Body Contouring with Plastic Surgery is a procedure of reshaping the body especially after a massive weight loss through invasive procedures. It is done by removing the sagging skin and fat while enhancing the contour of the primary support tissue that lies beneath which results to a smoother and tighter skin and muscle that look natural. This procedure is also performed to enhance the natural look of a disproportioned body due to some congenital abnormalities or deformities from diseases.
Here are the procedures for Body Contouring Surgery:
- arm lift / brachioplasty
- thigh lift
- body lift
- bra / back lift
- buttock lift
- tummy tuck / abdominoplasty
- surgery after significant weight loss / post bariatic surgery after massive weight loss
- trunk reconstruction
- fat injections
- chest wall anomalies
- labiaplasty / labioplasty
ARM LIFT – a surgical procedure that addresses the excess skin that hangs under the arm (the skin from the armpit to the elbow) that has lost its elasticity. Also known as brachioplasty, this procedure gives a more toned look as it reshapes and enhances the arms.
THIGH LIFT – A thigh lift is a type of elective plastic surgery and is used to reduce the excess skin and in some cases, fat from around the thigh area.
BRA / BACK LIFT – a procedure that eliminates back fat rolls while hiding the scar under the bra-line.
BUTTOCK LIFT – uses own fat to fill out the bottom and naturally improve its shape.
TUMMY TUCK – a surgical procedure to flatten the abdomen, remove excess skin and fat, and tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall.
LIPOSUCTION – is a cosmetic surgery operation that eliminates fats from any parts of the human body. Read more about liposuction here:
SURGERY AFTER SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS – it is to restore the shape of the body by proportion by eliminating the drooping skin from face down to the thigh.
TRUNK RECONSTRUCTION – this is considered as both cosmetic and reconstructive. It is to restore both the looks and function of the torso, the upper and lower extremities.
FAT INJECTIONS – this increases the fullness on the face, or the depressed areas on the face like the deep wrinkles, cleft deformities, and Romberg’s disease by injecting the harvested fat though a small cannula that is attached to a syringe.
CHEST WALL ANOMALIES – a process of refashioning of the skeleton and muscle flap cover to conceal the defects that deformed the breast/chest due to some disease like the scoliosis of the spine or a congenital abnormality such as the tuberous breasts.
LABIAPLASTY – it is to tighten the vagina that became loose due to child birth or aging.
Though Body Contouring with Plastic Surgery entails a longer recovery period and risks compared to a non surgical body contouring procedures, still, many undergo plastic surgery not only in the US and Australia (where this has became prevalent) but also all over Asia and Europe.
Benefits of having Body Contouring Surgery:
- Perfects the body’s shape and proportion.
- Treats male breast enlargement (gynecomastia)
- Eliminates drooping skin, excess fat and sagging fat tissue anywhere on the face and body.
- Brings forth a smoother and tighter skin, muscle tone, and contour.
- Weakened tissue, localized fat deposits and excess skin are addressed.
- Removes stubborn fat that wouldn’t go away by diet and exercise.
- Makes one look young.
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