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Body Procedures

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:

  • • Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
  • • Tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • • Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region

Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

Fat Reduction (Liposuction)

Dr. Schmidt offers tumescent liposuction to safely sculpt body features by removing diet and exercise resistant fat in areas such as the abdomen, hips and thighs. This method results in a quick recovery time and can produce unsurpassed cosmetic results.

Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don't respond to traditional weight-loss methods.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.

If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

By removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, Dr. Schmidt can provide a flatter, smoother look. His "mini-tuck" is designed to prevent the incisions from ever being seen. And you'll feel confident knowing that Dr. Schmidt trained under one of the innovators of abdominoplasty.

What is an Abdominoplasty?

An abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure for those with a protruding belly and/or weakened abdominal muscles. Candidates for this surgery include those who have a loose or flabby abdominal area despite conscientious dieting and exercise, especially women who've had one or more children.

The Surgery

During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat from your middle and lower abdomen are removed, and your abdominal muscles are tightened. The surgery involves a long incision, extending the length of your lower belly, and a second incision around your umbilicus, (belly button). A flap of abdominal skin is then lifted up, and the muscles underneath are sewn into a tighter and lower position in the abdomen. The flap is then pulled and tightened, removing any excess skin, (and many stretch marks, if present), from your belly.