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.
"For years I had struggled with getting rid of my belly and constantly felt defeated. I am 30 years old and for the most part am very active. I worked out six days a week and tried ever diet out there .I still could not get the results I wanted. I finally decided in May of this year to make a consultation .I choose Dr. White because he performed liposuction and breast augmentation on my mother 15 years ago and did an amazing job. Therefor I went in met with Dr.White and literally 2 hours later scheduled my operation for liposuction of the stomach and arms for six months later. I walked out of his office feeling so ensured and excited for what was to come. I am not going to lie I was very skeptical for 2 reasons. One I had never had surgery and the second did not know what to expect. Nevertheless surgery day came and I could not have felt more excited. From the hospital staff to Dr. White I had never felt more comfortable and assured. Dr.White literally walks you through ever step and takes such pride in his work. The surgery went amazing there was literally no pain at all and 3 weeks out of my surgery I was in a bodysuit for Halloween. It’s been two months since my surgery and I cannot explain how happy I am with my results. My friends ask me if I would do it again and the answer is YES!!!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Dec 12, 2018
"I have been wanting a tummy tuck for years. I have had 2 c sections, one scar is vertical and one scar is horizontal. I am petite (5'1" & 106 lbs) and in fairly good shape so anytime I wore a bikini I was very self conscious, so I finally decided to do something about it. I had another procedure with another well known plastic surgeon in Dallas that was recommended several years ago and was pleased with him, but this time decided to try Dr. White because one of my best friends recommended him. It was the best decision I have ever made. After the 2 hour consult, I immediately booked my surgery. I felt so confident about the surgery & I didn't feel that way last time. He is a perfectionist, and I feel like with my scarring, my size, and the amount of skin he had to work with, no other doctor would have been able to accomplish it. His aftercare is night & day compared to the previous surgeon I used. There is no comparison. I'm thrilled with results! Highly recommend Dr. White!!"- R. / Healthgrades / Mar 07, 2020
"Dr. Steven White is AWESOME!! I had been wanting a breast augmentation for years, and I’ve always been hesitant because of course I didn’t want to get botched or infected. I knew picking the right doctor meant everything, and thank God I picked Dr. White. I told him what I envisioned in the first consultation, and he gave me exactly what I wanted. I haven’t had any problems, I’m about a month and a half post op and don’t even feel like I had surgery. My breast look AMAZING. I’m super happy!"- L.B. / Google / Mar 05, 2020
"Dr. White is hands down the best plastic surgeon! I was so nervous when I arrived to my consultation because surgery is surgery whether it’s cosmetic or otherwise. But I was so impressed with Dr. White’s expertise, attention to detail and honesty that I ended up scheduling my breast augmentation surgery that day! Now that I am almost 4 months out I am so happy with my results! My implants have settled perfectly (I was informed that it is a process). But Dr. White and his sweet staff of ladies walked me through the entire evolution of my breasts. Thank you guys so much! I love my new look!"- 1.1. / Google / Feb 25, 2020
"Dr. White is amazing! Very personable and made you feel very excited instead of nervous for surgery. I had breast augmentation and the recovery was cake, first couple of days were rough but as long as you follow all of his guidelines you’ll be at 100% in no time. Love the results and I will go back to Dr.White for any future plastic surgery. I’m Colombian so many family members have gotten surgery overseas and they were shocked to see I had literally no bruising. I’ve had other friends get it done by surgeons here in the states and they were told to never do chest exercises again...but Dr. White gives you no limitations once you’re full healed. I love to work out and this hasn’t gotten in the way at all! It’s just way more exciting to wear sports bras to the gym :)My mom came with me to the surgery and she was nervous at first but even Dr. White was able to reassure her she had nothing to be concerned about and she loved knowing I was in great hands. Love my results! Don’t be scared, you’ll have ZERO regrets! Swimsuit and dress shopping has never been more fun! I’m leaving this review because I was so scared and hesitant, but one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself."- L.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2020
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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