Body Contouring in Burlington, Ontario

Treatments and procedures designed to contour and perfect the body can help eliminate excess skin, stubborn fat cells, tighten the skin, and the correct the signs of aging. At The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery, we offer several different procedures that can transform your body and increase your confidence, including the mommy makeover, abdominoplasty, extended abdominoplasty, body lift, back rolls reduction, post-bariatric/massive weight loss treatments, thigh lift, arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, and hand rejuvenation.

Body Contouring at a Glance

Procedure Length

Variable Depending on Procedure

Typical Recovery

About 2 weeks for office jobs and non-strenuous activities
4-6 weeks to resume exercise/strenuous activities


General Anesthesia



What Is Body Contouring?

Body Contouring involves reshaping the body using both surgical and non-surgical techniques to create more desirable proportions that look natural. Whether you want to address loose skin, excess fat, or other body imperfections that are resistant to diet, exercise, or over-the-counter products, an initial consultation at our office will allow us to evaluate your physique, discuss your desired results, and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. During this time, we will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination to explain the various risks and limitations associated with any procedure based on your specific conditions. When considering any treatment, it is best to choose a highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to safely maximize results and achieve a natural-looking outcome.


Our Body Contouring Treatments and Procedures

At The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery, it’s our mission to help you achieve an elevated sense of confidence, empowering you to realize your best self. A lack of confidence and feeling self-conscious about your body can affect more than just relationships and work-life, it negatively impacts your overall health and well-being. We offer a variety of procedures and treatments that can address and transform every area of the body. The specific procedure will depend on each person’s unique anatomy as well as their desired contour and shape. Our body contouring procedures include:

  • Abdominoplasty & Extended Abdominoplasty
  • Body Lift
  • Post-Bariatric and Massive Weight Loss Procedures
  • The Mommy Makeover
  • Back Rolls Reduction
  • Thigh Lift
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Hand rejuvenation
  • Other procedures such as breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction and more



Abdominoplasty, also known as the “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and stubborn fat in order to give the stomach a flat and firm look. It also restructures the abdominal muscles and tightens the remaining skin to contour the area. This procedure can help those whose stomach has changed as a result of weight fluctuations or pregnancy. Weight gain or pregnancy stretches the skin, causing it to lose its elasticity, pull apart the muscles and loosen the abdominal wall. Diet and exercise are typically not enough to repair or treat the skin and muscles that have been stretched.

Extended Abdominoplasty

One of the benefits of abdominoplasty is that it can be customized to the unique needs of each patient. Sometimes patients want to address more than just their abdomen. If that’s the case, we can perform an extended abdominoplasty that addresses excess skin and fat on the stomach as well as the area along the sides of the abdomen above the hips, also known as the “flanks” or “love handles”.

Body Lift

A body lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat, typically after weight loss to improve body contours. This procedure can help eliminate skin texture irregularities that often contribute to the appearance of cellulite. As each patient’s anatomy is different, this procedure is customized to the specific needs of the patient. There are many types of body lifts that can be performed. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will determine which is best for you.

Post-Bariatric/Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring

Bariatric or massive weight loss procedures can help you reach your goal weight, but sometimes they leave you with new problem areas that can’t be addressed with a healthy lifestyle alone. If you have pockets of stubborn fat or excess skin, we can design a treatment plan that addresses your post-Bariatric/massive weight loss body goals so that you can look and feel like the best version of yourself.

Mommy Makeover

It’s no secret that pregnancy changes the body, but sometimes those changes affect your body to the point that you feel unrecognizable. Even if you take care of yourself, some things won’t snap back without help. Breasts can become droopy and deflated. You might also have sagging skin and stretch marks that were not there before. You can keep all of the great parts of being a mom and ditch the battle scars with a mommy makeover. This is a highly customized set of procedures designed to help women restore and reshape their appearance post-pregnancy. This often includes a breast lift with or without augmentation, abdominoplasty, and liposuction to help women eliminate excess fat and skin as well as lift and tighten their bodies. Because these procedures are tailored to your unique needs, a consult with Dr. Shih will help you decide which will give you the body of your dreams!

Back Rolls Reduction

Stubborn fat can form in areas of the body that you can’t spot-treat at the gym or lose with traditional weight-loss techniques. Back rolls can affect the confidence of both men and women, but we offer a procedure that can reduce the appearance of back rolls and help you achieve a tighter and more toned looking back. Back rolls reduction procedures typically involve liposuction to permanently eliminate those stubborn fat cells.

Thigh Lift

If your thighs have become defined by loose skin, a thigh lift will reshape and tighten the inner thighs. This is achieved by pulling the inner thigh upward and inward as well as removing excess skin. It can be combined with inner thigh liposuction if there is fat that needs to be removed to create a more desirable shape.

Brachioplasty: The Arm Lift

Brachioplasty is the technical term for an arm lift that is designed to reshape and contour the the underside of the arms by removing fat and excess skin. An arm lift can help improve definition and tone by eliminating excess skin and fat that’s keeping you from feeling confident about the appearance of your arms.

Hand Rejuvenation

Hands can exhibit signs of aging just like the rest of the body. If you notice they are looking older than they used to, hand rejuvenation may be just what you need to restore your confidence. We offer different hand rejuvenation treatments to restore youth to the hands and help you feel more confident about your overall appearance. These treatments can restore volume to the backs of the hands to hide bony protrusions, tendons, and visible veins.


Am I a Candidate?

If you’re unhappy with your appearance, or your diet and exercise routines aren’t helping you reach your goals, a body contouring procedure might be right for you. An initial consultation at our office is the first step to help determine which procedure and treatment paths are right for you to reach your ultimate goals.

Body Contouring candidates should:

  • Be close to their goal weight and whose weight loss has stabilized
  • Be non-smokers, as smoking inhibits healing
  • Have realistic goals for what body contouring can accomplish and understand all the risks involved with any medical treatment
  • Be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle

Body Contouring can have a profound effect on your confidence and self-esteem, leading to a better quality of life. A consultation at our office is the first step to determine which procedure and treatment paths are right for you.


Fine-Tune Your Body

If you are not happy with the appearance of one or more areas of your body and want to experience all the benefits that accompany finally reaching your body goals, we can help you transform your appearance and enjoy the results long-term. If you are interested in one or more of these treatments or procedures designed to contour the body, we can help you become the best version of yourself and eliminate your problem areas for good. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Shih today!

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Jessica Shih, MD, FRCS(C)

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Shih is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, born and raised in Burlington. She completed her undergraduate degree from Cornell University before completing her medical doctorate and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at the University of Toronto. She then completed a subspecialty fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins University.

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