Differences Between Body Lifts & Tummy Tucks

26 Sep 2019 Differences Between Body Lifts & Tummy Tucks
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After a dramatic weight loss or simply because of the natural aging process, it’s not uncommon to have excess skin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Because skin loses elasticity over time, even after losing weight, there may be areas where the skin doesn’t retract back to its anatomical position.

There are several types of plastic surgery that can improve the appearance of loose skin:

Body Lift

Body lift or body contouring is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures after weight loss. Body lift procedures involve the surgeon removing excess skin in all areas of the body. These can include the abdomen, arms, thighs, waist, and buttocks. While body lift results are immediate, however, it’s important to note that patients who choose to undergo a body lift will have scars.

In addition, if patients regain the weight they’ve lost, the skin will stretch out again. Body lifts are performed under general anesthesia and do have a significant period of recovery. The length of recovery will depend on the number of surgical areas as well as the extent of the procedure itself. All surgical areas will be closed with sutures or clips as well as compression garments.

Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, removes excess skin and tightens the muscles of the abdomen. Most patients undergo a tummy tuck after pregnancy or weight loss when diet and exercise don’t produce the results they want. Tummy tucks flatten the stomach and create a firmer, more toned appearance. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

Incisions are closed with absorbable sutures or clips, which will need to be removed. In addition, there’s a recovery period. Recovery after a tummy tuck is approximately two weeks. Patient’s will have to wear a supportive garment after the procedure. Final results are immediate and continue to improve following the procedure.

Which Procedure is Right for You?

When it comes to deciding which procedure is best for you, the first step is determining aesthetic goals. For patients who’ve lost a considerable amount of weight and have loose skin in areas besides their abdomens, a body lift might be the right choice. For patients who only have redundant skin in your abdominal area, then a tummy tuck may be the right choice.

The best way to determine which procedure is best is by consulting with an experienced plastic surgeon who can examine the areas of concern and create a personalized treatment plan.

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Is a Body Lift for Me?

30 May 2019 Is a Body Lift for Me?
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Also known as a circumferential tummy tuck, a body lift is like a tummy tuck that goes all the way around the body. This life-changing procedure is a specialty at Neaman Plastic Surgery, where the best in patient care is guaranteed. Good candidates for a body lift are people who are obese, or have been obese in the past and now struggle with an excess of loose skin around their trunk.

One thing nobody tells you when you lose a lot of weight is that the skin rarely snaps back the way you’d like it to. For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, they may have a “skirt” around their trunk that a tummy tuck alone won’t address. If you also have excess, saggy skin on your sides and back, a body lift may be the best approach for you.

There are many things that can cause sagging skin. In addition to big, fast weight loss, age and genetics also play a role. Everybody has different amounts of collagen and elastin in their skin, and these two elements are what make skin elastic. However, some people simply have less, and everyone loses collagen and elastin with age.

Some patients also benefit from combining a butt lift with a body lift. A butt lift can address sagging in the derriere. A perky behind and more attractive silhouette is the perfect complement to a body lift.

Body lifts can do what no amount of diet and exercise can. It’s a permanent way to lift the body for smooth and slender results. Many times, liposuction is also performed simultaneously with a body lift. This helps to personalize results and permanently vanquish pockets of fat that haven’t budged with a healthy lifestyle.

For More Information, Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery Today!

From major weight loss to pregnancy and gastric bypass surgeries, there are many situations that lead to unwanted excess skin. If you’ve been struggling with loose, saggy skin around your trunk, help is available. Schedule a consultation with Neaman Plastic Surgery today and learn more about body lifts.

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A Mommy Makeover for Mother’s Day

07 May 2019 A Mommy Makeover for Mother’s Day

You’re absolutely head over heels for your baby (even if they’re far from a baby now), but maybe not as much for your post-baby body. Neaman Plastic Surgery offers customized “mommy makeovers,” which combine different surgeries with the ultimate goal of helping women get back their pre-baby bodies. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day treat, because no matter what celebrity moms might say, the miracle of childbirth isn’t followed by magically looking like it never happened.

