Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Plastic Surgery located in Southlake, TX

After major weight loss, you might think: “What about all this extra skin?” At his plastic surgery practice, Tarik Madni, MD, skillfully performs body contouring, such as arm and thigh lifts, to remove that extra skin and better reflect your new body. If extra skin after weight loss makes you feel unhappy or uncomfortable with your appearance, call the Southlake, Texas, office or click the online appointment maker to book a consultation today.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring refers to surgery that removes extra skin following major weight loss. The surgery can also remove excess fat and tighten muscles in the treatment areas. Ultimately, body contouring helps your skin fit your body instead of hanging on it. 

What parts of the body does body contouring address?

Body contouring can treat extra skin and other issues in many parts of the body. Some of the body contouring procedures that Dr. Madni focuses on in his practice are:

Arm lift

Brachioplasty, or arm lift, corrects sagging skin in the upper arms. Many people who lose a lot of weight experience dramatic skin sagging in this area. An arm lift can tighten the skin and create a sleeker appearance. 

Thigh lift

A thigh lift, or thighplasty, removes extra skin from the inner thighs. After weight loss, it’s common to have considerable sagging or folds of skin in this area, which can be quite uncomfortable. A thigh lift eliminates the extra skin and creates smooth inner thighs. 


Other body contouring procedures include tummy tuck to remove an apron of skin over the pubic area; breast reduction, with or without augmentation, to improve breast shape; and combination procedures like the lower body lift that covers the belly, thighs, and buttocks, or upper body lift that covers the breasts, arms, axilla and back.

Am I a good candidate for body contouring?

Many people who lose a tremendous amount of weight often up to 100 pounds or more feel unhappy and frustrated even after they achieve their weight loss goals. The main reason is that you can't lose the skin no matter how much extra fat you lose. 

When you gain weight, the skin stretches to accommodate the fat. The skin can bounce back after minor weight fluctuations thanks to its natural elasticity. But people who lose a lot of weight typically experience significant, long-term stretching, and the skin can’t bounce back.

So, it’s common to have folds of draping skin and significant stretch marks in certain areas after weight loss. If having extra skin bothers you, hurts your confidence, or is physically uncomfortable, you could be a good candidate for body contouring.

To learn more about body contouring surgery, call the office of Tarik Madni, MD, or book a consultation online today.