Body Contouring

Body Contouring (Surgical Body Shaping) - Fort Worth, TX

What to Expect During and After Surgery

All body contouring procedures are performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The type of surgery performed will determine the length of procedure time as well as any required hospital stay. The more procedures done at one time, the longer the surgery will take. Recovery requires patience, rest, and time. While you may be anxious to see your new, tighter body, it is important to allow the body adequate conditions to heal. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle and limiting sun exposure also help ensure the surgical results are not compromised. Soon enough you will notice marked improvement of sagging features, and see a smoother skin appearance.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $3,200 - $15,000
Recovery Time 1-2 Week
Avg Procedure Time 2-8 Hours
Post-Op Follow-Up 1 Week
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Surgical Procedures

Practically any area of the body can be enhanced and rejuvenated with body contouring surgery, including the abdomen, hips and buttocks, knees and thighs, neck, arms, and breasts. Focused reshaping creates a newer, sleeker contour and a tighter overall body profile. When paired with liposuction, even more dramatic results can be achieved. When consulting with the surgeon on your treatment goals, a surgery plan will be developed that may include multiple procedures staged over time. All efforts will be made to group procedures together when possible, but patient safety is always the main deciding factor.

Overview

At some point in life, almost everyone looks in the mirror and realizes the effects of aging, lifestyle habits, or pregnancy have settled in certain spots on our bodies. Women who have carried pregnancies may be left with stretched abdomens and loose, saggy skin that does not respond to exercise. Many men complain of the dreaded middle-age spread, a gathering of fat around the midsection. Luckily, Body Contouring Surgery can greatly improve these problems and more, and return you back to the sculpted and smooth body shape of your youth. Dr. Daniels, consults with our Fort Worth clients on their ultimate goals and develops customized plans to target those frustrating areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Body Contouring FAQs

Can Procedures Be Combined?
Once the goals of body contouring are communicated, the surgeon assesses the patient’s overall physical health to determine what procedures would be most appropriate. If multiple body areas are to be treated, certain procedures will be grouped together in an effort to maximize result while minimizing recovery time. Typically, the upper body is treated in one surgery and the lower body in another. In addition to requiring less recovery time, staging procedures helps reduce the risk of complications.

Weight Loss And Timing?
Patients who have had major weight loss either through diet and exercise or with the aid of bariatric surgery often choose body contouring to complete their body transformation goals and remove excessive loose skin. Ideally, a patient should be at or near their goal weight before embarking in contouring surgery. Patients who have had difficulty completing their weight loss goals because of excess skin often find that contouring gives them an extra needed push by increasing their mobility, thereby promoting the final amount of desired weight loss.

Same As a Mommy Makeover?
“Mommy Makeover” is the nickname given to a package of body contouring procedures addressing the body parts most often affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. It includes the breasts, abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Body contouring in general can also be done on other body parts including neck, arms, thighs, and knees.
What About Scarring?
Depending on the body part treated, some scarring may be unavoidable with contouring procedures. But plastic surgeons are highly skilled in the placement of incisions to minimize any visual reminders of surgery. In many cases, scars will be hidden within your naturally-occurring folds of skin or will be located where even a bathing suit will not reveal them. As with all healing, the passage of time will also decrease the noticeability of scars. Most patients feel the that the positive results of body contouring far outweigh the residual scars.