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Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Procedures

Despite our best efforts, diet and exercise sometimes are not enough to remove unwanted pockets of stubborn fat and sagging skin from different parts of the body. As aging, pregnancies, weight loss, genetics and other factors take their toll, many men and women turn to body contouring procedures such as Liposuction and Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty to reshape their body and enhance their silhouette with a slimmer figure.

People who achieve a more pleasing shape often experience a rise in self-confidence and a more positive perception of their body. Body sculpting procedures are safer than ever thanks to progress in medical technologies and high standards of training in surgical procedures and patient care.

Body contouring should not be considered as a way to lose weight. However, many bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) patients view body contouring procedures as a way to put the finishing touches on their exciting, more sculpted new look following weight loss.

Body Contouring Options

Liposuction

Localized pockets of fat can appear as unwanted bulges on many different areas of the body, including the face, torso, arms and legs. Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure used to eliminate isolated deposits of fat and reshape the body.

Liposuction

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The skin of the abdomen can stretch during pregnancy, as a result of weight gain or just from the effects of aging. A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the abdominal muscles to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Tummy Tuck

Arm Lift

People with bagginess of the skin in the upper arms, sometimes described as a "batwing" appearance, may be candidates for an Arm Lift or Brachioplasty. This cosmetic surgery procedure dramatically lifts and reshapes the upper arms to provide a more toned look.

Arm Lift

Thigh Lift

Skin that becomes stretched due to weight gain often loses its elasticity and takes on a sagging or drooping appearance. A Thigh Lift, performed alone or as part of a Lower Body Lift, reshapes the thighs and lower body by removing excess tissue from the inner thighs.

Thigh Lift

Buttock Lift

Dramatic improvements in the contour of the buttocks and outer thighs can be achieved with a Buttock Lift. Removing loose, sagging skin from these areas can make an immediate and dramatic difference in your overall shape and give you a more positive body image.

Buttock Lift

Lower Body Lift

People with sagging skin around the entire circumference of their lower body may be candidates for a Lower Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy. Lower Body Lifts are used to reshape the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks by reducing excess skin and fat.

Lower Body Lift

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