What is Body Contouring?
The phrase "body contouring" is one that is regularly used in the plastic surgery world to describe a collection of surgeries that can be employed to create a shapelier silhouette. Patients who have recently lost weight, or whose weight has changed frequently over the years, may be interested in a body contouring procedure at Plastic Surgery Vegas to diminish fat, sculpt the body, and tighten the skin. In addition, body contouring can be used for those who have found that diet and exercise are no longer providing the results they desire. Our surgical team offers a number of body contouring choices, from liposuction, breast lift surgery, and abdominoplasty to fat transfers and laser skin tightening treatments. The options for redefining and rejuvenating your physique are endless. Contact our office in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your body contouring consultation.
"My experience at "Plastic Surgery Vegas" practice has been amazing.Everyone I came in contact with was very welcoming and professional. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Higgins and his close staff (Laura & Kristin). This was to be my 4th breast augmentation in 25years (my 1st with Dr. Higgins), which included reconstruction/lift due to wanting to go smaller with this surgery. After my initial consultation with Dr. Higgins, I felt very comfortable and confident to proceed, but as a nurse, I had a few more questions. His reception had no problem scheduling an additional appointment to address any additional concerns. In my career as a nurse, I have met and worked with many physicians over the years. I have come across very few surgeons as authentic, caring, skilled and talented as Dr. Higgins. I felt that Dr. Higgins really listened to me, and addressed my questions and concerns. As most people are,,,, I was nervous about the surgery but felt very taken care of by Dr. Higgins and his staff all the way into to O.R. and just prior to being put to sleep. In all of my previous surgeries, I had never been met with such attention and compassion up to and beyond my surgery. Additionally, my results are PHENOMENAL, and have far exceeded my expectations. I would trust & recommend Dr. Higgins, as well as "Plastic Surgery Vegas" not only to complete strangers, but to anyone I love and care about. Las Vegas is a city that attracts lots of Plastic surgeons, which can make choosing a quality Plastic surgeon VERY difficult. I took my time, I did my research, and am extremely happy I did. If you expect quality care and results, Dr. Higgins, and Plastic Surgery Vegas will far exceed your expectations."- M.N. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"My Only Regret is That I Waited 15 Years! - Although I had contemplated a BA for nearly 15 years, I had never had, nor been able to take the time off of work necessary for a proper recovery; while the pandemic seemed like a less than ideal situation, knowing that I wouldn't be rushed back to work was certainly a bonus, and thus I began my consultations. Living in Las Vegas, I met with six local surgeons as well as a remote consultation with a surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ - I wanted to do my due diligence, as well as meet those my girlfriends had recommended so highly.Dr. Edwards has a wonderful bedside manner, and speaks to you with a professionalism that isn't the least bit patronizing (as a medical practitioner myself, it's infuriating to be talked down to, and I can only imagine the frustration as a lay-person.) While I was completing my Vectra scan, he pulled up his previous bodybuilding clients with comparable stats, something no other PS did; we discussed that I wanted a very natural result, that matched my proportions, rather than looking like I came to Vegas to have my breasts done. He was one of two PS I met with who didn't try to coax me into something larger, and I came out of surgery with exactly what we had discussed: 295ccL/310ccR Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Moderate Profile Silicone Unders. I couldn't have been happier then, and now, seven weeks later, I am still just as elated. At 6WPO, I was cleared to return to the gym, albeit carefully, and have spent the past week testing out different movements from my usual program (excluding chest, obviously) with no issues at all; recovery has genuinely been a breeze."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2020
"This is my second surgery with Dr Edwards, and I have to say that the experience was as good as the first one. I developed a severe capsular contracture after a breast revision with a different doctor. Dr Edwards have been trying really hard to help me with my issues, and even though it has been a long and painful journey getting my normal breasts again, I am and forever will be grateful that I met Dr Edwards because he is an outstanding physician, he has great bedside manners. He treats me like I am part of his family, he never appears to be in a rush, he will take the time to answer all your questions, and makes sure you are well taken care by everyone in the office. He has done everything and anything possible to prevent my body from developing a capsular contracture, and I trust him without hesitation. So far, my breasts look perfect, and I am very hopeful that this time my body will take the implants. Also, I am very thankful to Cathy that has been with me from the beginning of this long journey. She is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. If I ever had a concern, she was always available to resolve any issue. I never really had to request to talk to Dr Edwards because Cathy, and this time Cynthia too, always took care of anything I needed. Thank you so much ladies! Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant, and she is awesome, and very helpful with the financial part of the process. Finally, the office is beautiful, clean and very welcoming. Everyone in the office, including the front desk clerk are very nice and friendly. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon to go see Dr Edwards because you won’t regret it. He is the best of the best! Thank you Dr Edwards for all that you do to makes us look pretty and confident! ❤️🙏🏼"- A.J. / Google / Jul 20, 2020
