Body Cosmetic Surgery

Looking Good, Feeling Great

The shape of your body can change dramatically throughout your life. Whether from aging, pregnancy, weight gain, or significant weight loss, your body’s reaction to certain life events can have an impact on your size, shape, and self-esteem.

Body cosmetic surgery can be an important step in helping you achieve your ideal proportions and gaining back your confidence. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will work with you to carefully review your goals, help you understand your possibilities, and recommend treatments that fit your lifestyle.

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Body Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Choosing to have body cosmetic plastic surgery is an important decision. Whether it's liposuction to target trouble areas or a series of procedures to restore abdominal strength and skin elasticity after pregnancy, our team of plastic surgeons will work with you to create a personalized plan to help achieve your goals. 


Excess stretching of the skin and abdominal muscles, whether due to pregnancy or weight gain, may not be fixed with diet or exercise alone. Abdominoplasty, also commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck”, removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and restores weakened or separated muscles. This results in a long-lasting abdominal profile that is firmer, smoother, and flatter.

Abdominoplasty is suitable for both men and women who are in good general health and are at a stable weight. If you plan to become pregnant or lose a significant amount of weight, our surgeons will likely advise you to postpone your surgery.

It is important to note that abdominoplasty is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise.


Age, weight fluctuations, and genetics can all cause sagging skin under your arms. Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can reduce pockets of fat in your upper arm region, tighten and smooth the supportive tissue that defines the shape in your upper arm, and reduce excess sagging skin. The ideal candidate:

  • Is at a stable weight
  • Has significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Has no medical conditions that could impair healing or increase risk of surgery

If upper arm fat or saggy skin is bothering you, ask your Rochester Regional Health plastic surgeon if Brachioplasty is right for you.


Liposuction, also commonly called lipoplasty, lipectomy, or lipo, is one of the most common surgical procedures used to remove fat deposits and reshape and contour almost any area of the body. Liposuction can be used to slim and tone your:

  • Abdomen
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Butt
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Things
  • Upper Arms

Any man or woman who is unhappy with the appearance of excess fatty tissue could benefit from liposuction. Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures. Ideal candidates for liposuction include:

  • Healthy adults with no medical conditions that could impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
  • Adults at or near their ideal body weight
  • Adults with firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone

While it is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise, liposuction can be beneficial in removing stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods.

Mommy Makeover

Many of the changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth can’t be reversed through exercise and diet alone. If you’re looking to get your pre-baby body back and restore the shape you had before childbirth, a mommy makeover may be perfect for you.

Performed as a single-stage procedure, your mommy makeover will be a personalized procedure plan customized to meet your post-baby body goals. Mommy makeovers are often a combination of procedures which may include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck

You may be a candidate for surgery if you are in good health, are your ideal weight and are finished having children.

Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Surgery

If you’ve undergone bariatric surgery or experienced rapid weight loss, you may be struggling with stretched or loose skin. Your skin may not have enough elasticity to adjust naturally to your new body size. Surgical body contouring can help. This surgery removes excess skin and fat while improving the shape of your underlying support tissue, resulting in a better-proportioned, smoother contoured appearance.

Your personalized plan will be developed based on your individualized goals and may include:

  • Arm lift
  • Breast lift
  • Face lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Panniculectomy (tummy tuck)

You may be a good candidate if your weight loss has stabilized for at least six months, you’re a healthy non-smoker, and you are committed to a healthy lifestyle filled with fitness and proper nutrition.

Thigh Lift Surgery

Men and women may experience loose skin hanging around the thighs as a result of aging, weight fluctuations, and even genetics. Thigh lift surgery also called thighplasty, removes extra skin and fat on your inner and/or outer thighs, resulting in more contoured, sculpted legs.

You may be a candidate for thigh lift surgery if:

  • Your weight is relatively stable
  • You have excess soft tissue along your inner and/or outer thighs
  • You have good overall health and are a non-smoker

If diet and exercise efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking, and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you.

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If you are ready to speak with one of our plastic surgeons or would like more information about our cosmetic body surgery procedures, please call us at (585) 723-7670.
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