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Tummy Tuck

Both men and women have a tendency to gain weight in the abdomen. Weight gain and pregnancy stretch the skin and aging can cause the stomach to protrude. Pregnancy can also weaken the abdominal muscles. Sometimes, no amount of diet and exercise can create a flat tummy.

The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the muscles beneath. If a woman has had a C-section, it might disguise or remove that scarring, depending on the location of that incision.

But the tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure, so liposuction is sometimes performed at the same time as the tummy tuck. Nor does the tummy tuck correct stretch mark scarring.

There are two types. The mini-abdominoplasty targets fat deposits below the naval. The complete tummy tuck targets the entire abdomen, both above and below the naval.

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Liposuction

While a healthy lifestyle is ideal for maintaining an optimum weight, each person is different. Our genes have something to do with this.

Even someone who is slim and trim can develop deposits of fat that will not cede to diet and exercise. Liposuction can target these localized areas of fat by destroying fat cells and removing them. It can be done using laser, ultrasound or both. So “lipo” is a way of improving your body’s shape and contours.

It can also be combined with a tummy tuck, breast reduction or a “lift” of various areas with remarkable results. And while it destroys and removes fat cells, it is not a weight loss method.

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Gluteal Augmentation

Similar to breast augentation, gluteal augmentation changes the size and shape of the buttocks. Silicon-filled implants may be used to achieve fuller curves. Fat taken from another area of your body can also be placed in the buttocks in a procedure that is often called the Brazilian butt lift. Sometimes, both techniques are performed together during the same surgical procedure.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the US today. Simply put, it increases the size of the breasts. It can be done in two ways — by placing fat taken from another part of the body in the breasts, or by inserting implants.

Breast augmentation, or breast mammoplasty, may be chosen by a woman with small breasts and large hips for better body symmetry.

Implants may help restore the upper body contours after a mastectomy.

Menopause can cause the breasts to lose their fullness, and breast augmentation can help recover their youthful shape.

The breasts become enlarged during pregnancy and breast feeding, then lose their fullness, and breast augmentation can also counteract this.

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Body Contour

Body contouring, or lift usually is the result of a major weight loss and can target the upper, middle or lower body. Losing a substantial amount of weight is a healthy choice. But the skin that stretched to accommodate those extra pounds remains. In addition, stubborn pockets of fat in certain body areas may not go away. In addition to hiding the body’s new shape, excess skin is often uncomfortable. Depending on its location, it can even impede movement.

Body contouring removes excess skin and excess fat while tightening the underlying tissue supporting the skin. This cosmetic surgery can include several specific lifts such those described above. In addition, a face lift can also help rejuvenate the features after major weight loss.

Successful candidates for the body lift should have realistic goals. They must be healthy adults who have stabilized and can maintain their weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise.