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 qualified for Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants). Dr. White has his patients watch a thorough informative video before informing his potential clients what Augmentation they qualify for. I have debated for years whether I should get implants or not, especially after having my 2 kids. What delayed my decision was finding a doctor to perform my surgery and price. I finally got the courage and motivation to research a doctor. Over the years, I always heard that the best plastic surgeons were in California and Dallas, TX. California is too far from Louisiana and its a bit expensive, however Dallas is just a few hours away and affordable. While googling plastic surgeons in the Dallas area, I came upon Dr. White’s site. I read over his reviews, looked over the videos on his site, and all his previous clients’ photos. I decided to make a consultation appointment based on all of these factors. I really did not see any bad reviews except an individual mentioning the consultation fee, which goes towards the over price if you decide to get the surgery. Dr. White’s staff is so friendly, respectful, and personable. They care about your needs and they take the time to cover everything, what to expect, prices, pre-ops, post-ops, etc. Dr. White was the same, he made sure I was knowledgeable on the procedure I qualified for and discussed all my concerns. I had a good feeling about Dr. White, the turnaround timeframe to book my surgery to my surprise was very convenient, he had appointments that following week. I booked my surgery a few weeks later. We went over the size I desired and he explained his thoroughness when it comes to his surgery. Dr. White believes in perfection. I am in my six week of recovery and I feel great. Going through the healing process Dr. White explains what your body will go through, which I had to remind myself over and over, haha. Now, I see my breast and I absolutely love them! I would definitely recommend Dr. White for Breast Augmentation. He tends to his patient’s needs. The hospital staff is very friendly, the facility is clean, and nice. They make you feel at home. I honestly feel very blessed to find the perfect doctor for my first plastic surgeon. He put all my nervousness and concerns at ease. My breast is the perfect size to my body and what I desired. Just know that there are follow up appointments, so if you are not from the Dallas area it can be a bit much, however the appointments are spaced out (weeks apart) and I had to stay in a hotel the night of the surgery due to a follow-up appointment the next day. However, when it comes to your health that should be the number one priority!"- A.S. / Google / Jan 09, 2023
"After having multiple c-sections & considering a tummy tuck, I knew Dr. Steven J White @usaplasticsurgery in Dallas was THE ONLY CHOICE for me to get my pre baby body back. Dr. White & his team are professional, kind & made me feel comfortable from the first consultation to every post op appointment. Dr. White went to great lengths to make sure my husband (my caretaker) & I were educated on what to expect during the procedure & proper post operative care. I had peace of mind knowing he had equipped me with the tools to get the best possible result. I still can’t believe what I see in the mirror. Dr. White is a miracle worker! I have the cutest little belly button and my scar is a barely visible fine line.If you are on the fence about your choice in a plastic surgeon, look no further than Dr. Steven J White @usaplasticsurgery in Dallas. There is a reason I returned to Dr. White after having a breast augmentation from him 20 years ago. He’s the BEST! "- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 07, 2023
"Dr. White is the best plastic surgeon ever! He made me feel so comfortable and I love my results. The ladies in the office and so helpful and I would recommend Dr. White to anyone wanting plastic surgery."- T.G. / Google / Dec 13, 2022
"I am an Asian 60 year-old woman. I had the breast implant procedure. I always wanted to have breasts all my life but never had the courage to do it. I see a lot of unpleasant breast implant jobs. This was the biggest obstacle for my reluctance to have this done. I followed Dr. White for over 10 years. I read all the reviews and looked at all the pictures carefully to see his work. When I turned 60 at the beginning of this year, I took the courage to have the consultation with Dr. White. The consultation was very informative. Doctor White and his staff were very friendly and really took the time to explain and answer any questions that I had. My husband and I felt very confident in Doctor White. I wanted a small profile and had an exact size in mind. Doctor White listens to what I wanted but assure me that it will fit my body and I should not focus on the exact size. He wanted me to trust in the process. Before the procedure, my biggest concern was that it will be too big and I will feel uncomfortable carrying something that is not mine. After the procedure, It was painful mostly the first day. The first week was very uncomfortable but the pain was not too bad. After 3 weeks (it has been 3 months), I am completely in LOVE with my breasts. It is so much more than I have ever imagine. My breasts feels like it is part of my body. It feels and looks perfect. My husband absolutely loves my breasts. I wish I would have had this done a long time ago. I highly recommend him. Doctor White is a doctor and an artist at what he does. I am grateful for Doctor White."- J.G. / Google / Dec 06, 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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