3 Types of Surgical Body Contouring

Posted on Mar 03,2023 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

blog image

Surgical body contouring is a group of procedures that help to reshape and redefine the body’s contours by removing excess skin and fat. These procedures can help improve the appearance of a person’s body and boost their confidence. Accent On You offers a range of surgical body contouring procedures tailored to meet your needs. There are three types of popular procedures: liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and waist tuck. These procedures help patients achieve a toned, well-proportioned body shape that they can feel proud of.

If you’re considering surgical body contouring, it’s important to understand the benefits and limitations of each procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon at Accent On You have years of experience and can help you choose the best procedure for your needs.

Let’s take a closer look at each procedure.


Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat from specific body areas, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. This procedure is ideal for individuals who are at or near their ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise.

During the procedure, small incisions are made in the treatment area. A thin cannula is then inserted to break up and suction out the excess fat. Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. Most patients return to their normal activities within a few weeks.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles. This procedure is ideal for individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, or women who have had multiple pregnancies and are left with excess skin and stretched abdominal muscles.

During the procedure, an incision is made across the lower abdomen and the excess skin and fat are removed. The underlying muscles are then tightened for a more toned and defined abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It typically requires several weeks of recovery.

Waist Tuck

A waist tuck is a newer body contouring procedure that combines liposuction with skin tightening to create a slimmer waistline. This procedure is ideal for individuals with excess skin and fat around their waistline who want to achieve a more defined silhouette.

During the procedure, liposuction removes excess fat from the waistline. The remaining skin is tightened and lifted, creating a more toned appearance. A waist tuck is performed under general anesthesia. Most patients return to their normal activities within two or three weeks.

Which Is Best for Me?

The best body contouring procedure for you depends on your needs and goals. During your consultation with our plastic surgeon at Accent On You, we will evaluate your current body shape and discuss your desired outcome. We’ll then recommend the best procedure or combination of procedures to help you achieve your goals.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to achieve your desired body shape, schedule a consultation with Accent On You today. Dr. Nakamura and our experienced staff will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Contact us at our Arlington, TX office or by using our online form to schedule a consultation today.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Accent on You

Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

Posted in Body Contouring, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck