Body Contouring Surgery
Body contouring surgery is a group of surgical procedures that are performed to improve the shape and appearance of the body. These procedures include liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body lift, and thigh lift. These procedures are typically done to remove excess skin and fat and to tighten and tone loose or sagging skin. They are usually performed after a significant weight loss and are designed to help the patient achieve a more proportionate and attractive body shape. Body contouring surgery is usually done in conjunction with other procedures such as breast lift and arm lift.
Many women often develop significant changes in their body shape as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, with the development of abdominal skin laxity and loss of breast volume and shape. The mummy makeover procedure is able to effectively address these concerns, often in a single procedure with a combination of breast lift and /or breast augmentation and liposuction and/or tummy tuck to restore women to their pre-pregnancy body shape.
With unparalleled medical care being at the heart of what we do, we ensure that we always take a conservative approach when recommending treatments to our patients. In many cases, a non-surgical or minimally invasive treatment such as laser lipo or BodyTite combined with Morpheus8 may be more suited to individuals who are not keen on a more invasive surgical procedure which may involve a longer period of downtime.
We are unique in London to offer a full service for calf augmentation, whether it’s calf implant surgery using standard-sized implants or bespoke 3D custom-made implants or calf fat transfer for both aesthetic and reconstructive purposes.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, or neck, using a thin tube called a cannula. The fat is suctioned out through the cannula, resulting in a more contoured and toned appearance. Liposuction is a popular procedure for individuals who have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery.
Stomach Liposuction (Tummy Lipo)
Stomach liposuction, also known as tummy lipo or abdominal liposuction, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can get rid of belly fat by removing excess fat from the stomach area using a hollow stainless steel tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through small incisions in the skin and used to suction out the fat. The procedure can be done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. Recovery time varies, but patients can typically return to normal activities within a few weeks.
360 liposuction, also known as 360 lipo, involves circumferential liposuction of the torso to achieve a sculpted and contoured midsection. Unlike traditional liposuction, 360 liposuction is designed to achieve enhanced body sculpting and comprehensive results for a curvier silhouette. The midsection is targeted with lipo 360 to contour the abdomen, flanks and the mid and lower back.
Micro Liposuction (MicroLipo)
Micro liposuction, also known as MicroLipo or micro-cannula liposuction, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes small pockets of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. Unlike traditional liposuction, which uses large cannulas to suction out fat, micro liposuction uses very small, thin cannulas less than 3 millimetres in diameter. These tiny cannulas allow for more precise and targeted fat removal, resulting in minimal scarring, less downtime, and fewer complications. Micro liposuction can be performed on areas such as the chin, neck, arms, knees, and ankles, and is often used in combination with other cosmetic procedures to enhance overall body contouring results.
Laser liposuction, also known as laser-assisted liposuction or laser lipo, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses lasers to liquefy and remove excess fat from the body. The procedure involves inserting a small cannula with a laser fibre into the treatment area to melt the fat cells, which are then suctioned out through the cannula. Laser liposuction is often used to treat areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms, and is typically associated with less downtime and fewer complications compared to traditional liposuction.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive, radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) procedure designed to effectively remove unwanted fat, contour the body, and tighten the skin simultaneously. This innovative treatment uses advanced radiofrequency technology to heat and liquefy targeted fat cells while stimulating collagen production in the surrounding tissues. The result is a firmer, more sculpted appearance with reduced sagging or laxity. BodyTite is suitable for various body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck, and offers a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction with faster recovery times and minimal scarring.
Cellulite Treatment (CelluTite)
Cellulite treatment using a new highly effective technology called ‘CelluTite’ has proven to be clinically effective for what has traditionally been a stubborn condition to treat successfully. Cellulite is a common occurrence particularly in women and appears as unsightly dimpled areas most commonly found on the thighs and buttocks. CelluTite combined with Morpheus8 is a permanent solution for cellulite and can treat the areas of concern using radio frequency energy to target and tighten the skin. The CelluTite cannula is specially designed to mechanically disrupt cellulite bands and apply RF energy at the same time.
Male liposuction, or liposuction for men, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from the body using a hollow stainless steel tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through small incisions in the skin and is used to suction out unwanted fat. Male Lipo can be performed on various body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, calves, and ankles. Men typically undergo liposuction on the abdomen, chest, and back. Liposuction can be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. Recovery time varies depending on the size of the area treated and the amount of fat removed.
High Definition Liposuction (HD Lipo)
High-definition liposuction, also known as Hi-Def Lipo or HD Liposuction, is an advanced body contouring procedure that uses reciprocating cannula technology to selectively remove fat and sculpt the body to create more defined muscular contours. This technique targets and removes stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, resulting in a more toned and chiselled appearance. High-definition liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, and recovery time is relatively quick compared to traditional liposuction. The results are usually long-lasting, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for maintaining the desired look.
