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What is Body Contouring? 

Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure that involves reshaping and sculpting the body's contours to achieve a more desirable and proportionate appearance. It typically includes various surgical and non-surgical techniques to remove excess fat, tighten loose skin, and improve overall body shape. Standard body contouring procedures may include liposuction, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, arm lifts, and buttock enhancements. Body contouring is often sought after significant weight loss or to address age-related changes in body shape, helping individuals achieve a smoother, more toned, and aesthetically pleasing physique.

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What can Body Contouring Address?

Body contouring in Beverly Hills is a versatile procedure that can address various aesthetic concerns, such as:

  • Eliminating stubborn fat in areas where diet and exercise alone may not produce desired results.
  • Reducing excess skin, particularly after significant weight loss or aging.
  • Tightening and strengthening abdominal muscles, resulting in a firmer midsection.
  • Sculpting and reshaping both the upper and lower torso to achieve a more balanced appearance.
  • Smoothing out unwanted bumps and bulges for a sleeker silhouette.
  • Enhancing and rounding the buttocks for a fuller and shapelier rear end.
  • Improving the fit of clothing and swimwear, enhancing overall style and comfort.
  • Enhancing definition in the arms, legs, and chest for a more toned look.
  • Restoring and revitalizing the figure after pregnancy or the natural aging process.
  • Boosting self-image and self-confidence through enhanced body aesthetics.
  • Delivering long-lasting results that stand the test of time.
  • Providing natural-looking and personalized outcomes tailored to individual preferences and goals.
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Am I a Candidate for Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a highly effective solution for those who have faced challenges achieving their desired body shape despite efforts in diet and exercise alone.

Good candidates for body contouring:

  • Are non-smokers
  • Are of sound mind and body
  • They would like to satisfy their own wishes to look and feel better about themselves and not to please others
  • They should have a realistic, positive attitude regarding their results based on their private consultation with Dr. Shafa in Beverly Hills.

What are the Different Procedures Involved in Body Contouring?

Tummy tuck

Dr. Shafa specializes in custom abdominoplasty, eliminating abdominal fat, excess skin, and stretch marks while sculpting a firm, attractive abdomen using an advanced surgical technique


If you feel your buttocks are too small, unbalanced, flat, or saggy, consider a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) if you want fuller, shapelier buttocks. This procedure enhances your rear and slims your waist or thighs by transferring natural fat, providing lasting results.

Arm lift

Dr. Shafa's custom arm lift surgery restores firmness by removing excess fat, tissue, and skin while tightening the muscle structure. Imagine wearing sleeveless outfits with confidence again. We're here to help you feel and look confident.

Thigh lift

Regain attractive, youthful thighs without embarrassment. A thigh lift can sculpt your inner and outer thighs, addressing excess fat and loose skin caused by weight loss or aging. Say goodbye to hiding and hello to the thighs you desire.

Full body contouring

If you have achieved dramatic weight loss with bariatric surgery or diet, you may be left with a large quantity of excess skin and tissue. To enjoy the full results of your accomplishment, you may need to undergo full-body contouring to achieve the firm, fit, taut body you want. This custom surgery may involve a tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, and breast lift. The results can be life-changing.


Liposuction, a popular body sculpting method, can be combined with other procedures like tummy tucks, arm lifts, thigh lifts, or body lifts. It can also be done alone to trim unwanted bulges. During the procedure, a cannula removes excess fat through a small incision, enhancing body shape. The extracted fat can be discarded or stored for future fat grafting procedures. Liposuction takes about 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation.

Mommy Makeover 

A mommy makeover offers comprehensive body rejuvenation for post-pregnancy moms. It combines various cosmetic procedures, like tummy tucks, breast augmentation, buttock lifts, and more, into a customized solution tailored to the client's needs. This saves both time and money compared to individual procedures. Facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and injectables is also an option to reduce aging signs in the face.

Body Implants 

If you lack definition in some regions of the torso despite plenty of effort at the gym, you might consider body implants as a viable treatment to achieve your cosmetic goals. Factors such as aging and poor genes can result in a silhouette that is disproportionate, as well as lowered self-confidence. With body implants, you can create the appearance that you desire. Body implants are made from specially formulated silicone that is compatible with human tissue. They can help sculpt the chest, biceps, shoulders, calves, and buttocks, enhancing your physique and boosting your self-image. Additionally, body implants are a great option if you suffer from conditions such as Spina Bifida, Marfan’s Syndrome, or Poland Syndrome, as they can create a balanced, pleasing aesthetic without looking unnatural. 

What Can I Expect from My Recovery?

Recovery will be different for each client, based on the nature of the work performed by Dr. Shafa. Most procedures come with a modicum of swelling, bruising, and tenderness, symptoms that are well-treated with prescription pain medications furnished by the doctor. You will most likely be fitted with a compression garment, an item of clothing that helps reduce your swelling and keeps your newly revised body shape intact. Patients typically return to work within 2-3 weeks and resume vigorous exercise within 4-6 weeks. 

Dr. Shafa will provide a customized aftercare plan that goes over such important topics as caring for your incisions, showering and bathing, sleeping, resuming intercourse, resuming work, and resuming athletic activities. He will closely monitor your recovery to ensure your healing progresses as planned.

Why Choose Dr. Brian Shafa for Body Contouring in Beverly Hills?

You want to have ultimate confidence in your plastic surgeon for a personalized body contouring procedure. Dr. Shafa has become an expert in body contouring in Beverly Hills and has achieved stellar outcomes in even the most difficult cases. His exceptional results directly reflect his advanced training and techniques as a board-certified plastic surgeon. He will work closely with you at every step of the procedure and will be a true partner in your transformation. 

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