How to Improve Your Contours after Weight Loss

Body Contouring San Diego, CA

By on February 12th, 2022

When you begin a weight loss journey, you probably envision yourself achieving an attractive, toned body at the end. Alas, it does not always work out that way. Diet and exercise are effective ways to lose weight, but cannot address excess skin that previously stretched out to fit your larger frame.

If loose skin is detracting from the slimmed-down body you worked hard for, you may be a good candidate for body contouring procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan shares some of the surgeries and treatments he performs that can finish your transformation:


Most people who put on weight see their stomach expand. Even if you lose that weight later, it can be hard to reattain a flat tummy. This surgery removes and tightens the abdominal skin to eliminate the appearance of a “pooch.”

Thigh Lift

Your flabby or dimpled thighs can undergo an aesthetic upgrade with thigh lift surgery. By reducing fat deposits and excess skin, your lower body will attain smoother skin and nicer contours.

Arm Lift

When you lose a significant amount of weight, you may notice loose skin droop from the upper arm. By excising unwanted skin and fat, you can achieve toned arms.

Body Lift

If multiple areas of your body require tightening, a body lift may be the right investment. Upper body lift focuses on the arms and stomach, while lower body lift targets the hips, thighs and buttocks. 


For pockets of fat that have been resistant to your healthy lifestyle, liposuction may be your best solution. This surgery suctions out stubborn fat cells to achieve sleeker contours. So long as you maintain a steady weight, the results should be permanent.

Tickle Lipo

Tickle lipo is a less invasive alternative to liposuction that relies on acoustic soundwaves to treat unwanted fat deposits. Although its gentler nature means it does not address as much fat as traditional liposuction, tickle lipo offers a shorter recovery time and decreased odds of adverse side effects.


BodyTite is another minimally invasive procedure. This treatment relies on radiofrequency to shrink fat cells while promoting collagen production to tighten the skin. It works particularly well on larger areas like the stomach, hips and thighs. Dr. Reagan often uses it to help address gynecomastia.

Visit True Beauty

After working hard to lose weight, you deserve to have the body you’ve dreamed of. Body contouring procedures like these can help you to finish the job and better display your new figure. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Reagan at True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, please call (858) 454-7546.