Plastic Surgery

Learn about cosmetic body sculpting surgery options in Miami with Dr. Zuriarrain.

What You Will Learn In This Guide:

Plastic Surgery on the body is a growing field. In this guide, you’ll understand the benefits of body shaping and body contouring. You’ll learn why you might be a good candidate for body surgery. You’ll learn the best ways to meet with your surgeon, what you can expect during your body procedure and how your body will heal after the surgery is performed. You’ll also learn the best steps for body surgery maintenance.

We’ve also provided a list of glossary terms so that you can check out the body surgery terminology for yourself.

A Guide To Body Surgery: What You Need To Know

Body surgery opens up a wide arena of possibilities for the look you want to achieve. There are surgical techniques to help shape and contour your body. Surgical procedures help lift and tightened the areas of the body that exercise and diet can’t touch. For these, think of tummy tucks, breast lifts and liposuction.

Facial surgery can help correct these problem areas by tightening and toning the facial muscles, removing excess skin and giving your entire face a much-needed younger look.

Common Face Surgery Questions

How will I know if body surgery is right for me?

By simply thinking about the idea of making a positive impact on your body, you’ve already begun the first step to becoming a new, improved you.

Some reasons you may choose to undergo body surgery may be due to the following reasons:

  • Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
  • Losing or gaining a large amount of weight  or having gone through bariatric surgery
  • You’re not seeing any improvements from working out, dieting or exercising
  • Parts of your body seem disproportioned
  • You have breasts that sag or droop

I have many questions! How can I talk to someone about body surgery?

Before undergoing any type of plastic surgery, you must meet with your surgeon to discuss all the benefits of a body surgery procedure. Your surgeon will listen to your desires for the outcome of your surgery and pair that with real world experience and the knowledge of what can and can’t happen based on your body type, heredity and circumstances.

Your surgeon will have the opportunity to take measurements, learn more about your health history and discuss any details you may need to know before surgery. They’ll also be able to give you an in-depth discussion about what you can expect to happen during your surgery.

Please don’t hesitate to come in for a consultation to get answers to all the many questions you may have about undergoing any type of plastic surgery.

The basics of body surgery

Body Surgery 101

From the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, there is a whole bevy of body surgeries that can help you become confident and excited about your body. No matter which surgery you choose to have, your surgeon will meet with you to discuss the details of your specific surgery, how long your surgery will last and how long it will take to get you back on your feet again.

Depending on which procedures will be performed, your surgery length and recovery may vary. If you’re having an in-depth surgical procedure, there are certain things you may need to quit before surgery. Both smoking and aspirin can cause problems for your operation. In addition to changing certain habits, you’ll also be given instructions for bathing or eating the night before your surgery.

On surgery day, you’ll be given a general anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. You’ll then undergo your surgery using the tools and procedure told to you by your doctor. Your surgeon will ensure all incisions are closed and that they are hidden as well as possible on your body.

For recovery, you’ll be taken care of and monitored while you wake up from surgery.  Once you are able to handle all discharge requirements, you’ll most likely be able to go home to recover. If you’re having a procedure that is non-invasive, you may be able to return to work on the very same day.

After-Surgery Guide
for Recovery

It’s imperative that you follow your surgeon’s recommendations for recovery after surgery. You’ll be given specific things you need to do like monitoring your incision for signs of infection or following up with your doctor’s office in the days after surgery. Make sure to follow all instructions as this will help speed your healing and minimize scarring.

For surgical procedures, the down time will be around a month to 6 weeks on average. Once your bruising and swelling go down, you’ll love seeing the results of your life-changing procedure.  It’s always our favorite part to see our client’s reactions after their outcome is revealed.


We have decoded the different procedures and terminology you might come across when studying up on which body surgery is right for you.

Body & Breast Combination ProceduresPerforming a combination of procedures is a common patient request that will help achieve the most results at one time. Learn more about the options with combining cosmetic surgery procedures.

Combination Video

LiposuctionEveryone has heard of lipo and for good reason. It really does a great job at removing unwanted fat from the body. Once the fat is gone, it’s gone forever as long as you take care of the area through good diet and exercise practices. The surgery requires a vacuum like suction tool that is inserted into the body to remove the layers of unwanted fat.

Liposuction Video

Breast LiftA mastopexy is a surgery that helps to remove unwanted tissue and reposition the breasts in a higher, tauter position on the chest. Nipples and areolas can also be adjusted during a breast lift. This surgery can also be used in conjunction with breast implants.

breast lift Video
Levantamiento de senos

Brazilian Butt Lift / BBLGreat for removing unwanted tissue and fat from the buttock area and lifting the butt to a nice, desired position, butt lifts are quickly becoming a sought after procedure. There are different ways that you can get a butt lift to help increase the volume and size of your buttocks. Surgery that uses grafting to reposition tissue from one area of the body and add it to the area where your deep tissues live in the buttocks. This technique is known as a Brazilian Butt lift.
Tummy Tuck / AbdominoplastyGreat for fixing those bothersome areas after pregnancy, a tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, helps remove excess fat, tissues and muscles from under the abdomen and gives the area a flatter more toned appearance.


Thigh LiftThighs are a common area of complaint thanks to loose skin or excess fat in the area. Having a thigh lift helps get rid of this excess skin and tighten and tone this problem area.
Arm Lift / BrachioplastyA brachioplasty can help remove excess skin from under the arms. This skin that goes from the elbow to the underarm can get very loose and cause a flapping movement when you wave. A tightening and tonin in this area can make you look years younger.
LabiaplastyA labiaplasty works to trim the lip-like area on the outside of your vagina. Both the major labia and the minor labia, can be enlarged, asymmetrical or wrinkled. The procedure works to give a tighter, more even appearance to the labia.

The surgery consists of a trimming procedure that helps make the area look smaller and more even. The results are wonderful for those having trouble wearing certain outfits or bathing suits or for those feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable with the labia area.

Body ContouringBody contouring involves both surgical and non-surgical ways to shape the body and give a toned and tightened appearance to various parts of the body. From thigh contouring to breast contouring, there’s a technique available to help any part of the body that you’re unhappy with.
The surgery consists of a trimming procedure that helps make the area look smaller and more even. The results are wonderful for those having trouble wearing certain outfits or bathing suits or for those feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable with the labia area.
Mommy MakeoverThough pregnancy is one of the most wonderful things a woman can experience, it can leave your body in a state that is hard to recover from. A mommy makeover helps tighten and tone the areas of the body that were stretched during pregnancy. The surgery may include a breast lift or augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction or labiaplasty.
Face/Neck LiftAs we age, our faces and necks tend to lose elasticity. A face or neck lift can restore tightness to the area, reduce sagging of the cheeks and get rid of the jowls or double chin look that affect so many of us as we age.

I’m ready to go for it!

What are the next steps?

If you’re excited to make the leap and talk about your surgery, you want to find a surgeon and a team that you can trust! Our certified and trained surgeon will talk to you about getting you started on the journey to becoming your true self. There’s no time like the present to start making things happen in your life. We are happy to speak with you anytime about scheduling a consultation.