Body Contouring Treatments 2017-08-05T07:09:57+00:00

Body Contouring Treatments: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Breast Lifts, and More | Erie, PA

Body contouring surgery may be used to tighten loose skin following extreme weight loss (such as after bariatric surgery). These procedures are also used to improve the appearance of the back, arms, thighs, and abdomen. Common contouring procedures include:

  • Liposuction

  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty)

  • Thigh lift

  • Buttock lift (Posterior body lift)

  • Circumferential body lift (Belt lipectomy)

Body contouring surgery may be used to tighten loose skin following extreme weight loss (such as after bariatric surgery). These procedures are also used to improve the appearance of the back, arms, thighs, and abdomen. Common contouring procedures include:

Body Contouring Procedures

Liposuction

Liposuction removes small areas of fat remaining around a patient’s hips, tummy, thighs, and buttocks that won’t disappear despite regular exercise and a proper diet. Liposuction uses a suctioning technique to remove excess fat deposits between the skin and muscle and reshaping the affected area in order to create a more appealing and natural looking contour. As long as the patient’s weight remains stable, the improved appearance is usually permanent.

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Excess skin or fat in the abdomen develops for several reasons, including pregnancy, heredity, and significant weight fluctuations. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes the excess skin and fat, creating a more appealing body profile. This surgical procedure also tightens the muscle in the abdominal wall, which in most cases results in a tauter, more well-toned abdomen.

Arm lift (Brachioplasty)

Flabby skin that develops on the upper arm can be the result of weight loss, aging or heredity. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes loose skin as well as excess fat in the arm. The result is more well-contoured, better-defined arms for patients.

Thigh lift

Excess skin, and in some cases, fat, can be removed surgically with a thigh lift, a procedure that creates smoother, better-proportioned thighs and lower body. Through incisions, the underlying tissue is tightened and excess skin and fat are removed, reshaping the upper leg. Results are generally long-lasting providing the patient maintains a stable weight and remains fit.

Buttock lift (Posterior body lift)

The combined effects of aging, gravity, and lack of exercise can result in an expanding waistline. A buttock lift, or posterior body lift, is a surgical procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the entire waist, including “love handles.” The procedure has the advantage of repositioning the remaining skin and lifting the buttocks to produce a more youthful, shapely appearance.

Circumferential body lift (Belt lipectomy)

The circumferential body lift procedure is used to remove areas of loose skin following massive weight loss from diet and exercise or after bariatric weight loss surgery. No amount of dieting or exercise will make this excess skin go away. This surgical procedure removes a belt of skin (subcutaneous fat and tissue in the abdomen, waist and buttock area), which results in a smoother, more youthful body contour.

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