Body contouring addresses areas of the body with skin that is sagging, drooping, and wrinkled as a result of aging or major weight loss. The cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery in Duluth, GA use advanced surgical equipment and techniques to remove the excess skin from the body and then tighten the remaining skin and tissue to reveal a slimmer body contour. The cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery are highly skilled at body contouring procedures and he takes the time to carefully treat the problem areas and concerns of each patient. Body contouring has advanced rapidly over the past few years and the cosmetic surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery have helped many of our patients achieve life-altering results.
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Body contouring is performed to allow patients to tighten, reshape, and contour areas of the body that patients are not happy with. Applicable locations include the arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, and flanks. It is also applied to the face and neck. To minimize infection and increase the likelihood of success, surgeons typically will contemplate a variety of procedures to be grouped together into one single surgery when necessary.
The overall surgical technique varies for each unique patient case. Traditionally, body contouring includes removing extra skin and shaping the underlying tissue with liposuction to remove fat. The duration of the surgery will depend on the case, and a hospital stay may be required to ensure healing and safe recovery. Most patients find that the recovery from this surgery is challenging, but visible improvements are likely seen early on to increase self-confidence in most patients, making the surgery well worth the effort.
Factors such as hospital stay, number of procedures performed, and extent of the surgical complexity make the cost vary for each individual patient. During the consultation, our dedicated team will provide a personalized surgical plan to ensure we commit to excellence in completing our patient’s goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-8 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Outpatient
Body Contouring FAQs
Procedures I Can Combine?
Procedures are grouped and timed in steps according to each patient’s personalized surgical plan. Our doctor considers patient health, body areas, and many more implications to thoughtfully ensure the patient will receive the best results for their effort. Common procedures to be combined are grouped with either the upper body areas, or lower body areas. This staging reduces the overall surgical risk of complications.
The Ideal Timing?
The ideal timing for body contouring is after significant weight loss, or after patients have come very close to completing their targeted weight. Body contouring should be pertinent only to people who are not planning on becoming pregnant in the future, as the effect of the surgical toning will be minimized.
Mommy Makeover Procedure?
A mommy makeover is a term that labels a combination of body contouring procedures that are applied to areas of the body most affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. This includes the breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttock. In some cases, labiaplasty is also featured as a part of a mommy makeover.
Will There be Scars?
Like most major surgeries, body contouring may result in some scarring. Most patients see the scars heal and become irrelevant, as our talented surgeon attempts to hide the incisions in areas of the body not commonly visible. A skilled body contouring plastic surgeon will consider scarring carefully in the overall surgical plan, and result in placing surgical incisions inconspicuously. Post-surgical care and topical solutions are also provided to result in a quicker, healthier healing process. Scars fade and blend with natural skin tone as time passes.