Body Procedures

We all want more slender, flattering silhouettes, but attaining this result may not be possible through diet and exercise alone. For patients who have achieved a stable body weight, Dr. Burgess performs a variety of surgical body procedures including:


CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. This FDA approved technique will help to reduce fat in problem areas that may be resistant to reduction through exercise and diet.

Liposuction and VASER® Liposuction

Liposuction is a frequently-performed procedure to remove deposits of fat and tissue that cannot be lost through traditional diet and exercise. Liposuction has many uses, can be performed in many areas, and may be combined with other surgical techniques to achieve the desired result.

Tummy Tuck

Excess skin around the abdomen following pregnancy, aging, a dramatic weight loss, or after bariatric surgery, can be removed and tightened with a tummy tuck procedure. This procedure may also incorporate liposuction.

Mommy Makeover

The birth of a child is one of the most joyous events in a woman’s life. This joy, however, can be slightly tempered by the effects that pregnancy and nursing can have on a woman’s body. A physique that was once slender may now exhibit some loose skin and a lack of tone. For these women, board certified Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa Burgess, offers a suite of mommy makeover procedures, designed with mothers in mind.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is ideal for removing the “batwing” effect seen when a patient exhibits excess skin hanging from their upper arms. The procedure may combine liposuction and excision to achieve the desired result.

Thigh Lift

Improving contours of the inner or outer thigh can be achieved with a thigh lift.  This may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better toned thigh.

Body Contouring

Following excessive weight loss, patients often turn to a variety of body contouring procedures to fully realize a more slender silhouette. These results may achieved through more than one technique including excision of excess skin and liposuction to remove stubborn fat and tissue deposits.


Possibly, the most exciting addition to our office is ThermiVa® for treatment for the intimate female zone. This is used for vaginal rejuvenation and can help address changes in vaginal health often caused after childbirth (vaginal laxity) and natural aging. It may help with modest stress incontinence. Treatments use radiofrequency to gently deliver heat to the external labia and inner vagina. This helps reduce and tighten the tissue by rejuvenating the collagen. There is no downtime and is typically done as a series of 3.


ThermiTight® is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive option that gives women an alternate to having surgery. For the right candidate, a small probe using radiofrequency technology is used under the skin to create significant tightening. ThermiTight® is a great option for women looking for an alternative to having breast lift surgery. It is ideal for patients who are not large-breasted and also who need a minimal amount of a lift. ThermiTight® can also tighten areas such as the neck, jowls, abdomen, arms and bra strap fat. This is typically done as a single treatment.


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