The Skinny on Body Contouring

It seems as if everyone these days is trying to shed a few pounds. Nothing feels better than working for the body of your dreams. Even for those who are successful, excess skin can lag behind, preventing your weight loss efforts from truly shining through. Fortunately for those struggling with excess skin after weight loss, body contouring may offer a solution.

I had always heard about body contouring, but never really knew much about it. I decided to research about the procedure and finally learn more for myself.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a surgical procedure that shapes the support tissue while getting rid of any excess fat and skin left behind after massive weight loss. The procedure helps to transform the shape of your body and in turn your body confidence.

Types of Body Contouring

There are many different varieties of body contouring offered by plastic surgery offices around the country. These varieties include tummy tucks, fat transfers, or liposuction.

Tummy Tucks

Those who keep up a rigorous exercise regimen may still find themselves dealing with stubborn stomach fat for many reasons, including age, genetics, or previous pregnancy. A tummy tuck aims to circumvent these factors and create a more toned abdomen.

A tummy tuck is known in the medical community as an abdominoplasty. During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgery will get rid of excess belly fat and work on restoring muscles to create a more flat stomach. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss, and those who are planning to lose a significant amount of weight should do so before they elect to get a tummy tuck done.


You’ve probably heard liposuction referred to as “lipo” before. Liposuction sucks out any undesired fat deposits from the body, making the body much slimmer. The surgery can be performed on many parts of the body, ranging from the thighs to the upper arms. It is ideal for patients who wish to remove fat from a variety of areas.

Fat Transfer

A fat transfer is another way to give the appearance of a more sculpted body. The procedure takes liposuction one step further. After removing the fat from one area of your body, the fat can be injected into another more desired location on the body, such as the breasts or the butt, creating a curvier body shape. Many consider this a “natural” form of plastic surgery because you are not inserting silicon or other foreign substances into the body.

Where to Go for Body Contouring

Most plastic surgery offices, like Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, offer body contouring surgeries, including tummy tucks, liposuction, and fat transfers. It is important to meet with a certified, reputable plastic surgery to find out which body contouring procedure is best for you and your needs.

I hope this post helped you learn more about body contouring and the different surgery options available and cleared up any confusion you have about plastic surgery overall.

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