Body contouring is a specialized surgery that involves removing excess skin, and tightening the remaining skin for a taut, more youthful appearance. It is common for patients that have areas on the body that droop, sag, or have wrinkles due to weight loss and aging. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, is regarded as a body contouring specialist who employs advanced surgical techniques to address problematic areas of the body and create a smoother, sleeker silhouette. During body contouring surgery, underlying skin tissue is reshaped, fat is purposefully removed, and sagging skin is trimmed. Advances in the medical field have allowed surgeons to achieve impressive results, which are often life transforming for the patients involved.
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.
"I am writing this review in hopes that others would have the privilege to have the best doctor in the world make your body into a master piece. I had gastric bypass 2.5 years ago and needless to say after losing 110lbs my body was just deflected. I thought after losing all this weight I would feel fabulous but I didn't. I actually felt worse. So began my hunt for a plastic surgeon to help me regain my confidence. My search went through 10 plus surgeons until I found Dr. White I normally wouldn't have paid for a consultation but I had read so many positive reviews and set through so many dreaded consultations I thought what the heck lets give it a try. So I called and scheduled my appointment. I walked into the office it was so different, then the moment came when Dr. White walked into the room and I have to say all of my fears and worries just disappeared. He spent over two hours talking with me and my husband answering all of our questions he wasn't like the rest he genuinely cared about me and hearing all of my needs, wants, and desires. So the time came when we talked about cost YES the dreaded part. I will say this he is not cheap by any means but the ole saying is so very true "you get what you pay for". And believe me he is worth every penny he charges! So now your thinking how would I know this? Well I also had several Weightloss friends that were having tummy tucks at the same time as I was so we walked this journey together and my journey compared to theirs was worth the money I paid extra for. My poor girlfriends that had their surgery is now having to come see Dr. White to fix all the horrible work their surgeons did. Dr. White spent 10 hours on my body yes 10 hours he took his time he made me perfect and to think I never even needed 1 pain pill and not even 1 bruise was caused on my body. Dr. White has completely changed my life he truely cares about people and takes pride in his work. I can not begin to thank him enough for the new me!"- R.A. / Google / Nov 18, 2016
"I had debated for years on whether or not to have a breast augmentation, I was worried I wouldn’t be pleased with the results I obtained, whether they turn out too big, too small, resembling chicken breasts, etc.. but I knew as soon as Dr. White spoke with me in the consultation that he would make them perfect! I loved that his consultation was different from most others, it wasn’t about numbers on the implant, it was about my body and what would fit perfectly. He pointed out things I never even noticed about my breasts before! I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! I feel more confident and sexy! Even my mother in law compliments me everyday about how good I look since I did the procedure. I highly recommend Dr. White!"- K.B. / Google / Aug 01, 2018
"I have wanted to get augmentation for over 15 years. I have went to numerous surgeons over the years and never felt right. Then Dr. White fell in my lap...literally! Haha! I was reading D magazine and he was best plastic surgeon in Dallas. Since we moved here and didn’t know a soul it set the wheels were motion. I am 2 weeks post-op and it has been the best experience! I’m in love with my new look. They literally are beautiful! I put my whole heart and trust is Dr. White. He delivered results that are absolutely incredible!!!! I highly recommend his technique, his approach to perfection and his kindness. I’m for sure will be a reacurring patient! He and staff are the best!"- T.S. / Google / Jul 28, 2018
"Dr. White is truly an artist. If you are considering breast augmentation, just go set up a consultation to hear what he has to say. Dr. White listens to what you are looking for and gives you implants based on what’s best for your body shape. After meeting him and his staff, my husband felt he was the best surgeon. The procedure was less painful than I expected and my recovery time was short. It was so fun and exciting to find out what my size was! My husband loves Dr. White and my new look!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jul 26, 2018
"Dr. White and his staff we're amazing to work with. they made me feel comfortable during my entire procedure from the consultation, day of surgery to post op. I love the customer care and attention to detail they provide. Dr. White is a perfectionist and very thorough with explaining the procedure I was about to receive and what to expect. Needless to say I was amazed with my results I don't know why I didn't go to him any sooner. I got a gynecomastia lipo procedure and so happy about my experience and results that I will be returning to him for a second procedure in October. My fiancé was with me through the entire process and loved Dr. White so much she decided to choose him for her breast augmentation surgery and is in love with her results. I would highly recommend Dr. White and his staff to anyone searching for a excellent plastic surgeon."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jul 19, 2018
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 price 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.
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.
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