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During your thorough consultation, we will assess your cosmetic concerns and recommend what we believe will be the best surgical or non-surgical procedure to suit your needs. In some cases, this may mean combining surgeries. Explore our menu to discover your surgical options. Below is a list of our most popular body surgery procedures. Depending on the circumstances, we may also be able to improve your concerns with non-surgical measures.

BBL BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)

BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)

The BBL is a popular body sculpting and buttock enhancing body surgery. The fat transfer operation involved removing fat from unwanted areas and re-injecting it into other areas such as the buttocks and the hips to give an hourglass silhouette. A BBL is a strategic operation that requires an excellent eye for detail and can be customised according to the patient’s desires.

During your consultation, we will discuss the procedure approach. A buttock augmentation procedure usually requires general anaesthesia, and you may need to stay overnight, but we’ll typically perform the operation as a day case.

Your surgeon will draw temporary lines to indicate the incision site. For a BBL, the markings will indicate where the surgeon will extract fat from which commonly includes the stomach, hips, thighs, knees and back via a cannula which leaves little to no scarring.

The harvested fat will be spun in a centrifuge to separate the fat and blood and purify it, which will be re-injected into the buttocks to enhance the desired shape, size, and volume. The procedure may also involve excess skin removal.

The incision will be closed with sutures which are removed several days after the operation during your follow-up appointment.

If you decide on buttock implants, the method of insertion and placement will depend on your preferences, existing shape of your buttocks, and the surgeon’s recommendation. Depending on the type of implants, they will either be enveloped in fibre casing that surrounds the buttock muscles) or within the buttock muscle.

A single two to three-inch incision is usually made overlying the tailbone, though can also be made under the buttock cheeks or in between the buttock cheeks in some cases. Through this incision, a pocket is made just large enough for the implant, where each implant will sit. Dr Yannis prefers to position the implants under the gluteal muscle to look and feel as natural and symmetrical as possible.

With a buttock lift, the incision is usually hidden within the bikini line. The operation technique varies, but it will often involve removal of excess skin which is cut in a half-moon shape (to adhere to the shape of buttocks). The skin will be lifted to a perkier position to appear smoother and tighter.

 

Buttock augmentation is suitable for those wish to improve the shape or size of their buttocks or to enlarge their size. A buttock lift is ideal for those with excess skin and fat on their buttocks.

The results of a BBL will be instant. However, in the initial recovery phase, you may expect to see some reabsorption of the fat. The results will continue to improve, with the final outcome visible from around three months to a year.

If you have buttock implants, you may see some instant changes, but the final results from buttock implants will develop as you recover and heal from the procedure which is usually at around the three-month mark once the swelling and bruising subside.

A buttock lift will provide instant visible results, and you’ll see the final results develop with recovery over several months.

If you gain weight after a BBL, the fat should re-distribute evenly so the shape won’t experience dramatic changes in its shape with weight fluctuations.

The surgeon will inject small amounts of fat into different areas of the buttocks and at various depths so that the patient will benefit from the optimal absorption rate.

Other buttock augmentation results are permanent, though you may start to see changes within the buttocks with age and weight gain.

The speed of recovery varies from patient to patient. Your surgeon will advise and explain steps to ensure a smooth recovery and to encourage the healing process.

Patients can usually return home the same day after a buttock augmentation procedure. We may advise that you initially avoid sitting or lying on the buttocks for the first 48 hours to three weeks, depending on the surgeon’s recommendations.

We might recommend that you use a pressure-relieving cushion for several weeks after surgery and to wear a compression garment to help with swelling reduction and support of the skin. You may also need a surgical drain.

Swelling should resolve within approximately six weeks. The size of the buttocks may decrease slightly as the swelling subsides.

Patients should avoid strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks following the surgery. You can usually return to work within two weeks and may be able to drive at this point.

During your follow-up (after around 7-10 days), we will remove any sutures, drains and any dressings. You will require several follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.

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Liposuction Liposuction

Liposuction

We offer the most innovative and precise forms of Liposuction technology that not only remove fat but also sculpt and contour the entire body shape. With our Liposuction techniques, we’re able to reduce downtime and provide a custom approach. Liposuction can redefine both the face and the body and is suitable for those who have good skin elasticity and are having difficulty shifting stubborn fat, despite exercise and diet efforts.

We will determine your suitability for treatment. We may also recommend additional body-enhancing and skin tightening treatments to help you attain the best possible results.

During the treatment, the practitioner will hold the Liposonix head over the area of concern as the HIFU targets and destroys fat in a predictable and even way. The practitioner will continue with this process to treat all areas of concern.

Liposonix delivers high-intensity ultrasound waves to breakdown and disrupt fat cells. The ultrasound energy specifically targets and eliminates fat, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Your body stores two types of fat: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. ‘Visceral’ fat is found around your organs and feels firm to touch. Visceral fat is the type of fat that raises blood pressure and increases your risk of diabetes. It’s usually easier to burn this type of fat due to its location.

