Whether you are looking for minimal body contouring or a complete overhaul, Swetnam Cosmetic in Fayetteville, Arkansas specializes in full-service body contouring.
Body contouring encompasses much less invasive options for those who only need a little extra help with stubborn fat that diet and exercise does not eliminate. So what is body contouring, you might ask? Body contouring can include a series of procedures to eliminate or reduce excess skin and fat after previously obese patients have lost a significant amount of weight, in a variety of places including the torso, upper arms, chest and thighs.
Options include actual surgery to remove skin and fat tissue as well as tummy tuck options, mini tummy tuck, liposuction and CoolSculpting.
Tummy tuck: There are two types of tummy tuck – the full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, is when excess skin and stretch marks are removed from the lower abdomen and the muscles are tightened. The procedure makes the abdomen flatter and removes skin that has been stretched by having babies or losing weight. Many women, after having several children lose the ability to flatten the lower and mid abdomen. This happens because the connective tissue is stretched and no matter how much working out you do, the connective tissue remains unaffected.
- Full Tummy Tucks
The incision starts about three inches above the start of the vaginal opening and spans approximately from hip to hip. The skin from the top of this incision to just above the umbilicus is removed and the skin from the upper abdomen is pulled down and sewn. A new opening for the umbilicus is created and the muscles are tightened. Be sure to check our gallery page to see before and after pictures.
- Mini Tummy Tucks
The mini tummy tuck is for those who need minimal skin tightened, stretch marks low on the abdomen or need a scar revision and tightening from previous surgery.
Liposuction is the most common procedure performed in cosmetic surgery. It is used in most procedures to contour fatty deposits and in conjunction with other surgeries. Swetnam Cosmetic has extensive training and experience in nearly all techniques including smart or laser liposuction, VASER liposuction and with fat grafting techniques.
Most procedures are performed in the office with sedation and a solution to numb the areas being treated. General anesthesia is also available. Most people leave the office and can resume activity the next day. Depending on the size of the area being treated, most can be completed in one session.
CoolSculpting is a less invasive alternative to liposuction and has no down time. We have seen great results with this treatment option. There is little to no pain associated with this treatment and most patients see results in just one to three months. CoolSculpting can be used to treat unwanted fat in the areas of: double chin, tummy and abdomen, flanks and bra fat as well as inner and outer thighs.
No matter what procedure you are interested in, consultations are always complimentary. Call 479.966.4174 or click here to request an appointment.