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
"This was the 2nd time a have seen Dr. White for a cosmetic procedure. It has been 16 yrs since my tummy tuck. (which is still flat as a pancake), but I went back to have some lipo done and there isn't anyone better!"- G. / Healthgrades / Oct 15, 2019
"I was excited but hesitant to get my breast augmentation however, Dr. White and his staff made the process incredibly comfortable and easy. My biggest fear was the anesthesia and both Dr. White and the anesthesiologist were fantastic on making me feel at ease. Also, due to my profession in law enforcement I was concerned about getting a breast augmentation and how that would affect it but, Dr. White answered all my questions and any concerns I had. I have had no issues going back to work with my new girls. Dr. White came highly recommended by a family friend who is also a doctor and I would choose Dr. White all over again. Dr. White is incredibly detailed and takes pride in his work. I am SO HAPPY with my new breasts and just wish I would have gotten this procedure done earlier!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 13, 2019
"My name is Adela , I had been contemplating getting breast reconstruction / augmentation for sometime . I am in my late forties and after having four kids lets just say my breast were not where they used to be . I spoke to a close friend of mine Marina who immediately spoke wonders about doctor White . She had gotten three procedures done and encouraged me to go get a consultation. Her very words to me were " he is the absolute best plastic surgeon ". I immediately made an appointment and soon after scheduled my procedure . I can not tell you enough how happy I am with the results . I have never felt so comfortable and have never met a doctor that is more passionate about his work . He made me feel so comfortable and explained every step .From doctor White to the wonderful staff i could not be happier with my results I feel like a different women."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 19, 2019
"Dr. White is a perfectionist and is beyond meticulous. He and his staff are highly responsive and provided excellent care both before and after my surgery. The night immediately surgery, he personally came back to the hospital to change my dressings. First thing the next morning, Dr. White came back to the hospital on his way to another procedure to personally help me out of bed and walk me around the hospital floor. Because of his methodology and care, I did not need to use any narcotics after my abdominoplasty surgery."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2019
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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