At Dr. Nunnery's Plastic and Reconstructive Clinic, there are a variety of plastic surgery procedures available to improve your body's appearance. Dr. Nunnery's specialty is the body lift. You can find out more about this procedure and others, in the information provided below. To learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures offered, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nunnery.


Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are a popular procedure with both men and women. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) flattens protruding stomachs and tightens loose skin on the abdominals with a combination of surgery and sometimes liposuction. Men with excess skin from weight loss can also have dramatic results with abdominoplasty surgery. After pregnancy, a woman will often have very loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles cause this area to stick out. If you find that your stomach area is stubborn and resistant to natural efforts to your efforts to flatten it, a tummy tuck can be an effective solution to this problem. An abdominoplasty is best for women not interested in having more children, since pregnancy can diminish the results of this procedure.


Body Lift

Many gastric bypass patients and others who have lost a great amount of weight come to Dr. Nunnery for a full body lift. When you lose weight rapidly, sometimes the skin does not adjust accordingly. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and significant changes in weight will lead to sagging skin. Not only is sagging skin unappealing to the individual who has worked so hard to improve their body image, but it also presents various hygiene problems.


Dr. Nunnery's body lift will include an extensive tummy tuck. An extended abdominoplasty covers more area than a traditional tummy tuck. The extended tummy tuck is usually all that's needed for patients who've undergone natural weight loss. Many gastric bypass patients need more surgical intervention to restore their shape. If this is your case, Dr. Nunnery will perform a circumferential tummy tuck. In a circumferential abdominoplasty, an incision is made that completely circles the waist. With this incision the tummy and buttocks are tightened and lifted.


Dr. Nunnery will individually customize the body lift procedure to your goals. If you would like to tighten sagging skin under the arms, an arm lift can be done in addition to the tummy tuck. A breast lift can improve the look of drooping breasts. This procedure will leave scars, but "the trade-off is a more pleasing figure and clothes that fit better," according to Dr. Nunnery. The scars will be treated with a laser to make them less noticeable. During a consultation with Dr. Nunnery you can discuss which type of body lift would be best for your situation.


Thigh Lift

A thigh lift can be done separately or in conjunction with a body lift. An incision is made in the inner thigh where it will be most inconspicuous. Dr. Nunnery will tighten the skin and use liposuction to remove fat in the thigh if needed.



Liposuction can slim and contour a section of your body. Liposuction results are best seen in individuals who are already close to their ideal weight. Dr. Nunnery uses both methods of liposuction; tumescent and ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. In the tumescent technique Dr. Nunnery injects local anesthesia and saline into the area where fat will be removed. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty heats the fat cells so they can be suctioned out easily. Dr. Nunnery will discuss which technique would be best for your area of concern during your consultation.


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