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Body plastic surgery

If you could change one part of your body, what would it be? For almost any body part you choose, the experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons at Truman Medical Centers/University Health can help.

From liposuction to a "mommy makeover" to skin removal surgery after massive weight loss, our plastic surgeons offer a broad range of body contouring procedures.

As a part of Truman Medical Centers/University Health's academic team of specialists, you can rest assured that your procedure will be performed with safety as a top priority and that a highly experienced team of medical professionals including board-certified anesthesiologists will be involved.

We use cutting-edge techniques and postoperative pain management to minimize discomfort and shorten recovery.

Body plastic surgery procedures we perform

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

A well-toned abdomen is something many people strive for. If diet, exercise and weight control aren't enough to help you achieve your goals, you may want to talk to one of our plastic surgeons about a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck will remove excess fat and skin. In most cases, the procedure also restores weakened or separated muscles. The result is a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.

People who have localized areas of fat in the abdomen and hips may want to combine a tummy tuck with liposuction.

Liposuction (fat-removal surgery)

Liposuction is indicated for fat deposits in troublesome areas that are not improved with diet and exercise. While there are a number of noninvasive methods for fat reduction, liposuction is the most effective and predictable treatment. It is also minimally invasive and results in minimal pain and downtime.

Our plastic surgeons perform liposuction to permanently reduce the number of fat cells in various areas throughout the body, including:

  • Abdomen.
  • Arms.
  • Back.
  • Buttocks.
  • Chest.
  • Face, neck and chin.
  • Thighs.

Liposuction incisions are typically very small and normally barely visible once they've healed.

Our liposuction patients often report feeling more self-confident and inspired to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep up their new figure.

Mommy makeover

A mommy makeover is a specialized combination of body contouring plastic surgery procedures to address concerns about breasts and the abdomen that can arise after childbearing and breastfeeding.

Every mommy makeover is unique and custom-tailored to the woman's needs and goals. Components of a mommy makeover may include:

A mommy makeover can sometimes be performed in one operation. In other cases, several separate procedures are needed. Your surgeon will make a recommendation based on what is best for you.

Plastic surgery after weight loss

If you've lost a large amount of weight you have a reason to celebrate. But whether you achieved your weight-loss goals through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, you may have excess skin in areas like your abdomen, arms and legs. It may be a struggle to find clothing that fits right. This excess skin can also lead to rashes and infections.

Our plastic surgeons will create a customized body contouring plan that is designed for your body and your goals. Treatments may include things like a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift or body lift.

Upper arm lift surgery (brachioplasty)

Losing a large amount of weight can leave you with excess skin on your upper arms. Exercise alone can't get rid of this excess skin. An arm lift can help you achieve the toned, slender arms you desire.

An arm lift is commonly performed along with other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction.

Male cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is just as much for men as it is for women. Procedures we perform for men include:

  • Male breast reduction (gynecomastia treatment).
  • Liposuction.
  • Male body lift after losing a large amount of weight.

Body plastic surgery before and after photos

Learn more about body plastic surgery

To schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons or receive educational information about body plastic surgery, call 816.876.2919 or complete and submit this short form.