Performing body procedures for Boston and New England
Body procedures use different methods to reshape body contours and specific body parts for a more aesthetic shape. Dr. A. George Volpe is an award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon known for his reputation for performing body procedures in Boston with outstanding results.
Dr. Volpe can use body procedures to repair, augment, tighten, and reshape specific areas and body parts to improve volume, symmetry, definition, and tone. He will determine a custom treatment plan for each body procedure he performs. This will factor in the patient’s goals and individual anatomy, medical history, and preferences.
Am I the Right Candidate for a Body Procedure?
These procedures can be highly effective for patients at or near a healthy weight who want to improve conditions that have not responded to diet and exercise. If weight loss from diet or post-partum conditions or the effects of aging have you feeling unhappy with your body, a body procedure may be right for you.
Abdominoplasty: Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. It also involves tightening the abdominal muscles. This makes it a popular body sculpting technique.
Arm Lift: An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging or loose skin on the upper arms. It involves removing excess skin and, in some cases, fat to create a more toned and contoured appearance in the arms.
Buttock Enhancement: Buttock enhancement procedures aim to improve the size, shape, or overall appearance of the buttocks. Common methods include buttock augmentation with implants, fat grafting (Brazilian butt lift), or dermal fillers.
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves altering the size or shape of the labia (the outer and inner folds of the vulva). It is often performed to address discomfort or self-esteem issues related to excessively long or asymmetrical labia.
Liposuction: Liposuction is a surgical technique that removes localized fat deposits from various areas of the body. It involves the use of a thin tube (cannula) to suction out fat cells. Liposuction is not a weight-loss method but can provide body contouring and improve the appearance of specific areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, or arms.
Mommy Makeover: A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address the physical changes that can occur in a woman’s body due to pregnancy and childbirth. It typically includes a mix of procedures like breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, tailored to the individual’s needs.
SculpSure: SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring method that uses laser technology to target and heat fat cells in specific areas of the body. This heat causes the fat cells to break down and eventually be eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system. SculpSure is a body reshaping method often used for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and back.
Thigh Lift: A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the contour of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have sagging skin due to aging. Thigh lifts can be performed on the inner thighs (medial thigh lift) or the outer thighs (lateral thigh lift) to create a more toned and youthful appearance.
What to Expect After Body Procedures
How much recovery time is needed or what activity restrictions will be necessary after surgery depends on the procedure and the scope of work done. Some swelling, bruising, and manageable discomfort are typical after most surgeries.
Incisions will have a protective dressing that will be removed within a day or so, and depending on the treatment, a compression wrap or garment may be needed to support healing. Smoking could lead to complications such as infection or slower incision healing and should be avoided during recovery.
What Is the Cost of Body Procedures in Boston?
The cost of body procedures is determined by the specific treatment plan for each patient, so it varies. During your consultation, Dr. Volpe will create a customized procedure plan to meet your goals, including price information.
To find out more about body procedures in Boston, contact us for a consultation. Dr. Volpe will take the time to learn about your medical history, concerns, and goals. He will review options to help you form expectations that lead to successful outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there an age limit for cosmetic procedures?
There isn’t a specific age limit for most cosmetic procedures.
Will I have visible scars after surgery?
Scarring can occur with surgical procedures. However, experienced plastic surgeons take care to minimize visible scarring.
Can I combine multiple procedures during a single surgery?
Yes, combining multiple procedures, like a tummy tuck and liposuction, is possible and is often referred to as a “combination” or “mommy makeover.”
How can I prepare for my surgery or procedure?
Preparing for surgery may include lifestyle adjustments, such as quitting smoking, discontinuing certain medications, and maintaining a healthy diet.
Are there risks and complications associated with these procedures?
All surgical procedures come with some level of risk, including infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related issues.
Do I need someone to accompany me to the surgery and assist with recovery?
For some procedures, it’s advisable to have a friend or family member accompany you to the surgical facility and stay with you during the initial recovery period.
How can I maintain the results of my cosmetic procedure over the long term?
Maintaining results often involves a combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a good skincare regimen.
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If you have additional questions or are considering a cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to fill out our contact form below. Our team is here to assist you, and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs and goals.