For many people, a healthy diet and proper exercise are simply not enough to eliminate pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Board-certified plastic surgeon Albert Chow, M.D. offers body contouring procedures including liposuction and “tummy tuck” (abdominoplasty) surgery. These safe, effective procedures allow patients to achieve a trimmer appearance.
If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your body to help you achieve the shape you desire. there are many procedures Dr. Chow and his experienced staff welcome the opportunity to discuss your options in a private consultation in our San Francisco office. Whether you want to make subtle changes to specific areas of your body or wish to undergo a more comprehensive body contouring treatment, Dr. Chow can help you set and reach realistic goals for your appearance. Liposuction, tummy tuck, breast implants, and other procedures can be performed alone or in combination to address your needs. Dr. Chow works with you to establish a custom treatment plan that focuses on your unique concerns and personal appearance goals.
Abdominoplasty – “Tummy Tuck” Surgery
For patients with loose abdominal skin and fat, our cosmetic surgery practice in San Francisco offers abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery), a procedure designed to provide a firmer, flatter abdomen. Aside from removing excess fat and skin, Dr. Chow also tightens abdominal muscles, for additional firmness and support. The final result will be a sleeker physique that looks completely natural. You can feel more confident about your overall appearance with a tummy tuck, which can make you feel more comfortable in your clothing.
This surgery can also be combined with breast lift, breast augmentation, or other procedures to produce a more comprehensive improvement in overall appearance. Dr. Chow and his staff work with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to individual needs and goals.
For male patients who wish to add bulk to flat or underdeveloped chests, pectoral implants may offer an ideal solution. These safe silicone implants are inserted beneath the pectoral muscle, adding definition and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the chest area. Pectoral implants can be used to add fullness to chests that are underdeveloped due to injury or birth defect. They are also potentially useful for patients who work out regularly, yet their chests do not increase in size or firmness proportionate to the rest of their upper body.