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Look and feel your best with body contouring

Body contouring

Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to get rid of those stubborn areas of fat or loose skin. No matter what beauty looks like to you, our skilled body contouring specialists can help you achieve your goals with the help of the latest surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring, also called body sculpting, includes any combination of procedures that help to improve the look of loose skin, persistent areas of fat or a protruding stomach. Surgery can remove that skin to improve your quality of life and appearance.

Unwanted areas of fat that do not go away with diet and exercise can be removed with both surgical and nonsurgical (noninvasive) options. After having children, your abdominal muscles can separate, resulting in a protruding stomach, and this can be improved surgically by tightening those muscles.  

Some of the most common body contouring procedures include:
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Panniculectomy
  • Body lift
  • Breast lift 
  • Upper back lift
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift 
  • Liposuction
  • CoolSculpting®

These procedures are most effective if you are at or near your ideal body weight. Depending on your goals, our team will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that may include surgical or nonsurgical treatments. 

Request a consultation

Schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon at 800-275-6401.

Body contouring treatments

Our plastic surgeons perform all types of body contouring surgery including:
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin can result from pregnancy, aging or weight loss, to create a flatter, smoother stomach. Our surgeons are skilled in performing a variety of tummy tucks, including standard, mini and extended procedures.
Body lift (belt lipectomy)

This procedure improves the appearance of your stomach, hips, back and buttocks by extending a tummy tuck around your waist.
Breast lift

Also called a mastopexy, a breast lift can improve the shape and appearance of your breasts by raising your nipples, removing excess skin and reshaping your breast tissue. This procedure will reshape and raise your breasts and can be done at the same time as breast implant surgery.
Upper back (bra-line lift)

If you have back bulges or sagging skin along your bra line, this procedure can remove excess fat from your upper back.
Arm lift

With aging or weight loss, the loose or excess skin of the upper arms can begin to sag. An arm lift removes the sagging skin from the upper arms, so you can wear tank tops and T-shirts with confidence.
Thigh lift

Whether caused by age, genetics or weight loss, excess thigh fat and skin can be very difficult to eliminate. During a thigh lift, your excess thigh fat and skin are removed from the inner thighs to improve appearance and function.


Liposuction removes excess fat deposits in different areas of your body including your thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, stomach and back. We offer suction-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction or (tumescent) or Vaser® Lipo (using ultrasound waves).

A panniculectomy removes larger areas of fat and hanging skin that often result from significant weight loss. The hanging skin can result in skin irritation and sometimes impact your daily activities. The amount of skin removed varies, and your surgeon will tailor a plan specific to your needs.

CoolSculpting®, or cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive procedure that can reduce stubborn areas of fat by freezing and destroying fat cells on your stomach, thighs, hips, flanks, back and neck.

Body contouring at Geisinger

After massive weight loss, we can help you achieve the figure you want with both surgical and nonsurgical options. We offer:

  • The knowledge you need – Your team is powered by surgeons with years of training and experience. Their expertise has been honed by performing many reconstructive surgery procedures. And their focus is on helping you look and feel your best. Meet our plastic surgery team. 
  • Advanced nonsurgical fat reduction: We offer CoolSculpting® (cryolipolysis), a noninvasive procedure that permanently destroys fat cells in your abdomen, thighs and sides by freezing them. You can reduce fat with this noninvasive procedure on your lunch hour, returning to work the same afternoon.
  • Surgery after weight loss: If you’ve lost significant weight after bariatric surgery, loose skin may cause frustration. Working with your weight loss team, we’ll create a plan so you’ll feel your best.
  • Care designed for you, where you live – With locations throughout northeast, central and south-central Pennsylvania, our experienced plastic surgery team provides consultations and comprehensive care. We offer leading-edge treatment options and tailored-to-you care, backed by the expertise and innovation of a nationally recognized health system. Find a location near me. 
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