Body Contouring

body contouring

Body contouring procedures are a collection of aesthetic treatments that sculpt a patient’s physique according to their desires. Body contouring procedures focus on achieving sleeker curves and smoother skin. 

Shaping Your Body How You Want

We don’t always look how we would like to look. Age, genetics, and circumstances sometimes affect our appearance in ways that we would like to reverse or change. As we age, we collect stubborn pockets of fat, and our skin loses some of its vigorous structure, which leads to sagging or droopy skin. If you want to bring your appearance more into alignment with how you want to look, then body contouring procedures offer you an ideal solution.

Dr. Justin Booth specializes in the full suite of body contouring procedures that can help shape your body to meet your aesthetic goals.

With his dedication to helping patients achieve natural-looking results, Dr. Booth creates customized treatments based on his patient’s aspirations. If you’re ready to experience the difference that body contouring procedures can make in your life, you can schedule a consultation online or call our Austin offices at 512-755-8478.

About Body Contouring in Austin, Texas

Body contouring is a form of self-care. In today’s busy world, it can often be difficult to focus on ourselves. Children, work, elderly family members, and other commitments provide a source of joy but they can also drain us. Self-care is important to keep us sane, happy, and thriving. Body contouring can help us look how we want. It can help us resolve problematic areas that resist our greatest efforts in diet and exercise. Overall, body contouring patients experience enhanced physiological and psychological well-being with a majority stating an improved quality of life.[1]


  • Reshape your body according to your aesthetic ideals
  • Resolve troublesome areas that don’t conform to diet and exercise
  • Improve your comfort in and out of clothes
  • Boost your self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Restore firmness and tautness of your skin
  • Achieve long-lasting results
  • Celebrate natural-looking contours
  • Feel comfortable with a safe, patient-centered approach

Ideal Candidates

Anyone who wishes to recontour their figure when diet and exercise have reached their limits is a potential candidate for body contouring.

Candidates for body contouring should be at stable body weight. Body contouring procedures are very popular after patients have lost significant amounts of weight or do not plan for any more pregnancies. Ideal candidates are non-smokers. Smoking creates a number of health risks that are disadvantageous when undergoing a surgical procedure. 

Your Personal Consultation in Austin, Texas

Your body contouring journey begins with a personal consultation with Dr. Booth of the Austin Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Booth completed a research fellowship at the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center where he focused on complex abdominal wall reconstruction. He has continued to refine his techniques and expand his knowledge to master body contouring procedures.

With his expertise in body contouring, Dr. Booth makes an ideal partner for your aesthetic journey.

He understands the subtlety of sculpting the body with small refinements that add up to profound transformations. Dr. Booth focuses on natural-looking results that look stunning and inspire self-confidence.

If you’re ready to discover how body contouring can help you achieve the physique you crave, contact Dr. Booth today and schedule an appointment. You can reach our Austin, Texas office by calling 512-755-8478.

Body Contouring Procedures

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tucks offer a variety of benefits to patients. Tummy tucks reshape the stomach and abdomen to achieve aesthetically attractive results. The procedure can tighten the abdominal muscles, repair the abdominal wall, and remove excess skin. Tummy tucks have several variations that focus on achieving different aesthetic results. A standard tummy tuck, a popular procedure after pregnancy, focuses on toning and reshaping the lower abdominal region below the belly button. A high-tension tummy tuck aims to create a natural corset-like hourglass curve in patients.


Liposuction complements many other body contouring procedures. It’s a precision technique that targets select areas of stubborn fat. Dr. Booth can perform liposuction on the thighs, flanks, abdomen, arms, and more. With such versatility and high patient satisfaction rates that have stood the test of time, it’s easy to understand why liposuction is such a popular body contouring procedure.[2]

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) 

Arm lifts frequently follow after bariatric surgery due to how the excess skin can sag and droop after significant weight-loss. The upper arms, in particular, are notorious for resisting even the most stringent diets and rigorous exercise. Sometimes called ‘bat wings’, this stubborn protrusion means that arm lifts are often the only recourse for patients that want slimmer arms. Depending on the patient’s unique anatomy, arm lifts can be performed either with or without liposuction.

