ABS is a very popular procedure for men who still want to look very masculine. In that sense, Dr. Jaime Flores, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon, explains patients want their indentations and ripped abs back. The procedure consists of liposuctioning the entire area flat and then doctors can feel the inscriptions, the divisions of each rectus muscle and be very aggressive in those inscriptions almost very superficial, so that skin tacks down to the muscle. The specialist recommends the patient maintaining exercise and healthy eating habits to help liposuction last. If the person gains weight, he is going to gain weight in the areas that were not liposuctioned leading to abnormal increase in his arms and legs. Fat has to go somewhere.
Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery, according to Dr. Jaime Flores, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon, who also adds that it has been the main cosmetic surgery for decades. Breast surgery (breast augmentation, lift or reduction) is the second most popular cosmetic surgery and abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, the third. The cosmetic & reconstructive surgeon mentions liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. “Liposuction is not all about losing weight even though the patient can lose weight, because the doctor removes the fat. It's a body contouring procedure, and the patient loses a little bit of girth and circumference. In consequence, the patient goes down a few sizes," he says. Body contouring is smoothing out the rows around the bra line taking out that unwanted fat that hangs out over the pant line. “Some of the women don't like the fat inside the inner thighs. So it is removing just the right amount to give them what they want without causing harm," the Doctor says.
According to Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon Jaime Flores, any type of surgery carries risks. Prior a surgery the patient should try to be healthy, the specialist recommends. "Exercising regularly that you can withstand anesthesia and stop smoking, because smoking really causes the incisions not to heal. Being a diabetic or a smoker is not a contraindication, but that needs to be controlled." The procedures can be done by sedation, which is basically the patient has an IV (intravenous) and is given medications. “In all essential parts he sleeps, but he is not intubated on a ventilator. It requires a very very experienced person giving anesthesia," he says.
Jaime Flores, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon, talks about facelift procedure and its risks while showing a bio digital graphic during his explanation. He says the key to success in this procedure is to work very carefully the nerves that are around the eyes, mouth and ear. Probably, the most common risk of surgery is damage to nerves located in the face, especially one that controls sensation to the ear. If that nerve is injured, it could cause its numbness.