Body Contouring2022-09-08T12:54:40+02:00



Brazilian butt lift - Body Shaping Cape Town

Obesity has reached endemic proportions and trends in body image are continuously evolving. This has brought body contouring surgery back on the map. Be it liposuction which for many years has been the second most commonly performed cosmetic procedure or surgical removal of excessive fat after massive weight loss. Other increasingly popular procedures are the Brazilian butt lift and mommy make over surgery.

Body contouring surgery is designed to move or remove fat and to tighten loose skin. Unwanted fat deposits are caused by hereditary factors coupled with nutritional and life style elements. Body shape can be permanently improved by a life style change. Consistent and active  weight management can lead to long-term improvement. Fat can be removed but does not have to be discarded: it can be re-injected to fill defects and improve cosmetic appearance, or the fraction contained in fat can be isolated and used for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. Typical problem areas which can be treated with liposuction are thighs, hips, abdomen, knees, calves and double chin. It is important to note that liposuction is not suited for treating obesity. In cases of extremely high body weight, the risks of doing liposuction are far greater and the results often less satisfactory.

A variety of body contouring procedures are available, liposuction, abdominoplasty, thigh and arm lifts, Brazilian butt lifts with fat grafting or silicone implants, calf implants and many other skin tightening procedures. I use the bodyjet system for liposuction and fat grafting and power assisted liposuction for fast removal of large volumes, if fat is not needed for grafting. The bodyjet equipment is a high tech waterassisted liposuction device that delivers purified and viable concentrate of fat cells ready for grafting.