Body contouring in Charlotte, NC

Despite your best efforts, it may be difficult to get your body to look the way you wish it did. Even when you exercise and eat right, certain flabby problem areas may stubbornly persist, putting a damper on the goals you’ve set for your appearance.

Fortunately, Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery has a number of body contouring procedures that can help you to achieve the shape you’ve been searching for, be it in your stomach, hips, arms or wherever you see room for improvement.

Tummy Tuck

The stomach is one of the most common locations for unwanted fat to linger, even after you’ve lost significant weight. A tummy tuck tackles the excess skin that can get in the way of the toned stomach you’ve worked to attain.

In the event that your stomach fat is concentrated to a smaller area between the navel and pubis, you may benefit from a mini tummy tuck, a less-intense surgery experience than the traditional variety.


However, if you have pesky pockets of fat in other areas, liposuction might be your best first step toward achieving your ideal body shape. There’s a reason liposuction is such a popular procedure — it’s highly effective at eliminating fat from a specific area. Some patients will opt to have liposuction and follow up in the future with a different body contouring procedure for additional toning.

You may want to  consider “Tickle Lipo” as an alternative to traditional liposuction. With this procedure, the doctors only make small incisions and utilize vibrating technology to eradicate fat cells. “Tickle Lipo” generally avoids a lengthy recovery period.


If you have a problem area or two where that last pocket of fat just won’t seem to go away, the surgeons might suggest a non-surgical procedure like CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells, which subsequently break down as the body detoxifies, leaving behind thinner layers of fat, ultimately eliminating the fat cells.  The process can be repeated over multiple visits to achieve your desired look.


Then there is ThermiTight, a procedure that uses heat to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. Although ThermiTight takes a different approach than CoolSculpting, the results for both are usually quite similar: a firmer, more aesthetically-pleasing shape to your body.

Which Body Contouring Option Is Best?

There are several factors to consider when selecting a body contouring treatment, including the area you’d like to contour, your age, your medical history and the cost of each procedure. The good news is that Dr. Graper and Dr. Harper are experts who can walk you through the options and land on the right choice for you.

To hear their professional opinion on contouring your body, please set up a consultation by calling 704-375-7111 or book an appointment here.