There are many reasons people desire to reshape their bodies. Weight loss, hereditary issues, isolated areas of fatty tissue, and post-pregnancy are the most common motives for plastic surgery of the body.
A tummy tuck or ‘abdominoplasty’ flattens a protruding abdomen by removing excess fatty tissue and skin as well as tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck is a common procedure that benefits both men and women.
After substantial weight loss, weight gain, or simply the effects of aging, the skin of the upper arm starts to sag. Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses the loose skin and excess fat of the upper arm. Some patients may only have fullness of the upper arm that can be removed with liposuction alone.
Body contouring is a general term that refers to reshaping of the body, whether it is removal of excess skin or liposuction. Lower body contouring is common after weight loss and liposuction is a form of body contouring popular for both men and women that targets trouble spots of the thighs, hips, and stomach.