Body Contouring That's Not Just for the Belly

Body correction with the help of plastic surgeryThe term "body contouring" is often only used in reference to the abdominal area; however, any person who has looked at themselves in the mirror knows that there is far more to their physique than just their stomachs. Body contouring procedures can go beyond tummy tuck surgery and liposuction in the abdomen and can be applied to any of your "trouble spots," such as the thighs, arms, hips, back, and neck.

Combining Procedures for a Full Body Transformation

While having a firm and contoured midsection is ideal, it won't mean as much if the rest of your body isn't in balance. While it is easy to assume that only addressing one or two areas of the body will completely transform your appearance, that may not happen if correcting one area puts the rest of your body out of proportion. In reality, it is the complete harmony of your features that creates a physique you will be proud to show off. Body contouring often includes a combination of procedures that aim to target all of those difficult-to-tone areas.

Thigh Lift

Many women and men know the frustration that comes with trying to tone their thighs. Unfortunately for some, even the repetition of squats, lunges, and hours on the treadmill are not enough to firm and sculpt the legs. For those who have had enough, thigh lift surgery removes excess skin and tissue and can be combined with liposuction of the thighs to create slimmer and more contoured legs.

Arm Lift

Arms are one of the toughest areas to tone as you age, and the appearance of flabby arms can be emotionally frustrating since the arms are difficult to hide, especially in the summer months. Arm lift surgery can help to reverse the appearance that age, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations have caused; this procedure can also remove the excess hanging and "flabby" skin and tissue in the arms. Arm lift surgery will allow you to wear any clothing you wish with increased confidence in the shape of your arms.

Body Lift

A body lift can be beneficial for men and women who have experienced significant weight loss. With weight loss comes the presence of excess skin that can't bounce back. This procedure removes excess skin from the torso, hips, lower back, and upper legs. Additionally, a body lift can be combined with liposuction to create a toned physique.

Neck Lift

While a small area, the neck plays a significant role in your overall presentation. Age and years in the sun create sagging skin that results in vertical banding on the neck. This excess skin can age your appearance and make you feel out of balance. A neck lift surgery removes excess skin and fat on the neck, the jowls, and under the chin to leave you looking and feeling youthful and rejuvenated.

For more information on any of these body contouring procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Austin today by calling 503.561.7000 or filling out our online contact form.


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Meet Dr. Austin

Originally from California, Dr. Austin practiced in Mt. Vernon, Washington before relocating to Salem, Oregon in 1996. He was educated at Stanford University and UCLA School of Medicine, and received his residency training at the University of Washington, Seattle, and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Austin’s practice encompasses a broad range of aesthetic cosmetic surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery following cancer surgery, trauma, and congenital anomalies.

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