It’s almost guaranteed that post-partum bodies will include new pockets of fat that stubbornly resist diet and exercise, sagging skin, and lost breast volume coupled with unprecedented loose skin. From nipples that now point downward to feeling like you can’t confidently wear a bikini, mom bodies are still beautiful, but they can sometimes affect your self-esteem.

There is no one size fits all mommy makeover, just like there’s no single type of mom. That is why mommy makeovers include a combination of procedures that are personalized to you based on your goals. Common mommy makeover procedures may include:

Tummy tuck. Tummy tucks remove excess skin from the tummy area. It is usually combined with liposuction for added contouring and removing of stubborn fat.

Breast augmentation. Restore lost volume to the breasts with implants. A breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation to reduce sag and permanently remove loose skin.

Liposuction. Moms don’t only gain weight in their bellies and breasts while pregnant. If you’ve noticed unwanted fat that refuses to budge anywhere on your body, it can be permanently removed with liposuction.

Body Lift. Body lifts are like tummy tucks, but go all the way around. It’s a procedure that removes excess skin from the tummy, sides, and back. It is often used in conjunction with liposuction and sometimes a butt lift.

Schedule a Consultation with Neaman Plastic Surgery Today!

Being a mom is definitely the most challenging job of all, and every mom could use a little help. If you’re looking to make this the best Mother’s Day ever, consider treating the mom in your life (or treating yourself) to a mommy makeover. Schedule your consultation with Neaman Plastic Surgery by calling 844-338-5445.

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How Long Should I Wait after Losing Weight to Have a Body Lift?

12 Apr 2019 How Long Should I Wait after Losing Weight to Have a Body Lift?
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If you have spent months, possibly years, trying to achieve your weight loss goals and have been successful in doing so, you may be finding yourself with some excess loose skin that is hiding your accomplishment. Fortunately, a body lift from Neaman Plastic Surgery can remove the excess folds of skin to help you put the last touches on your newly contoured body. But when is the best time to undergo a body lift following your weight loss journey? Here’s a guide to help answer that very question.

Wait Until You Are Finished Losing Weight

Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen will work with you to determine when is the best time for you to have a body lift, also called a circumferential tummy tuck because it treats all the way around your body. To be cleared for a body lift, you should be at a stable weight and be finished losing weight. This is because the more weight you lose the more hanging skin you will end up with. The last thing you want, is to have a body lift only to develop excess skin months later in which you will need to have removed thus requiring a second surgery.

Adopt A Healthy Lifestyle

A body lift is major surgery and not one that should be taken lightly. It can produce dramatic results; however, you must be dedicated to maintaining your results and the best way to do that, is to start living a healthy lifestyle. You should be committed to following a good diet and exercise regimen. Many patients following extreme weight loss and who begin to see their body transform into a thinner and leaner version of their own, become inspired to adopt good, healthy habits. Adding a tummy tuck, thigh lift or liposuction to your body lift can also help to encourage you further to live a healthier lifestyle as you will achieve extra definition.

Discuss Your Body Contouring Options At Neaman Plastic Surgery

We congratulate you on losing the weight and taking a step in the right direction to a better you. If you have excess skin that is left over from your weight loss accomplishment, contact Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen to find out if you’re a good candidate for a body lift or another one of our body contouring procedures. Take the final step in your weight loss journey and show off that slim and contoured physique. Call 844-338-5445 today!

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Cosmetic Treatments and Men: A Growing Trend

21 Aug 2018 Cosmetic Treatments and Men: A Growing Trend

Until recently, women made up the majority of patients seeking out surgical and skin care enhancement; however, men are starting to take interest and look into enhancing their own appearance with surgical and medispa treatments. At Neaman Plastic Surgery and MediSpa, we offer a variety of surgical and aesthetic skin care treatments for men, so they, too, can benefit from all that the procedures and treatments have to offer.

