Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
This patient, in her 30s, has had 3 children. Because of the changes in her body, she would like to restore some contour to her abdomen and hips.
As this patient discussed her concerns with Dr. Lepore, she shared her hope that she might add some roundness to what she described as a 'square butt.' She wondered whether liposuction and fat transfer would accomplish all of her goals. After her examination, Dr. Lepore noted that liposuction would not address the quantity of loose skin in the abdominal area. He recommended a tummy tuck combined with liposuction at his San Jose practice. The patient was also counseled on what might be possible with fat transfer to reshape her buttock area with a procedure called a Brazilian butt lift.
The patient decided to have the following combined procedures: tummy tuck, and liposuction with fat transfer for a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Lepore performed the surgeries together in a single session in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. During liposuction, fat was removed from the abdomen, flanks, lateral chest area, back, and inner and outer thighs (a total of 1750cc were removed). A portion of the patient's harvested fat was injected into her buttocks.
The patient is shown in the "after" photos, 10 weeks following surgery. She is very pleased, and feels the combined procedures have given her the results she hoped for.
This case is an example of Body Lift in San Jose. This patient is a 35-year Bay Area woman who had worked hard at losing approximately 160 pounds. She wanted a more streamlined appearance, showcasing all of her efforts. She was interested in Body Contouring; and after detailed discussions, she decided to have a number of procedures to achieve her physical goals. They included; abdominoplasty, upper abdominal liposuction, a bilateral breast reduction and thigh lift, a brachioplasty, (also known as dermolipectomy or arm lift), of both arms, as well as a buttock lift. The surgeries performed on this patient represent a good example of the Body Contouring procedures available to those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, or major weight loss.
Her surgeries were done in several different sessions. With each procedure, a recovery time of 1 to 3 weeks was necessary. The patient is now very happy with her results and her new figure.
Like many patients seeking liposuction, this woman came to see San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore with a number of questions. At 36 years old, she exercised regularly and watched her diet. But she was frustrated that she was not able to shed fat from several areas, including her upper and lower abdomen, flanks, thighs and knees.
Dr. Lepore discussed the options for liposuction surgery in detail and ultimately the patient decided to undergo VASER Lipo® liposuction surgery. Using ultrasonic energy, VASER Lipo helps disrupt and liquefy fat cells without damaging surrounding blood vessels. The ultrasound also aids in removing more fat with less bruising, and even helps tighten the surrounding skin.
This patient underwent the procedure in our fully-accredited San Jose surgical suite. Varying amounts of fat were removed from the different sites, for a total of about 2.5 liters. The patient is very pleased with her new contours. She plans to continue her diet and exercise regimen, and states she is now considering breast augmentation.
This 54-year-old woman had a C-section 20 years ago. She had a long painful scar and was very unhappy with the general appearance of her stomach. She visited Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose. (You don't need to be a new mommy to benefit from a Mommy Makeover.)
Dr. Lepore performed a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin and the scar. He also performed liposuction of the upper mid-abdomen and flanks to further shape the patient's midriff area. The procedures gave her the look she has wanted for decades. She's very happy with her result.
This young woman was troubled by her inability to reshape her body through diet and exercise. Despite her own efforts she was unable to get rid of pockets of fat in her abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs. She also complained of what she considered a 'flat butt,' She came to Dr. Lepore, hoping that she might re-purpose some of her excess fat, in the form of a Brazilian Butt Lift.
In our AAAASF-accredited Surgical Facility, Dr. Lepore performed Liposuction on her abdomen, flanks and inner thighs. He then performed a Brazilian Butt Lift, with fat transfer, by transferring some of the excess fat just removed, into her buttocks. In this case, approximately 600 cc of fat were injected into each buttock.
Our patient is seen in the photos, 7 weeks post-operatively. She is very pleased with her results, and her new Body Contour.
This 44-year-old woman came to Dr. Lepore to explore a variety of procedures performed together, which is commonly a Mommy Makeover. She wanted to change some of the shrinkage and the sagging appearance that her breasts took on after pregnancy. She also had significant stretching and relaxing of her abdominal wall, and therefore was interested in abdominal enhancement with liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Dr. Lepore performed a Mommy Makeover to address all of the patient's concerns in a single surgery. She underwent a subglandular breast augmentation and in her case it was determined she would benefit from a breast lift with the donut incision technique. She also underwent tummy tuck with liposuction of the upper mid abdomen and flanks for further body contouring.The procedures were performed together. The patient recovered within 2 weeks of the surgeries, and was very happy with the outcome, and the dramatic change in her new look.
This woman, in her early 50s, had recently lost a significant amount of weight (over 60 pounds). She came to Dr. Vincent Lepore seeking help to remove some of the excess skin and fat remaining on her stomach, hips, and flank areas. Dr. Lepore recommened an extended tummy tuck, in which a larger area of skin, fat, and muscle could be addressed that with a traditional tummy tuck. In addition, he recommended liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and flanks.
Our patient is very pleased with the outcome of her procedures and her new body contours, as she continues her diet and exercise program.
This young woman presents another example of the beautiful results that can be achieved through Tummy Tuck and Liposuction surgery. This San Jose Tummy Tuck was performed in our fully-accredited surgical facility. In addition to the muscle tightening and tissue removal of the abdominoplasty itself, this patient decided to have a little more refinement, with the addition of Liposuction to her upper middle abdomen, and flanks. She is very pleased with her results!
Face Lift and Neck Lift –San Jose
Men and women in Silicon Valley are interested in Face Lift and Neck Lift surgery. This patient came to our San Jose Plastic Surgery office, concerned about some of the changes that naturally come with aging. They include changes in the skin’s elasticity, and the way fat is distributed. These changes are different for all of us.
In his case, the concerns centered on loosening skin in the mid and lower face, and the fat distribution in the central neck area. Both of these are very common changes. He discussed the various options for facial rejuvenation with Dr. Lepore, and decided to have a mid-face lift procedure, and a neck lift with Vaser-assisted tumescent liposuction of the neck. Less than two weeks after the surgery, the sutures were removed, and even the initial results were obvious. The ‘After’ photos, taken several weeks later, show the improvement in the contour of the lower face area, and the significant definition achieved in the neck, chin, and jaw area. The patient continues his post-surgical care program, and is very pleased with his results.
This young woman (early 30s) has decided she would like some body contouring. Although not really overweight, she feels her body shape is more “square” than she would like, and she is having some difficulty with fat distribution in her chest, back, flanks, and thighs.
She would like to have some of this excess fat removed, and re-purposed. She is hoping to enhance the shape of her buttocks, for a more rounded, proportional contour, while slimming some of the other areas.
After discussion with Dr. Lepore, she decided to undergo the Brazilian butt lift procedure at his San Jose practice. This type of buttock augmentation or enhancement, begins with liposuction. It’s actually 2 procedures performed in the same session. Dr. Lepore removed approximately 2300cc of fat from the multiple areas mentioned above, and after processing the fat, injected almost half that amount into her buttocks, where it was shaped carefully.
Our patient is very happy with the results, enjoying the slimmer appearance of her abdomen, waistline, and thighs – as well as the new, more accentuated curve of her buttocks.