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Cosmetic Body Surgery Procedures

Despite their best efforts, many women and men cannot change or fine-tune their contours with regular diet and exercise. Some people may be prone to collecting excess fat in areas that aren’t responsive, and pregnancy or aging can contribute to tissue laxity.

Cohn Plastic Surgery offers several body contouring procedures to achieve what a healthy lifestyle cannot. These procedures are highly customizable and can help you to achieve your ideal body goals.


Liposuction surgery removes localized fatty deposits from the body that are resistant to normal diet and exercise. This procedure uses vacuum suctioning technology to gently remove excess body fat through small incisions from virtually anywhere on the body. Most patients can return to normal activities after a few days.

Lower Body Lift

Lower body lift surgery is a comprehensive body contouring procedure that addresses several areas to create symmetry and harmonious contours in the lower body. This procedure will address areas such as the thighs, lower back, abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Your lower body lift will be tailored to you to focus on the areas of your choice. The procedure will use a combination of liposuction and excision to reshape the body, and your results will start to become visible soon after your procedure. Recovery times may vary, but most patients can return to light activity after a few weeks.

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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover procedure is a combination of body contouring techniques that restore a woman’s body after the rigors of childbearing. You can personalize your Mommy Makeover to fit your needs and concerns, but this procedure usually includes a breast enhancement surgery, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction. Dr. Cohn may suggest other body contouring procedures that may benefit your Mommy Makeover. Recovery after a Mommy Makeovers will depend on the procedures used and the extent of corrections made. Most patients will be able to return to normal activities after a few weeks.

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  • The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) focuses on the lower abdomen. A tummy tuck is used to remove stubborn fat and sagging skin to create smoother, more lean abdominal contours. This procedure is also used to correct diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles. Diastasis recti is very common among women after pregnancy or men who tend to carry a lot of weight in their abdomen. A tummy tuck is a great way to restore youthful contours and add tone. Recovery times may vary, but most patients can return to regular activities after two weeks.

  • Tummy tuck revision corrects or refines the results of an initial abdominoplasty. This secondary procedure can help repair unsightly scarring and lower high abdominoplasty scars, correct changes due to additional pregnancy or weight fluctuations, smooth abdominal muscles, and eliminate unwanted fat. Tummy tuck revision is chosen for a number of reasons, including poor healing, additional weight gain, and contour revisions.

  • Significant weight loss is a wonderful accomplishment. Unfortunately, it often results in sagging skin that hangs and localized pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise. Plastic surgery after weight loss can include a variety of excision techniques that remove excess skin and fat and better highlight your weight loss transformation. Common techniques include abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy, thigh lift, arm lift, neck lift, and breast lift surgery.

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  • Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) is a body contouring procedure that focuses on improving the shape of the upper arms. This procedure is useful for combating signs of aging and excess fat, which can create the appearance of “bat wings.” This stubborn fat can be challenging to treat with targeted diet and exercise, and loose skin is nearly impossible to tighten in aging arms without cosmetic assistance. Most patients will need to use compression garments to aid in the healing process. Recovery time after the procedure will vary depending on how much tissue is removed.

  • Belt lipectomy surgery addresses skin laxity and excess fat along the “beltline.” This procedure is typically used for patients who have experienced significant weight loss and now wish to improve their contours by removing excess skin. This procedure can be tailored to fit the patients’ needs and consist of several body contouring strategies, such as liposuction and abdominoplasty. A belt lipectomy helps to restore balance and improve the contours of the lower body. Recovery after a belt lipectomy will vary between patients, but most patients return to regular activity after a few weeks.

  • Thigh lift surgery is designed to reduce fat and add tone in the thigh area. A thigh lift tightens the upper legs by minimizing skin sagging and excess fat. A thigh lift can be performed using a variety of incision patterns and techniques, and Dr. Cohn will advise you on which technique would best help you achieve your desired results. Following the procedure, you will need to use compression garments to aid in healing. Most patients will be able to return to regular activities after a few weeks.

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