Body Contouring Procedures | Chicago, IL
Award winning plastic surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat is an expert in plastic surgery procedures of the face, breasts, and body. Body contouring surgery provides a way for patients to achieve their body goals that evade diet and exercise routines. Below, we have listed Dr. Mussat’s body contouring specialties.
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Liposuction (Lipoplasty) is a procedure that removes localized areas of excess fatty tissue. Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body to include face, neck, chest, abdomen, back, arms, hips, and legs. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure but rather a body contouring procedure. It is designed to address those areas of fatty tissue that are resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal candidate is at or near their ideal body weight and in good physical condition. Dr. Mussat uses the tumescent technique when performing liposuction. Dr. Mussat will help you determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction during your consultation.
Mommy Makeover is a personalized combination of procedures that includes abdominoplasty and breast lift surgery, with or without breast implants, to restore a firmer, flatter abdomen and lift saggy breasts to a perkier, more youthful position on the chest wall. By reversing the lingering physical effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, a mommy makeover aims to restore your silhouette to the way it looked before you had children. Most women choose breast and abdominal contouring as a starting point for their mommy makeover and add other procedures later as needed. Dr. Mussat can customize your mommy makeover treatment plan to satisfy your unique aesthetic concerns and anatomical needs.
Fat transfer is a procedure that uses a patient’s excess fatty tissue and repurposes it to add volume and contours to other areas of the body, including the face, breasts, and buttocks. During a fat transfer, tiny incisions are made in the donor site, and fat is removed through liposuction. It is then centrifuged, filtered, and rinsed, producing a pure, fatty tissue that can be injected into other areas of the body to sculpt and add the desired volume naturally. After the fat is removed from a donor site, the area can be effectively reshaped by Dr. Mussat. As the site heals, the production of elastin and collagen, both essential structural proteins in your skin, is boosted. The result is healthy, tighter, smoother skin at the donor sites of your choice and with long-lasting volume and fullness. During your consultation, Dr. Mussat will identify the most appropriate donor sites and develop a treatment plan that ensures long-term and satisfying results.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lift is a buttock augmentation procedure that uses donor fat cells from your body’s fat reserves to provide a shapelier posterior that is lifted higher on the backside, giving a feminine, more youthful look. Without the need for implants, your Brazilian butt lift offers an innovative way to contour your posterior with beautiful, lasting results that are truly natural-looking. Dr. Mussat extracts donor cells from stubborn pockets of fat on other parts of your body during the procedure. After carefully purifying and sterilizing the harvested fat, it is carefully injected into targeted areas of your buttocks, improving the butt contours and profile, accentuating your curves and femininity, and creating the figure you want.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a procedure designed to contour the abdomen. This is accomplished by removing excess skin and fat as well as tightening the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and the best results are achieved in those patients who are at or near their ideal body weight. Ideal candidates are those who have had children or lost a significant amount of weight and are in good physical condition. The technique used depends on several variables that will be discussed with Dr. Mussat during your consultation.
Arm lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the upper arm from the underarm region to the elbow. The excess skin on the upper arms, sometimes called “bat wings,” can be difficult, if not impossible, to tone through diet and exercise. Arm lift surgery can eliminate excess skin and fat in this area for slimmer, fitter-looking arms that look great in any setting, with or without sleeves. To tighten the underarm skin, Dr. Mussat makes an incision along the inside or back of the arm. Depending on her preference, the incision may extend from the underarm area to the elbow and sometimes into the elbow armpit area. The underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contours of the arm. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction. Scars are usually positioned to be hidden with the arm down at the patient’s side. Liposuction is often added to this procedure to improve the final shape and contour. The smoother, tighter contours that result from upper arm contouring are apparent almost immediately. The scars sometimes widen but are easily concealed with clothing and will fade over time.
Body Contouring Post Weight Loss
Body contouring post weight loss is a set of surgical procedures carefully selected by Dr. Mussat for patients seeking to improve their body shape after losing a substantial amount of weight, typically through bariatric surgery or gastric sleeve surgery. While these surgeries can be life-saving, patients often are left with loose, hanging skin and tissue, which can affect both their comfort and self-confidence and continue to be a reminder of their past obesity. Areas of the body most affected by significant weight loss include the abdomen, upper arms, hips, buttocks, back, and thighs. Once the patient has reached a stable weight appropriate to their age, gender, and physical frame, Dr. Mussat will assess the excess skin and tissue across the affected body areas and design a detailed body contouring treatment plan. To attain the desired results, your plan could require multiple surgeries performed over time: lower body lift, arm lift, body lift, buttock lift, thigh lift, as well as breast reshaping.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia where Dr. Mussat excises excess labial tissue using two techniques: the trim and wedge procedures. Women choose to have labiaplasty surgery when they find that their labia minora are too large and protrude beyond the labia majora, putting the labia minora at risk of becoming irritated, infected or even damaged. Vaginal birth might have caused the labia minora to stretch during childbirth by allowing the baby to pass through the birth canal. The enlarged labia minora size could also be a congenital disability with which a woman may be born.
Thigh lift is a procedure that reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and, in some cases fat, from the inner thighs, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs in proportion with the lower body. Stubborn fat and excess skin on the inner thighs can chafe and cause physical and psychological discomfort. To tighten and redrape the sagging skin, Dr. Mussat makes incisions of varying lengths, depending on the extent of redundant skin. Typically, incisions are located along the groin crease and sometimes extend down towards the knee. Liposuction is often added to remove excess fat and improve the final shape.
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