Body contouring, reshaping, sculpting
Body contouring, reshaping or sculpting is a general term used for surgery done to improve the shape of a certain area of the body. In addition, some patients have body contouring to tighten the abdominal muscles and skin that have become loose during multiple pregnancies or following dramatic weight loss. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss will usually have excess skin and loose muscle tissue that needs to be removed and tightened for best appearance.
The body sculpting procedure involves removing excess skin and fat. The procedure may also tighten loose muscles to improve the contour of the body. In some cases the skin removal is around the entire body. Surgical scars are generally unobtrusive and, in the case of tummy tucks, are usually well hidden by underwear.
As people age, or after dramatic weight loss, the skin and tissues of the upper arm can become loose and flabby. This loosening results in a condition sometimes humorously known as “bingo wings.” A procedure to tighten the skin of the upper arm is called an arm tuck. With an arm tuck, the incision is placed directly on the undersurface of the arm or in the armpit area. The minimal incision scar is not easily seen when looking at the arm from either side. The arm tuck procedure provides a more youthful, flattering appearance, and can be more comfortable with certain types of clothing.
To discover whether body reshaping is right for you, and to understand the options and risks, please review our range of procedures and call our office for a consultation appointment.