Dr. Howard Sutkin offers the most popular and effective surgical procedures to slim and tone the body. Abdominoplasty and liposuction can help both men and women achieve a thinner, more toned physique. Whether you are interested in a flatter abdomen or shapelier thighs, arms, buttocks, or hips, Dr. Sutkin can help you achieve your body contouring goals at his Bay Area plastic surgery offices in San Jose and Los Gatos, California. In addition, our practice offers male breast reduction surgery for men and with gynecomastia.
Ultrasonic assisted and Laser assisted liposuction is available to help eliminate stubborn areas of fat accumulation. In selected cases these energies are delivered in order to break up and liquify fat before it is removed. The use of these technologies in clinical practice has been effective in lowering or eliminating pain and swelling and in helping create a more complete result.
Tumescent liposuction is an improvement over traditional liposuction for several reasons. In this procedure the thighs, arms, abdomen, or other areas of the body being treated are injected with a liquid solution. This solution contains an anesthetic to deaden the treatment area and eliminate pain. Also included in the injection is a substance that causes the blood vessels to contract and the fat pockets to harden and expand. This reduces the amount of bleeding during the procedure and also enables fat deposits to be removed more quickly. As a result, tumescent liposuction patients feel much less discomfort after the procedure than those who undergo traditional liposuction, and they also enjoy a much faster recovery period.
Although tumescent liposuction can help men and women with mildly protruding stomachs, abdominoplasty is the ideal solution for patients with severely lax abdominal muscles or an excessive amount of abdominal skin. This complex procedure is performed to tighten abdominal muscles to help sculpt and tone the stomach. Also, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened for smoother, trimmer contours. The results achieved with abdominoplasty can completely redefine a patient’s appearance and greatly enhance his or her confidence and self-esteem.