Cosmetic procedures on the body are commonly used to remove fatty tissue and excess tissue in areas which are difficult to shape with exercise, such as the thighs and upper arms; surgery can also help tighten the skin after a dramatic loss of weight like after a pregnancy. Professional cosmetic surgeons such as London-based plastic surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer at Harley Street Aesthetics are able to provide you with treatments that will make you love your body.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
An abdominoplasty is a procedure that sees the removal of fatty tissue from the mid and lower abdominal areas and the tightening of the abdominal wall. There are several types of tummy tucks: a mini-tuck refers to the minor removal of hanging skin, while a major abdominoplasty tightens the entire abdomen, and a new umbilicus is made. If you are considering a tummy tuck, see our abdominoplasty page for more detailed information on the operation.
Liposuction is one of the most performed cosmetic procedures, and generally targets the hips, thighs and buttocks. It is not, as some people believe, a weight-loss technique, but rather a way of optimising the contours of your body once you have reached your optimum weight.
During the procedure, tumescence is used to liquefy fatty deposits, which are then removed with a vacuum.
Dr Kremer also provides Vaser lipo, a much less evasive procedure compared to standard liposuction. Small probes transmit an ultrasonic frequency to literally shake fat cells loose, these are then removed with gentle suction.
Finally, Dr Kremer’s signature e-lipo procedure is the perfect combination of the best features of various liposuction techniques; the results are optimal, with a shorter downtime and less bruising than regular liposuction procedures.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) & Thigh Lift
The upper arms can be extremely difficult to tighten naturally, be it by diet or exercise; frequently, they show excess skin folds and fatty tissue, also nicknamed “bingo wings”. With an arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty, Dr Kremer will measure how much skin and fat needs to be removed so that you can get smooth-looking arms. This is all done so that scars are placed on the inside of the upper arm, making them very hard to spot.
The thigh lift works much in the same way as a brachioplasty, and people decide to have it done for the same reasons they would an arm lift – it is quite difficult to remove excess or fatty tissue from thighs with exercise and a healthy diet alone. The procedure for the thigh lift is very similar to the arm lift, with the measured removal of fatty tissue to give your thighs a more attractive contour.