Body Contouring

Learn more about body contouring options at Cleveland Clinic. Body contouring refers to procedures that change the shape, or contour, of a part of your body by removing excess skin and underlying fat. Procedures include liposuction, tummy tuck and panniculectomy, body lift, arm lift, thigh lift and more.
Body Contouring Surgery


Removes excess fat from a wide variety of areas, including the chin and neck, hips, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, knees and ankles and buttocks.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) & Panniculectomy

Tummy tuck removes excess abdominal fat and skin; typically, also reestablishes weakened or separated muscles. Panniculectomy addresses excess skin below the belly button due to weight loss.

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Surgery After Significant Weight Loss

Fine-tunes body areas after significant weight loss through a variety of body contouring procedures.

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Body Lift

Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused, in part, by poor tissue elasticity.

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Arm Lift

Removes excess hanging skin from the underarm and reshapes the under portion of the upper arm – from the armpit area to the elbow.

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Thigh Lift

Reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, for smoother skin and better-proportioned contours.

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Buttock Lift

A buttock lift improves and/or removes excess, sagging buttock and thigh skin resulting from weight loss, aging and gravity, or genetics.

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The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

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Download our Information Guide about Body Contouring

Download Our Free Body Contouring Guide

Enhance Your Appearance: Eliminate Excess Skin and Underlying Fat

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

When considering a cosmetic or surgical procedure, always look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with specialized training and significant experience. For the best results, choose a cosmetic surgeon who is affiliated with a major medical center, such as Cleveland Clinic.

Make sure to ask your cosmetic surgeon about his or her credentials, training and how many procedures he or she has performed.

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