Four volume reduction interventions

Volume reduction has a double objective: healthy and aesthetic. On the one hand, it aims to improve the health of patients who, no matter how much exercise and diet they do, are unable to lose weight. On the other hand, it aims to beautify and renew the patient’s figure. Dr. Grande, specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and Member of TibHealth.com, explains some of the main volume reduction surgeries (or sagging skin) that exist.

Liposuction

It is one of the most well-known body surgeries and can eliminate localized fat in various parts of the body: arms, legs, thighs, trochanters (“cartridge cases”), hips, ankles, neck, buttocks, belly, among others. In addition, liposuction distributes the volume so that the body has a proportionate appearance, without irregularities or unsightly bulges.

It should be noted that this treatment is not a substitute for diet and physical exercise, but aims to eliminate the accumulated fat that could not be reduced in any of the above ways.

Abdominoplasty

It basically consists of removing excess hanging skin from the abdomen. It is usually recommended for patients who have lost a lot of weight very quickly and the skin has become flaccid. If the patient also has fat in the abdomen, it can be removed with a small liposuction during surgery.

Explained metaphorically, abdominoplasty is the work of a tailor who makes a tailor-made suit for the patient. This surgical procedure results in a stiffer, tighter abdomen and a slimmer waist.

Breast reduction

It is recommended for women who have too much breast and that can cause discomfort such as back and neck pain, irritation of the skin under the breast or breathing problems.

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This operation consists of removing fat, tissue and skin from the breasts to reduce their size and make them lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola (area around the nipples) in the same intervention.

Body lift

It aims to remove the sagging skin that appears with age, usually on the thighs and arms. This excess makes the body look older and at the same time generates discomfort, such as the rubbing of the thighs when walking or excessive sweating in the armpits.

There are two types of body lifts:

– Crural lift: the thigh lift – Brachial lift or brachioplasty: the arm lift.

The result is a firm, smooth and taut skin, achieving greater mobility in the extremities. It can last up to ten years. Therefore, it has both aesthetic and health benefits.

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