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Procedures - BODY

The purpose of body procedures is to improve contours of the arms, legs, torso and breasts by removing areas of excess fat and skin or adding fat to areas where it is needed.

Liposuction can be used to remove fat from beneath the skin using small incisions.  It is a body contouring and not a weight loss procedure.

These can now be done comfortably and more safely using local anesthesia combined with oral/intravenous sedation.

As with the facial procedures, Cosmetic Surgery Center patients benefit from post-operative treatment at Evolutions Medical Spa to speed healing and improve the results.  Furthermore, other skin treatments can usually be done at a reduced rate for several months after your surgery.

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Arm Liposuction Santa Barbara Arms

The most common problems affecting the upper arms are localized fat (typically above the elbows) and excess skin resulting in a “bat wing” appearance.  When fat is the main issue, it can usually be treated with liposuction and the skin will contract without the need for skin removal.  If there is too much loose skin, removal should be done so that the scar is placed on the inside of the arm (against the body), above the elbow and not visible from the front or back.  The amount of fat and skin removed should leave a normal-appearing and not an irregular or “Popeye-like”, over-treated arm.  If there is only a small amount of loose skin, the skin removal can often be confined to or near the armpit.  This means minimal or no scar visibility -- even in short sleeves. 

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Tummy Tuck Santa Barbara

Abdomen

“Bulges” in these areas can almost always be treated with liposuction.  It is important to remove the fat evenly so that you are left with a uniform thin fat layer instead of the fat bulge.  The small incisions are usually hidden in the navel, pubic hair or under the bikini line.  When skin removal is needed, a “mini tummy tuck” is often sufficient.  This excision is done so the scar will lie at the upper edge of the pubic hair.  It can be extended as far to the sides as is required to avoid a “dog ear” pooch of skin.  If this is done, the abdominal muscles are usually sewn together in order to further flatten the lower abdomen. Skin removal is almost never necessary in the hips.

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Thigh Liposuction Santa Barbara

Legs

Fat accumulation in the inner and outer (saddlebag area) thighs can almost always be treated with liposuction.  The incisions are hidden in the pubic hair and in the buttock creases.  The goals of decreased bulk and a uniform thin fatty layer are similar to other body regions.  However, in these areas it is usually possible to do a crisscross pattern of removal that helps assure a smoother end result.  In some cases skin removal is needed for the inner thigh.  When this is done the incision line should lie in the groin and upper thigh so it is hidden when you are wearing panties or a bathing suit. 

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Age Reversing Hand Treatment Santa Barbara

Hands

As we age, our hands start to look “old” because we see pigment spots appear and the veins and tendons start to look more prominent.  Like other areas, the skin of the hands is exposed to sun damage over time and pigment clumping results from the UV injury.  This problem is readily treated with either mild chemical peels or laser/IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments that target the brown color.

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Body Contouring Liposuction Santa Barbara

Liposuction

Liposuction is a way of removing/contouring the fat beneath the skin using a small tube (called a cannula) that is inserted through a small skin incision.  Since the fatty tissue is softer and not attached as firmly as the skin, muscle, nerves and blood vessels, it can be selectively removed without injuring the other tissues.  It should be stressed that liposuction is a body contouring and not a weight loss procedure.  It is most often used as a stand-alone treatment to shape a body area, but can be used in conjunction with skin removal.  

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