As we age, our skin loses elasticity, our muscle tone may diminish and fluctuations in weight can affect our appearance in many ways. We may be unable to achieve the appearance we desire through diet and exercise alone. The abdomen is a good example of this. Added weight, gravity, the aging process, and childbirth all can and do affect this area of your body. Depending on your anatomy and situational factors, it may be best to combine the tummy tuck procedure with not only liposuction but also a thigh lift or as part of an entire body lift. Receiving procedures in such combinations dramatically improves the contours of your body. For patients with excess skin and fat deposits above the waist, upper body procedures such as an arm lift or male breast reduction also significantly improve anatomical symmetry and an overall balanced and slimming look. There are many options available to reshape and enhance our bodies above and below the waist. Schedule your tummy tuck consultation at either Joplin, MO or Bella Vista, AR with Dr. Maningas to discuss the options that are right for your body.