African American Guide to Plastic Surgery: Body


The definition of beauty varies dramatically between African-American and Caucasian women. When it comes to choosing an ideal body shape women of color desire more curves. Many Hispanic and African-American women opt for fuller legs, thighs, and hips in comparison with more delicate and thinner contour preferred by Asian and Caucasian women. Thus, African American and Hispanic women prefer cosmetic procedures which enhance these features and provide their body with more curves.

Liposuction in African Americans

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures requested by African Americans. African-American women seek liposuction not necessarily to get slimmer, but more importantly to become more curvaceous. Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat, thereby, creating a more curvaceous contour. Liposuction is best suited for removing localized fat deposits rather that generalized excess fat. It is not a substitute for healthy eating habits and exercise.
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Tummy Tuck in African Americans

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure requested by African American women. Tummy tuck’s popularity is due to the fact that a woman’s abdomen can change over time. Pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, and prior surgery can result in an abdomen that is loose, protrudes and sags. In many instances exercise and diet fail to attain a flat and well toned abdomen. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess fat and skin, and can restore weakened or separated muscles creating and abdominal contour that protrudes or is loose and sagging.
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Gluteal Enhancement in African Americans

Gluteal enhancement is becoming increasingly more popular with African American women. Women choose gluteal enhancement as a means of achieving a more curvaceous body. Gluteal enhancement is performed by the use of implants or by fat grafting procedures (injection of fat into the buttocks region). However, one can obtain the appearance of gluteal enhancement by the use to liposuction to sculpt the back and flanks, thereby making the gluteal region appear more curvaceous.


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If you would like to learn more about Plastic Surgery in African Americans, we invite you to meet with Dr. Olivier who is a female, board certified plastic surgeon for a private consultation at our Brooklyn, New York office, located at One Hanson Place.  Contact us by calling 718-783-0934.
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