Tucks, Lifts, Fat Reduction, and More for the Philadelphia Area
There is little in life that causes as much frustration as a body that does not look the way you want—especially if you try to shape it with exercise and diet, but find little to no success. Body surgery options at the Philadelphia area's Cross Plastic Surgery include a range of contouring procedures designed to give patients a customized look not possible via lifestyle changes alone.
The tummy tuck is one of the most transformative body surgery procedures available. Adaptable to unique patient goals, it can involve excising excess skin, removing stretch marks, reducing pockets of fat, repairing stretched-out muscles— known as diastasis recti—to restore a flat tummy and improve core strength, and more.
Surgical Fat Reduction
Liposuction is a very effective shaping tool, applicable to virtually any region of the body. This body surgery's versatility makes it the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure. The targeted tissue is first infused with a solution to reduce bruising and discomfort after the procedure. The unwanted fat cells are then released from the surrounding tissue and suctioned out. Dr. Cross blends artistry with anatomical knowledge to create sleek, natural-looking results. Advanced options include 3D and high-definition techniques.
Just as pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing cause multiple changes to the body, a Mommy Makeover is made up of multiple procedures, tailored to the patient. Each mom is different, with some wanting to address sagging or deflated breasts and buttocks, others aiming to flatten a belly bulge, and still others seeking all of the above—and more.
MEET DR. KEVIN J. CROSS
Dr. Cross is a board-certified plastic surgeon. His philosophy is to develop an individualized treatment plan for each of his patients while using his breadth of experience to ensure that his patients receive long-lasting, natural appearing results that reach their aesthetic goals.
Technically known as a brachioplasty, this lift has evolved over the years to the point where incisions—even lengthy ones to address significant sagging skin on the upper arm—are minimally noticeable after the procedure. An arm lift is ideal for patients whose skin has pulled away from the muscle, and it may also involve repositioning the layer of fat that has pulled away as well.
Thigh, Buttock, and Lower Body Lifts
Whether changes to the lower body are due to pregnancy, age, or weight fluctuations, the result is typically the same: loose skin that causes a saggy, flabby look in the lower torso, belly, waist, thighs, buttocks, and hips. Lower body surgery options include thigh, buttock, and lower body lifts, all designed to remove excess skin and improve definition.
Though not a surgical procedure, Cellfina® pairs well with various body surgery options to reduce the telltale dimples known as cellulite. This treatment involves a specialized tool that using "subcision" to sever sub-surface bands that pull down and cause tension in the skin. Once these bands are cut, the surface can relax for a smoother appearance with less noticeable puckering.