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Body Procedures

Dr. Nelson provides body procedures that artfully sculpt the body, restore youth, and accentuate the natural beauty of each patient. Body contouring procedures are a specialized group of surgeries designed to improve specific areas of the body. These techniques often include removing excess skin and stubborn fat for a stunning appearance.

Dissatisfaction in our appearance can occur due to heredity or after weight gain or loss, aging, and pregnancy. No matter your reasons for pursuing a body procedure, Dr. Nelson will provide the utmost care and guidance, ensuring he does everything he can to help you receive the body and satisfaction you deserve.

Featured below is an overview of the body procedures offered by Dr. Nelson to guide you to the right technique.

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Arm Lift

Has aging or weight loss caused you to have loose skin in your upper arms? Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) is a great choice for patients looking to correct this “arm flap” or drooping appearance. An arm lift can pair with other procedures, such as a breast enhancement or body lift, to comprehensively transform your silhouette.

Once swelling and bruising have subsided in about two weeks, your arm lift results will be fully visible. Most patients return to normal activities after two weeks. Arm lift results are relatively permanent and will remain long lasting, provided that you maintain exercise, a stable weight, and general health habits.

Arm lift surgery can be performed with skin reduction, fat removal, or both.

Arm Lift With Skin Reduction

An incision that runs from the armpit to the elbow or a portion of the length can be made to remove excess skin and reduce mild to severe skin laxity in the upper arms. This will create a smoother and tighter appearance in the upper arms.

Arm Lift With Liposuction

Liposuction can reduce excess fatty deposits and enhance the muscle tone in the arms.
The reduction of fat from your arm will become apparent immediately after the arm lift procedure.

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Butt Augmentation

Have you always desired a rounder, larger, or more shapely backside? Dr. Nelson can sculpt a new hourglass figure personalized just for you with butt augmentation surgery.

Butt augmentation can be performed using one of two methods.

Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift is an excellent technique for those looking for a slender and natural-looking enhancement to their bottom. This procedure begins with the use of liposuction to remove and then repurpose unwanted fat from the body. Fat that has been harvested with liposuction is purified before it is selectively injected into the buttocks.

Butt Lift With Implants

Butt lift surgery with implants is an ideal technique for those wanting immediate and substantial increased volume. Discreet incisions are made to lift the butt tissue to a youthful position. Silicone implants are inserted beneath or on top of the gluteal muscles.

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Liposuction surgery can effectively remove mild to moderately sized fatty deposits throughout the body. Although liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, it can be highly useful for getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat, accentuating natural contours, and enhancing muscle tone. Liposuction is also extremely versatile, as it can be combined with many body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery, body lift surgery, and arm lift surgery.

Liposuction results can be seen almost immediately after treatment, with most patients returning to work or normal activities after one week.

Dr. Nelson can perform one of three liposuction methods according to your cosmetic needs.

Traditional Liposuction

Utilizing small incision sites and a thin cannula attached to a surgical vacuum device, fat can be dislodged and suctioned out of the body. Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction include the thighs, hips, abdomen, back, upper arms, and more.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction uses non-invasive laser technology designed to remove fat from nearly any area of the body. This technique uses a low-energy laser to heat and break down fat without causing damage to the skin’s surface and surrounding tissues in the target area. This minimizes swelling and bruising compared to traditional methods.

Liposuction for Fat Filler (Fat Grafting)

Liposuction can repurpose fat to improve the appearance of various target areas throughout the body in what is known as fat grafting or fat transfer. Fat harvested from liposuction can be strategically placed in areas where natural contours or subtle augmentations can be created. This “fat filler” can add volume, projection, and shape to areas such as the breasts, buttocks, lips, and cheeks.

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Mommy Makeover

Do you love motherhood but feel like it has taken a toll on your appearance? Mommy Makeover procedures are a specialized combination of plastic surgeries designed to reverse a change in appearance due to pregnancy, aging, or significant weight fluctuations.

A Mommy Makeover can address abdominal laxity, sagging abdominal tissue, stretch marks, stubborn fat deposits, loss of breast volume, breast sagging, and more depending on your cosmetic goals. Generally, the procedures combined in a Mommy Makeover are tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and some form of breast enhancement.

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Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) treats excess skin and fat deposits in your midsection to produce a lean, contoured, and attractive physique. Tummy tuck surgery works by removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The underlying muscles can also be restored and tightened to reveal tone and a firmer abdominal profile.

Depending on your treatment plan, Dr. Nelson will provide either a mini, standard, extended, or reverse tummy tuck.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is best suited for those with healthy skin elasticity, minimal sagging skin, and a minor amount of fat on their abdomen or flanks.

Standard Tummy Tuck

A standard tummy tuck is ideal for patients who have experienced weight loss or pregnancy. Weak muscles can be sutured together and loose skin can be trimmed or repositioned for a youthful contour.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck uses longer incisions to contour the lower back, hips, and abdomen. Patients who have undergone major weight loss or bariatric surgery benefit tremendously from this technique.

Reverse Tummy Tuck

A reverse tummy tuck is designed to correct upper abdominal sagging by removing tissue from just below the breasts down to the belly button. The remaining skin is pulled upward for a smooth, firm, and natural appearance.

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Body Lift

Body lift surgery is similar to tummy tuck surgery, extending the typical incisions found in a tummy tuck to restore shape and tone to the sides and back. The body lift can also address the abdomen, hips, lower back, thighs, and butt with skin and fat removal techniques. For example, the buttocks can be lifted or loose skin can be eliminated in the love handle. If needed, the pubic area can be lifted and liposuction can be included to eliminate fat underneath the skin.

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Interested in Other Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Dr. Nelson also provides facial plastic surgery, breast enhancement procedures, and male cosmetic procedures. If you’d like to learn more about individual procedures or determine which is right for you, call our office at (520) 575-8400 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation.

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