What Is Body Contouring Or Body Sculpting?

Body contouring is a broad term that describes a variety of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to improve and reshape the body. Your current medical condition and goals will determine the number and extent of body contouring the surgeon uses. Body contouring can be performed using both non-surgical and surgical techniques.

Who Is A Good Candidate To Do Body Contouring?

You should be a great candidate for body contouring:

  • Be a healthy adult
  • Stabilize any major weight loss
  • Commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and a balanced diet
  • Keep a positive attitude and set realistic goals
  • For any skin tightening procedure, you must be a non-smoker
  • No medical conditions or other factors that could increase your risk of having surgery
  • There are no medical conditions that could hinder healing

Body Sculpting Is Used To Treat Certain Areas Of The Body.

Body contouring or aesthetic plastic surgery can be done on any part of the body. These are some of the most common areas that patients want to improve:

  • Neck and face
  • Upper arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Waistline and back
  • Thighs
  • Calves

These are some common body contouring procedures which can be done by UncraveRX:

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Children, age, extreme weight gain, or loss of weight can cause the stretch to the skin and abdominal muscles. In some cases, unwanted fat may be added to the midsection. An abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin from the abdomen and stubborn fat pockets from the stomach area.

Arm Lift

An arm lift is a useful part of body contouring when the upper arm skin shows signs of sagging. This can be due to age or rapid weight loss. Upper arm lifts are used to reshape the upper arms and remove excess fat.


A body lift involves a series of procedures that target different parts of the body. The plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and reshape and tighten the affected areas to give the patient a more youthful look.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breasts can become saggy and flattened with the aging process, extreme weight loss, or breastfeeding. A breast lift, either by itself or as part of full-body sculpting, can restore breasts to their youthful firmness.

Neck Lift And Face Lift

The appearance of the neck and face can be affected by weight loss or aging. The appearance of lines, creases, and jowls may begin to occur. Facelifts are often recommended for patients who want to contour their bodies.


Liposuction (fat reduction) is often performed by itself, or in conjunction with another procedure, such as a stomach tuck. This helps the surgeon to remove excess fat from that area. Liposuction can be used on almost any part of your body.

Skin Tightening

Excess skin removal and tightening can be done during body contouring. You can also have skin tightening done separately or as a non-surgical procedure.

Nonsurgical Body Contouring Techniques

There are many non-invasive options available for excess fat removal and skin tightening.

Low-Level Laser Therapy (Laser Body Shaping): This low-level laser therapy delivers cold laser energy to body tissues. This energy is absorbed by fat cells and then broken down and absorbed by the body.

Ultrasound: ultrasound uses focused sound waves and high intensity to disrupt fat cells. They will then dissolve slowly over time. This same technique stimulates the growth of collagen and causes the skin to tighten.

Radiofrequency: Radiofrequency treatment delivers controlled energy to excess fat, creating heat within fat cells and then destroying them. Most patients can resume their daily activities within a few hours after non-invasive procedures to reduce excess fat and tighten skin.