The face is not the only area where people might seek cosmetic improvement. There are surgical procedures that can also improve your body contour, giving patients the trimmer, firmer body profile they cannot get with diet and exercise alone. From eliminating stubborn pockets of fat to trimming away loose, hanging skin, body modification procedures can make you more comfortable and confident, both in your clothing and out of it.

Dr Leana Teston offers a variety of options to help her patients achieve all of their cosmetic goals. Over the more than two decades she has been practicing, she has seen the field of body contouring evolve into highly specialised procedures focused on very specific cosmetic concerns. From the very first visit, she works with each of her patients personally to help them define their issues and find the best solutions for their personal needs. No matter which body contouring surgery you choose, you can rest assured you will receive excellent care and results when you select Dr Teston as your plastic surgeon.


Liposuction is one of the less invasive methods of body contouring that can target excess fat in those problem areas of the body. This procedure can also replace surgical excision as a treatment for many large lipomas (fat lumps underneath the skin’s surface) to eliminate the bumps with minimal scarring afterward. The procedure completely removes fat cells from the treatment area, ensuring that the results of liposuction are permanent as long as you avoid gaining weight after surgery.

Dr Teston performs all of her liposuction procedures in an accredited hospital using local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. She offers a number of different techniques for this treatment, including the wet method, dry method and power-assisted liposuction (or PAL). This allows her to treat many different areas of the body with equally positive results. Pressure garments are used after all liposuction procedures to minimise swelling and improve the overall results.


A tummy tuck, known by the medical term abdominoplasty, is a procedure often sought by women after pregnancy produces permanent changes to the midsection. It may also be performed after massive weight loss, such as what patients experience after bariatric surgery. This procedure addresses excess fat and tissue in the middle that does not respond to exercise, and removes loose skin that is often left behind after rapid weight loss. The procedure produces a smoother, firmer abdomen that makes women more comfortable in their form-fitting clothing and bathing suits.

Dr Teston performs abdominoplasty in an accredited hospital under general anaesthesia. Patients usually spend two to three days in the hospital after surgery to ensure a safe start to the recovery process. It is generally a number of weeks before you are ready to return to your regular activities after abdominoplasty, and longer before you can resume more strenuous exercise. However, the results of abdominoplasty are both dramatic and long-lasting as long as you avoid significant weight gain after surgery.

Arm Lift

The underside of the upper arm may grow flabby over time, either due to accumulated fat and tissue or simply because of skin laxity that leads to the appearance of “bat wings.” In most cases, women are not able to firm up this area with resistance training alone. Instead an arm lift or brachioplasty makes changes to the look of the upper arm that are both natural and permanent.

Dr Teston will perform your arm lift in an accredited surgical hospital, usually using general anaesthesia. A long incision is made on the underside of the arm, where Dr Teston will take special care to make the location as inconspicuous as possible when the arms are down. Patients are back to their regular activities about two weeks after their arm lift procedure.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is typically performed after massive weight loss leaves the upper thigh area loose and baggy. The procedure removes the excess skin and any stubborn areas of fat to create a smoother, shapelier contour to the upper leg. This procedure provides improvement that cannot be found through exercise or topical solutions that claim to firm and tighten skin.

Dr Teston performs a thigh lift in an accredited hospital using general anaesthesia. She will make incisions around the top of the thigh in the flank area, which are used to remove excess skin and produce a smoother transition between the leg and hip. Patients usually spend a couple of nights in the hospital after a thigh lift, and return to regular activities within one month.


Not all parts of the body in need of enhancement are readily visible. The vaginal lips or labia can also be a problem if the inner labia are protruding beyond the outer labia or not symmetrical, as skin often extends beyond the genital area. This problem is more than cosmetic; it results in discomfort and irritation around the vaginal area which makes it uncomfortable playing sport, eg bicycle riding and gymnastics and can cause pain during intercourse.

Labioplasty is surgery that removes the excess tissue and skin from the labia to create a more even contour. Dr Teston usually performs it using local anaesthesia with sedation in an accredited day surgery centre, and patients are back to regular activities within approximately one week. Strenuous exercise and intercourse will be restricted for an additional few weeks after labiaplasty to ensure the vaginal lips have ample time to heal.

No matter what your aesthetic goals for your body might be, whether you want to sculpt your curves or trim away loose skin, Dr Teston has a plastic surgery procedure that can help. To learn more about your options in body contouring and other body surgery, contact Dr Teston’s office today on (02) 9708 3511.

Procedures Offered

With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.