Following a significant loss of weight, or as a result of the aging process, many patients are interested in body contouring procedures, which surgically reshape of the body by removing excess fat and skin.

Arm and Leg Procedures

    Thigh lift

    When the skin of your thighs has lost elasticity, a surgical reshaping may provide a smoother, more proportionate shape. Your surgeon may recommend a combination of liposuction and thigh lift surgery to achieve your desired result

    Arm Lift

    Aging or major weight loss can cause the undersides of your upper arms to sag or appear loose. This surgical procedure removes excess skin and fat deposits for a firmer appearance.

Abdominal Procedures

The Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic at Northwest Hospital offers a number of corrective and aesthetic procedures to enhance the contours and profile of your abdomen and lower torso.


    Following major weight loss, many patients are left with a flap of skin and tissue that sags from their abdominal area. The flap can be heavy, uncomfortable and even hazardous to the patient’s health. It can be removed through a surgical procedure called a panniculectomy. The procedure is often covered by the patient’s insurance with a doctor’s referral.

    Tummy Tuck

    This surgical procedure, which can often be performed on an outpatient basis, firms and flattens the abdominal profile through the removal of excess skin and fat deposits.

    Lower Body Lift

    This inpatient surgical procedure tightens the abdomen, hips and buttocks through the removal of excess fat and sagging skin that has lost its elasticity.

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

    This surgical procedure is performed to correct weakness in the abdomen caused by hernias and other conditions. Abdominal wall reconstruction involves the repositioning of the patient’s abdominal tissue, along with redistribution of the abdominal muscles to the body’s midline for increased stability.