Body Surgery

What are your body surgery options?

By Sarah Leavitt, Medical Research EditorLast modified: January 17, 2012

Body Surgery

What are your Body Surgery Options? 

Though the art of modifying one’s body to be more socially accepted is something that has been going on since ancient times, only recently has the craze become truly medical gaining the capacity to change almost any part of the outer body.
Reconstructive surgery is necessary for an individual to be able to function normally, whether it is physically or socially.

Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, however, is completely voluntary and unnecessary for human functioning but primary to social and self-acceptance. These are surgeries like liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, in which all reflect on a person’s appearance and increase their self-esteem.

An adequately fit body with smooth contours is often a sign of healthy diet and exercise. However, routine workouts and proper nutrition cannot always attain these desired results for people who have loose, flabby skin and uneven contours.

The natural aging process, sun damage, pregnancy and significant instabilities in weight as well as genetic factors may contribute to weakened tissue elasticity and can result in sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, and upper arms.

If you desire a firmer, more youthful-looking body contour, then a body surgery options may help achieve your goals by improving the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Superfluous fat and skin are removed to treat circumstances caused in part by poor tissue elasticity.

Body surgery may include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), buttock augmentation, arm lift, neck lift, or the increasingly popular ‘mommy makeover’.

The secure metrosexual man is just as alarmed about his physical appearance as the super sensible women of today. More and more men are resorting to fast and easy solutions such as plastic surgery or cosmetic implants. Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure which is being increasingly embraced by men. Liposuction is a process which removes fat from isolated parts of the body, making the area look leaner and thinner.

Pectoral implants are a plastic surgery method to enrich the male chest muscles. Adams apple reduction surgery (trachea shave) is a popular procedure performed during facial feminization to hide even the tiniest details of what is defined as being a man.

As today’s society is dominated by visual avenues, looking good is exceedingly essential and people are inclined to improve the way they look, to the point of obsession. These specific needs have catapulted the demand for cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures which promise to perform necessary corrections or improvements in the physical features.

A plastic surgeon in your location will be able to explain your options and advise you on the most suited surgery based on your individual desires.

Neck Lift Surgery

As people age skin looses its elasticity, muscles slacken and fat and tissue can begin to slide. The neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Neck lift surgery can remove rolls of fat, loose skin and deep creases caused by lack of muscle definition and rejuvenate your neck and jawline for more definition and a renewed youthful appearance.

Arm Lift

Arm lift surgery or brachioplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to rid you of loose skin and excess fat under the arm that cases 'bat wings' and affects your confidence. Aging and weight loss cause skin to become loose and saggy and muscle definition harder to achieve. Arm lift cosmetic surgery tightens the skin and tones tissue and muscle to smooth and contour your arm between the elbow and armpit.


Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes pockets of fat from certain areas of the body. Liposuction is an effective solution to people who diet and exercise but cannot rid of resistant fat. The procedure is most commonly performed on the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, cheeks and neck on both men and women alike. Liposuction boosts confidence and encourages people to maintain healthy lifestyles once achieving their desired results.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances your figure by tightening the underlying muscle tissues around the abdomen. A tummy tuck is a useful procedure for combating loose skin or pockets of fat that are stubborn to diet and exercise. Those who recently lost a significant amount of weight or are finished with pregnancies are often suitable candidates for a tummy tuck procedure.

Mommy Makeover

The term Mommy Makeover came from millions of women who complained about sagging breasts and extra skin and fat in the abdominal section.  When tummy tuck and breast augmentation surgeries are combined, the end result is drastic; a firmer, more youthful body is revealed.

Body Contouring

The principal goal of shape enhancing procedures is to restore those eye-catching contour lines of the body for both men and women. The discipline of body contouring is moving at a rapid pace as new developments are staged every day. Enhancements to your body’s contour and total image are attained by decreasing excess fat and eliminating sagging skin and tissue.

Body Lift Surgery

Body lift is a plastic surgery practice used to form and tone the abdomen, buttocks, thighs or breasts. A lower body lift incorporates the tummy, thighs, buttocks and back.  An upper body lift concentrates principally on the breasts, chest and middle back. When combined the practices are identified as a total body lift.

Butt Lift Surgery (Gluteoplasty)

It's no secret that the buttocks is an important feature on both sexes. Plastic surgery procedures designed to enhance the look of the backside are more popular than ever. Butt lift surgery (also known as gluteoplasty) is one common procedure used to lift and tighten the buttock area, leaving a more youthful, contoured, smooth silhouette.

Buttock Augmentation

Everyone dreams of the perfect rear end. Unfortunately the gluteal muscles in the buttocks are one of the most difficult areas of the body to tone and shape and aging causes buttocks to loose definition. Whether you want to achieve Brazilian curves or bring your rear end into proportion with your figure, the shape and size of your butt can be enhanced with buttock implants. Helping women achieve an hour glass figure and men add definition to a flat rear end.

Thigh Lift

Everybody wants a perfectly toned pair of legs but muscle definition in thighs can be difficult to achieve with exercise alone. Plastic surgeons can help you target the area of your thighs you are unhappy with. Thigh lift surgery reduces the size of your legs, smooths and contours un-toned thighs and removes excess skin.

Sclerotherapy (Spider, Varicose, Thread Vein Removal)

Sclerotherapy is a medicinal procedure used to eradicate spider, varicose, and thread veins.

Calf Implant Surgery (Calf Augmentation)

Consistent workout and endurance training doesn’t always give you the natural appealing legs we often seek out. A calf implant can aid in the perfect proportion. Calf implant surgery, recognized as calf augmentation is a procedure to increase the size and shape of the calf.

CoolSculpting By Zeltiq

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq offers patients a non-invasive method of permanent fat removal, with no incisions, scarring or recovery time. Patients can experience a 20 to 25 percent reduction in fat after just one session.

Bra-Line Back Lift

Rolls of fat on the back can be difficult to loose through exercise and diet alone. Harder still is toning loose skin on the back. Many people find this baggy, bulging skin damaging to confidence and turn to plastic surgery for help. Bra-line back lifts are an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure that removes this excess skin and contours the back. This cosmetic plastic surgery procedure is intended to make wearing a bikini possible; a minimal scar is hidden on the bra-line and after recovery the procedure results are invisible, restoring confidence and leaving you free to wear what you want.

Pectoral Implants

Pectoral implants are a plastic surgery method to enhance the male chest muscles. Pectoral muscles are not always easy to define with weight lifting and exercise alone and some men suffer from the underdevelopment of chest muscles due to genetics. Plastic surgeons insert pectoral implants under the muscle to create a more defined, muscular chest.

Tricep Implants

Increasingly, pectoral augmentation in men is pumping high over the past several years. Men are now turning to a procedure to increase the definition and mass of the superior arm muscles. Pioneered techniques for tricep amplification allow a more balanced appearance. The biceps and tricep muscles can be principally challenging for some people to strengthen and improve without enough muscle mass being created rep after rep. Tricep implants are a perfect way to add definition you’ve always anticipated without the physically endurance and weightlifting.

Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery (Trachea Shave)

An Adam’s apple reduction surgery (or trachea shave) is an operation of the thyroid cartilage, which is reduced in size to give a more delicate, feminine appearance. The thyroid cartilage is shaved down with a two to three centimeter incision in length, and the patient can be under either local or general anesthesia. Considering the precise nature of the surgery, Adam’s apple reduction surgery needs to be performed by a specialist. This is especially true for those who have developed hard cartilage due to age. Adam’s apple reduction surgery lasts for about an hour.

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