Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening
Understanding what is available and which treatment or procedure is right for you when considering fat reduction and skin tightening can be complicated. Many procedures sound the same, so how do you choose one over the other?
At The Harley Medical Group, our team of specialist surgeons and nurses will be able to advise you which fat reduction treatment or procedure is right for you based on the results you want and the laxity of your skin.
However, we understand the importance of a little advance knowledge so we have developed a guide to help you get started before you visit your local clinic for a free, no obligation consultation.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a helpful tool, used by the government and healthcare professionals, to advise of the healthy weight range for your height.
If you choose to go ahead and book a free consultation with us, we may require your BMI in advance for safety reasons.
Here’s a simple tool to help you calculate your BMI.
MINI ABDOMINOPLASTY Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini abdominoplasty is ideal for someone post pregnancy or after weight loss who only has a small amount of excess skin and fat below the navel and above the bikini line. The procedure removes and excess and loose skin, and can also address small areas of fat on the lower abdomen. Stretch marks in the treated area may also be removed.
ABDOMINOPLASTY Tummy Tuck
An abdominoplasty is ideal for someone post pregnancy or after weight loss who has a larger of excess skin and fat above navel and to the bikini line. The procedure removes and excess and loose skin, and can also address small areas of fat. If the lower abdomen (below the navel) has stretch marks these may also be removed.
ABDOMINOPLASTY WITH LIPOSUCTION Tummy Tuck with Liposuction
An abdominoplasty is ideal for someone post pregnancy or after weight loss who has a larger of excess skin and fat above navel and to the bikini line.
The procedure removes and excess and loose skin, and can also address larger areas of fat.
Liposuction is the ideal procedure for someone with disproportionate fat cell distribution, and close to optimum weight. However, it is essential that the skin is firm and has excellent skin elasticity. The procedure removes fat cells from the treated area, however a significant increase will see remaining fat cells grow it will be more in proportion with the rest of the body.
NON SURGICAL PROMAX LIPO Fat Reduction Treatment
Promax is the ideal treatment for non-invasive and painless fat reduction that also actively helps to reduce cellulite. For optimal results combine with healthy diet and exercise.
VASER LIPOSUCTION Vaser Liposuction
Vaser liposuction is a highly specialised fat removal, body contouring, shaping and sculpting procedure to target specific areas large or small. Unlike traditional liposuction this treatment can be used on delicate areas and achieves good results for those with loose skin as it promotes the production of collagen and encourages skin tightening.
BREAST REDUCTION Breast Reduction
Overly large and disproportionate breasts not only causes back, neck and shoulder pains but can also tip the scales pushing up your BMI. While a strong body core and exercising can help to alleviate some of these symptoms only a procedure can completely reduce the size of fuller breasts.
MASTOPEXY Breast Uplift
Post breast-feeding or following significant weight loss many women's breast appear deflated and have excess skin. A breast uplift, also known as mastopexy, is often performed with an augmentation and will tighten the surrounding tissue to restore the breast giving shape and support.
ARM & THIGH LIFT Arm & Thigh Lift
Excess skin on the upper arms, also known as bingo wings, and on the upper thigh can cause chaffing and making tighter clothes uncomfortable to wear. For smaller areas our skin tightening treatment is an option, however for larger areas a lift will surgically remove excess skin leaving the area smooth and contoured.
STRETCH MARK REMOVAL Stretch Mark Removal
Suitable for all skin tones and types, our stretch mark treatment stimulates the collagen and elastin in the skin to regenerate and repair itself. Red, purple and silver stretch marks appear significantly reduced.
SKIN TIGHTENING Skin Tightening
Small areas of excess skin can be tightened by radio frequency with our non surgical fat reduction machine. By targeting the heat treatment at the deep dermal and subcutaneous layers, excess skin on the chin/neck, arms, legs and stomach can be tightened.
Weight Loss Management
Extreme weight loss surgery is a specialist discipline with a very different set of skills so we refer our weight loss clients with a BMI over 32 to our partner provider, Healthier Weight.