Abdominal etching is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removing small amounts of fat from the abdomen to enhance the appearance of muscular definition, particularly the “six-pack” muscles. This technique uses a specialised liposuction technique to create a contoured appearance that highlights the natural abdominal muscles. It is a minimally invasive procedure, and the recovery time is relatively quick. The results of abdominal etching are usually long-lasting, but it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain the desired look.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles. The surgery is typically performed on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have excess skin and lax muscles in the abdominal area due to pregnancy or ageing. The procedure involves making an incision in the lower abdomen, removing excess skin and fat, and then repositioning and tightening the abdominal muscles. The remaining skin is then pulled down and sutured into place, resulting in a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Brazilian Tummy Tuck
A Brazilian tummy tuck, also known as lipoabdominoplasty or Brazilian abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that combines liposuction with traditional tummy tuck techniques. The procedure is designed to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin while also tightening the abdominal muscles. The Brazilian tummy tuck technique is unique in that it places emphasis on creating an attractive hourglass figure by also contouring the waist and flanks. This procedure is often performed on women who have undergone pregnancy or significant weight loss and are left with loose, sagging skin and weakened abdominal muscles.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A Mini Tummy Tuck, also known as a partial abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgery option for those seeking improvement in their lower abdominal area. This procedure effectively removes excess skin and fat and tightens the underlying muscles below the belly button, resulting in a more contoured and toned appearance. As a less invasive alternative to a full tummy tuck, the Mini Tummy Tuck boasts several advantages, including reduced scarring and a shorter recovery period. Ideal for individuals with localised concerns in their lower abdomen, this procedure offers targeted results, allowing patients to achieve a flatter, firmer belly.
Male Tummy Tuck
A male tummy tuck, also known as male abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed specifically to address the unique concerns men face with their abdominal region. By removing excess skin and fat, tightening the abdominal muscles, and contouring the area, a male tummy tuck can create a more toned and athletic appearance. Ideal for men who have experienced significant weight loss or those struggling with stubborn fat deposits and loose skin in the abdominal area, this procedure can provide a major boost in self-confidence. The male tummy tuck is tailored to preserve masculine features, taking into account factors such as muscle definition, waistline contours, and body proportions.
Umbilicoplasty (Belly Button Surgery)
Umbilicoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the reshaping or resizing of the belly button (umbilicus) to improve its appearance. This procedure can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other abdominal surgeries, such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Umbilicoplasty is typically performed for aesthetic reasons and can address issues like an oversized, misshapen, or protruding belly button resulting from pregnancy, weight loss, or congenital abnormalities.
Mons Lift (Monsplasty)
Mons lift also known as mons reduction or monsplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of an overly prominent mons pubis. Often enlarged due to hormonal changes, weight gain and ageing, an enlarged mons pubis can negatively impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. Moms pubis liposuction often combined with surgical excision is an effective way to remove the excess fat and skin, creating a smoother and tighter mons pubis.
Caesarean Section Scar Revision
Caesarean section scar revision, also known as C-section scar revision, is an ideal treatment for women who are unhappy with the appearance of their scar after a Caesarean section. In a number of cases, the tissue beneath the scar was not properly repaired leading to the formation of a dent which is then worsened over time with the accumulation of fat. Caesarean scar revision can both improve the appearance of the scar and also the contour of the lower abdomen in a highly effective procedure easily carried out under local anaesthetic as an outpatient.
Body contouring surgery refers to a set of cosmetic surgical procedures that aim to improve the shape, tone, and proportion of the body, typically after significant weight loss or to address the effects of ageing, pregnancy, or genetics. The procedures may include liposuction, tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, and body lift, among others, and are designed to achieve a more toned, youthful, and proportionate appearance.
Fat Transfer Surgery (Fat Grafting)
Fat transfer is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing fat from one area of the body, typically using liposuction, and transferring it to another area to enhance volume and contour. The harvested fat is purified and prepared for injection, and can be used to improve the appearance of various parts of the body, including the face, breasts, buttocks, and calves. Fat transfer is considered a safe and effective way to enhance features and restore a more youthful appearance, and is often preferred by patients who want a more natural-looking result than what can be achieved with synthetic implants.
Mummy Makeover UK
A Mummy Makeover, offered by Centre for Surgery, is a customised set of procedures designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy body. It typically combines breast and abdominal surgeries, such as breast augmentation, lift or reduction, and tummy tuck or liposuction. This comprehensive approach addresses the physical changes resulting from pregnancy and breastfeeding. By offering these procedures in a single session, we deliver remarkable aesthetic results efficiently, enhancing body contours, boosting self-esteem, and restoring physical comfort. The Mummy Makeover is a powerful solution for mothers seeking to regain their confidence and embrace their body after the transformative experience of motherhood.
Pectoral implants, also known as pectoral augmentation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves placing solid silicone implants under the pectoral muscles to enhance the appearance of the chest area. This procedure is typically performed on men who desire a more defined, muscular, or aesthetically pleasing chest. The incisions are made in the armpit to conceal any scarring and reduce the risk of nerve damage. The surgery takes between one to two hours to complete under general anaesthesia and patients can typically return home on the same day.
Chest Wall Implants
Chest wall implants are personalised prosthetic devices used to address chest wall deformities like pectus excavatum and Poland syndrome. These implants, typically made from biocompatible materials like silicone, are designed based on the patient’s unique anatomy using medical imaging and 3D printing technology. They provide structural support and improve the cosmetic appearance of the chest while being less invasive than traditional surgical treatments. These procedures are performed by Dr Omar Tillo and can help with psychological discomfort, improving the appearance of the chest and boosting self-confidence.
Calf Augmentation with Implants
Calf implant surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the placement of silicone implants in the calf muscles to enhance their size and definition. The implants are inserted through small incisions made in the creases behind the knees or on the sides of the calves. The surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia and takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. Recovery time varies, but patients can usually return to work and normal activities within a few weeks. Calf implant surgery is an elective procedure and is not covered by insurance. It carries risks, including infection, bleeding, and implant displacement.
Fat Transfer Calf Augmentation
Fat transfer calf augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that enhances the shape and size of the calves by harvesting fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the calf muscles. This technique offers natural-looking results, reduced scarring, and a lower risk of complications compared to traditional calf implant surgery while providing dual benefits by contouring the donor area.