Body contouring operations include procedures designed to improve appearance due to genetics, pregnancy, massive weight loss, and other factors. Please click on the below images for more information on individual procedures.
Abdominoplasty, often referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the stomach. In many cases this is coupled with liposuction to enhance the contour of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty is frequently combined with other operations such as breast augmentation or lift as part of a “mommy makeover.”
A “mommy makeover” is a combination procedure involving improvement of the breasts and body. The operation may involve breast augmentation, breast lift, or both combined with a tummy tuck. Combining the operations decreases the overall cost and recovery time compared with both operations individually.
Liposuction is a less-invasive surgical technique designed to reduce areas of excess fat. When performed properly and with the right patient selection, liposuction is effective at reducing or eliminating bothersome fat deposits and may be used in many areas of the body.
Labiaplasty is an operation that improves the appearance, and often the function of the external female genitals. This may involve reduction of any of the genital components, most commonly the labia minora (“inner lips”), depending on each patient’s needs.
Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a form of body contouring surgery designed to improve the appearance of the arms by removal of excess skin and fatty tissue. Brachioplasty is often combined with other body contouring procedures to produce a balanced appearance.
Thigh lift, or “thighplasty,” is a form of body contouring surgery. This produces an improvement in the appearance of your thighs by removing extra skin and fat.
Surgical and non-surgical options are available for improvement of scars, and can include topical treatments, lasers, chemical scar modification, removal and reclosure, and geometric scar rearrangement. Gallatin Plastic Surgery has a full complement of treatment strategies for improvement of your scarring.
Lower Body Lift
Lower body lift, or "belt lipectomy," is a procedure that removes extra skin and fatty tissue from the stomach, flanks, and back. In many ways similar to a circumferential tummy tuck, this enhances the entire trunk contour and provides a lifting effect to the buttocks. This operation can be life-changing because of the drastic improvements often obtained.
Estimated costs include Cosmetassure coverage, surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees, as well as preoperative and postoperative visits. Recovery times are estimates and may vary between patients. Photos on this page are of models and not actual patients.