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Excess fat and loose skin that appear on a range of body area can often be extremely difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. Even in those who are relatively physically fit, fat deposits can be so stubborn that no matter how many stomach crunches you do or diet regimens you try, nothing seems to eliminate them. Procedures designed to address these issues and give your body a more fit, contoured appearance are available here at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Our specialty-trained plastic surgeons can tighten the abdominal muscles and smooth out the skin in the midsection; remove excess fat deposits in just about any body region; and eliminate loose skin and extra folds that have appeared after significant weight loss. Doctors at OSU are skilled and experienced with body enhancement procedures that can renew your contours and boost your self-confidence.

Please take a look at the following treatment options, and click the links for more detailed descriptions of procedures. If you would like more information on our body contouring treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact the OSU Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today.

Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

Recent weight loss, pregnancy, and other factors can cause an excess of loose, lax skin to build up in the abdomen. Even the most rigorous diet and exercise programs can fail to eliminate this accumulation of extra skin. Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) tightens the underlying abdominal muscles, removes excess skin, and smoothes out the remainder for a more taut, toned-looking stomach region.

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One of the most popular surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures, liposuction can remove areas of excess fat virtually anywhere on the body, including the thighs, hips, abdomen, love handles, back, arms, and buttocks. Our practice offers a number of liposuction techniques to meet individual patients’ needs, and the procedure can be performed as an outpatient.

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Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery

After significant weight loss, it can often be disheartening to experience an excess of loose skin and folds in a variety of body areas. Plastic surgeons at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can take you on the next step of your weight loss process by performing post-weight loss body contouring surgery. This procedure can consist of one treatment or a combination of options designed to address multiple regions of the body. With post-weight loss body contouring, the skin of the arms and thighs can be lifted and tightened, and the entire midsection and trunk region can be re-contoured and renewed.

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