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Best Body Contouring Procedures After Weight Loss

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Body Contouring

Excess skin is a common consequence of significant weight loss, whether through intentional dieting and exercise or bariatric surgery. Body contouring after weight loss can help sculpt and tone the body, so it appears more proportionate. Surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures aim to tighten loose skin, remove excess fat and enhance your silhouette.

There are safe and effective procedures that can drastically contour and shape the body after weight loss, such as:

CoolSculpting Elite

CoolSculpting Elite is one of the most popular non-invasive body contouring technologies on the market. This procedure uses targeted cooling, or cryolipolysis, to freeze fat cells and reduce fat in the treatment area. It reduces stubborn fat that won’t go away despite regular diet and exercise. The cold temperatures crystallize fat cells, effectively damaging them so that the body can naturally dispose of the dead cells through the lymphatic system. CoolSculpting Elite has a C-shaped applicator to fit natural curves and cover more surface area for a faster treatment session and maximum results.


Another popular, non-invasive body contouring technology is CoolTone, which uses magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to target and strengthen the muscles to give them a more toned and sculpted appearance. CoolTone targets specific muscles, forcing them to contract through powerful magnetic pulses. The rapid muscle contractions mimic a high-intensity workout without breaking a sweat. This process helps build muscles, improving muscle tone and reducing fat for smooth contours.


Cellfina is a body contouring procedure that targets cellulite after significant weight loss. Cellfina is a non-surgical treatment that uses a technique called subcision that targets cellulite by breaking down the fibrous bands that cause dimpling. The treatment area is numbed using a topical anesthetic, and when the bands are released, the skin can level out for a smoother appearance. It is an effective and safe way to improve the appearance of cellulite on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen with minimal downtime. The procedure is quick, lasting around 45 minutes, and leaves patients with beautiful, smooth contours that can last up to two years.


One of the most advanced body contouring technologies is Sofwave. This non-invasive procedure not only reduces fat but also tightens the skin. It uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Array technology to heat the skin and stimulate collagen production, improving skin elasticity and contour. The device precisely heats the dermis for optimal treatment while bypassing the outer layer, or epidermis. The sound waves convert to heat and engage the body’s natural healing process to replenish collagen and elastin for tighter skin.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is often considered the gold standard for body contouring after weight loss. This surgical procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and stubborn fat pockets from the abdomen and waist for a smoother midsection. A tummy tuck requires general anesthesia and a longer recovery period compared to other body contouring options. The surgery can take 2-5 hours and requires multiple incisions from hip bone to hip bone and around the navel. The abdominal muscles are then stitched into place to create a narrow waist and toned abdomen.

Body Contouring in NYC

Body contouring after weight loss can help patients achieve their desired body shape and feel more confident in their skin. These procedures are safe and effective and can be tailored to the individual patient’s needs and goals.

Laser Skin & Surgery Center of New York has a team of board-certified experts and world leaders in lasers, cosmetic dermatology, and plastic surgery. With many body contouring options available, our highly trained physicians create custom treatment plans to target every need and condition, including body contouring, muscle tone, and sagging skin.

Whether CoolSculpting, CoolTone, Cellfina, Sofwave, or a tummy tuck, our body contouring procedures can help reshape the body after weight loss and provide lasting results.
Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about body contouring after weight loss.

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