Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy in the medical field, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on adult men and women that removes excess fat from underneath the skin. It can be used to rid you of saddlebags and love handles, and to sculpt areas such as the upper arms, calves, around the knees, the outer breast area, the back, and on the face such as underneath the chin, in the neck and in the cheeks. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, though many people mistakenly think that it is. Liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to your best efforts at exercise and weight loss.Read more about this procedure
In this technology a laser fiber is used to melt the fat with a very tiny fiber. The liquefied fat is usually then suctioned with a small cannula although sometimes suction is not needed for very small areas. Lasers for liposuction are made by a number of different companies and at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery we generally use the Sciton® ProLipo device as we were involved with its development and testing.
VASER is a specific type of ultrasonic liposuction – also called liposelection. The cannulas are smaller and solid and are more gentle to the tissues that regular UAL. Vaser has been proven to work very well in fibrous areas of the body such as the upper back or the enlarged male breast. It is also commonly used in secondary procedures, when enhanced precision is needed. In general, Vaser takes longer to perform than traditional liposuction.
A tummy tuck, called abdominoplasty in the medical field, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on adult men and women that removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdominal area and tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. However, it will create a permanent scar on the bikini line. This scar will fade over time but will never completely disappear.
It’s been the subject of many conversations between women for decades – cellulite. How to get rid of that cottage cheese like texture, that even the skinniest of women are subject to? Often confused with something that you can diet and exercise your way out of, cellulite is a structural problem not a “fat” problem. It requires a change in the relationship of the skin, fat, connective tissue and underlying muscle that creates those unsightly dimples.
It’s unfortunate that excess skin will remain after a patient has worked so hard to lose a great deal of weight. The only way to remove this excess skin is through surgery. A body lift is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate the excess fat and skin around the hips, abdomen and buttocks that occurs following the loss of a great deal of weight. A body lift is similar to an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) but it goes beyond the abdominal area to include the buttocks and hips.
With office locations in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale just north of Miami, Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio of Sanctuary Plastic Surgery brings his distinguished expertise in gluteal augmentation to South Florida. Dr. Del Vecchio has performed live surgery internationally including Paris, France, St Petersburg Russia, and Milan, Italy, teaching techniques for liposuction and fat transplantation to the buttock.
If you have lost a significant amount of weight through a diet and exercise program or have gone through the rigors of bariatric surgery to help you lose massive amounts of weight, you have our utmost admiration. Your health will no doubt improve because of your commitment to normal weight, and undoubtedly you feel much better, both physically and emotionally!
Arm Lift procedures, called brachioplasty, are performed to eliminate the excess fat and skin that sometimes occurs under the arms as a result of normal aging or following weight loss. While you may lose additional weight through a brachioplasty, this procedure is not meant as a weight-loss tool, but as post-weight-loss sculpting under the upper arm.
Mini-arm lift procedures, called a mini-brachioplasty, are performed to eliminate a minor amount of excess fat and skin that sometimes occurs under the upper arms as a result of normal aging or following weight loss. Similar to a regular brachioplasty or arm lift, a mini removes less fat and skin and instead of a scar running under the arm from elbow to armpit, the entire scar can often be located in the armpit where it is much less noticeable.
It’s unfortunate that extra, sagging skin often remains after a patient has worked very hard to lose a great deal of weight. The best way to remove this excess skin is through surgery, as once stretched, the skin may not return to a normal contour. A thigh lift is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate this excess fat and skin around the inner thighs. While you may lose additional weight through a thigh lift, this procedure is not meant as a weight-loss tool, but as post-weight-loss sculpting of the thighs.
A labial reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces the size of the labia minora, also called the inner labia, or the labia majora, called the outer labia. It is performed for women whose labia are elongated, protruding or asymmetrical, causing sexual or social embarrassment or painful swelling prohibiting exercise, spinning, sweating or sexual intercourse. In addition, the outer labia (majora) can be either augmented or reduced to produce a desired cosmetic appearance.