Body contouring is a term referring to cosmetic procedures that remove fat and excess skin to define and enhance the body’s silhouette. Losing fat in certain areas of the body can be difficult, even with proper diet and exercise. To eliminate those stubborn bulges, many women and men undergo contouring procedures.

Liposuction is one of the most common forms of body contouring. This fat removal method is typically used for people who are close to their ideal weight, but have a few remaining pockets of fat. Liposuction can target many different areas of the body, including the chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, back, thighs, waist, and more.

A thigh lift, which is a body contouring procedure used to treat “saddlebags,” or fat deposits on the sides of the upper legs and buttocks, can make the lower body more in proportion with the upper body. Another area-specific procedure, called a tummy tuck, removes loose and sagging abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal muscles, to create a flat stomach and contoured waistline.

If a patient is seeking overall body contouring, he or she may undergo a total body lift. Body lifts usually involve several procedures such as liposuction; the removal of extra skin on the back outer thighs and buttocks; a tummy tuck; and a breast lift. A body lift may be necessary for an individual who has lost a tremendous amount of weight, but still has remaining fat pockets and sagging skin.

Additional body contouring procedures often involve implants, which improve body proportions and provide more shapely contours. Breast implants, calf implants, and chin implants are among some of these procedures. In some cases, a fat transfer procedure may be performed in lieu of implants to naturally enhance disproportionate areas of the body.

For patients in Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and other surrounding communities seeking body contouring surgery, award-winning, Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald is the trusted choice. Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to learn more about our cosmetic procedures.