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 had a tummy tuck with Dr. White in July 2021. I had thought for years about having the procedure and finally decided to go forward with it when I realized there was no amount of exercise I could do that would ever fix my tummy (I'd had three children, one being 9.5 lbs.). I am pretty fit overall but any abdominal work was extremely difficult. As it turns out, I had a ten centimeter diastasis recti, which explained the extreme weakness in my core. Deciding to go forward with an abdominoplasty was not an easy decision. It is major surgery, and not a decision to be taken lightly. My biggest fears were the recovery and getting the results I wanted safely, which is why I chose Dr. White. Dr. White did not disappoint! He not only gave me a beautiful tummy, but also took very good care of me post-op. I had a bit of a hiccup in my recovery, but instead of minimizing the problem, he decided to address it fully to eliminate any risks. The results are amazing. He turned my least favorite part of my body into my favorite! Dr. White truly does fantastic work...thank you Dr. White!"- K.O. / Google / Aug 02, 2022
"I highly recommend Dr. White. I am 6 months post-surgery and am very pleased with my breast reduction results. My case was challenging as I previously used another surgeon with subpar results. After 2 surgeries, the PREVIOUS physical never actually provided a reduction but a lift only and those results were minimal at best. Dr. White was transparent and forthcoming with the challenges to my case but was thorough in answering my questions as well as providing an OUTSTANDING result. Post Surgery, I had several follow up appointments with Dr. White. He and his team are absolutely wonderful Pre and Post surgery. The changes have made a hug e difference in my everyday life. I wish I would have gone to Dr. White in the first place!"- A.M. / Google / Jul 25, 2022
"I had my Botox done in June and loved my results!!! I'm looking forward to having it done again soon by Dr. White! The girls in the office were so lovely. Everyone at USA Plastic Surgery went above and beyond to answer all my questions and concerns."- S.M. / Google / Jul 20, 2022
"Dr. White did my septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgery because I was having breathing issues due to deviated septum and a hump on the nose bridge. Initially I was scared to get the septoplasty surgery because I heard a lot of scary stories about nose surgeries going wrong. I went to almost all famous Nose Surgeons in Dallas and all the doctors that I met, they didn't paid enough attention to my case and all were like it is what it is, get it done if you are willing to because yes there are consequences and results. Dr. White was the7th and the last doctor I consulted and I never felt safest and I got trust in him immediately. He explained me entire process of surgery in detail and ensure me that everything will go well. He explained me what steps he will take to remove the hump and align deviated septum. Yes he gave me disclaimers but also ensured me that I am in safe hands and he will do his best to get my nose in proper alignment. All my friends and family suggested me not to get the surgery done and shared me all the unsuccessful nose surgery pictures and videos. But after I met Dr.White I got the confidence to go for the surgery and knew that everything will go well. I took all the courage to get it done and today I can't thank enough to doctor after seeing the results. Its been 1 year now, my nose is in better shape and I can breathe effortlessly then before. My family and myself we all are very happy with the final results. I would 100% recommend Dr.White because he is the best and expert in all types of services he is offering."- J.K. / Google / Jul 19, 2022
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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