Men Deserve to Look Younger Too

Women no longer look their age, so why do men have to? At Neaman MediSpa, men can take advantage of the same effective treatments as women, including Botox and dermal fillers, to fill in lines and wrinkles and restore volume loss.

Even chemical peels and microdermabrasion can be utilized by men to remove the damage to their skin due to their heavy labor and long days working out in the sun. Peels and microdermabrasion strip away the damaged layers of skin, literally taking years off their face to reveal a healthy and more youthful appearance.

Tattoo and Hair Removal for Men

Those reminders of his past can now be a thing of the past with laser tattoo removal. And hair may have been a sign of masculinity back in the day, but excess hair today has turned into a nuisance with men seeking out laser hair removal to obtain those smooth, hairless contours.

Plastic Surgery for a Rugged, Masculine Body

Achieving that desirable, proportionate body can be difficult for men as well. They can fall victim to the loose, excess skin and fatty deposits just as easily as women. Neaman Plastic Surgery offers plastic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and body lift, that are performed and designed specifically to achieve the masculine contours that are found on a man. Men and women have different lines and curves and Salem plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman is skilled in male plastic surgery and obtaining the rugged contours men are seeking and long to have.

Let Dr. Keith Neaman Help You Achieve Your Skin and Body Goals With Services For Men

Skin care and plastic surgery procedures are no longer just for women. Men deserve to look and feel good too. If you’re a male and you want to erase a few years off your face or obtain that chiseled, masculine appearance, contact Neaman Plastic Surgery and MediSpa at (844) 338-5445 to learn more about the services available for men.

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Body Lift: More than a Tummy Tuck

01 May 2018 Body Lift: More than a Tummy Tuck
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Neaman Plastic Surgery is committed to making sure all patients are as informed as possible about different procedures. Body lift and tummy tuck are probably two of the most misunderstood operations simply because they are somewhat similar, but definitely, have stark differences. Primarily, a body lift is more inclusive than a tummy tuck, and the operation is most relevant for individuals who have experienced drastic bodily changes.

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is a combination of procedures that restore saggy, loose skin on various parts of the body. Of course, the selection of the procedures will depend significantly on the patient and their overall goals. Common procedures included in a body lift are:
• Tummy tuck
• Butt Lift
• Thigh Lift
• Arm Lift
• Liposuction

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck focuses only on the abdomen to restore tighter skin that is saggy or loose. While this may be part of a body lift, it is not a satisfactory option for individuals who have saggy skin at various locations of their body. Consider a tummy tuck as part of a body lift rather than a comparison procedure.

Who Should Get a Body Lift?

There are a variety of patients that may benefit from a body lift. Individuals who have experienced drastic changes in weight due to weightless surgery, natural weight loss, or pregnancy may be a candidate for a body lift A thorough examination with a plastic surgeon will identify which procedures are right for you.

Consultation for a Body Lift with Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen

Do you think you could be a good candidate for a body lift? Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen are board-certified plastic surgeons at Neaman Plastic Surgery with years of experience delivering excellent results to patients. If you would like to learn more about the body lift and whether or not this is the procedure for you, then please contact our office at (844) 338-5445 for a consultation. Neaman Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing each patient with all the necessary information to make the best choices for your body.

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Get Your Body Summer Ready

26 Apr 2018 Get Your Body Summer Ready
Posted at 05:24h in Body Lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck 0 Likes

Spring is here, and you know what that means? Pool parties, beach vacations and the need to fit into that teeny tiny bikini are just around the corner. As the temperatures rise, the layers of clothing begin to shed. We all want to look our best for the summer fun ahead, but our bodies may not be quite where we would like them to be. For some, diet and exercise may be enough, but for others, body contouring performed by Salem plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman may be the answer. Neaman Plastic Surgery offers a complete suite of body contouring procedures to help you enhance your figure.

