If you are uncomfortable with your body’s appearance due to changes that have resulted from significant weight loss, aging, pregnancy or heredity, body contouring may be an option for you. When exercise and diet alone will not produce the results you need, surgery may be considered by you and your physician. Body contouring refers to a number of different procedures that can improve body shape and contour, tighten excess or loose skin, and enhance body image. Some body contouring procedures include tummy tucks, liposuction, arm or thigh lifts, and surgery after significant weight loss. Other body sites that can be contoured include female and male breasts, hips, back, outer thighs, buttocks, thighs, knees and ankles. Body contouring can enhance your appearance and boost self confidence in you.
Join Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgeon Armand Lucas, MD in a free online chat where he will be available to answer all your questions concerning cosmetic body contouring procedures, including answers to what kind of results one can expect or what are the risks.
Dr. Armand Lucas is a plastic surgeon in Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute. His specialty interests include body contouring, such as tummy tucks, liposuction, arm lifts, thigh lifts, breast reduction, and surgery after significant weight loss. He also performs cosmetic and facial reconstruction surgery, including face lifts, neck lifts, eyebrow lifts, nose reshaping and breast surgery.
Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center provides expertise for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures ranging from body contouring to breast procedures to Botox® injections. The center offers patients access to a range of cosmetic specialists, including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, oculoplastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and aestheticians. Additionally, our surgeons are dedicated to improving patient outcomes through innovative cosmetic surgery advances including minimally invasive facelift techniques, alternatives to face and necklift surgery, short-scar facelifts, and SmartLipo™ technology. To see a full listing of our cosmetic services, specialists, locations, and before/after patient images, visit clevelandclinic.org/renewyou.