State-of-the-Art Body Contouring

If you have excess skin or stubborn fat deposits after massive weight loss, or if you simply want to correct the signs of aging, you may benefit from body contouring at our Springfield, MO, practice. We offer completely personalized care that begins with a detailed consultation. At this time, we will also determine whether you would benefit from multiple treatments. We perform body contouring at our fully licensed and accredited onsite surgical center. Whether you select an arm lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift, or other option, Bharat Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S., can provide flattering and natural-looking results for both men and women.

Arm Lift

The upper arms are one of the most common areas where skin begins to sag with age. Dr. Shah can help you look significantly slimmer by performing an arm lift, a process of removing excess tissue and tightening remaining tissue. He will do so through one of three incision patterns. The incision may be placed along the back of your arm, the inside of your arm, or inside your armpit, depending on your specific needs.

Breast Lift

A breast lift corrects sagging breasts to restore a perky and youthful shape. Typically, Dr. Shah will make incisions around your areolas, down to your breast crease, and along the crease itself. Then he can trim away excess skin and raise your areolas, if needed. Depending on your goals, he can combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for more comprehensive effects.

Tummy Tuck

There are several types of tummy tuck procedures designed to remove excess abdominal tissue and tighten remaining tissue to create a lean, taut midsection. A mini tummy tuck, or limited abdominoplasty, will address your lower abdomen. A full tummy tuck will require a second incision around your naval, allowing Dr. Shah to remove a greater amount of skin. Abdominoplasty is a relatively extensive procedure, so you will typically need to take two to three weeks off from work. 

Reverse Abdominoplasty

If you have excess skin on your upper stomach, you may be a candidate for a reverse abdominoplasty. Dr. Shah will create incisions similar to those used in breast augmentation, placing them along the breast crease, where scars will be least noticeable. Dr. Shah can perform this procedure on its own, or he can combine it with an additional surgery, such as a standard tummy tuck or a breast lift.  

If you have excess skin and stubborn fat deposits, body contouring by Dr. Shah can give you the stunning results you desire.

Thigh Lift

There are several types of thigh lift procedures that address different areas. For example, inner and mini thigh lifts remove loose skin from the inside of the thighs. A bilateral thigh lift will address the front and outside of your thighs. In addition to manually excising tissue, Dr. Shah may also perform liposuction.

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Body contouring can provide a stunning complement to weight loss.

Total Body Lift

A total body lift combines a tummy tuck with a buttocks lift to completely transform your figure. This option can be especially beneficial after bariatric surgery, but it can be appropriate for many other patients. To perform this treatment, Dr. Shah will usually create longer incisions all the way around your hips, buttocks, and abdomen. In this way, he can remove large amounts of skin and fat. Though a body lift does require a lengthy recovery, most patients find that the stunning results justify the downtime.


If you are at a healthy weight, but you have stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise, liposuction may be a good solution. We proudly offer three-step SAFELipo®. After creating very small incisions, Dr. Shah will first use a cannula to loosen the unwanted fat deposits. Then he can gently suction them out with minimal impact on the nearby tissues. Finally, he will use a cannula to shift and smooth the remaining fat for a contoured appearance.

Schedule a Body Contouring Consultation 

If you have excess skin and stubborn fat deposits, body contouring by Dr. Shah can give you the stunning results you desire. Contact our office online or call 417-820-9340 to learn more.

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"To Dr. Shah and your fabulous team, Every time I pass by a mirror I am surprised and say to myself...what was I waiting for? Makeup has become fun again! I thank you all for a great experience."

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