Cosmetic surgery is rapidly developing and changing, thanks to modern advances in cosmetic techniques as well as the popularity of the procedures. Thanks to these advancements, improvements are continually being made to make treatments better for everyone. Here are some recent updates in cosmetic surgery.
Whole Body Liposuction
Whole body liposuction, also referred to as 360 liposuction, is a liposuction technique that involves treating all sides of the body to enhance liposuction results. For example, a patient who would like to receive liposuction in the stomach area would also have liposuction performed on the sides and lower back. With this technique, patients can enhance the contours of the body on all sides, maximizing their results.
Fat Transfer vs. Implants
For many years, implants were the only way to enhance parts of the body, including the buttocks, breasts and even the face. Now, we can use an advanced technique called a fat transfer. During a fat transfer, unwanted fat is collected from another area of the body via liposuction. Then, the fat is purified and injected into the face, breasts or buttocks to enhance volume and shape. This technique produces results that look and feel much more natural than implants, while still providing long-lasting results.
Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck
The full tummy tuck is an extensive surgical procedure that eliminates loose skin and excess fat from the stomach while tightening the abdominal muscles to produce a firm, contoured abdomen. The results from this treatment are impressive but aren’t quite worth the surgery for patients who require subtle improvements. Now, mini tummy tucks offer a shorter surgery, with smaller incisions and a quicker recovery, which produces results comparable to a full tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck only addresses the area beneath the belly button but can be a great option for patients looking to achieve more subtle results.
Want to Learn More About These Treatments?
If you are looking for more information about the above treatments or would like to try any of them for yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center. We welcome patients from Vienna, Washington, DC, Rockville and the neighboring areas of Maryland and Virginia.