Body Contouring Surgery
The supportive structures of the body often lose volume and elasticity as we age, resulting in natural transformations to the body shape. Common aesthetic concerns faced by patients include the development of excess skin, stubborn pockets of fat, and muscle laxity. Dr Vaneshri Chetty-B—our skilled plastic surgeon in Johannesburg—offers a myriad of body contouring procedures designed to reverse these tissue changes and bring your desired physique to the surface.
Liposuction is one of the most simple and effective techniques to reshape virtually any region of the body. While excess fat is often difficult or impossible to reduce with dieting and exercise alone, liposuction can be a dynamic procedure to selectively smooth bulges of fat in the abdomen, waist, upper arms, thighs or back, among many other areas of the body. Best of all, liposuction typically does not lead to major scarring or downtime after the procedure.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is designed to remove excess skin and tighten loose musculature in the abdomen. This can improve a hanging or protruding abdominal contour caused by pregnancy, weight gain, genetic predisposition, or the aging process. With different variations of the procedure available based on the extent of your concerns, tummy tuck surgery is often described as the most powerful technique to slim, tighten, and firm the abdomen.
Brazilian Butt Lift
If you seek a fuller, more voluptuous buttock contour, Dr Chetty-B offers a Brazilian Butt Lift to enhance the shape and projection of your backside. This form of augmentation uses your own fatty tissue to add volume to the buttocks, often eliminating the need for implants or dermal fillers. In addition, utilising a patient’s own tissue to enhance the buttocks can typically achieve longer-lasting results when compared to cosmetic injectables.
A body lift involves a series of procedures performed to improve the tone and shape of the structures that support the skin. While many patients interested in a body lift simply wish to correct a sagging appearance caused by age, genetics, or poor tissue elasticity, a body lift is also often performed for those who would like to remove excess skin left after massive weight loss or bariatric surgery. A body lift is sometimes considered the last step in one’s weight loss journey and can be a very fulfilling stage in the process of becoming your best self.
This comprehensive treatment plan is customised according to an individual’s unique needs, therefore the procedures included in a body lift vary from patient to patient. In most cases, a body lift may incorporate some combination of a tummy tuck, buttock lift, thigh lift, and/or arm lift. Dr Chetty-B will explain every step of the process to you and create a personalised surgical plan tailored to restore a smoother body contour within the context of your goals.
Many men and women experience a loss of shape in the upper arms as they age, resulting in a dimpled or sagging appearance. An arm lift, also referred to as brachioplasty, aims to tighten the underlying structures that support the arm shape, producing a leaner and more defined contour. At our Johannesburg practice, the arm lift procedure can:
- Tighten excess skin
- Treat descending musculature
- Remove localized fat in the arm region
This resculpting of the arm is accomplished through an incision made either along the inner arm, the back of the arm, or the underarm. Dr Chetty-B can evaluate your concerns to determine the best technique for your needs and preferences. An arm lift can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures as part of a body lift.
Like an arm lift, a thigh lift is designed to tighten the supportive structures of the thighs by minimizing excess skin and fat. This can reduce skin dimpling, as well as achieve improved proportions in the lower body. Whether performed alone or in conjunction with other skin tightening procedures, thigh lift surgery can:
- Reshape the thighs by removing excess fat
- Eliminate excess skin to produce a smoother thigh contour
- Tighten the underlying structures supporting the skin
The thigh lift procedure can target the inner and/or outer thighs depending on your goals for the outcome. Incisions are typically made along the natural contours of the groin to reduce the visibility of scarring after surgery.
Labiaplasty is a popular treatment option for women who would like to gain a more symmetrical, youthful, or aesthetic look in their intimate areas. Often known as “vaginal rejuvenation,” this procedure is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic surgeries performed today. In many cases, even younger patients may be bothered by labial minora hypertrophy, which refers to the inner folds of the labia extending beyond the outer folds (labia majora). This can create self-consciousness in intimate situations, or cause embarrassment due to visibility of the labia through form-fitting clothing. Whether your labial tissue is naturally elongated or has become stretched over time, Dr Chetty-B offers labiaplasty to tighten excess labial tissue, as well as attain your cosmetic desires with regard to your feminine wellness.
The procedure can also be a solution for individuals who experience pain or functional concerns due to redundant labial tissue. While elongated or enlarged labia often develop naturally as a result of the aging process, this can lead to painful twisting, tugging, and discomfort due to redundant tissue. Labiaplasty can also alleviate the symptoms of stretched labia and/or achieve a more balanced appearance in your intimate areas, depending on your wishes for the outcome. Labiaplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Dr Chetty-B can discuss your options with you during a consultation to determine the best vaginal rejuvenation technique to achieve your goals.