Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Procedure: Removal of excess tissue overhang
Anaesthesia: Sedation or general
Surgical Time: 2-5 hours depending on the procedure/s
Hospital Stay: 1-2 nights in hospital
Time off Work: 2 weeks
Back to Light Sports: 6 weeks
Full Recovery: 3 months
Follow-up: 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months


Qualified and experienced cosmetic specialist, Mr Akhavani, offers consultations and male body contouring surgery in the London area.

Body contouring procedures are often required by male patients following successful and significant weight loss. While this body improvement is great news in many respects, unfortunately it can result in:

 Excess saggy skin
 Intertrigo under the skin folds (rashes)
 Skin infection
 Striae (stretch marks)

Exercising alone will not address these changes and patients often require surgery to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing shape.

Mr Akhavani has extensive experience in all types of male body contouring surgery, and has recently written a chapter on the subject in the upcoming Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery.

The surgeries he offers include:

Thigh lift
Arm lift
 Belt lipectomy

Contouring Consultation, Surgery and Recovery

During your consultation Mr Akhavani will assess your medical history and carry out a physical examination in order to ascertain your suitability for the procedure. He will also clearly explain any potential risks and complications, and ensure you have a realistic outlook on what can be achieved through the surgery.

Male body contouring surgery is often carried out in stages in order to achieve the best outcome, and most procedures are carried out under general anaesthesia.

The duration of the surgery is dependent on the type of surgery selected and it’s common for patients to stay at least one night in hospital before being discharged home. You’ll then need to attend follow-up appointments in the outpatient clinic to ensure a smooth recovery.

You’ll need to take 2 weeks off work, and will be able to resume light exercise 6 weeks after the operation. It typically takes 9 to 12 months before the full benefit of the surgery is realised.

To book a consultation for male body contouring surgery at one of our London practices, please call us on 0203 733 3224.


For further information on body contouring, please visit the following link:

ASPS Patient Information on Body Contouring Surgery