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Center for Aesthetic Surgery

Body Contouring Procedures

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

Breast augmentationEnhances the size and shape of breasts by inserting saline or silicone implants behind the breasts.

Breast lift, including advanced short scar techniques. Raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue and nipples; scarring is minimized through a vertical scar technique.

Breast reductionRemoves fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, reducing the pain, discomfort and medical problems caused by large breasts, and creating a more proportional body.

Buttock lift and sculptingDefines or increases the size and shape of the buttock area using implants, injections and/or liposuction.

FaceliftImproves the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat on the face, tightening underlying muscles and re-draping the skin on the face and neck.

Lower body lift. Removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips and lower back, lifts the buttocks and outer thighs, and tightens the abdominal muscles.

Male breast reduction (removal of excess skin). Removes loose, hanging skin, tissue and excess fat in the breast area.

Neck liftImproves sagging jowls and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening the muscles and re-draping the skin.

Removal of back rolls/excess tissue. Removes the rolls of fat and excess tissue on the back to create a more defined, appealing shape.

Thigh lift, inner and outer. Removes excess skin from the thighs for a smoother contour.

Total body lift/circumferential body lift. Reduces excess fat and skin that has developed in multiple areas of the body, including abdomen, buttocks and inner and outer thighs, resulting in a smoother, more attractive body contour.

Tummy tuck/abdominoplasty/panniculectomyFlattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightening the muscles underneath; panniculectomy removes the excessive bulge of skin and fat around the middle and lower torso often referred to as a "spare tire." 

Other Body Contouring Procedures

Buttock augmentation. Defines or increases the size and shape of the buttock area using implants.

Buttock lift and sculpting. Defines or increases the size and shape of the buttock area using implants, injections and/or liposuction.

Liposuction (suction-assisted, ultrasound) and body sculpting. Improves body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. An ultrasound probe can be inserted beneath the skin to "liquefy" the fat before it is suctioned, improving the ease and effectiveness of the liposuction.

Mini-abdominoplasty (removal of stretch marks/excess skin after pregnancy)Removes stretch marks and excess skin that develop after pregnancy; less extensive than an abdominoplasty.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightening the muscles underneath.