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Where On the Body Can I Get Body Contouring Treatment?

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Loose skin and stubborn fat can affect virtually anyone, but men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight are at a greater risk of developing these common cosmetic complaints. With surgical body contouring at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA, distinguished plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet helps patients reverse the unwanted side effects of weight loss, pregnancy, and aging with a full suite of body contouring procedures. Keep reading to discover some of the most popular features to slim down and shape up with body contouring surgery.

What is body contouring surgery?

Body contouring can be used to refer to a wide range of treatments and procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, that are designed to reshape a person’s figure. This is primarily accomplished through skin removal, skin tightening, and fat removal but can also involve repositioning and reinforcing certain muscles as well as other techniques.

Who needs body contouring surgery?

Many patients turn to body contouring surgery after weight loss to help get rid of excess skin, hanging skin folds, and stubborn areas of fat that have become unresponsive to diet and exercise. Body contouring is also popular among women who have experienced physical changes associated with pregnancy or breastfeeding. Age-related concerns can also be addressed with surgical body contouring.

Where can body contouring be performed?

Most often, body contouring surgery is used to reshape and resculpt the following areas:


The breasts go through an enormous amount of change during a woman’s life, whether she is a mother or not. With breast enhancement surgery, which is considered a form of body contouring, Dr. Charvet can help correct sagging breasts, deflated breasts, and other cosmetic issues. Common types of breast enhancement surgery include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast revision
  • Breast reduction


With abdominoplasty surgery – also known as a tummy tuck and often combined with liposuction – patients are able to remove a great deal of excess skin and fat from their midsection, resulting in a dramatically slimmer and smoother new physique. Abdominal stretch marks and diastasis recti can also be addressed with a tummy tuck.

Arms and legs

The upper arms are a classic problem area for many weight loss patients, with loose skin giving them a “bat wing” appearance. The thighs can also be a stubborn area for resistant fat, stretch marks, wrinkled skin, and hanging skin folds – all of which can be corrected with arm lift and thigh lift surgeries – two popular body contouring procedures.


Whether or not a person has lost weight, the buttocks often begin to sag or droop with age. Depending on the nature of the patient’s concerns and their desired outcome, butt enhancement surgery may involve skin removal, fat transfer with Brazilian butt lift (BBL), or another approach.

Am I a candidate for body contouring after weight loss?

Ideal candidates for skin removal after weight loss should be at or near their goal weight and have maintained a healthy, stable weight for at least 6 –12 months. This helps to ensure a safe and successful procedure and long-lasting results. During your initial consultation for body contouring surgery after weight loss in NOLA, Dr. Charvet will carefully examine your areas of concern, evaluate your overall health, review any necessary records, and determine if you may be ready for this life-changing procedure.

Let us sculpt the figure of your dreams with body contouring surgery in New Orleans

If you have unwanted reminders of your former look or simply want to restore a more youthful, slimmer shape, body contouring surgery may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Take the first step toward getting the curves you’ve always wanted by calling Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your consultation with top NOLA plastic surgeon and body contouring expert Dr. Heath Charvet, and let us help you look and feel your best.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.