Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Procedures
Despite our best efforts, diet and exercise sometimes are just not enough to remove unwanted fat and sagging skin from different parts of the body. As aging, pregnancies, weight loss and other factors take their toll, many men and women turn to body contouring procedures such as Liposuction and Tummy Tuck 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 bodies. Body sculpting procedures are safer than ever thanks to progress in medical technologies and high standards of training in surgical procedures and patient care.
Localized pockets of fat can appear as unwanted bulges on many 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.
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 (abdominoplasty) is removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the abdominal muscles to achieve a more youthful appearance.
People with bagginess of the skin in the upper arms, sometimes described as a "batwing" appearance, may be candidates for an Arm Lift (brachioplasty). This cosmetic surgery procedure dramatically lifts and reshapes the upper arms to provide a more toned look.
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, removes excess tissue.
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 enhance your overall shape and give you a more positive body image.
Lower Body Lift
People with sagging skin around the entire circumference of their lower body may be candidates for a Lower Body Lift (belt lipectomy). Lower body lifts are used to reshape the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks by reducing excess skin and fat.
Body Contouring Costs
The total fee for body contouring procedures can vary depending on the plastic surgeon, the region of the country and your specific needs as a patient. See our list of average surgeon fees for cosmetic surgical procedures and minimally-invasive procedures.