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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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Thigh Lift

The thighs tend to store weight deposits. Thus the skin can stretch, lose its elasticity and both wrinkle and sag, from the hips to the knees — especially the inner thigh. A thigh lift, or thighplasty, removes excess skin. It may be done on the inner thigh, the outer thigh, or both, and is sometimes combined with a buttock lift operation.

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Panniculectomy

When a layer of inflammatory tissue called the pannus forms on the lower abdomen it can grow quite large. If it is large enough, it can form a kind of sagging apron. A large pannus is unattractive and uncomfortable. Moreover, perspiration can make the underside damp, fostering rashes and unpleasant odor. 

Panniculectomy is a surgical procedure targeting this excess skin and tissue by removing it, thus creating a flatter and more attractive abdomen. However, unlike the tummy tuck, the panniculectomy does not tighten the underlying muscles.

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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 Lift

Our genes determine the basic form of our buttocks. Some are round and perky, some are somewhat thin and flat, some are large, some small, some buxom and others flabby. However weight gain and loss also affect the shape and size.

Cosmetic surgery — known as a gluteal lift — can help us improve the shape, although it doesn’t make the buttocks larger. Essentially, the lift tightens the underlying tissue and removes excess skin and fat. It may also be combined with a tummy tuck or a lower body lift.

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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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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.

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Arm Lift

As we age, the skin on the underside of the upper arms becomes loose and flaccid. The cosmetic procedure known as brachioplasty targets this area. The arm lift removes excess fat and sagging skin, and tightens the underlying tissue, restoring firmer, more youthful contours.