This surgery is usually done for people with large amounts of excess skin and fat surrounding their waist, lower back and upper buttocks. Most commonly these are patients who have had massive weight loss.
Abdominoplasty can markedly improve the contour of the abdominal wall and trunk. Candidates for this surgery may have a potbelly appearance following pregnancy or have excessive skin and fat of the abdomen after weight loss. Other patients may have excessive accumulation of fat and skin to the lower part of the abdomen.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excessive accumulation of fat in order to improve body contour. The surgery is performed through small incisions and the most common areas treated include the thighs, upper arms and abdominal wall.
This surgery is done to decrease upper arm flabbiness which results from changes in weight, gravity and aging. It most often involves removal of excess skin and fat, sometimes aided by liposuction, from the back of the upper arm.