Edmond B. Cabbabe, M.D., FACS
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I had a breast reduction but a good deal of fat was left under my arms. When I asked my surgeon about it, he stated that removal of it is another procedure. Couldn’t this fat have been removed during the breast reduction?
Removal of the fat under the arm during reduction surgery depends on whether you are a smoker or not, the type of reduction done and the tightness of the skin closure. The surgery itself under insurance is to reduce the size of the breast. Extra work done is not required and when done it will be up to the surgeon to do or not to do. In cosmetic surgery not covered by insurance more is done for refining the final results.
I have cellulite and veins on my upper legs which have caused my legs to be very bumpy. I have been working out at the gym for several months but have seen little improvement. What type of procedure would be best to smooth my legs out?
It would depend on the looseness of the thighs’ skin. If the skin is tight, liposuction is recommended. However if the skin is loose, a thigh lift would be the way to go.
I am a 53 year old female, and weigh 132 pounds. I have a classic pear shape, very lean from the waist up and large on the bottom with saddlebags and heavy thighs. I go to the gym four times a week participating in Body Pump classes and cardio workouts. I am considering a body contouring procedure but have some reservations regarding the safety of the procedure as well as the subsequent recovery. How much long term success can I expect from the surgery if I maintain my active gym schedule and are these procedures safe?
Depending on skin elasticity and redundancy, you will benefit from a range of procedures starting with a thigh lift with liposuction to a lower body lift.
You appear to be healthy and lean; therefore you should have a very low complication rate, especially if you are a non-smoker. A visit with a board certified plastic surgeon will determine your best course for therapy. The results are usually well maintained.