Weight Loss – Body Contouring Specialists


Arm lifts, thigh lifts, and circumferential tummy tucks are performed to reduce excess skin and fat of individuals in whom diet, exercise, or liposuction alone will not correct the aesthetic imbalance. Candidates for these types of body contouring procedures are typically (but not limited to) those who have had extreme weight gains or losses or have developed skin laxity due to age.


An Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, uses an incision on the inner part of the upper arm to remove the excess skin. Liposuction is performed as needed to remove fat from the arms for a more contoured appearance. General Anesthesia is administered by a Board-certified Anesthesiologist.


An Inner Thigh Lift or Thighplasty treats lose skin of the inner thigh. A thighplasty can be accomplished through incisions hidden in the groin crease or may require an additional longer scar along the inside of the thigh from groin to knee. Liposuction reduces any diet-resistant fat to improve leg contours. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia administered by a Board-certified Anesthesiologist.


A circumferential abdominoplasty is an extended tummy tuck designed to rid patients of extra skin and fat around the entire middle section of the body. Most patients who require this form of abdominoplasty have experienced a significant weight loss that has left them with excessive loose skin, and wish to accentuate their new slimmer bodies. During this procedure, the skin of the tummy is removed with additional skin removed from the flanks (lifting the thighs) and lower back (giving a slight lift to the buttock). The muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and the surgeon may employ liposuction to contour specific areas of the abdomen and back. A circumferential abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, although very occasionally an overnight hospital stay is required.

If you are considering an Arm Lift, Thighplasty or Circumferential Tummy Tuck in the Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo area, please contact The Centre for Plastic Surgery today to get started with an initial consultation. Know your options, we’ll help you look your best!

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