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- Is there an area of your body where fat seems to accumulate—and stubbornly hang on—no matter how much you diet
- Have you lost 50 pounds or more after bariatric surgery and need to do something about loose, hanging skin?
- Are you a woman with large or uneven vaginal lips that make you feel uncomfortable or interfere with normal hygiene?
These are just a few reasons you may want to think about body contouring surgery.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is plastic surgery to trim and reshape specific trouble spots. This category of procedures includes:
- Liposuction—minimally invasive surgery that streamlines your physique by suctioning away fat.
- Tummy tuck—a procedure that flattens the abs by removing excess abdominal skin and fat, tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall and repositioning the navel.
- Panniculectomy—surgery to remove the pannus, or apron of loose, hanging skin, after massive weight loss.
- Arm lift—a procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm.
- Labiaplasty—surgery to reduce and/or balance the size of the labia minora, or the inner vaginal lips.
Any or all of these procedures may be part of a Mommy Makeover—a customized combination of plastic surgery procedures to restore a woman's figure to its pre-pregnancy shape.
Newsletters related to “Body contouring surgery, armlift, tummy tuck, liposuction, panniculectomy, Chicago, IL”
Arm lift surgery for upper arms by Dr. Parungao - February 2007
Mommy makeovers, combined plastic surgery procedures - April 2007
Liposuction for stubborn fat - September 2007
Liposuction slims what diet and exercise can't - February 2008
Mommy makeover most popular procedure - April 2009
Cool liposuction for stubborn belly fat - May 2009
Cool liposuction offers advantages over traditional lipo - June 2009
Diabetic mom gets a Mommy Makeover - March 2010
For years, I was so uncomfortable - I had no idea something could be done' - April 2010
Butt augmentation: Transfer that 'muffin top' fat to your derriere - June 2010
News releases related to “Body contouring surgery, armlift, tummy tuck, liposuction, panniculectomy, Chicago, IL”
TV shows like Dr. 90210 are making more women aware of labiaplasty - a plastic surgery procedure to correct large or uneven labia minora, or inner vaginal lips. Board-certified plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, FACS, says these shows have led many women to question whether their labia are normal.
September 29, 2007—Liposuction Tops Mesotherapy As a Proven Fat-loss Method
''The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has warned patients to steer clear of injection fat-loss treatments such as mesotherapy,'' says board-certified plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD. ''For now, liposuction is the only proven method for eliminating unwanted fat cells.''
Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD FACS, notes new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealing an 11% increase in ''Mommy Makeover'' cosmetic surgery from 2005 to 2006 - more than five times higher than the overall growth in cosmetic surgery procedures during the same period.
Oak Park, Ill., plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD FACS, notes the increase in the number of women from all walks of life opting for labiaplasty, a plastic surgery procedure to reshape the labia minora, or inner vaginal lips.
Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD FACS, notes the rising trend in body contouring or skin reduction surgery among people who have lost a massive amount of weight - a 22% increase from 2004 to 2005 alone. With more than 100,000 Americans undergoing gastric bypass and lap-band surgery each year, many are finding that their skin simply can't keep up with their rapid weight loss. Body contouring surgery frees these men and women of up to 100 pounds of loose, hanging skin and lets them enjoy a normal appearance.
Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, FACS, notes an uptick in tummy tucks and liposuction among baby boomers in these troubled economic times. One boomer who came in for a consultation said, ''I'm trying to decide between a backyard deck and a Mommy Makeover.'' She chose the Mommy Makeover.
Many women today are deciding it's time to reclaim the figure they had before having children. Board-certified plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, FACS, specializes in Mommy Makeovers - a personalized combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to restore a woman's youthful shape.
Board-certified plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, FACS, is one of the first in the Chicago area to offer Cool Lipo, a new laser-assisted liposuction technique that gently melts and removes excess fat, then tightens the skin - allowing men's hard-earned abdominal muscle definition to show.
VASER-assisted liposuction delivers more skin-firming and less blood loss than traditional liposuction, according to a clinical study presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in Seattle. Oak Brook, Ill. board-certified plastic surgeons Allan Parungao, MD and Ricardo Izquierdo, MD, now offer state-of-the-art VASER liposuction.
According to the CDC, 23.6 million Americans have diabetes - a condition that can lead to slow wound healing and make a person unsuitable for plastic surgery. But it doesn't have to be that way. Chicago-area plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, says diabetic patients with well-controlled blood sugar levels can have good results with plastic surgery.
Labiaplasty, a plastic surgery procedure to reshape the inner vaginal lips, may be considered medically necessary when large or uneven labia minora are causing recurrent infections or problems with urination or feminine hygiene. In cases like these, Chicago-area plastic surgeon Allan Parungao, MD, works with patients to help get the procedure covered by their health insurance.
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