Body Contouring

Personalized service from Dr MentisEveryone wants a smooth and sculpted body contour, and the reality is that in Tampa and St. Petersburg several plastic surgery procedures can accomplish just that. Pregnancies, weight gain and weight loss can leave a woman’s abdomen stretched, scarred, loose and saggy. Many men also suffer from unsightly fat around the stomach, waist and love-handles. Both men and women have areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Body contouring is the surgical alteration of the body shape or form. Liposuction removes excess fat, tummy tucks remove unwanted fat and skin while tightening stomach muscles, and thigh and buttock lifts recontour the lower body.

Before and after photo galleryBody Transformation Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat of the abdominal wall, and it can also be used to tighten abdominal muscles. This procedure is optimal for patients with extra fatty deposits of the abdomen that do not respond to diet or exercise, or for post pregnancy figures with stretched skin and muscles of the abdomen. A tummy tuck will flatten the abdomen and narrow the waist.
  • Brachioplasty (Arm lift)
    After substantial weight loss, weight gain or simply from the effects of aging, skin on the upper arms can become inelastic, loose and flabby. An arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow, by removing excessive skin and fat.
  • Liposuction (Fat Removal)
    This procedure is used to slim and reshape specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, knees, chin, neck, and upper arms, by removing excessive fat deposits. Liposuction is used to improve body contour and proportion, while ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
  • Thigh Lift
    A thigh lift is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper legs. Typically, candidates suffer from loose, inelastic skin after weight loss especially, in the medial thigh. This lift will provide the patient with smoother, more proportionate thighs.
  • Buttock Lift
    This is a procedure for patients who want to enlarge or reshape their buttocks. This can be done by using buttock implants or liposuction. The implants are made of silicone, which provides a firm but natural feel to the buttocks.
  • Body Lift (After Weight Loss)
    A body lift is usually performed on patients after massive weight loss to the midsection of their bodies. It treats saggy skin of the abdomen, lower back, buttocks and thighs. This procedure will narrow the waist, and provide the patient with better body contour in their midsection.
  • Scar Revision
    Wounds and scars may be the result of an accident, a burn, or other physical trauma, which may or may not heal in a thin white line. Revision of the scar or wound may result in a better cosmetic outcome where the scar is thinner and without contour deformities.
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
    When the vagina becomes stretched from aging and childbirth, vaginal rejuvenation tightens and restores the supporting structures to a more youthful state (vaginal tightening). Enlarged or excessive labia can be reduced in order to decrease friction during sexual relations (labia reduction).