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Losing weight is not always enough to get the body shape you want. Even with diet and exercise, genetics might still have an effect. Some people are prone to fat deposits in their hips, while others struggle with their bra role, chin, or thighs. If you have difficulty shedding fat from specific areas, body sculpting in Indiana could give you the look you have been striving for. Both women and men deal with persistent areas of concern but the cosmetic industry has solutions for everyone!

What is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is any cosmetic procedure used to sculpt the body into a more desirable shape. We offer surgical procedures to address areas where stubborn fat or loose skin can be excised, sometimes coupled with several non-surgical treatments available as follow-ups to make smaller adjustments or non-surgical options alone are sufficient.

A plastic surgeon can contour the body by removing or while tightening extra skin, reducing stubborn fat deposits, or reshaping specified body areas. With body sculpting, Indiana patients can target problematic areas to provide an individualized outcome that is unique to them, particularly when diet and exercise have reached their maximum potential. Body sculpting is not a weight loss treatment, it should only be used when you have reached a reasonable goal weight.

Surgical Procedures Available

Surgical body contouring in Indiana is done by lifting, tucking, or removing excess skin and fat from the body. Tummy tucks, breast lifts, or double chin surgery are examples of surgical methods which involve removing skin and fat while arranging suturing tissue into its new form. Traditional liposuction is another surgical sculpting method where fat cells are permanently removed from the body using a cannula and suction device inserted through small incisions. Surgical options usually have more noticeable results which last but can also be more expensive, more invasive, and require a longer recovery period.

Arm and Thigh Lifts

If you have lost a significant amount of weight but find that there is still some loose skin that is in the way of allowing you to show off your body, you could benefit from getting an arm lift or a thigh lift procedure. These surgical procedures can return your body to proper proportions, and address the skin that stretched out from weight gain but now has nowhere else to go.


Liposuction is a popular method for removing extra body fat after proper diet and exercise has gotten you most of the way to your ideal weight. At The Centre, P.C., we use SmartLipo or InVasix’s FaceTite and BodyTite, which is safer and less invasive while tightening the skin. Liposuction can be used almost anywhere, including on your abdomen, arms and legs, buttocks, thighs, and in the chin and neck area. While we can conduct a lipo procedure on its own, it is often to the patient’s benefit to have it done in conjunction with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast surgery. The Centre, P.C. also offers SmartLipo, or laser lipolysis, which uses laser technology to melt the fat and suction it away without having to be put under general anesthesia.

Tummy Tuck

Similar to the arm and thigh lifts, a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, remove the extra skin that remains on your abdomen after losing the weight that builds up there. Our gut is one of the primary areas where weight accumulates, so tummy tucks or mini tummy tucks are two of the most popular surgical procedures among patients.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

We also provide labiaplasties to women who want to adjust the shape or lessen the size of their labia minora. The number of patients undergoing this procedure continues to rise as it tends to be one of the more affordable surgeries on the market.

Non-Surgical Treatments We Offer

In addition to the basic procedures that you would see in any plastic surgery practice, we also offer more specialized body contouring treatments that are non-invasive:

  • Coolsculpting and Dualsculpting: A machine which freezes the fat deposits you wish to get rid of all while your body disposes of naturally.
  • InMode FaceTite: Tightens the face and stimulates collagen without the need for surgery.
  • InMode BodyTite: Similar to FaceTite but focuses on tightening the body and any other areas of your torso where you might consider liposuction.
  • Morpheus8 Microneedling
  • InMode Evoke, Evolve, Tone, Transform, Face and Cheek
  • Remodeling Skin Body

You can schedule a consultation with us to learn more about what these products can do for you.

Call Today to Find out More About Body Contouring in Indiana

Body contouring procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, work best for people who have reached, or are near, their ideal body weight. Individuals who are relatively active and have a healthy diet but cannot seem to get rid of stubborn fat deposits will benefit the most from body sculpting in Indiana.

If you are unsure about which body sculpting procedure is best for you, or if you are a good candidate for this type of intervention, our experienced licensed professionals can help you come to the best decision. Contact us to set up a time to discuss your goals regarding surgical and non-surgical body sculpting options in Indiana.

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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