Page ContentBodyBody contouring encompasses a number of different body sculpting techniques used to reshape almost any area of the body after pregnancy, significant weight gain or loss, or simply natural aging. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to get you back to a beautiful, healthy physique. LiposuctionLiposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving body contours and proportion, and enhancing self-image. It can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin, calves and ankles. In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases liposuction is used in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck. Read additional information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For a non surgical liposuction option, consider CoolSculpting.Tummy TuckA tummy tuck – or abdominoplasty – removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.Popular plastic surgery tummy tucks include the mini and standard full tummy tuck.Find out the criteria for being a tummy tuck candidate, and other tummy tucks Houston information, from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or schedule a consultation with a Kelsey-Seybold plastics surgeon.Body Contouring After Weight LossAfter weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported:Upper arms may sag.Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward.Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang.Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin.Surgical body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. The result is a more normal appearance to the body, with smoother contours.Find out the criteria for being a surgical body contouring candidate, and other information, from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A Kelsey-Seybold plastics surgeon will do an assessment, make a recommendation, explain risks and benefits and answer your questions.