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Liposuction

Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

Liposuction is a common and relatively safe outpatient surgical procedure for the removal of fat and body contouring. It is considered a safe and effective procedure with almost immediately visible results for people who regularly diet and exercise but have stubborn pockets of fat. It is also effectively used for body contouring and creating a more sculpted physique. Liposuction results are permanent, but the procedure will not prevent you from gaining weight, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is still very important.

What Is the Liposuction Procedure Like?

22 Plastic Surgery offers a variety of liposuction procedures. Determining which procedure is right for you will be something you discuss with your physician when you talk about your goals. Traditional liposuction is still one of the most popular choices, but power-assisted and ultra-sound assisted liposuction may be recommended. Your liposuction procedure may also be combined with careful sculpting to enhance contours.

Can I Also Get a Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

A tummy tuck is often performed in conjunction with liposuction. The tummy tuck firms and flattens the abdomen by removing stretched, wrinkled skin and excess fat and repairing separated abdominal muscles, if necessary. Many women seeking a mommy makeover will choose to have both liposuction and a tummy tuck in addition to other procedures, such as labiaplasty.

What to Expect Afterward

After your liposuction procedure, you can return home. While experiences vary, most patients only need about 4 days off before returning to work and resuming light activities. If you have other procedures done at the same time, your recovery experience may be longer. Most of our patients have a fairly straightforward recovery with minimal bruising and swelling. It is best to take about 4 weeks off from strenuous physical activity.

At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training and understand the importance of this surgery. If you want to learn more about our services, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your journey.

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GENDER CONFIRMING TOP SURGERY

Gender-Confirming Top Surgery

Choosing to have surgery for any reason can be a difficult decision, but when it impacts your very identity, it sometimes is less about choice and more about mental health, self-confidence, and truly becoming who you were born to be. Because gender-confirming surgery is such a critical step on the journey to becoming who you desire to be for some people, choosing the right plastic surgeon to work with you as you explore your gender-confirming top surgery options is of utmost importance. You need to find a surgeon who will treat you with respect, who understands that for you, this isn’t about making a change as much as it is about becoming of who you already feel you are, and who will approach the surgery with all of the necessary precautions and care required.

MTF Top Surgery

While hormones will cause some growth in breast tissue, it does not always provide enough growth to achieve the curve or look you desire. Depending on how much breast tissue was created through the hormone therapy, we can either directly augment with implants, or, if needed, we can perform a two-stage augmentation. In the first stage, expanders are placed where the implants will eventually go, and saline will be gradually added to stretch the skin to support the breasts. Once they are fully prepared, the saline will be removed and replaced with permanent implants.

FTM Top Surgery

While testosterone is not required before having a procedure for FTM top surgery, it can help you achieve better results. Testosterone helps to build up the chest muscle, allowing your physician the ability to sculpt the chest more effectively after the breast tissue has been removed. While top surgery is a serious surgery, it is an outpatient surgery. After the surgery, you will need to wear binders for six weeks to help reduce swelling and maintain the contours.

Interested in learning more about FTM and MTF surgery? Give us a call at 1-801-937-9650 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Brian Reuben and Dr. Dave Clayton today! At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training and understand the importance of this surgery. If you want to learn more about our services, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your journey.