachioplasty can reverse this unsightly occurrence by tightening and reforming the muscles into a more attractive shape. The result is an enhanced appearance and an accompanying boost in confidence.
What are some of the risks associated with brachioplasty/upper arm lift surgery?
All surgeries have certain risks. However, a brachioplasty or upper arm lift operation is very safe when performed by an experienced certified plastic surgeon. Most risks and uncertainties are dependent upon the patient being operated on, so it is important to discuss any concerns you may have with your plastic surgeon.
What steps should I take to prepare for surgery?
Your plastic surgeon will outline the steps you should take to prepare for your upper arm lift operation. You will likely receive instructions regarding your eating, drinking, smoking, and vitamin or medication taking habits. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, as you will likely feel lingering effects of anesthesia.
What can I expect the day of surgery to be like?
On the day of the surgery, you will be constantly attended to and monitored by trained medical staff. Certified anesthesiologists will closely watch your vital signs before, during, and after surgery to ensure your safety and comfort. Depending on the extensiveness of the procedure, some patients are able to return home on the same day as their surgery while others stay overnight at a hospital. Speak with your plastic surgeon about the specifics regarding your brachioplasty or upper arm lift surgery.
How will I look immediately after the surgery?
You will have dressings covering your upper arms immediately after your brachioplasty. To promote healing, it is essential to leave these bandages on for as long as you are instructed by your plastic surgeon. Gradually, swelling will decrease and you may remove your bandages to debut your newly sculpted and enhanced arms.
When can I pursue my normal activities again?
Patients are typically able to return to work about one week after their upper arm lift. However, it is recommended to wait several weeks before partaking in any strenuous activity. This will help with the healing process and minimize the formation of unsightly scars.
How long do the results of brachioplasty/upper arm lift surgery last?
With healthy eating and exercise habits, you can permanently benefit from your brachioplasty results. By managing your weight and getting plenty of exercise, you will never have to be self-conscious in tank tops or tighter-fitting clothing again.