Aesthetics covers the full scope of services that improve appearance, whether you need plastic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, or non-surgical cosmetic treatment. At PNW Plastic Surgery, Leo Urbinelli, M.D., M.A., F.A.A.P., has unparalleled training and experience in all aesthetic services, from improving neckline with minimally invasive radiofrequency technology to a deep-plane facelift to improve a more youthful appearance to sculpting the waistline with a tummy tuck or body lift to liposuction, labiaplasty, or even the Brazilian butt lift. Let his expertise be your opportunity to get exceptional aesthetic results. Learn more about aesthetic possibilities by calling/emailing the PNW Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon, or booking an appointment online.
Dr. Urbinelli has spent more than a dozen years performing, teaching, and investigating state-of-the-art liposuction techniques. You can be confident that you will receive the benefit of his expertise when he is performing your liposuction.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure to remove excess fat from your body. Dr. Urbinelli will use a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and/or conscious sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent/areas of your treatment.
After making a small incision (like the tip of a pen), he inserts a narrow tube (cannula) and gently moves it through the targeted area of fat. The cannula disrupts the fat cells, and then they’re suctioned out.
Liposuction requires minimal downtime and can eliminate excess fat in and around the:
It’s also very effective for contouring under the chin/neck, around the trunk/flank areas, and along bra lines.
When you need to remove more than fat, you may want to consider a tummy tuck or belt lipectomy (body lift).
A tummy tuck produces long-lasting results for men and women. It’s a great choice after weight loss or a pregnancy that left your skin and muscles stretched beyond their ability to recover.
During a full tummy tuck, Dr. Urbinelli removes excess skin and fat, tightens the abdominal wall, and repositions the belly button. A mini-abdominoplasty is less extensive, does not reposition the belly button, and leaves a shorter scar at the waistline and has faster recovery time.
Dr. Urbinelli often performs tummy tuck surgery as an outpatient, same-day surgery. Some patients are required to hire a post-surgical nurse for the first night after surgery and recover under the watchful care of these experts. You may go home with or without a temporary drain, depending on the type of procedure.
If you have fullness around your abdomen, flanks, and lower back, a belt lipectomy may be right for you. This procedure targets the circumference of your body, removing excess fat and skin from all the way around your body and producing a more sculpted and trim waistline. The procedure leaves a scar around the waist-line hidden under the bikini line most times.
A Brazilian butt lift is performed using fat taken from one part of your body via liposuction and then purifiying it and injecting (grafting) it into your buttocks. As a result, you can slim one area while augmenting and shaping your buttocks. Dr. Urbinelli gets long-lasting results using the latest and safest techniques.
Face-Tite and Body-Tite are minimally invasive surgical technologies and techniques that Dr. Urbinelli can perform to tighten loose skin, reduce/eliminate stubborn areas of fat and improve the contour of the face/neck/jowls and the body (trunk, thighs, arms, hips).
These procedures are done with patented bipolar radiofrequency technology which creates a controlled thermal injury to the skin and underlying fat cells which stimulates shrinkage and contraction of the skin/fat.
The device is operated by Dr. Urbinelli under topical and local anesthesia (or under sedation/general anesthesia depending on other procedures being performed) in the office using a small incision in the skin (the size of the tip of a pen), to insert a narrow thin conducting probe tip and then methodically Dr. Urbinelli can selectively target the areas needed to be treated.
Treatment can be performed awake, in less than an hour, and postoperative compression garments are typically applied to encourage the shrinkage effect.
Dr. Urbinelli performs labiaplasty, or labial reduction surgery, under local anesthesia with sedation as an outpatient procedure.
Women may choose this procedure to reduce the size of their labia minora if deemed as too large or hanging excessively beyond the labia majora, to improve their comfort, sexual satisfaction, and/or self-esteem.
To learn more about these aesthetic procedures and others, please call PNW Plastic Surgery today or request an appointment using the online booking feature.