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Body Reconstruction Surgery

Body Reconstruction Surgery

Body reconstruction surgery involves reshaping or remolding facial and body tissue whose appearance or function has been affected by a disease, defect or disorder or for cosmetic reasons.

Procedures include:

  • Liposuction—Removes excess fat through a suctioning process. Although liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, it is a way of changing the body's shape and contour.
  • Post weight-loss body contouring—Body contouring after major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin.
  • Thigh lift—A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
  • Tummy tuck—Abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," is a procedure that minimizes the abdominal area. A long incision is made from one side of the hipbone to the other. Excess fat and skin are surgically removed from the middle and lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdomen wall are tightened.
  • Hand surgery—Hand surgery refers to a vast array of surgeries. Plastic surgeons who perform hand surgery attempt to restore not only the function of the hand, but try to maximize the cosmetic appearance, as well.
  • Trunk/abdominal wall reconstruction—Reconstructive surgery is performed to stabilize the rib cage and to provide healthy tissue covering over critical structures like the heart and lungs or to restore the integrity of the abdominal wall, muscle or skin. Synthetic mesh or another biomaterial may be used and then covered with tissue from another part of the body.