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What is body contouring?

Body contouring includes several techniques that sculpt the body by removing fat, tightening skin, removing excess skin, or repairing stretched muscles. Body contouring may be a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments based on skin quality, the extent of the condition, and the level of the results a person hopes to achieve. Many people who have lost a significant amount of weight undergo custom body contouring treatments to remove excess skin and enjoy a smooth, attractive figure.

Who is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

Dr. Arroyo explains who would be a good candidate for body contouring. There are several techniques that sculpt the body by removing fat, tightening skin, removing excess skin, or repairing stretched muscles.

Who's a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

Benefits of body contouring

Body contouring provides many benefits for patients who desire a firmer, tighter physique, including the following:

  • Lifts, firms, and sculpts the figure
  • Makes exercise and mobility easier
  • Improves hygiene
  • Provides greater physical comfort
  • Relieves rashes caused by skin rubbing
  • Improves the fit of clothing
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Minimizes cellulite
  • Eliminates some pockets of fat
  • Eliminates loose skin
  • Provides a more youthful appearance
  • Completes the journey after significant weight loss
  • Improves self-confidence

Body contouring options at Arroyo Plastic Surgery

At Arroyo Plastic Surgery, your body contouring procedure will be customized to suit your needs. Whether you require surgical or non-surgical body contouring, we will understand your aesthetic goals and help you decide which body contouring procedure is right for you. 


Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure. It is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. These areas include hips, thighs, love handles, abdomen, back fat, buttocks, arms, and neck. Custom liposuction treatments gently remove fat cells, which, once removed, are gone forever. This sculpting treatment can create an hourglass figure or enhance your body contour, sculpting away fatty zones, bulges, and lingering areas of fat.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck procedure can restore the abdominal wall if it has been stretched due to weight gain, pregnancy, or aging. This procedure is often necessary for those who have lost a significant quantity of weight or experienced stretched or split muscles, stretch marks and hanging skin after pregnancy. The difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck is that a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and reconstruct the underlying muscles of the abdomen, whereas liposuction simply removes fat. 

Mini tummy tuck

A mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck both remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles, but a full tummy tuck is more comprehensive, treating the entire abdominal area. A mini tummy tuck is an excellent option for people who require tightening and flattening below the belly button, not above. The incisions in a mini tummy tuck are typically shorter than that of a full tummy tuck, and the recovery time is generally faster. 

Brazilian butt lift

A Brazilian butt lift is a favorite amongst our patients because it takes unwanted excess fat from one area of the body and transfers it to the buttocks, handling two issues in one procedure. For many, this is enough to treat the entire contour of the lower body in a natural, pleasing way.


Sculptra is an amazing product that stimulates natural collagen production. With Sculptra injections, you can enhance the look of your buttocks without undergoing surgery to place implants, requiring general anesthesia or lengthy downtime. A Sculptra butt lift can be the ideal option for leaner patients that envision a fuller, lifted look to the buttocks. Imagine enhancing the shape and lift of your derriere with injections rather than implants – that is the beauty of Sculptra.

Fat Transfer or fat grafting

Fat transfer or fat grafting is a method used in body contouring that helps to enhance or sculpt certain areas of the body while removing unwanted fat from another. Fat cells are removed and then purified in fat grafting through a complex process. These cells are then injected into the desired area of your body whether it is the buttocks, face, or breasts.

Mommy makeover

The mommy makeover is a procedure that helps surgeons to address multiple areas of concern in one surgery. It is not a one-size-fits-all procedure but is customized to match the specific condition of the individual. A mommy makeover generally includes a tummy tuck and some form of breast surgery but may include any of the following: Breast lift, Breast augmentation, Breast reduction, Liposuction, Arm lift, Thigh lift, Tummy tuck, Mini tummy tuck.

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Body contouring treatments at Arroyo Plastic Surgery

At Arroyo Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals in a comfortable, understanding, state-of-the-art environment where you always come first. Your experience is always personalized and caring, ensuring that your procedure and eventual outcome are just what you wanted.

Dr. Christian Arroyo is a recognized leader in the field of plastic surgery, known for his excellence in patient care, meticulous technique, and beautiful results. Call today for a consultation about body contouring in Houston at Arroyo Plastic Surgery.

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