About Other Body Procedures

Aging, genetic predisposition, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and medical conditions can cause numerous undesirable cosmetic changes in the body. However, most unwanted cosmetic changes are related to skin quality (sagging and laxity), fat distribution (unwanted pockets of fat), and the loss of muscle definition. Dr. Boustany performs a wide range of highly personalized body procedures to address your unique concerns, curating treatment plans that work with your anatomy. She helps you achieve a firm, sculpted, and contoured body.

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Arm Lift

An arm lift, officially known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper arms. As you grow older, the skin on your upper arms might start sagging and become loose, making the undersides of your upper arms flap around. You can improve muscle tone in the area, but that won’t tighten your skin tissues. An arm lift involves trimming away excess skin between the armpit and elbow, thereby giving your arms a contoured and taut appearance. The scar won’t be visible to most people because the incision is placed on the undersides of your arms.

Body Lift

A body lift is a highly personalized cosmetic surgery that improves the shape and tone of the skin and fat tissues in various parts of your body. Age, weight changes, childbirth, and medical conditions can leave you with sagging skin tissues and unwanted pockets of fat in specific regions, such as your arms, tummy, and thighs.

Dr. Boustany makes extremely delicate and well-concealed incisions in targeted parts of your body to trim away excess skin tissues and remove unwanted fat cells. Your skin is redraped in its new position, making the target area look firm, contoured, and youthful.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from your thighs and lower body, helping you achieve firm and youthful contours. As you grow older, the loss of collagen and elastin, and numerous other changes, can lead to sagging skin tissues on your thighs. During the thigh lift, the surgeon makes strategic incisions from the groin to the back of your thigh (inner thigh lift) or from the groin to the back (outer thigh lift). The surgeon trims away excess skin tissues and uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets, making your thighs look firm and contoured.

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Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a procedure that improves the appearance and feel of your labia, thereby alleviating your emotional and physical discomfort. You’re a suitable candidate for labiaplasty if the current shape or size of your labia affects your emotional or physical comfort. On the emotional spectrum, you may consider labiaplasty if you feel self-conscious about your labia, especially while wearing a bikini or during periods of intimacy with a partner.

On the physical spectrum, you may consider labiaplasty if your labia twists or pinches, making it difficult to wear tight clothes, exercise, or perform other daily activities. Dr. Boustany will listen to your concerns and review your medical history to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for labiaplasty.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING LABIAPLASTY?

Your labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure in a premier Boston hospital. The surgery involves trimming excess skin from the labia minora, i.e., the inner labia. Depending on your unique condition and goals, the surgeon may trim one or both sides of the labia minora to restore optimal balance and symmetry. The surgeon may also trim away the dark, low-hanging portion of the labia minora. In some cases, the surgeon may have to perform a “wedge” technique, where tissues from both sides are removed and secured with stitches.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER LABIAPLASTY?

You may experience mild discomfort after the surgery, which can be managed with ice packs — most patients don’t need pain medications. Dr. Boustany will provide a clear set of aftercare guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery process — you must follow them accurately. The recovery period lasts for one week, following which you can resume most of your daily activities and work. However, you should avoid strenuous workouts and intercourse for four to six weeks.

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MOHS Reconstruction

MOHS reconstruction is a procedure where the skin cancer on the face is removed, and the remaining facial features are reconstructed to restore cosmetic appearance. This surgery generally treats basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, especially for fast-growing or recurrent skin cancer. The surgeon carefully removes the skin cancer cells while preserving the surrounding tissues. Once the cancer is removed, numerous surgical techniques might be used to reconstruct your facial features. MOHS reconstruction is usually performed as an in-office and outpatient procedure that lasts around 4 hours.

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Skin cancer reconstruction is meant for patients with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma. If you’ve undergone MOHS surgery to remove the cancer cells from your face or body, you may opt for skin cancer reconstruction to restore your cosmetic features. During skin cancer reconstruction, the surgeon draws extra skin grafts from other parts of the body and moves them to the regions affected by skin cancer. Healthy skin tissues are literally transferred from one part of the body to another to restore cosmetic appearance. Skin cancer reconstruction is performed using extra small incisions, so you don’t need to worry about excessive scarring.

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Why choose Dr. Boustany?

Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the latest, cutting-edge techniques for arm lift, body lift, thigh lift, MOHS reconstruction, and skin cancer reconstruction. She discusses your concerns, examines the treatment areas, and curates a personalized procedure that works with your anatomy to ensure safe and optimal results. She’s also incredibly empathetic and ensures her patients feel comfortable under her care. Please schedule an appointment to explore your body procedures in Boston, MA.

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