Plastic Surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the appearance and self-esteem of an individual. Some plastic surgery procedures are gaining popularity these days. One of them is Liposuction which removes unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The procedure is meant for body contouring. It is not a treatment of obesity. A suction tube is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the skin. With a high pressure vacuum, fat cells are extracted through this tube.
With the Tumescent Technique, large volumes of saline solution, local anesthesia, and adrenaline are infused into the fatty area being treated to cause swelling. This enables your surgeon to maneuver a small instrument called a cannula, connected to a vacuum machine, superficially under the skin. The cannula is inserted into the fatty tissue through tiny incisions.
Your surgeon gently moves it around under your skin and suctions away the unwanted fatty deposits. The most frequent areas treated by liposuction in men are the “love handles”, breasts, abdomen and neckline. In women they include: thighs, hips, buttocks, stomach, knees, lower leg, cheeks, and double chins. Some women elect to have their fat recycled through lipo-augmentation.
Another one is Male breast reduction which is performed for Gynecomastia, a medical word from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts,” which affects one out of every ten men. Enlarged breasts on young boys last only a few years and are generally resolved by age eighteen. Enlarged breasts on a man, however, can be uncomfortable, as well as socially and psychologically devastating.
Gynecomastia may be associated with obesity, hormonal metabolism imbalance, liver disease or medicinal causes. Prior to choosing a surgical solution to gynecomastia, a period of diet and exercise is recommended. Should that fail, the doctor performs male breast reduction for patients in the region to treat this condition. Male breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis using a general anesthesia. The procedure can last from 1 – 3 hours depending on the extent of correction.
Also varicose veins treatment is quite in demand these days. They are performed for those veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde).
Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart, against the effects of gravity. When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work. This allows blood to flow backwards and they enlarge even more. Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides cosmetic problems, varicose veins are often painful, especially when standing or walking. They often itch, and scratching them can cause ulcers.
Today it has become a necessity to go in for the right treatment as Dr. Kinney says it is the most important step to achieving the results you want for your appearance. Dr. Kinney is a staff member of many hospitals in such as St. John’s Hospital and Health Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center.