Our bodies play a significant role in our social and physical well-being. As we age, we must work harder to maintain our body’s form and function. Regular exercise, balanced nutrition and periods of rest are among the key components of a healthy body and lifestyle. Patients often seek to improve a particular part of their body. There are a wide range of requests, including solutions to problems such as male gynecomastia or concerns arising from body changes due to childbirth, weight loss, hormonal changes or ageing.
To achieve patients’ goals and true well-being of the body, it is important that all treatments are personalised to individual physiognomies. At the Sorensen Clinic we provide a thoroughly customised approach. All the surgeries we perform are supported by documented clinical studies. We focus on delivering improvements that are proportionate, harmonious and natural-looking.
The following provides an overview of our body contouring surgeries.
Abdominoplasty, or ‘tummy tuck’, is performed in order to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin, and to tighten loose muscles. The result is a flatter, firmer contour that is appropriate to body type and weight. Some patients can lose 1-2 dress sizes. Tummy tucks are graded into mini, regular and extended types depending on the extent of surgery. The regular tummy tuck procedure entails a horizontal incision between the hips, through which weakened abdominal muscles are repaired, excess fat, tissue and skin are removed, and tissues are tightened to improve abdominal definition and firmness. Results are often dramatic and highly satisfying.
Liposuction is a procedure which removes excess localised fat in one or more areas of the body. It slims and improves body contours and proportions in the following areas: thighs, hips and buttocks, waist and abdomen, upper arms, back, inner knees, chest, chin and neck, calves and ankles. There are a number of liposuction techniques. Traditional liposuction, also known as tumescent liposuction, is the technique we have found to give the most satisfying results. The results of liposuction are permanent; extracted fat cells do not regenerate even with subsequent weight gain. The new body contour should remain stable especially when supported by a healthy diet and good overall fitness.
Male gynecomastia is a benign proliferation of excess glandular tissue in the male chest. Conditions range from mild to severe, and is estimated to affect 15% of men to varying degrees. Gynecomastia correction, or ‘male chest reduction’, is performed with liposuction or surgical removal of glandular tissue. Through individualised treatment, chest contours can be made to appear completely normal.
Skin elasticity varies across the body – and is particularly poor in the upper inner arms. Sagging skin and fat in the arms can be hereditary or more commonly the result of significant weight loss. A brachioplasty or "arm lift" is a surgical procedure by which excess skin and fat are removed and the arms are reshaped to be thinner and tighter. There are a number of arm lift procedures with different levels of intensity. All procedures tighten and contour the upper arm, with an ‘extended’ procedure which can additionally lift parts of the upper body.
There are a variety of post-pregnancy procedures which address the changes in a woman’s body due to child bearing. These treatments do not follow a set formula - they are always tailored to individual needs. They include reversing the effects of pregnancy on the abdomen, breast, body and skin. Done in conjunction with a personalised exercise plan, treatments result in a successful return to pre-pregnancy body shape.