Cosmetic Body Surgeries


Individual Custom Cosmetic Surgery

Because of her 30 years experience in surgery, Dr. Barnett is able to offer a wide variety of body contouring procedures. She customizes the treatment to the need. Some individuals with good skin tone can benefit from liposuction alone; others have combination problems with overhanging skin or lax muscles from child bearing. With such individuals, tummy tucks or more drastic procedures such as belt lipectomies are necessary.

You can be sure that Dr. Barnett will be honest in her assessment of your problem even if it means refusing to operate. She will help tailor a program to meet your needs taking into account the whole individual with their unique physical, emotional, social, and financial factors.

Body Contour Surgeries performed by Dr. Barnett:

Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Thigh lift; Arm Lift, Mons Reduction; Scar Revisions; Hernia Repair.

Body surgeries performed by dr. barnett



Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue. There are three common variations to the procedure:

  1. Traditional liposuction, simply defined as surgical suctioning of excess fat deposits. 
  2. The tumescent or super-wet technique that requires an infusion of saline solution, with added adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat. 
  3. Ultrasound - assisted lipoplasty or UAL, where ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical suctioning. 

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks. 

Tummy Tuck


A flat and well - toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The common causes of this include:

  1. Pregnancy 
  2. Aging
  3. Significant fluctuations in weight 
  4. Heredity
  5. Prior Surgery

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother & firmer. 

Arm Lift


Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits. If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you. 

An arm lift:

  1. Reduces excess skin and fat between the underam and the elbow. 
  2. Reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours
  3. Results in a more toned and proportionate appearance. 

Thigh Lift


If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you. This surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better - proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. 

Scar Revisions


Scar revision is plastic surgery performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on the face or body. Discoloration, surface irregularities and other more subtle scar characteristics can be cosmetically improved by surgical scar revision or other treatments recommended by your plastic surgeon. These types of scars do not impair function or cause physical discomfort and can include scars resulting from minor injury and prior surgical incisions. 

Hernia Repair