Body lifts are surgical procedures that can be performed on almost any area of the body to restore the body’s shape, skin appearance, and skin tone.

No other method of body contouring is more effective in restoring shape and tone than a body lift.

Other body contouring procedures can be performed separately or within the same surgical session as a body lift including liposuction and breast lift or reduction.

Depending on the body areas involved, your surgeon may recommend a staged approach, or multiple surgeries performed several weeks apart.

Depending on the area of focus, body contouring can produce a smoother, flatter abdomen, tighten the buttocks, diminish cellulite on the thighs, and remove back rolls or excess back skin.

The Centre, P.C. recommends the use of the VitaMedica Surgery Program, a comprehensive pre- and post-surgery nutritional supplement system designed specifically for patients undergoing surgical procedures.

To learn more about the best body lift options for you, call or email the plastic surgery staff at The Centre, P.C. to schedule your free cosmetic consultation.

Excessive weight loss, heredity, and natural aging contribute to the problem, which has traditionally been solved with invasive surgical procedures that leave scars and don’t restore a healthy contour or shape. BodyTite is the latest in arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, and delivers tight, sculpted results without any [...]
BodyTite is an advanced body-contouring procedure that provides superior skin tightening and fat reduction compared with standard liposuction and other surgical procedures. The board-certified Indiana plastic surgeons at The Centre PC are proud to offer BodyTite as an alternative to more invasive liposuction and cosmetic surgery options. To learn if [...]
Butt augmentation with fat grafting, popularly called a “Brazilian butt lift”, is when excess fat is removed and reinjected into the buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift includes liposuction and butt augmentation to achieve a patient’s desired shape and contour. By removing excess fat from the abdomen, outer hip, inner thighs, [...]
No other method of body contouring is more effective in restoring shape and tone than a body lift. Other body contouring procedures can be performed separately or within the same surgical session as a body lift including liposuction and breast lift or reduction. Depending on the body areas involved, your [...]
Many people find that diet and exercise won’t always deliver the perfect appearance that they have been striving for. There are certain areas of the body where fat seems to be more stubborn than others. SmartLipo™ may be the solution to that problem. SmartLipo™ is a minimally invasive procedure that is safer [...]
This procedure reshapes the thighs and lower body in ways other procedures, diet and exercise can’t. A thigh lift is ideal for patients who want to smooth and tighten areas that may have become deflated due to significant weight loss. A thigh lift can be the final step in your [...]
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is an intense surgical procedure during which excess fat and skin are removed and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened. A tummy tuck can show dramatic results by reducing the appearance of a protruding abdomen that does not respond to diet and exercise.  Tummy [...]
As the years go on and life takes its toll, some people turn to plastic surgery to feel sexier and achieve a younger look. Many of the plastic surgeries offered at The Centre, P.C. can help men and women accomplish their cosmetic goals, but there are some that cater to [...]
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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. 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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3D Imaging
3D Imaging
Individualized 3-D imaging provides realistic results

The Centre P.C. now offers an advanced imaging technique called VECTRA ® 3D that provides patients with realistic previews of expected outcomes from specific surgical procedures prior to those procedures being performed.

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Many of our patients fly in from all over the world.
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