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 recently had a breast augmentation by Dr. White. I have always wanted to have one, but was afraid of the recovery and the results (I have seen a lot of episodes of the show Botched). I voiced all of my concerns to Dr. White and he took the time to explain everything to me. He is very knowledgable and was very reassuring. I really appreciated the extra time and genuine concern he had for me. He is a wonderful person. I cannot say enough great things about his staff. They are all so kind, helpful, and very patient with me. They are efficient and his office runs very smooth. Dr. White is very kind and an excellent surgeon. He is a perfectionist at his craft which is something I admire about him and appreciate. I am only 5 weeks post op and I am already very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. White to anyone."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 24, 2023
"I got a breast augmentation in Dallas, TX by Dr. White. I was scared to get surgery done for the first time but Dr. White and his staff made the experience so enjoyable. I was referred by my friend who loved working with him for a breast augmentation as well and my results were perfect and so natural!"- J.C. / Google / Apr 25, 2023
"USA Plastic Surgery exceeded my expectations! Dr.White should be the highest ratting plastic surgeon in the United States. Im so shocked with everything he did for me. I received a breast augmentation with little to no pain. Let me re phrase that.. I had 0 PAIN, 0 bruising, 0 complications. Recovering like a champion, Because of his great skills and his post care instructions. After the surgery was done, I couldn't believe how good I felt inside and out. I finally feel like a women and its because of Dr White he made this happened. This was life changing. If you are nervous about getting your breast done don't be!! I was on my feet that day with 0 PAIN! I am shocked with how well I am recovering and how fast. I chose Dallas Texas and Dr.White to be my surgeon because of the amazing quality he provides for women wanting breast. Look at the photos on his website they are amazing. I also picked Dr. White, after doing some research, finding out he was working with the top surgeon in the world when he was in college. This made me feel a lot better about letting him give me the breast Ive always wanted. I put a lot of trust into Steve and he did not disappoint. He changed my life!! Surgery was not scary at all. Not only was the staff friendly and kind but the nurses before and after surgery were very caring and took care of me great! I can go on and on about how amazing my experience has been., But let me leave you with this.. Change is a beautiful thing, and because of Dr White I finally feel like a women! Thank you so much!"- C.F. / Google / Mar 27, 2023
"Couldn't be happier - I can wear earrings again - Recently, I got my earlobe repaired and I couldn't be happier. As a Latina, my ears have been pierced since I was a little baby. Unfortunately, my earlobe tore due to an heavy earring and a chunky sweater. It wasn't something I was eager to fix, but my mother was not having it. She demanded I get it fixed and Dr. White was the man for the job. He has a warm personality and pays great attention to the details. During the in-office procedure, I didn't feel a thing. In fact, not at any point did I feel any pain! It was a PAIN FREE procedure. I'm wearing earrings again and both my mother and I couldn't have asked for better results."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 07, 2023
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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