Body Procedures

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Dr. James Hoffman in Minneapolis – St. Paul, performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures to contour the shape of the body. Click the following for more information:

Continue reading for a brief overview the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction procedures.

Body procedures, often known as body-sculpting surgeries, are surgical procedures used to alter specific areas of the body. This can include surgeries to get rid of extra skin or excess fat, tighten the remaining skin, and tighten muscles. This reshapes and contours various body parts.

Body contouring has an effect on the balance and form of the body as a whole. Many patients have told Dr. Hoffman after breast surgery that their tummy looks different – saggier or larger – in comparison to their shapely breasts. The opposite is also true. Patients have told Dr. Hoffman following tummy tuck or liposuction that they wish their breasts were fuller or more shapely.

Frequently combining more than one surgery is the optimal means of ensuring body balance and symmetry. Performing two contouring procedures has several advantages to the patient. There is only one surgery, only one anesthetic, and only one recovery time. An additional benefit to the patient is the cost savings of one operation instead of two.

Any of the following procedures can be combined and performed in one operation. By utilizing several techniques and contouring the body as a whole, you can achieve more satisfying/optimal results and give a woman the figure she desires. Before recommending any surgery, Dr. Hoffman will perform an examination and evaluate the patient’s overall health.


Liposuction is a surgical treatment that eliminates extra fat deposits between the skin and muscles using small tubes and/or ultrasound energy. Lipo assists patients in permanently removing fat from many areas of their bodies, including the face, back, buttocks, neck, abdomen, legs, and upper arms.

The ideal candidate for liposuction is a person who is close to their ideal body weight, who exercises, and has a healthy diet but cannot get rid of isolated areas of fat. Liposuction can be performed on several areas at one time to ensure optimal body contours. Liposuction can be combined with breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck.

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Tummy Tuck Combined with Liposuction of Hips, Buttocks and Thighs

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat, tighten the muscles, and remove stretch marks from the abdomen. Women who have had multiple pregnancies are frequently good candidates for this operation. In other instances, substantial weight loss may cause the abdominal skin to become flaccid. Significant stretch marks in the abdominal skin are a telltale sign that the skin has stretched beyond its capacity to retract. In these cases, liposuction alone will not treat the problem. The excess skin and fat must be surgically removed.

Patients who are non-smokers, generally healthy, and have an optimal body weight are great candidates for a tummy tuck procedure. Patients can get this treatment if they don’t like how their stomach looks, are able to set realistic goals, and have a positive outlook.

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