Body Contouring Surgery

Body Contouring 

About Body Contouring

Body contouring surgery removes loose, excess skin and fat, often in areas of the body that cannot be targeted by healthy diet and exercise, alone. Removing these areas of excess skin sculpts the body and actually tightens the skin, establishing a beautiful and defined shape.

In patients who have had major weight loss, these procedures remove the sagging skin that is not only aesthetically bothersome but can result in rashes in folds and difficulty finding appropriately fitting clothing. Other patients may similarly benefit from body contouring procedures as skin loses elasticity with age.

Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring

Candidates for body contouring procedures include patients whose weight has stabilized, those without uncontrolled medical conditions that can affect healing, and nonsmokers. Idea patients also commit to a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise.

The customized combination of body contouring procedures can help women or men get the body that they have been aspiring for. The improvements from the surgery will allow patients to enjoy a firmer body contour and enhanced self-esteem after the surgery.

NYC Body Contouring Procedures

Dr. Umbareen Mahmood specializes in a number of body contouring procedures.  She performs all of the following at her Union Square, NYC plastic and reconstructive surgery practice:

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

The abdominoplasty procedure is used to remove excess abdominal skin and fat. Tummy tucks can  also tighten the abdominal rectus muscles which frequently become separated in women who have had children.

The procedure creates a firm and smooth abdominal appearance and is often combined with liposuction of the waist to achieve a beautiful and slim abdominal contour.


Liposuction is used to remove stubborn fat from various areas of the body. The procedure is often performed on the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, back, bra roll area, upper arms, and under the chin.

Liposuction incisions are small and placed in well-hidden areas and creases of the body. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, and has minimal downtime.

Dr. Mahmood will work with you to determine the appropriate procedure to help you achieve your goals.

Brachioplasty/Arm Lift

Sagging excess fat and skin on the upper arm cannot be corrected with a simple exercise. A surgical arm lift corrects the condition by removing hanging fat and skin of the upper arm, from the armpit to the elbow. This creates a slim and well-defined arm contour.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift removes excess fat and loose skin in the medial thigh area, reshaping the thigh to create a better contour and a smoother appearance. The surgical scar is placed discretely on the inside of the leg.

Liposuction alone can remove areas of excess fat where there is good skin tone, but if the skin is sagging and has poor elasticity, a thigh lift may be advised in combination with liposuction.

Body Contouring Cost NYC

The cost of body contouring surgery varies on a patient-by-patient basis. Dr. Mahmood is committed to helping her Union Square patients achieve the best possible surgical outcome, so every case begins with a comprehensive consultation where Dr. Mahmood examines the patient and outlines surgery costs and considerations.

Contact us today to book your body contouring consolation with Dr. Mahmood – a Board Certified, double Ivy League-trained, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Union Square, NY.