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Which Plastic Surgeries Are Best for Your Body Contouring Needs?

Posted August 23, 2023 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists

Body Contouring

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Women and men often turn to body sculpting procedures once they have hit a roadblock in their diet and exercise habits. For many patients, plastic surgery is the only way to address stubborn, resistant fat deposits and loose skin. 

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Below, we’ll discuss two of the most common body contouring procedures and explain how they can work (both alone and in combination) to sculpt and define the body.

What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring Plastic Surgery?

Many people tend to think of diet and exercise when they hear the words “body contouring.” And while a balanced diet and regular exercise are essential for our health, the reality is that many people’s bodies become resistant to these natural efforts. 

This often leads to frustration in those who constantly go to the gym but are stuck with unsightly deposits of subcutaneous fat in various areas of their bodies (especially around their midsection). 

With plastic surgery procedures, you can achieve customized body contouring results that allow you to look the way you truly desire. What’s even better: after your cosmetic surgery, you can look forward to feeling more confident and comfortable with your appearance, which can help you live a more fulfilling and happier life!

What Procedures Should You Consider?

While many different plastic surgery procedures are available for women and men to choose from, the best procedures for achieving your desired body contours are liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). 


Liposuction surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures because it is so versatile. It can be performed as a standalone procedure or combined with other body contouring procedures to remove pockets of unwanted fat from the body, including the midsection, arms, upper legs, and lower legs. 

With this procedure, fat is suctioned out of your body, and once the fat is removed, it’s gone for good. 

Dr. Oliver and Dr. Jack offer tumescent liposuction and power-assisted liposuction, which are some of the most reliable fat reduction techniques available. These liposuction variations ensure that fat is removed as safely as possible. 

In addition to having a more contoured and defined physique, you can gain more confidence in your body.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most popular procedures, whether combined into a Mommy Makeover surgery or performed by itself. This is largely because women and men often struggle with aesthetic issues in their midsections. Whether it be age, lifestyle, or a life event (like pregnancy and childbirth), excess fat and sagging skin in the belly can make you feel self-conscious about how you look.

With a tummy tuck, liposuction may be used to remove stubborn fat in the belly. In addition to fat removal, your abdominal muscles will be tightened (correcting diastasis recti, which is common in many women after childbearing), excess skin will be surgically removed, and the remaining skin will be redraped tautly so that you can achieve a more toned and sculpted midsection that you’ll be excited to show off to the world. 

Combination Procedures

While liposuction and tummy tuck surgery offer stunning results when performed alone, you can achieve even more dramatic results when they are combined. This is because most people struggle with excess fat in multiple areas of their body (not just the midsection). 

For these patients, liposuction can help reduce fat in the surrounding areas, while tummy tuck surgery transforms the abdominal area. After this combination procedure, you can look and feel like a brand-new version of yourself! 

At your consultation, Dr. Oliver or Dr. Jack will evaluate your body and discuss your cosmetic frustrations to determine if you are a candidate for a combination tummy tuck/liposuction procedure. 

Do You Want to Learn More?

If you have questions about liposuction, tummy tuck, or any of the other cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery procedures offered at the Birmingham Specialists, give us a call at 205-298-8660 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.