Your Ultimate Guide to Body Contouring Treatments

Danielle Lowe
By Danielle Lowe

Danielle Lowe is the Marketing Manager for, the UK’s largest aesthetic information website. 

In recent years, body shaping and contouring procedures have gained immense popularity as a means to achieve the desired body shape. These procedures encompass a range of treatments aimed at reducing size, reshaping specific areas, and addressing excess skin, particularly following significant weight loss. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of body contouring, focusing on specific treatment options and their transformative effects.
Let's explore how body contouring treatments can help you achieve beautifully contoured legs, address "mummy tummies," enhance bottoms, and tackle "bingo wings."
Legs: Enhancing Thighs and Calves
The shape and appearance of your thighs and calves can be improved through various cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you're dealing with excess fat or loose skin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise, body contouring treatments can make a significant difference. Surgical interventions such as liposuction and thigh lifts can help reshape and contour your legs, providing a more proportionate and streamlined appearance.
Body Contouring Treatment Options: Mummy Tummies
Women who have experienced childbirth often find themselves with loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles, commonly referred to as a "Mummy Tummy." Despite dieting and exercise efforts, these concerns may not significantly improve.
In such cases, cosmetic surgery can be an option for those with realistic expectations. However, it is essential to note that surgery is not a substitute for weight loss in cases of obesity. Nevertheless, additional surgical options are available to assist with weight loss.
Exploring Body Contouring Treatments
Bottoms: Achieving Your Desired Shape
The size and shape of our bottoms or buttocks can be a source of aesthetic concern. The desire for a more rounded and pronounced behind has led to an increasing trend in the use of cosmetic surgery procedures. These procedures can help reshape and enhance the buttocks, providing a more aesthetically pleasing contour.
Bingo Wings: Dealing with Excess Arm Skin
Excessive weight gain followed by weight loss can result in loose and baggy skin in the upper arms, often humorously referred to as "Bingo Wings." Fortunately, there are surgical options available to address this concern. Procedures that focus on reducing excess skin and fat in the upper arms can help restore a more toned and youthful appearance.
Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures offer individuals the opportunity to achieve their ideal body shape by addressing specific concerns such as leg contouring, "mummy tummies," enhancing bottoms, and reducing "bingo wings." It is important to consult with a qualified professional to discuss your goals, expectations and determine the most suitable procedure for your unique situation. Keep in mind that body contouring treatments are not substitutes for a healthy lifestyle but can complement your efforts in achieving the body shape you desire. Embrace the possibilities of body contouring, and take a step closer to the body you've always dreamed of.

Treatments for Body Contouring

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty may help to restore your body shape for those bothered by a large fat deposit and loose skin in the abdomen or stomach area.

Body Implants (Pectoral, Calf, Buttock)

Body implants, (e.g. pectoral, testicular, calf and buttock) are used to correct defects, which have existed since birth, or to put right tissue loss, which has occurred through injury or disease.

Buttock Lift

There are several different procedures that can be used to improve the buttock shape and appearance. The buttock can be lifted, reshaped with liposuction or added to with implants or fat.

Injectable Body Contouring

Injectable Body Contouring currently available using Macrolane, is the first body shaping and volume restoration product which uses hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our own bodies.


Liposuction (also called lipoplasty, liposculpture or lipectomy) is a surgical technique for removing specific areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Radiofrequency for Cellulite & Fat

RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin causing tissue tightening, heating of fat cells and increased blood circulation for body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction treatments.

Ultrasonic Body Contouring

Ultrasonic Body Contouring, available in the UK using the Ultrashape® and LipoSonix® devices, is the latest, minimally invasive way of effectively removing excess fat cells from the abdomen, thighs & flanks.

Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery for the treatment of obesity uses gastric band or gastric bypass operations to restrict the amount of calories a person can consume and help them to lose weight.

Breast Lift

A breast lift or Mastopexy can improve the appearance of the breasts in several ways. It raises the breast tissue, repositions the nipple and areola and enhances breast shape.


Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat removal procedure. It involves the cooling of subcutaneous fat cells, which induces lipolysis, the breaking down of the fat cells, without damaging any of the surrounding tissues or the skin.

Laser Lipolysis

Laser Lipolysis, currently available using mainly the Smartlipo laser, is a minimally invasive way of removing small localised fat deposits which are resistant to diet or exercise.

Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove large amounts of excess skin and fat from the stomach, hips, thighs, and back.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift (sometimes known as a thighplasty) is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove large amounts of skin and fat from the hips and thighs.

Upper Arm Lift

An upper arm lift or brachioplasty is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove excess saggy skin and fat from the upper arms.

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