Plastic surgery treatments to correct body shape

Plastic surgery treatments to correct body shape

12th Sep 2020


The shape and cosmetic appearance of the human body plays a vital role in shaping their outlook and personality. People with good body aesthetics and those identifying with the latest trends look more attractive and aesthetically pleasant. Mainly, women are extremely image-conscious. Aesthetic flaws or shortcomings in the body affect the self-esteem of many women and make them feel insecure. 

The human body is made of different parts, and many areas of the body carry immense aesthetic importance. These areas include the abdomen, sides, flanks, breasts, and buttocks. The good news is that there are plastic surgery procedures available to treat aesthetic flaws and shortcomings in these localized body areas and help enhance your physical appearance. Below are the plastic surgery treatments available to correct the shape of your body.


Liposuction is the most common and popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people get liposuction to improve the shape of their bodies. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that enhances different localized areas of the body, which in turn makes your overall body look shapelier. If the development of stubborn fat pockets is affecting your body aesthetics and self-esteem in negative ways, you may consider getting liposuction. It has an excellent record of contouring the human body by taking out the excess, unwanted fat from different areas. 

However, keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. The fat removed from the body is not enough to make any difference in your body weight. Liposuction is purely a body contouring surgery. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make tiny incisions on the target areas like the abdomen, sides, flanks, upper back, and thigh. He will then introduce a tumescent solution into the area and then insert the cannula through the incision. After that, the surgeon will move the cannula back and forth to dislodge the fat from the nearby tissues. He will then use a suction pump to remove the fat. The incisions are then sutured and closed. The same steps are repeated on all target areas until they are contoured.

Tummy tuck

Another plastic surgery that effectively contours the human body is called the tummy tuck. It is also famously known as abdominoplasty. The tummy tuck is recommended for those who have a saggy abdomen. For example, if you are a mother, chances are pregnancy has made your belly saggy. Other factors that make the stomach saggy include massive weight changes, aging, poor skin quality, etc. 

There is no doubt that a saggy abdomen is undesirable. It makes you look aged and aesthetically unwelcoming. Furthermore, it makes it difficult for you to fit well into your clothes. Also, in the case of a severely saggy abdomen, you will be at higher risk of infection. The good news is that the tummy tuck can effectively enhance your belly by removing the excess fat and skin from the abdomen, besides tightening the abdominal wall muscles.

During the operation, the surgeon will make major incisions on your abdomen and then access the loose abdominal wall muscles through the incisions. He will then tighten the muscles and then remove the excess skin from the abdomen. If required, the navel will be repositioned to look youthful. After the surgery, your belly will become firmer, smooth, tighter, and aesthetically pleasant. As a result, the shape of your overall body will improve, and your self-esteem will get a boost.

Breast augmentation

The breasts are the most crucial parts of the female body. They signify your femininity and fertility, in addition to defining your physical beauty. Aesthetic shortcomings in the breasts can affect your overall body outline. One of the problems that many women suffer from is having smaller breasts. The modern standard of female beauty places a large emphasis on the size of the breasts. 

Women desire to have bigger and proportional breasts. If your breasts are smaller and not in proportion with your body outline and other physical features, your body will appear poorly shaped. Luckily, there are plastic surgery procedures available to improve your breast size and shape and thereby enhance your overall body shape.

If your breasts are smaller and you desire to have bigger breasts, the plastic surgeon may recommend breast implant surgery. Breast implants are artificial objects that are put into the breasts through incisions. The implant is made of a silicone shell that comes pre-filled with a silicone gel or is filled with a saline solution. Breast augmentation with implants is a major plastic surgery operation and performed under general anesthesia. After the procedure, your breasts will become considerably large. Breast implants come in different sizes, and the results of the surgery depend mainly on the implant size that you select.

On the other hand, if your primary goal is to make your breasts shapelier and add some projection to them, the plastic surgeon may recommend fat transfer surgery. However, to be a good candidate, you need to have excess fat in your body that can be used as donor fat. During the surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will use liposuction to remove the excess fat from different areas of your body, such as the abdomen, sides, and flanks. He will then process the fat in a centrifuge and then use a special needle to inject the fat into your breasts. As a result, your breasts will become shapelier and mildly projected.

Breast lift

Another aesthetic condition that affects many women is the development of saggy breasts. Like saggy abdomen, saggy breasts are undesirable and look aesthetically unwelcoming. The breasts can become saggy due to factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, aging, and gravity. When the breasts become saggy, they look aesthetically unwelcoming and affect the shape of your body in negative ways. In such a case, you may undergo the breast lift to restore your firmer breasts and shapelier body.

The breast lift is performed under general anesthesia and involves incisions on the breasts. The plastic surgeon will access the underlying muscles through the incisions and then repair and tighten the loose breast muscles that are among the primary reasons responsible for the development of saggy breasts. After tightening those muscles, the surgeon will reposition your nipples so that they are placed higher on your breasts and look perky.

In the next step, the plastic surgeon will remove the excess skin from your breasts. If your areolas are wide, the surgeon will reduce them by eliminating the excess pigmented skin from the edges. In the last step, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. A few weeks after the surgery, you will see that your breasts have become firmer, tighter, perky, and aesthetically welcoming. These improvements will help enhance your overall body outline and shape.

Buttock augmentation

The buttocks are also counted among the most critical aesthetic areas of the body, especially in women. There is no doubt that bigger and shapelier buttocks enhance your overall body shape. On the other hand, if your buttocks are smaller or flatter, it can make you look less feminine and fertile. The good news is that the aesthetic features of the butt can be improved through plastic surgery procedures like buttock augmentation.

The first option to augment the buttocks is the use of implants. If your buttocks are smaller, you may undergo buttock implant surgery to make them large and appear more feminine. Buttock implants are external objects made of semi-solid silicone material that is highly durable. Furthermore, buttock implants are permanent objects and deliver lasting results. These implants are put into the buttocks through incisions.

On the other hand, if you want to add mild projection to your butt and look more curvaceous with natural results, the plastic surgeon may recommend you fat transfer surgery, which is also called the Brazilian butt lift. During the operation, the doctor will use liposuction to take out the excess, unwanted fat from your body and then inject the fat into your buttocks. As a result, your butt will gain projection and look contoured, which can boost your body shape.


Most people are incredibly conscious when it comes to the shape of their body. They desire to have a body that is shapelier and conforms to the latest beauty trends.  This applies particularly to women. Women want to look more feminine, fertile, and physically beautiful. However, different factors affect the physical appearance of the female body. I have explained those factors above. Furthermore, I have described the most effective plastic surgery treatments that have excellent records of correcting the shape of the body. If you have aesthetic flaws or shortcomings in your body, you may consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to explore your treatment options.

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