Body contouring comprises abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, which deals with the removal of extra fat and skin from the abdominal portion of your body. Body lift is also performed by Dr Kane in Brisbane. Call us on 07 38392906 to make an appointment!
This type of procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic and requires at least one night’s hospitalisation and often three to four days in hospital. The length of skin incision and therefore the type and position of the final scar will be determined by the deformity you have and the need to tighten the abdominal muscles to achieve a flat abdomen. The looser the abdominal skin and the more pendulous the fatty tissue apron of the lower abdomen, the longer must be the scar across the abdomen. Dr Kane will explain this because you need to appreciate why the transverse scar may need to be as long as it is. All efforts are made to keep this scar as short as possible and to locate it low on the abdomen.
The wounds on the abdomen and around the umbilicus are sutured and often only dissolving sutures are used. This wound is supported with plastic skin or micropore tape for up to six weeks to give it every chance to develop a fine scar.
Body lift is a cosmetic procedure to shape and tone the underlying tissue, supporting the excessive fat and skin in the region of the abdomen, back and buttocks, Body lift involves removal of the excessive fat and sagging skin that results in poor tissue elasticity and interferes with a patient’s ability to participate in activities of daily living.
Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tissue that has accumulated around the arm, mostly, as a result of massive weight loss. This procedure can be used to achieve better definition of the arm, the armpit and the side of the chest.
The procedure entails are incisions that extends along the inside of the upper arm into the armpit and can extend to the chest if necessary. This removes any excess skin and tissue. Drains are routinely used post operatively.
A thigh reduction is performed to remove excess fat and skin that hangs from to the inner thigh, usually after massive weight loss. Dr Kane will create a horizontal incision along the skin fold where the groin and thigh meet in conjunction with a vertical incision along the inner thigh from the groin to the knee to remove the excess skin and tissue under controlled tension.