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Augmentation des fesses par lipofilling et liposuccion des hanches
Buttock augmentation with lipofilling and hip liposuction

Dermolipectomy, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, umbilical transposition, body lift, stomach liposuction, soft liposculpture, smart lipo, cool lipo, cryo lipo, laser lipo, body sculpting, lipofilling, liposculpting, lipostructuring, lipomodelling, tensing yarns, fat transfer, arm lift, thigh lift, buttock lift, cryolipolysis, vaser Lipo, PAL liposuction, MicroAire liposuction, Lipomatic, etc. Browsing the Internet, it can get quite challenging to understand the subtle differences between all these techniques.

Whether it is the aftereffect of a drastic weight loss, being temporarily overweight, stubborn fatty tissue despite a strict diet and physical activity, excess skin, inadequate fat distribution, a lack of curves, an unattractive figure, or excess weight, body contouring plastic surgery may be an appropriate approach in several cases.

Who Is Body Contouring Plastic Surgery For?

Body contouring plastic surgery is aimed at patients who wish to bring some harmony into the shapes and curves of their body. Body plastic surgery is designed to correct the proportions in various parts of the body, particularly the belly, the buttocks, the thighs, the calves, and the arms to achieve a more attractive figure.

Patients who decide to have body contouring plastic surgery are usually looking for solutions to correct certain physical flaws they feel insecure or uncomfortable about. The discomfort can be physical and impede the patient’s movements in their everyday life, or psychological.

Body contouring plastic surgery is a way to restore the patient’s self-confidence by rebalancing their morphology while maintaining natural-looking results. Doctor Vincent Masson practises various techniques of body contouring plastic surgery in Paris. Internationally recognised for his skills and expertise, Doctor Vincent Masson utilises every new, innovative body contouring plastic surgery technique out there. He is in a prime position to advise his patients as to the best surgical procedures to perform to meet their expectations.

Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lifts are usually performed to tone the arms and to treat the excess skin which can accumulate in this area of the body. This type of lift tightens the skin all while removing any excess fat, thus reducing the circumference of the arms.

After a clinical exam, the surgeon decides on the type of procedure which should be performed to treat issues with the size of the arms or an abnormality of the skin. Liposuction of the arms may be carried out using various techniques, depending on whether there is excess skin or not. Based on the amount of excess skin, the scars may be horizontal, in the axillary region, or vertical, on the internal side of the arm.

Most of the time, this operation of body contouring plastic surgery in Paris is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgery induces little pain and its cost may be covered by your national health service in the case of restorative surgery.

Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty

Plastic surgery of the belly, also known as tummy tuck, abdominal dermolipectomy, or abdominoplasty, counts as one of the most commonly performed body contouring plastic surgery operations. This type of treatment is appropriate for patients who wish to have a flatter stomach, with no excess skin or fatty tissues.

After significant weight loss or liposuction in the stomach area, the skin on the belly can become overstretched and remain there in excess. If the excess skin is significant, Doctor Vincent Masson can perform an abdominoplasty to remove the loose skin. Most of the time, an abdominoplasty is performed in addition to liposuction to ensure harmonious results.

If the skin flap covers the pubis, the cost for this operation of body contouring plastic surgery in Paris may be covered by your national health service.

Buttock Lift

The firmness and curves of the buttocks count among some of the most significant beauty criteria. Buttock lifts are popular with men and women alike. To reshape the buttocks and give them a firmer, more shapely aspect, Doctor Vincent Masson performs various aesthetic medicine and body contouring plastic surgery procedures in Paris.

Prostheses, buttock lift, or hyaluronic acid injections are some of the techniques which can be used to correct flat or saggy buttocks. To restore firmness, reshape, and increase the volume of the buttocks, another possibility is lipofilling, also called Brazilian Butt Lift. This body contouring plastic surgery procedure consists in extracting fat from different areas of the patient’s body (belly, thighs, knees, hips, etc.) to reinject it into the buttocks. Almost invisible, the scars left by a lipofilling procedure have an average size of 2 mm to 3 mm.

How to Choose the Right Slimming Technique?

Excess fat (“lipo”) may be sucked out or directly removed (“lipectomy”), excess skin may be taken out and retightened (“lift”), the distribution of fat may be changed (“lipofilling” or “fat transfer”), the muscles may be sculpted (“diastasis”). Various liposuction techniques are available, each relying on either cold, heat, laser surgery, micro vibration, as well as various types of cannulas. In any case, every patient is unique and the best solution for them can only be determined following a consultation and clinical examination with Doctor Vincent Masson, plastic surgeon in Paris.


This treatment consists in eliminating fatty tissue permanently through a targeted application of cold. Cryolipolysis may be performed in the belly area, on the buttocks, the love handles, the thighs, the arms, or the double chin. This type of treatment is particularly appreciated by patients with little excess fat wishing to avoid a more serious body contouring plastic surgery procedure.

Cryolipolysis is not a general slimming treatment, but rather an effective technique for sculpting the body by targeting localised fat deposits. Following a consultation and a clinical exam, Doctor Vincent Masson will determine whether the patient is eligible for this type of treatment depending on their objectives and physical characteristics.


Liposuction is the technical reference in the treatment of excess fat located in various areas of the body. This body contouring plastic surgery procedure reshapes the figure by sucking out fat through liposuction cannulas. The operation is usually carried out under general anaesthesia and the patient remains in hospital for 12 to 48 hours, depending on the amount of fat extracted. If the areas are small, local anaesthesia, with or without additional sedation, may also be appropriate for this type of body contouring plastic surgery procedure.


Lipofilling – or fat transfer – is a slimming technique which targets one area of the body by extracting fat from it and transferring it into others. This enhances the areas in question by making them more curvaceous. Fat transfer is ideal to redefine the figure in a natural, long-lasting way. This body contouring plastic surgery procedure may be performed on various areas of the body, including the breasts, the belly, the thighs, the internal side of the arms, or the calves.


Dr Vincent Masson is a plastic surgeon with a post-graduate diploma in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and a gold medal in surgery from the Paris Hospitals. He is a former senior registrar and attaché at the Hôpital Saint Louis.

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