Many people strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen through exercise and weight control; however, sometimes these methods cannot achieve the expected results. For individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, women who have experienced pregnancy or men and women looking to refine the appearance of the lower abdomen, this could be the right procedure for you. Even individuals with an otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging from pregnancy, aging, significant fluctuations in weight, heredity, and prior surgery.
Abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” can be utilized to provide an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Abdominoplasty involves eliminating excess skin and fat tissue from the lower abdomen, repositioning of muscle tissue so that it is firmer and more taut, and the reduction or elimination of sagging tissue and skin. This type of body contouring surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program, but it can significantly refine the appearance of the lower abdomen and correct drooping skin and fat tissue.
Liposuction, also commonly referred to as “lipo,” is used to slim and reshape areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery requests in contemporary times. If you have fat deposits that are stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise or you would like to refine the shape of your thighs, arms, or belly, liposuction may improve your profile. Liposuction can help permanently remove fat cells from areas of the body where they have accumulated, helping to create a healthier-looking, more youthful profile.
Liposuction techniques employed by Dr. Paige Holt are used to reduce localized fat deposits of the thigh, hip, buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks (including chin and neck), and calves and ankles. In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, but in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction, or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Many mothers express interest in postpartum body contouring. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of a tummy tuck with breast surgery, such as an augmentation, lift, or reduction. Other procedures may be performed to address the other areas affected by pregnancy, such as the pelvic area, back, hips, flanks, or legs. This combination of plastic surgery procedures can help you get your pre-baby body back.
For some mothers, the focus is on a firmer, flatter abdomen and more youthful-looking breasts. For others, the concern is that they have lost their waistline. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, can provide a firmer, trimmer abdomen, which may narrow your waistline, but not your hips. Liposuction can be added to address those specific problem areas. Liposuction can be utilized to improve the contour of hips and thighs, helping you get your pre-baby body back.
Breast surgery can help mothers restore a more youthful appearance to the breasts. When it comes to breast surgery, you have several options. A breast lift, or mastopexy, treats sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples and stretched areolas, returning a youthful shape and lifting your breasts. A breast augmentation restores volume and increases breast size by using silicone gel or saline implants. If your breasts grew to a fuller size and shape during pregnancy and the breast remain larger after the post-partum period. This may be a welcome change to some, but for others your breasts have become disproportionately large and cause pain, poor posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, or low self-esteem. A breast reduction removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens the skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts.
Dr. Holt’s goal is to assist you in discovering your personal goals reestablish your self-confidence and appearance.
Heredity, aging, and fluctuations in weight can cause changes in appearance that are not expected nor desired. One such change occurs in the upper arms and results in a droopy, sagging, batwing-like appearance. Although fitness may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, it cannot eliminate excess skin that has lost its elasticity or localized fat deposits.
If the underside of the upper arms is sagging and droopy or it appears lose and heavy due to excess skin and fat, brachioplasty may be an answer. By surgically removing this excess skin and fat, the arms will appear more toned and proportionate in appearance, which can enhance a person’s self-confidence.
If weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a lower body that is firmer, more proportionate, and aligns with your overall body image, then a surgical thigh lift may be something to consider. This surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
Thigh lifts are not intended to simply remove excess fat. Instead, liposuction can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In other cases where skin elasticity is challenged, a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be recommended.
As with all cosmetic surgeries they require a significant commitment of time off from work, family responsibilities and recuperation. The risks and benefits are reviewed at length during a comprehensive cosmetic surgery consultation.
Dr. Paige Holt has specialized training in hand surgery as a means of treating diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function, and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Hand surgery seeks to restore the near-normal function of fingers and hands that have been injured by trauma, repetitive use injuries, or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth.
Common problems that can be addressed with surgery include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist. You might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple conditions including: repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling disease that can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body. In the hand, it can deform fingers and impair movement.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement, bending the fingers into an abnormal position.
Hand surgery is a highly individualized procedure which can be performed on people of any age and is a possible option for you if you are a non-smoker, you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your hand surgery, you do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing, and you are committed to following your plastic surgeon’s prescribed course of treatment. For some conditions, hand surgery is necessary to treat wounds and to help painful conditions.