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Procedures - Body

Tummy Tuck  |  Liposuction  |  Body Lift  |  Butt Lift  | Post Weight Loss Surgery 

Procedures for BodyChanging the body’s appearance is often times more involved than just eating a well balanced diet and exercising regularly. Even the strictest of diet and exercise regimens are sometimes not enough to eliminate fatty tissues stored in the body or to add fat to certain parts of the body in order to enhance them. We offer many different safe, time tested, effective procedures that will assist you in achieving the body of your dreams.

Talk to the doctor during your initial consultation about your body contouring options. Call now to schedule your consultation and meet Dr. O305.856.9566

 

 

View PhotosTummy Tuck

Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) with Dr. Anire Okpaku, in Miami, Florida. When Dr. Okpaku performs a tummy tuck in Miami he surgically removes the excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation.

Dr. Okpaku explains that this bodily enhancement procedure in Miami, Florida is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastases, which can occur following pregnancy.

 

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:
• Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.
• Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.
• Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.
• The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.

 

General Procedure
Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology. To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area. This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back. The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place. Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.

 

Recovery Process
Generally, post-operative instructions Dr. Okpaku will call for patients in Miami to drink plenty of fluids and walk the same day of surgery speed up the healing process and recovery time.

As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks. It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.

 

 

View PhotosButt Lift

Butt Lift This procedure is relatively simple. Fat is removed from selected areas of your body through liposuction-then that fat is purified and strategically injected into your buttocks. The result is more youthful, fuller and lifted buttocks without implants. There is huge added benefit of the Brazilian Butt Lift: the liposuction also leaves you leaner in areas where fat was removed. The ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), reports that the butt lift procedure is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the U.S.

All Natural Butt Lift

You'll be in good hands with Dr. Okpaku. Through liposuction, he will remove additional fat from areas on your body-typically from the lower back, thighs or stomach. This fat is then purified and the "best" fat cells are collected. Dr. Okpaku will then inject the fat cells into many different areas and depths of the buttocks to achieve the desired result-a technique that causes the fat cells not to be reabsorbed and allows for permanent and natural-looking results. After the injected fat cells begin to receive blood supply, they will remain for life.

Recovering from your Butt Lift 
After Butt Lift, you'll have a brief recovery period. Recovery includes: 
- No sitting directly on your buttocks for 2 weeks 
- A special garment is worn for 2 weeks to control swelling 

Most people can resume work as soon as they feel comfortable, they just can't sit for about 2 weeks. You may experience subtle swelling for up to 6 weeks but this should not interfere with normal activities. Once the swelling is gone your butt will look and feel completely natural!

Your Next Step 
The first step in the process is to schedule a consultation in our Miami office with Dr. Okpaku. This will give Dr. Okpaku the opportunity to hear your concerns and provide you with professional guidance. He will then identify where there might be room for improvements, discuss your options, and reveal the safest and most effective route to a satisfactory result. In addition to the discovery session our visitors are given an opportunity to view before and after photos of others who chose Dr. Okpaku as their surgeon.

 

Reasons for Considering Liposuction:
• Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:

View PhotosLiposuction

Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a body-sculpting procedure to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising. This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure. Liposuction is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body.

 

Reasons for Considering Liposuction:
• Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:
  - Chin and Neckline
  - Back
  - Upper Arms
  - Stomach and Waistline
  - Hips and Buttocks
  - Thighs and Knees
  - Calves and Ankles
• Create a more proportioned figure

Liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates. Used in combination with several areas of the body, liposuction can provide a well proportioned body appearance. Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition but having stubborn areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.

 

General Procedure
Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia where the area is numbed and the patient remains awake. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or “cannula” is inserted and used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin. The surgeon determines the amount of fat to be removed by massaging the skin and squeezing the tissue. After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed by applying a compression dressing or bandage to the area in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.

There are several different types of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent or ultrasound liposuction, that have developed as a result of recent advancements in new technologies. Together the patient and the surgeon can discuss which method(s) are best during the initial consultation visit. Liposuction can last from thirty minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed. Liposuction surgery is an excellent procedure that can benefit those who want to remove unattractive fatty deposits.

 

Recovery Process
New techniques allow for faster recovery from liposuction procedures. The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive of an operation the patient undergoes. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after the surgery, depending upon which area(s) are selected to utilize the liposuction procedure. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the directions given after surgery.

 

 

View PhotosBody Lift

A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours. During the aging process, skin loses some elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to remove loose skin and related fat deposits, thus, providing a more youthful appearance. A body lift can be applied to the lower torso and upper legs including the abdomen, waist, inner/outer thighs, buttocks, and/or hips. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a body lift.  Dr. O now performs a new type of body lift he trademarked as "Okpaku Total Body Lift™", Click Here to find out more !

 

Reasons for Considering a Body Lift:
• Reshape mid-body contour.
• Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss.
• Remedy weight gain and stretched skin caused by multiple pregnancies.

 

General Procedure
The precise procedure varies with each patient, depending on the body type and desired surgical outcome. Generally speaking, the body lift procedure entails making an incision that follows the upper and/or inner thigh, to the waistline. In more extensive surgeries, the incision goes completely around the waist and lower back. Adjustments to the buttocks and thighs require an incision at the crease of the buttocks. Excess skin is then removed, followed by the underlying fat deposits. Finally, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into the new configuration. The entire procedure can last from 3 to 7 hours. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

 

Recovery Process
Generally, post-operative instructions require plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to minimize swelling and provide support. Tubes are often placed to drain excess fluids. The scars resulting from the incisions are permanent but are carefully placed so as to minimize visibility. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication. Recovery time varies with the extent of the procedure. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions that are given after the surgery.