What is body contouring?
Body contouring refers to any procedure that improves the appearance of a specific body area. This can range from something as simple as liposuction to more complex procedures that will remove excess skin after massive weight loss.
How much does body contouring cost?
Because there are so many different procedures that can be included in body contour surgery, the fee will depend upon the specific procedure chosen.
What should I expect before body contouring surgery?
During the consultation, you will spend a lot of time with the doctor reviewing your surgical goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan will be discussed with you at length.
What are the steps of a body contouring procedure?
The specific steps for surgery really depend upon the procedure. Most of them are performed under deep sedation or general anesthesia and can take 2-6 hours depending upon the procedure.
What should I expect after body contouring surgery?
After surgery you should expect some swelling and bruising and some post-operative discomfort. You may have dressings in place, or be wearing a specific garment. You may also have drains.
What words should I know about body contouring?
Some terms that may be applicable include face-lifting, breast augmentation, or breast lift. Brachioplasty refers to arm lift surgery. Inner or outer thigh lifting can be performed. Tummy tuck or body lifting can also be included.