Weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can bring many unwanted changes on your body. Fortunately, plastic surgeons offer body procedures that can restore a proportional figure. For a comprehensive treatment, many of these procedures can be combined in a single operation.
Physical changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth can produce permanent effects on the overall shape and tone of your body. Skin may stretch or sag, breasts may lose volume or shape, and pockets of fat may persist despite efforts made with diet and exercise.
The term "mommy makeover" is used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to restore or improve post-pregnancy bodies.
Body contouring is designed for people who have lost a large amount of weight. These procedures can address problems with excess skin and sagging tissue in one or many body areas.
A complete lower body lift treats sagging buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs. Incision patterns vary and may include a circumferential incision around the body to remove the "belt" of excess skin and fat.
For men who feel self-conscious about excess breast tissue, breast reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the chest area, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. This is not a method for weight loss, but a surgical way of removing localized fat.
An arm lift is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. The aging process or significant changes in body weight can leave a person with sagging upper arms and excess skin.
Improving contours of the inner or outer thigh can be achieved with a thigh lift. This may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better toned thigh.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a tummy tuck, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.