Upper Body Lift 

An upper body lift focuses on removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin on the upper back, sides, and around the chest/breasts. Especially effective after weight-loss, upper body lights make for dramatic transformations in many patients.

Lower Body Lift 

Similar to the upper body lift, lower body lifts remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin to create more youthful, taut skin. A lower body lift focuses on the hips, lower back, waist, and buttocks. 

Gluteal Augmentation 

Also called a buttocks lift, gluteal augmentation focuses on raising the buttocks and giving it a more prominent disposition. Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can result in sagging buttocks. To bring that bounce back to the buttocks, a buttocks lift helps recontour a patient’s posterior.

Fat Grafting / Buttock Lift (Brazilian Butt Lift) 

For patients looking for a more pronounced augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL) have gained enormous popularity in recent years. By repurposing excess fat from other regions of the body, a BBL accomplishes two things at the same time: they slim down a region of stubborn fat and graft that excess fat to the buttocks. BBLs create that enticing buttocks that gain thousands of likes on social media.

Thigh Lift 

Thigh lifts focus on achieving tight, shapely thighs by removing excess skin and redraping the remaining skin. The result is smoother and more toned thighs. Your best self awaits on the horizon a thigh lift is a great procedure to treat yourself to the toned legs you desire.

Calf Augmentation 

Calf augmentation enhances the lower leg. Calf augmentation can resolve common conditions that result from congenital factors, disease, or injury. Calf augmentation does not focus on improving the performance or functionality of the legs but just enhances the aesthetics

Eye-Catching Results

Patients show a high degree of satisfaction after body contouring procedures.

In patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, body contouring procedures result in improved body image with psychological and social benefits in addition to improved physical appearance.[3] Studies also reveal improved weight management 3-4 years after undergoing body-contouring surgery.[4] Body contouring procedures form a supporter pillar that bolsters a healthy lifestyle for many patients who struggle to maintain the physique they want. 

How Much Does Body Contouring Cost in Austin?

The costs of body contouring procedures vary from patient to patient depending on anatomy, contributing conditions, and other factors. We can provide a general baseline for prices at the Austin Plastic Surgery Institute and Skin Care Center but an exact quote can only be provided after a comprehensive consultation.

ProcedurePrice EstimateRecovery Time
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)From $7,0002 weeks
LiposuctionFrom $3,0001 week
Thigh LiftFrom $6,0002-3 weeks
Fat Transfer/BBLFrom $4,0002 weeks
Lower Body LiftFrom $12,0003-4 weeks
Arm LiftFrom $6,0001 week


Is body contouring permanent?

When undergoing a procedure such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, the excess fat tissue and skin are permanently removed. Those elements won’t return. However, without a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, the results of body contouring procedures will eventually erode. It’s important for all body sculpting patients to make a commitment to a healthy diet and exercise in order to maintain their attractive results.

Are body contouring procedures painful?

We perform all body contouring procedures under the appropriate anesthesia and/or sedation. We take extra care in making sure patients are comfortable with their procedure and we provide every patient with thorough after-care instructions. Please be patient after your procedure. Your body needs time to recuperate properly. You want to accentuate your results the best you can.


  1. Klassen AF, Cano SJ, Scott A, Johnson J, Pusic AL. (2012 ). Satisfaction and quality-of-life issues in body contouring surgery patients: a qualitative study.  Obesity Surgery. Oct;22(10):1527-34. doi: 10.1007/s11695-012-0640-1
  2. Broughton G 2nd, Horton B, Lipschitz A, Kenkel JM, Brown SA, Rohrich RJ. (2006). Lifestyle outcomes, satisfaction, and attitudes of patients after liposuction: a Dallas experience. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. May;117(6):1738-49. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000218986.02861.3f
  3. Paul MA, Opyrchał J, Knakiewicz M, Jaremków P, Duda-Barcik Ł, Ibrahim AMS, et al. (2020) The long-term effect of body contouring procedures on the quality of life in morbidly obese patients after bariatric surgery. Public Library of Science ONE. 15(2): e0229138.
  4. de Vries, C.E.E., Kalff, M.C., van Praag, E.M. et al. (2020). The Influence of Body Contouring Surgery on Weight Control and Comorbidities in Patients After Bariatric Surgery. Obesity Surgery. 30, 924–930.