Body Contouring Specialist

Suzie Kuhnen, DO -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

Suzie Kuhnen, DO

Central Iowa’s only Female Plastic Surgeon in West Des Moines, IA

What’s keeping you from feeling confident in your skin? If it’s your skin itself — specifically, too much skin in a problem area — Suzie Kuhnen, DO, at Iowa Specialty Surgeons offers body contouring to directly address this issue. To learn more about how she uses body contouring to eliminate excess skin and leave you looking tighter and smoother, call the office West Des Moines, Iowa, or book your body contouring consultation online.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a treatment Dr. Kuhnen offers to address excess skin. She knows that hanging, drooping skin can get in the way of you feeling your best. Even if you’ve reached your body goals, if your skin isn’t properly contoured to your body, it can hide your best self.

Fortunately, with body contouring, she has a way to directly address this issue. Body contouring is a surgical procedure during which Dr. Kuhnen removes excess skin and contours the remaining skin over the body area. The result is a tightened, smoothed area. 

Who gets body contouring?

Dr. Kuhnen uses body contouring to help a wide range of patients. This procedure is particularly impactful for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight but are being held back from looking their best by their now-excess skin. 

It’s also helpful for women after childbirth and people who experience sagging skin as they age. Over the years, your body produces less collagen, the protein that should keep your skin elastic. 

If collagen loss has led you to hanging, drooping skin, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Kuhnen if body contouring is right for you. 

What types of body contouring are available?

To help her patients reach their body goals, Dr. Kuhnen offers three distinct types of body contouring:


If you’re ready to say goodbye to bat wings, this procedure could be for you. During a brachioplasty, Dr. Kuhnen corrects sagging in your upper arms, removing extra skin and toning the area. 


Also called a tummy tuck, this procedure is ideal if you have extra stomach skin. Dr. Kuhnen offers it to both men and women to help them get the flattest stomach possible. Many women also choose this procedure after childbirth. 

Thigh lift

Sagging thigh skin doesn’t have to leave you avoiding shorts and beach vacations. With a thigh lift, Dr. Kuhnen rejuvenates the area, helping you feel confident about your legs again. 

Whether excess skin on your arms, stomach, or thighs is keeping you from your best body, Dr. Kuhnen is here to help. For more information about body contouring, call Iowa Specialty Surgeons or schedule an appointment online today.