Show Off Your Abs With A Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin following weight loss or pregnancy. During a tummy tuck, your abdominal muscles are tightened using sutures to create a smooth and firm stomach. A tummy tuck can be performed as a standalone procedure or as part of a mommy makeover. Incisional scars can usually be hidden under your bikini line so you can show off your body with confidence.

Body Lift After Weight Loss

If you have lost a substantial amount of weight, either through sheer determination or bariatric surgery, you more than likely have excess skin that has lost its elasticity and is unable to retract back to its original tight position. A body lift, which may include multiple procedures, including a tummy tuck, thigh lift or butt lift, can remove large amounts of excess sagging skin in various areas of your body to give you a toned, firm contour. Body lifts are customized to specifically meet your individual needs.

Sculpt Your Body With Liposuction

Liposuction is an effective method for removing stubborn fatty bulges that are resistant to even your best efforts at diet and exercise. It is often used to complement other body contouring procedures to help balance your natural proportions. Liposuction may also be included in your mommy makeover package to help you regain your pre-baby body. To be considered for liposuction you should be at your ideal weight and have relatively good skin elasticity.

Take the Next Step to the New You

If you’re ready to enhance your body shape and tone for summer, call Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Keith Neaman. He will explain all of our body contouring options and will help you select the right cosmetic procedures to reach your aesthetic goals.

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Surgical and Non-Surgical Options for Body Contouring

29 Mar 2018 Surgical and Non-Surgical Options for Body Contouring

Body contouring is the art of creating a more aesthetically pleasing body and correctly proportioning the figure by the patient’s needs and goals. Cosmetic surgeons routinely perform liposuction and liposculpture procedures to smooth and shape areas throughout the body, including the neck and chin, waist and abdomen, legs and arms, hips and butts.

During the body contouring process, fat is removed via liposuction from undesired body areas (thighs, chin, arms, breasts, or just about any area of the body). The removed fat can also be prepared for lipo-injection into parts of the body that a person is desirous of enhancing such as facial features, buttocks, etc.

Body Contouring – Surgical and Non-Surgical Options

Surgical Options

The body contouring surgery differs from one procedure to the next. A patient looking for instant results would go for a body lift, which focuses on tightening all the loose skin throughout the body in 1 to 3 surgeries. This option is ideal for those who have more than one problem areas. For example, a person who has undergone gastric bypass surgery may be left with loose skin in multiple areas after their weight loss goal has been achieved.

Another surgical body contouring option is the breast lift. Breast lifts get rid of excess fat and skin above, around, and below the breasts. The breasts are then sculpted to take on a natural but more youthful and perkier look.

A body lift is another customized surgical approach to body contouring that involves the removal of sagging, loose skin and restoration of firmer-looking skin tone with natural contours. This treatment can be especially beneficial for patients who suffer from the annoying extra skin bariatric surgery. A body lift may include a tummy tuck, a procedure designed to give the abdomen a nice and flat shape; arm lift, a procedure that removes excess skin from around the buttocks and thighs, and a butt lift, which focuses on giving the buttocks a fuller, firmer and more toned look.

Non-Surgical Options

If going under the knife is not an option you want to consider, that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that hourglass figure. Body contouring comprises of various non-surgical such as Exilis, Cellutone, Infini, and Vanquish Me.

  • Exilis – this is a quick 3-minute skin-tightening process that involves radiofrequency and ultrasound technology to break up fat cells, which are then flushed out by your body naturally.
  • Cellutone – Cellutone uses the power of targeted vibrations to stimulate deep tissue structure, which is the primary cause of cellulite.
  • Vanquish Me – This is a body-sculpting therapy that targets fat reduction in the most non-invasive and comfortable way through the use of radiofrequency energy that causes the natural death of fat cells.
  • Infini – Infini laser is a device that sends radiofrequency energy to multiple layers of skin, thereby stimulating the body’s collagen and natural healing process.

Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery About Body Contouring

If you are interested in body contouring procedures, we invite you to contact Neaman Plastic Surgery and MediSpa to assist you in deciding the course of your body contouring experience. For a private consultation, contact Dr. Keith Neaman today at (844) 338-5445.

