Body Procedures in Houston

Conveniently Located in Upper Kirby to serve Houston
Your Body Procedures in Houston will be performed by Dr. Steely at his surgery center or First Surgical Hospital in Houston, TX.

What We Offer

Surgical body contouring comprises a wide range of procedures all with a common goal- to make you look and feel your best. A variety of options are available that address excess fatty tissue, lack of tissue volume, excess skin, and/or lax musculature that can be custom tailored to your needs. Making you look better in and out of clothes is our priority, and Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. R. Lee Steely has a wide variety of procedures and techniques used alone or in combination to achieve this goal.


Liposuction is used to remove fatty deposits via tiny incisions placed in discreet areas of your body to sculpt out difficult to remove areas of fat not responding to diet or exercise. There are several varieties of liposuction used depending upon your tissue characteristics and goals you wish to achieve. Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. R. Lee Steely uses liposuction alone or in combination with other body contouring techniques such as Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty to bring your contour into proportion.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Many patients not only need Liposuction, but also a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty which allows removal of excess skin as well as tightening of the abdominal wall. Several types of tummy tucks are available depending upon your tissues and the goals you are trying to achieve.


The above procedures can be combined or performed individually all under the MOMMY MAKEOVER rejuvenation. Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. R. Lee Steely is a master at combining these procedures to maximum benefit while maintaining optimum safety.

Fat Transfer/Grafting

Fat grafting is a way to enhance the volume of the buttocks and breasts. It can also be used to restore volume to the backs of the hands and the face. This process involves removal of stubborn excess fat from another area using liposuction. The fat is purified and then carefully injected into the new area.

Body Lift

With the help of a comprehensive body lift procedure, patients can reduce the hanging excess skin and pockets of fat left over after major weight loss. Post-bariatric-surgery patients find this procedure incredibly helpful. It contours areas like the hips, buttocks, and thighs.

Arm Lift

The arm lift (also called brachioplasty surgery) is a way to effectively sculpt and contour the upper arms. Drooping bingo wings can be easily addressed using this surgical procedure. Sagging skin is excised, and excess fat is removed with liposuction. Typically, the incisions are created on the underside or back of the arm from elbow to armpit.

Thigh Lift

Contour your thighs with the help of a thigh lift! Also known as a thighplasty, this cosmetic surgical procedure trims drooping skin from the thighs to restore definition and a fitter appearance. Excess stubborn fat can also be addressed during this surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is a tummy tuck different from liposuction?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction are both body procedures, but they serve different purposes. A tummy tuck is primarily aimed at removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, ideal for individuals with loose skin or muscle separation. In contrast, liposuction focuses on removing excess fat from targeted areas to improve body contours.

What is body contouring after weight loss?

Body contouring after weight loss is a series of procedures designed to address sagging skin and reshape the body after significant weight loss. It often includes a combination of body lifts, liposuction, and fat transfer to achieve a more toned and balanced appearance.

Are the results of body procedures permanent?

The longevity of body procedure results can vary. Liposuction and fat transfer can provide long-lasting results, but maintaining a stable weight is essential. Body lift procedures can offer more permanent results, especially when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

Are body procedures safe?

Body procedures are generally safe when performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in accredited facilities. However, like any surgery, there are inherent risks. Your surgeon will discuss these risks during your consultation.

What is the recovery time for body procedures?

Recovery times vary depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. On average, expect a few weeks to several months for complete recovery. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions.

Can multiple body procedures be done simultaneously?

Yes, it’s possible to combine body contouring, liposuction, fat transfer, and body lift procedures in a single surgery, often referred to as a “mommy makeover” or full-body transformation. However, the safety and feasibility of this approach depend on your health, the extent of procedures, and the surgeon’s recommendations.