Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.

Length 2 to 5 hours.

Anesthesia General, or local with sedation.

In/Outpatient Either, depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.

Recovery Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.

Duration of Results Under the proper conditions, the results can last for many years. Living a healthy and active lifestyle will prolong your tummy tuck benefits for at least a decade after your initial surgery and probably longer.

Side Effects Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, tiredness for several weeks or months.

Risks Blood clots. Infection, bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss. Need for a second operation.

Mini-Abdominoplasty

Desired results are achieved through a smaller incision at the pubic bone when fatty deposits and loose skin exist only below the navel. Your consultation will help you decide what cosmetic surgery NJ is best for you.

Length 2-3 hours

Anesthesia General anesthesia.

In/Outpatient Usually outpatient.

Recovery Most patients return to activities of daily living within a week after a mini-abdominoplasty. Swelling will persist for up to 6 months. Patients can resume gentle exercise after two weeks and increase the amount as tolerated.

Duration of Results Permanent, if weight remains stable.

Side Effects Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, tiredness for several weeks or months.

Risks As with any surgical procedure there are risks of infection and bleeding that can occur.

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward. Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm. Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.

Length 1-2 hours.

Anesthesia Usually general; in some cases local with sedation.

In/Outpatient Outpatient

Recovery Patients wear a protective sleeve-like wrapping home after surgery. Significant healing should be seen in about 10-14 days; After the armlift, recovery from swelling can take 3-6 months to fully fade. Sutures are usually removed 2-3 weeks after surgery. Because the incision stretches almost from elbow to underarm, scars will always be evident, but will fade almost completely in 6 months to 2 years of surgery.

Duration of Results Long lasting, but subject to changes associated with natural aging process.

Side Effects Temporary swelling, pain and discomfort. Scarring.

Risks Risks include wound healing issues, poor scarring, bleeding, infection, and seroma (fluid collection) formation.

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Thigh Lift

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.

Length 2-4 hours

Anesthesia General anesthesia.

In/Outpatient Outpatient

Recovery Dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect.

Duration of Results The results after a thigh lift can last for many years. However, the influences of aging and gravity will continue as time passes.

Side Effects Discomfort, pain, swelling, numbness, and bruising. It may take a year or more for the incision lines to refine and fade.

Risks Recurrent sagging, scarring, unrealistic expectations. Bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, asymmetry.

Buttock Lift/Augmentation

Sometimes referred to as a Brazilian butt lift when fat transfer is involved, uses implants, fat grafting or sometimes a combination of both to increase the size of your buttocks. This procedure can increase fullness, roundness and projection of your buttock and improve the balance of your figure.

Length 2-3 hours.

Anesthesia General

In/Outpatient Outpatient

Recovery Patients will not be able to lie on their backs or put any pressure on their buttock for 2 weeks. It may be recommend to wear a compression garment during this time to alleviate swelling. You can expect to return to work after 2 weeks.

Duration of Results

Side Effects Patients may experience pain on the backside during the recovery period after buttock augmentation. This is because great stress is placed on the buttocks and patients should avoid sitting during the healing process.

Risks Infection, bleeding, opening of the incisions with implant exposed requiring removal, scarring, nerve damage, firmness, implant rupture, implant migration, fluid accumulation (seroma), pressure on your sciatic nerve.