Every year, thousands of us flock to the gym come January 1st, only to be disappointed when the results we work so hard for don’t appear, even after months of exercising. If you feel like this always happens to you, you aren’t alone, and it might be worth looking into some body contouring options. At New Birkdale Clinic, we perform liposuction and tummy tuck procedures to help you get a headstart on the body you’ve worked so hard for and deserve.
Generally our proportion of fat to body weight tends to increase as we age, and even more so in women than in men. The number of fat cells in our bodies may stay more or less the same, but the amount of fat they each hold can vary massively. This can localise in areas such as the thighs, arms and stomach, making it hard to get rid of. This may also be caused by genetics, or related to pregnancy.
Liposuction is fantastic for those who have tried time and time again to lose weight, and who find that even when they do, they just can’t remove those stubborn pockets of fat. Liposuction is an easy solution that works by using a cannula and suction to remove fat from under the skin. In the vast majority of cases, liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic as a day case, and you can leave the practice within a few hours of the procedure.
Liposculpture is a newer and more precise subset of liposuction, using smaller cannulae and is gentler than traditional liposuction. Using liposculpture, surgeons can suction fat from much closer to the surface of the skin, leaving less behind, and making skin tightening procedures easier and more effective.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area.
Tummy tucks are best-suited for people who are generally healthy but who have trouble clearing fat around their stomach. This can include women who have poor muscle tone and loose skin after pregnancy, older patients, and patients who have previously lost a lot of weight and are left with sagging excess skin afterwards.
As well as traditional abdominoplasty procedures, which involves removing all the skin and fat between the pubic bone and the umbilicus, there are several different variations of abdominoplasty offered at New Birkdale Clinic to make sure we can tailor the procedure to your needs.
A Modified Abdominoplasty or ‘Mini Tuck’, operates on a smaller area just above the pubic bone, and below the umbilicus.
The Apronectomy or ‘Modified Mini Tuck’ is similar to the Mini Tuck, but also removes large amounts of excess skin and tissue in the area.
An Extended Abdominoplasty and Flankoplasty is a more extensive procedure in which the incision also goes around the sides and back to remove surplus skin and fat.
Most abdominoplasty procedures involve an overnight stay in our private hospital.
With these options and more available, start 2019 with the body you’ve always worked for.
No matter what you choose, New Birkdale Clinic will work with you to make sure you have the right procedure for you. Contact us to book a consultation and get your journey to your dream body started.