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What Are The Best Procedures for a Better Body?

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan
What Are The Best Procedures for a Better Body?  Portland

Surgeons perform about 18 million plastic surgeries in the US per year. Many of us want to improve parts of our bodies, so we feel younger, fitter, and fit into the clothes we want. The good news is there are plenty of plastic procedures available for a better body.

Whether you think you want breast augmentation, fat removal or transfer, a flat tummy, or a more shapely butt, there are safe and effective cosmetic procedures your plastic surgeon can perform.

This guide describes the best cosmetic procedures for a better body, what each procedure involves, recovery, and more.


Many people eat healthily and exercise, but stubborn pockets of fat remain in specific areas. Some of the best options for Portland liposuction to remove fat are:

  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Love handles
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Rear

There are many kinds of liposuction, but the most often used today is tumescent liposuction. This procedure involves tiny incisions in the body area. Your surgeon injects saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine to reduce swelling and bleeding, which improves recovery times.

The solution gets rigid and firm as it mixes with the fat, making it easier for your surgeon to suck it out with a cannula. Recovery time is only 1-2 weeks, and you can see the final results in about six months. Most people can return to work and exercise in a few days. You could notice mild pain and swelling, but this goes away quickly.

You also can try ultrasonic-assisted liposuction. The cannula fires powerful ultrasonic waves that liquefy your fat. Then your plastic surgeon sucks it out with a cannula.

Breast Augmentation

Whether it’s due to aging, pregnancy, or weight loss, many women don’t like how their breasts look. Some are too big, too small, or droopy. That’s why at least 300,000 breast augmentations are performed in the US annually.

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Plastic surgeons make incisions in one of four areas to insert silicone or saline implants into your chest. The most common incision site is under the breast, and the implants are placed above or below the chest muscle, depending on your surgeon’s recommendation.

FDA states that both saline and silicone implants are safe and effective. Note that many women need to have revision surgery eventually to replace the implants. But some implants last for life.

Expect to be off work for one or two weeks and engage in only limited physical activity for a month. Final results can take three or four months to appear as the swelling goes away.

Breast Reduction

Portland Breast reduction is desirable for women whose breasts are too large and give them back and related problems. It’s one of the few cosmetic procedures that your insurance may cover.

Your surgeon makes incisions beneath the breasts and takes out the necessary breast tissue, depending on the size you want. This is a permanent procedure, and you can go back to work in about two weeks.

Breast Lift

Portland Breast lift surgery is popular with women as they get older or have children. The breast may begin to sag and droop. Other women choose a breast lift after they lose a lot of weight.

You may want to get a breast lift and enhancement in one procedure. Most patients can return to work in two weeks and go back to regular physical exercise in one or two months.


This popular procedure is known as a Portland tummy tuck, and it takes out sagging skin and fat from your lower abdomen. Your surgeon also will tighten the remaining skin and could sew together separated abdominal muscles if needed.

A tummy tuck is popular with women after pregnancy or significant weight loss to eliminate the extra fat and skin that you cannot lose with diet and exercise.

The best candidates for a tummy tuck have loose skin in the abdomen but not too much fat. Liposuction may be performed before the tummy tuck for ideal results. Most patients can do limited activities after 14 days, but it can take three months for a full recovery.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Portland Brazilian butt lift is a fat injection method that enhances the size and shape of your buttocks. There are no implants in this procedure. Excess fat is removed from your belly, lower back, and thighs. This fat is carefully washed and processed and slowly injected into the buttocks.

Patients like the butt lift because it produces a more prominent, rounder rear and eliminates fat from unwanted areas with liposuctioned fat.

Some thin women can’t have a Brazilian butt lift because they lack the fat needed for fat transfer. They would need to consider traditional silicone implants in the buttocks.

Mommy Makeover

A Portland mommy makeover could be for you if you want to get the body back you had before pregnancy. While childbirth is lovely, it does affect specific body parts that can leave the woman feeling frustrated.

Fortunately, you can have a more toned, slim shape with mommy makeover surgery. The typical mommy makeover procedure involves several operations at once, including a breast enhancement, breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. However, your mommy makeover can have other procedures, too.

What You Can Expect

Ready for plastic surgery to improve your body? Great! Below is more about what to expect:

  • Consultation: Your surgeon will go over your plastic surgery goals during the first meeting. Why do you want plastic surgery? What do you dislike about your body? What do you want to change the most? Your surgeon also will ask about your expectations, medications you are on, and earlier surgeries.
  • Procedure: Depending on what you want, your surgeon could do breast augmentation and lift, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.
  • Aftermath: After your procedure, expect your initial recovery to take three days to a week. Your doctor will give you pain pills and bandages as needed and will schedule a follow-up.
  • Recovery: The length of your recovery depends on the procedures done and how much pain and swelling you have. Most people can go back to work in a few days with liposuction and resume normal activities within two weeks. Breast surgeries and tummy tuck recoveries can take longer – a month or two.

Request a Plastic Surgery Consultation

Have you dreamed of making your body look more fit and young? Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to serve Portland area patients at his practice, Après Plastic Surgery. He will consult with you for your Portland plastic procedures today. He’ll go over the options, your goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for plastic surgeries to enhance your body.


Embrace Your Evolution

Enjoy the pinnacle of cosmetic surgery expertise with board-certified Portland Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan at Après Plastic Surgery. With a legacy of over 1600 successful body contouring procedures, Dr. Aghayan stands as the foremost specialist in advanced body contouring technology and treatment options. Take the next big step on your beauty journey by scheduling a comprehensive plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Aghayan today.

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