Body Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA
Both men and women pursue body cosmetic surgery. Men typically strive for broad shoulders, muscular arms, and a small waist. Women tend to desire more of an hourglass shape. Both sexes wish to remove excess fat, especially from the abdomen area.
At the office of board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Mackay, MD, we regularly perform some of the most popular body cosmetic surgeries available. Breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction are among our patients’ favorites.
In many cases, you may want to consider combining procedures. For example, a breast lift and breast augmentation can help restore saggy breasts while also making them fuller. A liposuction and tummy tuck can effectively remove stubborn fat while smoothing and tightening remaining abdominal skin. Below are some of the more common cosmetic surgeries Dr. Mackay performs.
Breast Implant Removal
Surgical removal of breast implants is the process of removing silicone or saline implants. You may opt to have the procedure because you no longer want implants or you may have problems with your implants. Many people choose implant removal because scar tissue has developed over the implant. This is known as a capsular contracture.
Breast augmentation involves the use of surgical-grade implants or fat transfer to increase the size, shape, or symmetry of the breasts. It is by far one of the most common cosmetic enhancements of the body. It can improve your self-esteem, and help you look and feel more attractive, youthful, and sexy.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
This procedure can raise sagging breasts – which often occurs due to aging, genetics, pregnancy, or after significant weight loss. A breast lift removes excess skin and tightens surrounding tissue to change the shape and elevation of the breasts. This results in a more youthful-looking breast contour. A breast lift may also be done in combination with a breast augmentation surgery.
Often just referred to as “lipo,” this procedure is a safe and effective method of removing stubborn fat. It permanently removes fat cells by sucking them out from target areas in the body. Lipo is commonly performed at the abdomen area, inner or outer thigh area, and waist – although it may be done anywhere stubborn fat accumulates, including the buttocks, back, upper arms, chin and neck, and more.
In some cases, a liposuction-type procedure is performed to remove fat from an unwanted area of the body – for example, the outer thighs – so that it may be processed then injected into an area requiring fullness or augmentation, such as the breasts, buttocks, or face. This is called a fat-transfer injection.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty is an extremely successful surgical procedure. It addresses excess skin and fat at the belly – an area notoriously difficult to tighten through diet and exercise alone. Many men and women choose a tummy tuck to better sculpt this area of the body, leaving them with a smooth and toned abdomen.
For many people, diet and exercise alone just don’t help them reach their body goals. If this applies to you, there are many safe and effective cosmetic surgery procedures that can help sculpt your body into a more ideal shape. To find out if you are a good candidate for one of these body cosmetic surgery procedures, call the office of board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Mackay, MD, in Atlanta, Georgia, at (404) 255-2975. Dr. Mackay will carefully review your circumstances and goals and help you decide on a treatment plan that’s right for you. You can also request your consultation now.