Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving the body contours and proportion. Liposuction uses a special surgical instrument called a cannula to break up and remove excess fat deposits.
Mommy makeovers are combination surgeries that address cosmetic concerns resulting from pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover may include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction or other procedures.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove this excess skin and fat from the abdomen due to age, pregnancy, weight fluctuation or prior surgery leading to excess collections of unwanted fat and sagging skin in the tummy area. A tummy tuck may be combined with other body contouring procedures.
A belt lipectomy, or body lift, is a surgical procedure that is typically performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck after massive weight loss. This procedure extends around the lower back to remove excess skin and lift the buttocks. A lower body lift may involve the thighs and/or buttocks to remove excess skin and improve contour.
A butt lift, or buttock augmentation, is a surgical procedure to improve the contour and projection of the buttocks. The procedure may involve incisions to lift the buttocks and/or fat grafting to increase the volume and shape of the buttocks.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift uses fat grafting to create more volume and a fuller, rounder contour. Fat grafting uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your buttocks. While a butt lift is meant to correct natural sagging, a BBL is intended for improved volume and symmetry.
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce excess skin and fat of the upper arms. The incisions are typically placed on the inside or back of the arm.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to smooth, contour and remove excess skin and fat from the thighs. The incisions may be concealed along the groin or extend down the inner thigh.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the labia, the folds of skin around the vagina, or to reduce physical discomfort by modifying labia size. Labiaplasty may also be part of gender-affirming surgery.
Many body procedures may be combined in a single surgery. Your CU Medicine Cosmetic Surgery provider will work with you directly to determine your individualized approach.
Body Procedure Providers
Brooke French, MD, FACS
Chris Kaoutzanis, MD, FACS
David Mathes, MD, FACS
Julian Winocour, MD, FACS