While operations like the tummy tuck and breast lift have been around for decades, what makes body-contouring surgery different is both the amount of skin that is removed and the fact that procedures usually cover more than one area of the body.
Body contouring surgery encompasses a number of different body sculpting techniques used by cosmetic surgeons to reshape almost any area of the body. Through body sculpting surgery, patients can effectively eliminate excess fat and skin that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Read on to learn more about the different types of body contouring plastic surgery procedures currently available.
Cosmetic surgeons employ a variety of body sculpting techniques to help their patients achieve lean, toned figures, including liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift surgery.
Patients with extensive amounts of excess or hanging skin in multiple areas of the body may benefit from a more inclusive, larger scale body lift procedure. More extensive body lift procedures can target the entire body (a total body lift) or specific regions (upper, mid, or lower body lifts). Total body lifts are useful to patients who have lost skin elasticity all over their body. Although full body lift surgery is a complex surgery requiring an extended period of recovery, doctors are often able to achieve the best overall aesthetic results with this treatment. Full body lifts address every part of a patient’s body where fat and excess skin frequently accumulate: the arms, breasts, buttocks, hips, thighs, and abdomen. Learn more about total body lift surgery