If you’re unhappy with your post-baby body, the normal aging of your body, or with the way your body looks after the pandemic, you’re not alone. Pregnancy, childbirth, stress, and many other factors can all take a toll on a woman’s body, leaving you with stubborn fat deposits, loose skin, and stretch marks. However, these changes that are happening to your body don’t have to be permanent. There are several cosmetic surgery procedures that Dr. Michael W. Gray, DO, FACOS offers at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa that can help you get your slimmer and younger you. Some of these procedures include mommy makeovers, tummy tucks ( including the Hourglass Tummy tuck ), liposuction and more.
In this blog post, we’ll compare three popular procedures that allow Dr. Gray and Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa to help you decide which is right for you.
Mommy Makeover in Michigan with Dr. Michael W. Gray, DO
A mommy makeover is a combination of several plastic surgery procedures, performed in a single surgery. The goal of a mommy makeover is to address those areas of the body which concern you the most. There are areas of the body that are commonly affected by pregnancy or aging. These include the breasts, abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs. The specific procedures included in a mommy makeover in Michigan vary depending on your individual needs, but can include breast augmentation or breast reduction, tummy tuck, Hourglass Tummy Tuck ( HGTT ), liposuction, thigh tuck and more. Mommy makeovers are a popular choice for women who want a comprehensive solution to their post-baby body concerns. These procedures can help you achieve a dramatic transformation, restoring your confidence and self-esteem. However, mommy makeovers are surgical procedures, and as such they do come with risks, just like any other surgery. Many do not require downtime but some may require time off work if your job is strenuous. Most often these procedures require limitations of your physical activity while you recover.
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Tummy Tuck in Michigan with Dr. Michael Gray
Your abdomen can go through lots of changes in your lifetime. In many instances, it can leave you dissatisfied with the appearance, contour and protuberance of your abdominal area. While diet and exercise alone may not be enough to restore the flat and tight abdominal area, a unique type of procedure developed by Dr. Gray can. The Hourglass Tummy Tuck ( HGTT ) was specifically designed to maximize the affect upon the protuberant abdominal wall and excess skin if present. In contrast to a Traditional tummy tuck which has almost no affect upon flattening the abdominal wall protuberance. In West Bloomfield, Michigan, seeking the expertise of Dr. Gray can be an excellent solution to your problems. Tummy tucks are a popular choice for women who have excess skin and stretch marks on their abdomen after pregnancy, or for people who have lost a significant amount of weight but it is ONLY the HGTT that flattens the abdominal wall whether or not excess skin is an issue.
Tummy tucks can be customized to meet your individual needs, and can include an hourglass tummy tuck (HGTT) or a mini tummy tuck, depending on the extent of your concerns. An Hourglass Tummy Tuck involves an incision through the skin and fat down to the muscle. Dr. Gray from Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center removes the excess skin with the adherent fat below. Stitches are placed using his special technique that tightens and flattens the abdomen more than a traditional tuck without the discomfort, pain, and recovery of a traditional tummy tuck. On the other hand, a mini tummy tuck involves a smaller incision that is limited to the area below the belly button, where excess skin and adherent underlying fat is excised but mini tummy tucks do not flatten the abdominal wall. The HGTT is an excellent option for people that want a flatter abdominal wall regardless of the presence of excess skin.
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Liposuction in Michigan with Dr. Michael Gray
If you’re looking to remove smaller pockets of fat located in specific areas of the body, Liposuction may be the perfect solution for you. Liposuction with Dr. Gray at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa can be performed on any part of the body such as: the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, neck, calf’s, ankles and more. Although liposuction reduces fat, it is not a weight-loss surgery. The design of liposuction is to create better contours and proportionality to the body while reducing the volume of fat on those diet and exercise resistant areas. Liposuction can be performed using several different techniques, including External ultrasound-assisted liposuction ( EUAL), and laser-assisted liposuction, ( Smart LipoMPX/Cellulaze/Cellulize). Dr. Gray will work with you to determine the best technique for your individual needs.
Liposuction is a less invasive procedure as the fat can be reduced through small puncture holes. Because there are no sutures with liposuction there is no downtime or recovery. External Ultrasonic Liposuction with or without Smartlipo can be performed under local anesthesia while patients are awake. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as a HGTT, or a Traditional Tummy Tuck, or any Mommy Makeover procedure.
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The following table is an illustration of different points of comparison between the 3 surgeries.
While all three procedures can be effective at achieving your desired results, each one is better suited to different types of patients and situations. A mommy makeover is ideal for women who want to address multiple areas of their body at once, while traditional tummy tucks or Dr. Gray’s HGTT are best for those who are specifically concerned with their abdominal protuberance, excess abdominal skin and fat. Liposuction is a less invasive procedure that can be a good option for those who want to reduce stubborn fat in specific areas.