Even if you are at or near your ideal weight, you may have some stubborn pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. Dr. James D. McMahan offers liposuction as an effective body contouring solution to this common concern. This treatment can completely eliminate fat cells in one of three ways. During traditional liposuction, the doctor will use a small cannula to gently suction out unwanted fat cells. If you choose tumescent liposuction, he will first inject a solution into the treatment area, minimizing your discomfort and blood loss. Ultrasonic liposuction can be a great solution for tricky areas like treating male breasts.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, can tighten your belly and eliminate excess tissue, particularly after pregnancy or major weight loss. Dr. McMahan offers both full and mini tummy tucks, and he will never recommend a more extensive procedure than you actually need to meet your cosmetic goals. A mini tummy tuck is designed to address the lower abdomen. The doctor will create a single incision above your pubic hair line, through which he will tighten the underlying muscles and remove extra skin and fat. A standard tummy tuck enhances the entire abdomen, and the doctor may also relocate your naval higher up on your stomach.
As you get older, your skin naturally begins to lose elasticity. This process can be particularly noticeable in the upper arms, especially if you have recently lost a large amount of weight. During brachioplasty, or an arm lift, Dr. McMahan will create an incision along the inner arm, down the back of your arm, or in your armpit. Through this incision, he will remove excess skin and tighten the muscular structure of your arm. Following your arm lift, you can enjoy a huge boost of self-assurance and the confidence you need to wear tank tops and bathing suits again.
If you have drooping skin on your upper thighs, even rigorous toning exercises may not be enough to achieve your desired results. During a thigh lift, Dr. McMahan can remove this excess skin, tighten muscles, and, occasionally, eliminate fat cells using liposuction. To perform this surgery, the doctor will create an incision in the groin or around the outside of your thighs. Then he will gently tighten sagging tissue and trim away excess skin. Dr. McMahan will conduct a thorough consultation with you, and will choose the surgical technique that will meet your goals while minimizing any visible scarring.
If you have lost a large amount of weight due to bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, you may find that loose, stretched skin obscures the healthy new body you worked so hard to obtain. While no amount of exercise can tighten or eliminate this skin, Dr. McMahan’s personalized body contouring can give you the firmer figure you desire. Body contouring can include two or more procedures, and the doctor will work with you to decide which treatments are best suited to your needs. Because body contouring is typically performed in several stages, you can choose which area of your body you want to address first.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a lasting impact on your body, leaving you with sagging breasts that have lost their volume, weakened abdominal muscles, and stretch marks. With a mommy makeover, Dr. McMahan will select two or more procedures to restore your pre-baby body. Common procedures include breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction. You will have a thorough consultation with Dr. McMahan, and together you will determine the optimal procedures needed to meet your cosmetic goals. You do not have to be a brand new mom to qualify for this treatment; many mothers wait several years after pregnancy to undergo a mommy makeover.
A Brazilian butt lift can be a great solution if you are unhappy with a disproportionate, naturally small rear or if your bottom has started to sag because of age or weight loss. First, the doctor will use liposuction to remove fat cells from one part of your body. This process enables you to choose another area that you wish to tighten and enhance, such as your abdomen, thighs, or hips. Then he will isolate these cells and inject them in the treatment area, working carefully to give your butt a natural-looking, round shape. Dr. McMahan frequently performs this procedure as part of a lower body lift.
If you are at a healthy weight, but have excess skin and sagging muscles in several locations, a full body lift may be the best solution. Dr. McMahan can combine several procedures to achieve your desired results. Often chosen by patients who have lost a large amount of weight, the hips, thighs, and abdomen can be defined and contoured during a lower body lift. During this procedure, the doctor will create two incisions around your abdomen and groin. This technique allows him to tighten and lift all the tissue in this area. Together, you can select individual procedures to address the arms, breasts, neck, and other parts of your upper body, if needed.