body Contouring 

The term body contouring refers to any procedure that enhances the shape of your body or mid-section to give you a more proportionate figure.  Body contouring procedures includes liposuction, abdominoplasty / tummy tuck, body lift, thigh lift, brachioplasty, and post-bariatric cosmetic surgery.  These procedures can be performed alone or in combination to help you achieve the maximum improvement.

Nashville plastic surgeon Don Griffin, MD is well known for his passion and artistry with advanced body contouring techniques that can help to restore the figure you’ve always wanted. With over 18 years experience in all areas of body contouring- liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, circumferential body lifts and arm lifts plus non-surgical options like Exilis Elite, you can be certain that he will recommend the best procedure to fit your particular concern. 

It’s important to understand that none of these body contouring procedures are weight-loss procedures.

Body contouring procedures are not weight loss solutions, they are for treating specific problem areas.   The closer you are to your ideal body weight, the better your results are going to be. If you have exercise-resistant fat bulges that are out of proportion to the rest of your body or excess skin either fromweight loss or pregnancy, you would be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck or body lift procedure.

At your consultation, Dr. Griffin will assess your shape carefully, review your health history, and explain your options before crafting an individualized surgical plan focused on your needs.  

abdominoplasty / tummy tuck

Despite regular exercise and a good diet, you may still have areas of loose abdominal muscle or skin in your midsection that gives your whole body an out-of-shape appearance. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck surgery, removes excess skin and fat from the waistline that exercise and diet cannot remove.


Tight, firm body contours show off the results of healthy habits, but in some cases even regular exercise and good nutrition are not enough to correct areas of excess fat. For those cases,  liposuction is often the best solution to achieve a firmer, tighter look that truly reflects your active lifestyle.  


If loose skin and tissues are creating physical or emotional discomfort that prevents you from enjoying your slim new shape as fully as you would like, a post bariatric plastic surgery procedure in Nashville, TN, is typically the most effective solution. Similar to abdominoplasty surgery, a body lift can be performed all around the body to remove excess skin and fatty tissue, thus giving you a much more proportionate and attractive body shape.


Also referred to as an arm lift, a brachioplasty is performed to remove flabby or sagging tissue on the arms and improve your body’s overall contour.


A thigh lift is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs.

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