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Surgical Options After Serious Weightloss

17 Oct 2017 Surgical Options After Serious Weightloss
Posted at 05:37h in Body Lift, Tummy Tuck 0 Likes

If you have just succeeded in losing a massive amount of weight, you are more than likely considering, minimally, a tummy tuck or liposuction to the maximum of having a full body lift.

Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success. After losing a lot of weight, though, you may be plagued with having loose, heavy folds of skin remaining, as a harsh reminder of your former self. Plastic surgery can remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of tissue in your arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, face, and abdomen.

There are several types of cosmetic surgery to help you gain a trimmer, firmer shape: Body contouring, also known as body lift surgery; tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty; buttock augmentation; breast lifts; and arm lifts and liposuction.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Patients very often get a tummy tuck as part of body lift surgery. A tummy tuck can help flatten the stomach when diet, exercise, and weight loss have not done enough. A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, although you may need liposuction as part of a tummy tuck.

• Complete abdominoplasty. The surgeon will cut your abdomen from hipbone to hipbone and then contour the skin, tissue, and muscle as needed. The surgery will involve moving your belly button, and you may need drainage tubes under your skin for a few days.

• Partial or mini abdominoplasty. Mini-abdominoplasties are often done on people whose fat deposits are located below the navel. During this procedure, the surgeon most likely will not move your belly button, and the procedure may only take up to two hours, depending on your case.

Lower Body Lift

A body lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes, lifts, and tightens the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and/or breasts by removing excess skin, fatty tissue, and cellulite. A lower body lift shapes the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and back; while an upper body lift focuses on the breasts, chest and middle back. These two body lifts can be combined, but are usually done in two stages, for a total body lift.

Post-surgery activities are usually postponed until the patient has recovered, including exercise and the lifting of more than five pounds. Walking, however, is encouraged after a body lift to reduce the risk of blood clots. For most patients, they can return to normal activities after four to six weeks and can resume an exercise program after six to eight weeks. Full recovery happens for most patients within three months, when results are fully visible.

Post-surgery activities are usually postponed until the patient has recovered, including exercise and the lifting of more than five pounds. Walking, however, is encouraged after a body lift to reduce the risk of blood clots. Most patients can return to normal activities after four to six weeks and can resume an exercise program after six to eight weeks. Full recovery happens for most patients within three months, when results are fully visible.

Schedule A Consultation with Salem Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman

If you are considering a tummy tuck, liposuction or a full body lift, Dr. Keith Neaman has the experience and expertise to lead the way to a wonderful outcome. Dr. Neaman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon serving Salem and the surrounding area. Put your trust and confidence in Dr. Neaman. Call (844) 338-5445 to arrange your private consultation.

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Correct Loose Skin with Body Contouring Surgery

14 Mar 2017 Correct Loose Skin with Body Contouring Surgery

Yes, you’ve worked hard to lose the weight, however, if you want the whole package, it may be time for a body lift, mommy makeover, or tummy tuck.

Sometimes let’s face it- life just isn’t fair. And, more times than not, women find that after successfully losing the weight, well, let’s just say, things don’t look the same as they once did. Loose skin, pregnancy weight gain and even gravity all play a role in not bouncing back after losing weight. The good news is, we now have mommy makeovers and tummy tucks to give us that extra something that diet and exercise alone just can’t seem to accomplish.

So, after you have lost that weight, it doesn’t have to be a done deal. A mommy makeover can use different techniques such as a tummy tuck, breast lift and liposuction in combination, to give you the body you desire and have worked so hard for. These procedures can bring dramatic results after your childbearing years are over, and you deserve to have the body you want after those years.

Body Contouring Surgery Consultation at Neaman Plastic Surgery

Contact Dr. Neaman at (844) 338-5445 and schedule a private consultation to discover the ways you can achieve your ultimate body. Whether it is with a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, body lift, or a combination of them, our professional team cares about your concerns and will go above and beyond to assist you every step of the way.

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