Abdominoplasty is also commonly called tummy tuck. It is an operation designed to remove the excess skin and fat of the lower part of the tummy improving your appearance, making clothes fit better and removing the ‘spare tyre’ appearance.
Liposuction is not a method for weight loss. It is good for dealing with localised areas of diet resistant subcutaneous fatty bulk. The commonest areas which benefit are the lower anterior abdominal wall and the outer aspects of the hip region.
Brachioplasty is also commonly called an arm lift. It is an operation designed to remove the excess skin and subcutaneous fat from the upper arm which has become loose either with ageing or weight loss (the so-called bat wing deformity).
Labial reduction is an operation to reduce a woman’s inner labial lips. These may be excessively long and therefore cause discomfort or are unsightly. Patients with these problems or this appearance are the ideal candidates for labial reduction.
Whatever the cause a scar can be unsightly or distressing. Surgery is aimed at improving the appearance of the scar giving patients more confidence but may sometimes help with the symptoms of the scar causing tightness or itchiness.
At Plastic Surgery Associates we offer a 'Small Lesion Clinic' for the removal of small lesions - moles, warts and small cysts - for patients who do not have private medial insurance, and for those whose cover does not extend to the removal of these.