"I Am Forever Thankful - Dr Edwards did my breast implants revision due to capsular contraction. And I have to say that meeting him it is the best thing that happened to me. Besides being highly skilled on this procedure, and doing an outstanding job, he is very kind, professional and always treat you like you are part of his family. My surgery went very well. I had minimal pain, no swelling and no bruising. He followed me frequently so check my progress. His assistants Cathy and Cynthia are super sweet, caring and extremely knowledgeable, you can tell that they are well trained. Every time I had a question or concern, they always called me back with a solution or answer to my problem. I always felt confident that if I needed something, he was always available to talk to me, but like I mentioned before, Cathy and Cynthia were so awesome that many times they answered my questions very well that I did not need to talk to Dr Edwards. Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant and she is awesome, she will work with you through the process and will do her best to find you the best financial option for you.I highly recommend Dr Edwards to anyone that is looking for a great plastic surgeon. Trust me on this! You won’t regret meeting him. He is the best in town! Thank you for giving me back my confidence! I am forever grateful to Dr Edwards, Cathy and Cynthia for making this experience less traumatic."- A. / RealSelf / Jul 18, 2020
"Love the team! Dr. Silver is super nice and great caring. Love my results. He knows what he’s doing 👌"- V.N. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
You could be an ideal candidate for body contouring if you have loose skin, deflated body parts (like the buttocks or breasts), or stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercise. The abdomen, lower back, hips, flanks, and neck are all areas where fat can collect, causing unsightly bulges. The best candidates for body contouring are Las Vegas, NV men and women who are at a healthy, ideal weight and want a firmer, more chiseled look.
Body Contouring Surgery
At your initial visit, we will design a body contouring treatment plan for you. This plan can include both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Surgeries, such as breast lift or augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty typically require the use of general anesthesia. The goal during these treatments is to create an incision that can be concealed behind clothing and to diminish unsightly fat and extra skin, revealing a smoother, thinner body. Nonsurgical services can usually be completed at Plastic Surgery Vegas without any need for sedation. This commonly includes injectable fillers, laser liposuction, and laser skin tightening.
After Body COntouring
If you are having a surgical procedure, you can expect to be sent home to rest and recover afterward. Nonsurgical services do not typically require a recovery period. It is not uncommon for some patients to undergo many procedures at once on multiple body parts, which may require an overnight stay. Body contouring is meant to sculpt the body so whether you have chosen nonsurgical or surgical treatments, or some of each, you can expect a slimmer, tighter body and a more defined figure.
Body Contouring FAQS
Will insurance pay for my body contouring surgery?
Although most cosmetic surgeries are not usually covered by health insurance, it is possible that body contouring could be eligible for insurance coverage. When loose skin is the cause of medical issues, like chronic infections, you may be able to get coverage from your insurance. Coverage varies based on your insurance carrier and individual policy, but if you'd like to use your insurance, talk to our team during your initial consultation. We will be glad to help you work with your insurance for maximum coverage.
What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
The combination of procedures will be determined during your initial consultation. Procedures might be done in two or more stages, depending on your overall health and the number of areas being treated. Generally, the stages will be grouped by combining either the upper body parts (abdomen, arms, breasts, face, neck) or lower body parts (thighs, butt, hips, knees). This staging is done to minimize the possibility of complications, like infection and blood loss. This also shortens the length of time for recovery.
Will I have scarring after my surgery?
In general, surgical body contouring will result in scarring. Most patients discover that when the incisions have fully healed, they no longer worry about scarring since the benefits of this life-changing surgery are so significant. Our experienced team will make every effort to minimize scarring by placing the incisions in natural skin folds or less visible areas. Post-surgery care is also very important. Topical ointments may be recommended to improve your healing. Over time, your scars will lighten and blend into your natural skin.
How long will my body contouring results last?
If you take good care of yourself, the results of your body contouring surgery can last a long time. The best way to maintain your results is to stay at a steady weight. Significant weight changes or childbirth after your surgery may affect your results. Natural aging will continue so you may eventually develop loose skin again as you get older. Ask us about tips that may help your results last longer.
Redefine Your Shape
If you wish you had larger breasts, a fuller bottom, a smaller waist, or a tighter midsection, body contouring at Plastic Surgery Vegas can help you achieve the shape you want. We encourage you to call our Las Vegas, NV practice to arrange a consultation. Allow us to discuss your aesthetic goals and construct an individualized plan just for you. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our practice.