Body contouring is a surgical process used to reduce excess fat from areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms and back. Additionally, this process improves tone and shape of supporting tissues to create a slimmer silhouette.


Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic body contouring procedures, utilized to effectively target those areas that stubbornly hold on to fat despite diet and exercise – including your stomach, flanks, back, thighs, buttocks and arms where pockets of stubborn fat often remain.

Liposuction surgery entails making a small skin incision and inserting a tube with a vacuum pump or syringe-like action to suction out dislodged fat cells from underneath your skin. It’s typically performed using local or general anesthesia; additional sessions may be needed before reaching desired results.

CoolSculpting, TruSculpt and SculpSure are noninvasive body contouring techniques designed to reduce stubborn fat in specific areas without surgery or extensive downtime. While you won’t experience long-term soreness or swelling after treatments such as these, some doctors advise prior weight loss for optimal results from noninvasive body contouring treatments such as these.

Some forms of noninvasive body contouring utilize heat to destroy fat cells and tighten loose skin, using cryolipolysis (such as CoolSculpting), injection lipolysis (using deoxycholic acid injection to target fat cells), or radiofrequency lipolysis (SculpSure) as devices to do this.

Some body contouring procedures use laser technology to eliminate excess fat in specific areas of the face and body, including Cynosure’s SmartLipo treatment that uses triple wavelength laser light to dissolving fat in these areas, which the body then processes naturally and excretes out through natural means. Laser-based technologies are suitable for most skin types; however, some patients may experience temporary sensitivity or redness at the site of treatment that usually disappears within several days after their procedure. Other laser-based body contouring methods utilize infrared light to safely heat beneath your skin without burning it, shrinking short strands of connective tissue that connects fat cells with deeper tissues beneath. This can improve cellulite’s appearance while simultaneously decreasing flabby fatty tissue in targeted areas like stomach, arms and hips.

Arm Lift

Sagging arms can take away from an otherwise toned aesthetic that many men and women desire. If aging or significant weight loss has resulted in lax skin that hangs down over your upper arm, an arm lift (brachioplasty) may help reshape its contours to restore shape to them. This body contouring procedure may be performed alone or combined with liposuction to address specific areas on either arm that require toning.

An arm lift requires making a long incision on the underside of your arm and Dr. Sibel will carefully perform surgery to eliminate excess skin and fat in this area, leaving behind a smooth, toned surface with tightened remaining skin to create a natural-looking contoured sculpt. His goal is to avoid visible scarring by creating a slimming curve along its length.

Cosmetic arm lift surgery can help you eradicate loose, sagging arms that make dressing comfortably difficult. Once treated, you’ll feel more confident wearing short-sleeved shirts, dresses, and other stylish outfits with short sleeve sleeves or no sleeves at all! In addition, having less upper arm tissue hanging slack will lead to healthier arms by decreasing skin infections or rashes risk.

Patients suitable for this form of body contouring include healthy non-smokers who have noticed a loss of firmness and elasticity in the upper arm area that cannot be addressed through diet or exercise alone. This treatment often forms part of post-weight loss body contouring plans; therefore it should be considered once you’ve reached or neared your weight goal.

At your consultation, we’ll carefully assess if an arm lift is right for you and discuss its results and recovery timeline with you. To ensure your safety, we may require you to take some additional measures prior to the procedure, including following a healthy diet and refraining from smoking which can inhibit healing; wearing compression garments; adhering to pre and post operative care instructions as directed to expedite recovery more rapidly; etc.


Body contouring surgery can help you feel and look your best. This form of cosmetic enhancement is typically chosen by individuals who have reached their weight goal and committed themselves to maintaining a healthy diet and fitness regime. Furthermore, body contouring surgery may enhance results of other procedures like facelifting or breast lift surgery.

Surgery to enhance tissue shape and tone, remove extra fat deposits and skin, and tighten supporting structures such as arms, abdomens, buttocks, groins and thighs is called body contouring. A surgeon may combine multiple body-contouring procedures simultaneously in order to achieve an even and uniformed aesthetic result.

Some body contouring techniques require extended downtime and will leave some scarring visible for some time, yet when taken care of correctly the results can last long-term or even become permanent. You can reduce sagging and scarring by following a healthy diet, forgoing smoking, and exercising regularly – these strategies should all help your surgery results stand the test of time!

Your risk can also be minimized by selecting a plastic surgeon that you feel confident with and conducting research into their education, training, board certification status and previous experiences. Furthermore, setting realistic expectations about results is also key.

Facelifts are a highly popular treatment to address signs of aging in the neck and jawline, such as jowls and sagging skin. The procedure entails repositioning fat layers as well as tightening skin to create a more youthful facial appearance. There are various forms of facelifts including traditional, mini and combined Tummy Tuck/Facelift procedures.

No matter your weight loss goal or pregnancy status, Valley Plastic Surgery’s team of board-certified plastic surgeons are equipped to tailor a body contouring treatment plan specifically to you. Reach out now and see how we can help you love the way you look! Valley Plastic Surgery proudly serves West Chester, Mason and nearby Ohio and Indiana communities and can perform liposuction, tummy tuck, arm lift and labiaplasty procedures among many others – we even offer Mommy Makeovers customized specifically to restore tight pre-baby bodies following childbirth!

Neck Lift

Neck contouring creates a slimmer and more graceful neck and jawline. Sagging, wrinkled or loose necks can decrease facial beauty, making you appear older or heavier than you really are. A neck lift, also known as lower rhytidectomy, removes excess skin while tightening muscles to redefine the neckline – often in conjunction with facelifting but sometimes done alone as well.

Loose neck skin may be an indicator of ageing, as well as caused by genetic predisposition, sun exposure and smoking. Furthermore, many people wear turtle necks or high collars which obfuscate the neck line further.

Young patients with submental fat and visible bands would make excellent candidates for neck liposuction recontouring. A doctor will perform a pinch test to assess platysma muscles and subplatysmal fat. If visible bands exist both when at rest and while animated, liposuction recontouring will likely be beneficial to them.

Surgery generally occurs as an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, using a narrow cannula inserted beneath the skin to extract any extra fat deposits. After tightening muscle tightening to give a more youthful neck contour. Incisions will be placed strategically under chin creases or behind ears for maximum aesthetic result.

A neck lift is an increasingly popular procedure that can significantly enhance one’s appearance. It can reduce double chins and loose skin that contribute to an aged, unhealthy look. Furthermore, it provides more defined jawlines to frame the rest of the face.

After receiving a neck lift, you should expect some swelling and bruising; however, these side effects should subside within two weeks and you can resume work and fitness routines as long as they don’t overburden you.

If you are interested in neck contouring, Richmond Aesthetic Surgery will schedule a consultation where we will review your medical history and take photographs to help visualize the desired results.

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