All About Body Contouring

Body contouring in plastic and cosmetic surgery refers to a family of procedures designed to help sculpt your body and its curves to an image more appealing to you. However, there is the common misconception that body contouring procedures can be used for weight loss. Moreover, while it is true that some weight will be lost during these procedures, it is important to realize that they are not a substitute for healthy diet and exercise. Rather, they should be considered the final step to remove stubborn areas resistant to diet and exercise.


Dr. Jonov can reduce problem areas of persistent body fat. He can sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, flanks, butt, thighs, knees, upper arms, and neck. In the past decade, liposuction has undergone from several new refinements, most notably the tumescent liposuction technique.

Dr. Jonov is trained in many different liposuction techniques and can discuss which methods may work best for you in a free, no-obligation consultation.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. This body contouring procedure may be best if you suffer from excess skin sagging around your midsection.

Therefore, if you have a protruding tummy, then abdominoplasty may be right for you. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. Likewise, patients should know that it does create a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.

Questions about Body Contouring? Contact us

For more information about cosmetic body contouring with Dr. Craig Jonov at Seattle Plastic Surgery, call 206-324-1120 Dr. Jonov is a board certified cosmetic surgeon. He has been extensively trained in body sculpting procedures, and has years of experience in the operating room.