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Dr Hodgkinson - an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery for the body

Looking to balance the shape of your body? Dr Hodgkinson is an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery. Contact us on 02 9362 7400 to arrange a consultation.

In the early days of plastic surgery, the most common procedures were those of the face – facelifts and nose surgery, but all of this changed with the advent of the breast implant in 1962 and liposuction in 1982. Since then, the pursuit of the body beautiful via surgery has become increasingly popular and the range of procedures for purely aesthetic purposes has burgeoned as well. Today, bodies are sculpted by both removing and injecting fat, by applying solid silicone implants where muscles should be and removing excess tissue or skin because of weight gain or after massive weight loss. Trends that were once regional like buttock implants were to South America have become global. Body surgery has become something that everyone is aware of and that many consider. It is an ever growing part of the cosmetic plastic surgical industry.

Balance the Shape of Your Body With Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Procedures such as liposuction or liposculpture are becoming increasingly popular. As our population becomes heavier at the same time that they are becoming more fashion conscious, people are carrying extra weight and fat. There are also many people who have areas that they are genetically predisposed to carry fat in, for example “pear shaped” women who may be a size 6 up top but a size 12 bottom due to genetic injustice. These patients are turning more and more to liposculpture to achieve a more balanced figure or shape. Other patients may be carrying extra skin or tissue after the tissue has lost its elasticity most commonly due to weight loss or pregnancy. Procedure to address this include: tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), body lifts, thigh lifts, buttock lifts and arm lifts. An area special to men of course are ‘man boobs’ (gynecomastia) which can occur from weight gain, genetic predisposal or the use of steroids.

Augmenting Structures to Create Shape and Balance (Body Implant Surgery)

There are many procedures to enhance the female figure or male physique that are not just removing what is not wanted but creating what is not there most typically through body implant surgery. The most common of these of course is the breast implant which is dealt with in a special section on this website on breasts. Other common implants include pectoral implants, calf implants, buttock implants and custom made implants including tricep, bicep, deltoid etc. Body implants can be used for strictly cosmetic and aesthetic purposes but they can also be used for reconstructive and restorative purposes as well. Pectoral implants or custom chest wall implants can address deformities from Poland’s Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum, Pectus Carinatum and even scoliosis. Calf implants can be used to mask the ravages of poliomyelitis. Other implants as listed above can be used to correct muscle tears, trauma and other defects.

The use of custom implants is a highly specialized field that only a handful of surgeons worldwide have mastered. Dr Hodgkinson is one of the first surgeons to publish widely in this field and has nearly 30 years of experience and patient follow up in this field and over 30 years of experience in all other areas of body contour surgery. Email or call the clinic now to make an appointment with Dr Hodgkinson to discuss what body contour options might be right for you.

Body Surgery Procedures

To list just a few, the following are some of the most popular body surgery procedures carried out in our Sydney surgery:

  • Liposuction / Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Thigh/Buttock/Body Lifts
  • Man Boobs (Gynecomastia)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Pectoral/Calf/Buttock Implants
  • Custom Body Implants