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
"My reason for writing this review is in hopes that someone who is similar to I reads and decides that Dr. White is the doctor for them! I have a very petite body frame, and literally had no chest at all, so I made the decision to have breast augmentation surgery. Aside from making the decision for surgery, choosing Dr. White for my doctor was the best decision I could have made. I was really shy and timid to even be seen by a doctor due to being ashamed of my body, but he made it so comfortable for me by staying professional and constantly reassuring me of his work and vision for me. I can honestly say now after the surgery I feel like a new woman! I have confidence that I never thought I would have in my life, and I owe it to him and his incredible staff!"- R.T. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
"“Look at that, you’ve lost 12 pounds since the surgery! Isn’t that wild?!” Dr. White smiled as he gave me the good news. I smiled back and nodded in agreement, it was amazing that the pounds seemed to be coming off without me even trying, but I realized something in that moment. It wasn’t the weight that I lost that meant anything and it wasn’t even the skin that was removed…it was the 12 years of insecurity and embarrassment that I had shed that meant more than the world to me. All the times I would look in the mirror and feel a sense of dread fill me because of what I saw. All the times I would refuse to take my shirt off while swimming (which would confuse everyone because I was “so fit”) because I was too scared of what other people would think. All the times I would panic simply because my shirt got lifted too high which would expose my stomach for just a brief second. I was living my life as a 23 year old with the self-confidence of my 12 year old self. But all that was changed thanks to Dr. White.I could write a book about how confident and safe I felt in trusting Dr. White with my surgery, but I know most people (including myself) have the attention span of a goldfish so I’ll keep it brief. He’s a compassionate and kind hearted man who truly does care about every single patient that walks through his doors. Changing people’s lives through plastic surgery is his passion, and you can tell that just by listening to him talk. He constantly strives to improve his technique in order to make sure the patients get the best results which is something that’s rare to find in any profession these days. He makes sure you’re prepared for every single potential outcome so that there are no surprises and if there’s something that he didn’t talk about, he has enough experience that he can handle it without missing a beat. Going into this whole process, I had my reservations about the surgery itself and also the cost if we’re being honest. All of those went away pretty much instantly after having my initial consultation with him. I couldn’t be happier with the results even if they threw in a free pony with the surgery, and it was worth every penny.Speaking of Penny, both of his front desk workers (Penny and Jazmin) are fantastic people. I think it speaks volumes to the quality of a business if the employees are amazing as well. Dr. White has truly created an experience that leaves you feeling whole and happy every time you leave. I’ve recommended his office to every single person I talk to whether it’s my family, my friends, or the random guy that asks me if I want guac in my bowl at Chipotle. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank him enough for what he’s done for me, but I figure this is a good start.P.S. I know that it seems out of place for a guy to get something like a tummy tuck but keep in mind that being confident in yourself and happy with your body isn’t something that’s gender specific…it’s universal. That being said, I do find it strange to say I got a tummy tuck, so I’ve opted in to calling it an “Ab Sculpt”. You can use that too, but I do charge a royalty fee."- I.R. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
"I am so happy with my results, I don’t think I could have chosen a better doctor. I googled so many doctors and compared so many photos online and decided to go with Dr.White and I am so glad I did. The front desk girls (Penny and Jazmin) were so nice and they answered all my questions. The day of the surgery I was really nervous and since I already suffer from anxiety I was starting to panic until I saw Dr. White walk in and he reassured me I was gonna be okay and that I was going to wake up from anesthesia lol?? anyway, the nurse placed some numbing medicine where she was going to insert my iv and when I tell you that I felt NO PAIN before my surgery began, i literally felt NO PAIN up until I woke up from surgery. It wasn’t really pain, more like pressure. I got my breast augmentation 2 weeks ago and I am LOVING my results. I can’t stop staring at them, they looked way better than what I expected. I will be recommending him to everyone! ??????"- J.C. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"I’ve been dealing with gynecomastia my whole life. It runs in the family, but I’ve done everything humanly possible through diet and exercise to get rid of it. I completed a lot of research online to see what can be done to get rid of it, and it seems liposuction of the chest is the only way. Exercise can help some, but it doesn’t solve the problem. My research showed me that I could have had it done for $2500-$15,000, but it is your body and you get what you pay for. Anything short of perfection is unacceptable. Dr. White’s approach to the surgery is different, and he cares tremendously about his patient’s outcome. Dr. White and his staff change lives on a daily basis. They have just recently changed mine and I will be forever grateful. During the consultation and pre-op, he takes the time to show you the results from previous patients, explain the procedure from beginning to end, and actually cares about you and your outcome. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery; you cannot go wrong with Dr. White!"- S.M. / Google / Dec 18, 2017
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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