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.
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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.