There are a myriad of establishments offering body contouring and various fat removal treatments, so how do you know which one is right for you? You may want to  trying non-surgical treatments first, but what if they do not give you the results you want? If you are looking for more effective body contouring in Mesa to handle your aesthetic needs, you will want to turn to a board-certified plastic surgeon team like the physicians at Stutman Plastic Surgery.

Body contouring encompasses a variety of different plastic surgeries, all of which can help reshape your body. These procedures are usually aimed at improving your upper arms, waistline and hips, and thighs. They target the extra skin and fat tissue that will not disappear with good diet and exercise. Depending on the procedure, body contouring surgery will remove stubborn fat deposits and tighten excess skin and muscle in the area you are focusing on. It is also common to use your own fat to augment buttocks, hips and breasts to improve your overall shape.

At your first visit, you will discuss what you are unhappy with on your body and what your aesthetic goals are. Our plastic surgeon understands how you may be unsatisfied with sagging skin due to aging or weight loss because it can leave you looking older or less energetic. We can help you reclaim your youthful appearance and give you the confidence you deserve.

Types of Body Contouring Surgery

People can decide they are ready for some serious body contouring after significant weight loss, a pregnancy, or just because of the changes that come with aging. Many times, multiple areas of your body are affected so it is not unusual to combine a variety of procedures into your own personal makeover.

Arm Lift

If you feel like your upper arms have excess skin hanging down when you hold them up, you may be interested in an arm lift. If your surgeon feels that it is likely that your skin will be able to shrink on its own you might decide on liposuction alone but if not, extra skin can be carefully removed to complete your look.


An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can help you with your abdomen and mid-section. It can be expanded to include your flank areas or back as well, depending on your needs. Excess skin and tissue are removed while abdominal wall and side or back muscles are tightened.


Thighplasty, also called a thigh lift, can help slim your thighs with the removal of excess fat and tightening of drooping skin. A thigh lift is not used instead of diet and exercise; it is aimed at helping those who have stubborn fat that will not disappear with a healthy diet and exercise and is usually done after the majority of weight loss has occurred.

Multiple Procedures

If you have lost a tremendous amount of weight, you may want to address your abdomen, hips/buttocks, and thighs. Luckily, it is very possible to have multiple body shaping procedures done at our practice in Mesa. We can remove excess skin and pockets of stubborn fat during a body lift surgery to complete your transformation into the new slimmer you.

Another time when multiple procedures may be appropriate is after pregnancies and breastfeeding have made their changes in your body. Even after you have worked diligently to get rid of pregnancy weight gain, you may still be noticing how things have not returned to their pre-pregnancy state. A Mommy Makeover is perfect in this situation and will usually include a tummy tuck and a breast lift or other breast enhancement surgery.

What Are The Risks of Body Sculpting Procedures?

Any surgical procedure carries risks that include infection, excessive bleeding, or damage to nerves or other adjacent tissue that is not being removed. There is also recovery time before you will be able to return to your usual activities. Most of the time you will need to take time off work and limit certain activities when you first return to work.

If the results of a body contouring procedure in Mesa do not remain permanent, it could be due to the natural process of aging or a large increase in weight. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your youthful and healthy-looking appearance for as long as possible.

Reach Out To Us For a Body Shaping Consultation in Mesa

If you have experienced dramatic weight loss or the negative effects of pregnancy on your body, you may be ready for body contouring in Mesa. Even if the only reason you are dissatisfied with your current body is due to the changes of aging, you deserve to look your best. Call today to make an appointment with our seasoned plastic surgeons. Dr. Stutman will be able to help you make the changes you are yearning for.