Body Contouring

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Individuals who wish to enhance certain areas of the body may consider body contouring to achieve dramatic results. These surgeries trim away and tighten loose and sagging skin, remove excess fat, and lift areas that have been impacted by weight loss, pregnancy or aging. Progressive medical engineering, surgeon skill and advanced product technology have allowed body contouring procedures to create life-changing results for both men and women.

Body Contouring Reviews

  • I love Dr J and his staff! I've had several procedures done by him, with great success! Thanks Dr. J! ...

    - Anonymous

  • I have suffered from gynecomestia since i was 11 years old. It affected my day to day life due that i had low self esteem from having a chest that is abnormal from all other male. I was working out 4 times a week with a strict diet plan for the last 4 years. I dropped my body fat to 15% thinking that i will lose those manboobs but i was w ...

    - M.M.

  • Male age 62, smart lipo, from back to front including love handles and full abs. This was a great experience, Dr. Jonov does all types of cosmetic surgery, and even on men. I thought I might get some weird looks as being the only male there, but they assured me they do men, and are quite private on disclosure. The people are all great and ...

    - R.K.

  • I am 4 days into recovery from my SmartLipo procedure with Dr. Jonov and The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. I have to say, I am AMAZED at the results already. Dr. Jonov and his staff were very thorough in the time they spent with me leading up to the surgery, and post-surgery as well. They answered all my questions, gave me confidence, and ...

    - T.V.

  • My experience at The Gallery was amazing! I had a consultation with Dr. Jonov and he was able to provide all of the information that I needed in a way that I could understand. He took all the time in the world with me that I needed to feel comfortable. They have a cool touch screen where you photos pop up and he uses it to draw on the ima ...

    - K.C.

Expected Cost

The price for a body contouring procedure will fluctuate. The final cost will be based on the extent of the surgery, how many techniques were combined and how many days are required in the hospital. During the initial consultation, a tailored surgical plan will be created and the costs will be outlined.

Surgical Procedures

Body contouring surgery can reshape, tighten and rejuvenate almost any area of the body, creating a newer, sleeker contour. In many cases, liposuction will be included during surgery. Common areas addressed include the neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, knees and thighs. During the initial consultation, the areas of the body that cause concern will be assessed and a surgery plan will be discussed. Some procedures may be combined into one surgery. For some individuals, in order to achieve the desired results, multiple surgeries may need to be staged over time.

Body Contouring FAQs

How Many Procedures?

During the consultation, the surgeon will assess the overall physical health of the patient to determine what procedures should be performed, and how many in a single setting. Depending how many body parts will be addressed, as well as the extent of the surgeries, certain procedures will be grouped together. In many cases, the upper body will be addressed in one surgery and the lower in another. Staging the procedures helps to reduce the risk of complications such as blood loss and infection, as well as minimize the length of time it takes to recover.

Weight Loss and Timing?

Body contouring is very common among weight loss patients. Most cosmetic surgeons will want the patient to be at or as close to their goal weight as possible. Patients who find it difficult to lose additional pounds because of loose and hanging skin can usually move forward with a skin reduction or body contouring procedure. This takes them over the “hump” and allows them to become more mobile which helps lose the final pounds.

Same as Mommy Makeover?

In some degree, yes. A mommy makeover simply groups together certain body contouring procedures to address the most common body parts affected by pregnancy. This usually entails the breast, abdomen, hips and buttocks. While body contouring itself can apply to many other areas on the body, a mommy makeover typically only addresses the areas affected by pregnancy, childbirth and nursing.

What About Scarring?

Some body contouring procedures will result in scarring. However, the surgeon will make every effort possible to minimize these scars. In most cases, they will be hidden under bathing suit garments and within the natural folds of the skin. Some scarring may be evident, but these will lighten over time. Most patients feel the results of a body contouring procedure are worth it and the scars become secondary.

During/After Surgery

All body contouring procedures are performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The duration of the surgery and the time spent in the hospital will depend on what surgery was performed, as well as how many were combined. While the recovery can be somewhat trying, the majority of patients feel that a new, tighter body is worth it. Patients will notice marked improvement with sagging features, as well as see a smoother skin appearance. Patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle, and limit sun exposure so the surgical results are not compromised.’

Planning Your Procedure

  • Average Cost
  • Up to $25,000
  • Recovery Time
  • 4-6 Weeks
  • Average Procedure Time
  • 3-4 Hours
  • Post-Op Follow Up
  • 2 Weeks
  • Procedure Recovery
  • In & Out-Patient
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