Liposuction is a very effective and dependable technique for reducing specific problem areas to improve body contours in both women and men. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but it is commonly used to fine tune those areas that are resistant to weight loss. The most commonly treated areas are lower abdomen and flanks, and inner and outer thighs. Patients wear a compressive garment for a number of weeks after their procedure in order to hasten and control skin tightening and improve their final result. Liposuction is typically a very satisfying and positive experience for both the patient and physician due to a high degree of patient satisfaction.
Patients who have lost significant weight and/or women who have had children frequently are left with some laxity of the skin and soft tissue of the lower abdomen. An abdominoplasty is a procedure that restores a more youthful appearance to the abdomen by removing the loose skin and soft tissue of the lower abdomen, also frequently flattening the abdomen by tightening the muscle layer if necessary. Abdominoplasty patients typically report a significant improvement in body image and self confidence.
Unsightly scars can often be improved surgically. Dr. Croll will discuss the pros and cons of revising your scar and give you an honest assessment of the likelihood of improvement to help you decide if a scar revision is something you want to do.