The treatment works by targeting ‘subcutaneous fat’. This type of fat is harder to get rid of through diet and exercise. Subcutaneous fat is squishy and pinchable, and that’s why we suggest that if you can ‘pinch an inch’ of this fat, you’d be a good candidate for treatment.
After destroying the fat tissue, the liver naturally processes it. Over time, the area will contract, leaving you with a flatter and firmer stomach and waistline.

Downtime is minimal, but you may experience some bruising, swelling and soreness which should subside within 1-2 weeks after your treatment.

Liposonix requires just one treatment session. However, a patient may wish to have a second session to enhance results.

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Tummy Tuck Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a favourable post-pregnancy procedure, or for those who have lost a considerable amount of weight rapidly and are left with loose or sagging skin around the stomach. The patient may not be suitable for liposuction. Instead, the surgeon may recommend a tummy tuck to trim and tighten the stomach, as well as repair the abdominal muscles for a tighter, firmer look.

A tummy tuck requires general anaesthesia. The approach to a tummy tuck procedure will vary depending on your cosmetic goals. A tummy tuck can combine surgical methods such as liposuction, skin removal, and muscle tightening. Your skin quality, amount of fat, and muscle strength will determine this.

If the procedure involves repairing abdominal wall, the surgeon will pay more attention to the skin and muscle, and the surgeon may repair them with internal sutures. The surgeon will then trim the skin and re-drape it, closing the incision with sutures.

You may be required to stay overnight depending on the severity of your operation. Following the surgery, we may recommend you wear surgical drains for a few days.

Those who have lost weight rapidly

After losing weight rapidly, the skin on the stomach can sag and become crepey. Despite your best exercise efforts, you may have difficulty shifting the excess skin. In this circumstance, a tummy tuck can lift and tighten the skin.

Those who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy figure

A tummy tuck is a common post-pregnancy procedure that we often combine other procedures like breast augmentation and lift in what’s known as a ‘mummy makeover’.

The results of a tummy tuck are immediate, but you can expect to experience some swelling that resolves with time. You may start to get an indication of the overall results after around two months. The final outcome will start to be visible after around six months.

The duration of the operation varies from case to case. It can be from 1-5 hours.

Diastasis refers to when there is a defined gap of around 2-3 fingers between the abdominal muscles. This condition occurs when the muscles can become separated due to excessive pressure put on them, such as pregnancy. The separation creates a protrusion or bulge between the middle of the ab muscles.

When the abdominal skin and muscles have stretched beyond the point where they can return to their natural state, you may wish to consider a tummy tuck. There’s a lot of contradictory theories surrounding whether you can repair these muscles with exercise. Most surgeons would agree that no exercise regime will be enough to repair the damage to the fascia and muscles, and exercise won’t address sagging skin. Surgery is a definitive way to correct this problem. With the proper rehabilitation exercises, the stomach can become flatter, but the success is often limited, partly due to misunderstanding how the muscles repair in this area.

Unfortunately, diastasis is often coupled with loose and sagging skin. For optimal results, many women opt for a tummy tuck which specifically targets weakened muscles and skin, closing the separated muscles and restoring a firmer and flatter stomach.

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Arm Lift

Arm Lift

An arm lift, otherwise known as Brachioplasty, is a procedure that addresses ageing and sagging skin under the arms (often referred to as ‘bingo wings’) to redefine the arms for a more sculpted appearance. Depending on the amount of excess skin, you might only require a mini-arm lift which is less invasive. An arm lift may be combined with other non-surgical and surgical contouring treatments or liposuction to remove unwanted fat from the area.

During your consultation, the surgeon will discuss the most suitable procedure plan for your needs. The operation can be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia depending on the extent of the surgery.

Usually, the operation is combined with liposuction to remove excess fat. The surgeon may make an incision that is concealed within the elbow along the inside crease or the outside. Further incisions will be made to remove excess skin. For less extensive cases, a mini arm-lift or a ‘crescent lift’ may be the best option. In this case, the incision can be made in the armpit or run along the underside of the arm, so it is less noticeable.

The surgeon will place sutures within the internal tissues to support the arm’s new shape. Additional sutures will be used to close the tighter skin. You’ll wear bandages during the recovery period and may require surgical drains.

An arm lift is suitable for anyone who has excess skin and fat in the upper arms that occurs due to ageing or weight loss. The arms may have a sagging appearance, or you may desire an arm lift to improve their overall shape, size and definition.

You’ll notice an immediate improvement in the size and shape of the arms following your operation. After six weeks, you’ll start to see noticeable results that will improve over a year.

The recovery time for an arm lift varies from patient to patient but is usually a couple of weeks. The recovery duration depends on the severity of the operation. You should expect to be sore and will see some bruising in the days following your arm lift. You should avoid strenuous activity for approximately one month after the procedure, but your surgeon will provide you with full aftercare information. During the recovery process, you’ll have a few post-op appointments to check on your healing and have stitches removed if necessary.

Some scars may be more significant than others. We offer complimentary dramatic healing serum to help fade scarring and also recommend Endermologie, laser and Celluma treatments to soften scarring and break down scar tissue.

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