If you are unhappy with the appearance of your stomach or have fat concentrated on particular areas of your body, then we have several body surgeries that can help.
Our doctors are pleased to provide their skills and experience to Detroit and Toledo area patients. We can help you attain the trim, toned, and beautiful body you desire. If you are interested in any of our body contouring procedures, please contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons.
- 1 About Body Contouring
- 2 Body Contouring Treatments
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Consultation
- 6 Results
- 7 Cost of Body Contouring
- 8 FAQs
About Body Contouring
If you have excess skin or stubborn fat bulges, our team will effectively slim down these areas and help contour your body to improve your overall proportions. Body contouring can include nonsurgical or surgical techniques to help mold your body. Depending on what your goal is, our staff will help personalize a treatment that will help you achieve a slender body.
Body Contouring Treatments
Our goal is for you to look and feel amazing! We will walk you through your best options for body improvement and strive to provide your best care. We offer our patients many options to obtain their best outcome, such as arm lift (brachioplasty), CoolSculpting, female rejuvenation surgery, liposuction (lipoplasty), mommy makeover, SmartLipo (laser lipolysis), and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The abdomen is a common area for fat to gather and stick. It is a very difficult area to tone and obtain muscle definition. We can help you out by performing a tummy tuck. This surgery is often used on women after pregnancy but is also a good solution for individuals who have excess fat and loose skin around their abdomen due to age, genetics, and weight loss.
Tummy tucks will require an incision along the abdomen above the pubic hairline. The extent of the abdominoplasty will depend on the work needed and can range from a mini-abdominoplasty to an extended tummy tuck. The difference will be the length of the incision. A tummy tuck will include excess fat and skin removal and tightening of the underlying muscles. You will be able to enjoy a toned, strong abdomen after surgery.
Everyone struggles with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and diet. Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgery that reduces this fat and sculpts your body. The doctor uses tumescent fluid to improve the surgery and recovery period. Tumescent fluid is made of lidocaine and saline, helping to swell the treatment area and make fat cells more accessible. The lidocaine removes the need for general anesthesia, allowing for a lower surgery cost and healthier procedure.
After the tumescent fluid is administered in the treatment area, a thin suction device will be used to dislodge and remove fat cells. Patients have the option of optimizing their fat removal with the VASER ultrasonic device. VASER safely breaks down fat with ultrasound energy, making it easy to break apart and remove the maximum amount of fat. VASER has the added benefit of skin tightening. This produces a slimmer, smoother body contour.
Liposuction will help tone your body and define your natural contours. Patients who maintain their weight with diet and exercise will enjoy their new, sleeker body for years!
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift will leave you with slender, toned arms. This surgery is used to remove excess skin and fat in the upper arm. As we age or gain weight, this area will quickly stretch out and gather fat.
The underarm is a very difficult area to keep toned. An arm lift is a surgical procedure that may implement liposuction to reduce extra fat and excise unnecessary skin. An arm lift helps to tone your arms and improve their proportion to the rest of your body.
This non-invasive fat reducing technique is a simple and convenient method to achieve the slimmer, toned body you want. CoolSculpting implements cryolipolysis, or the act of freezing fat, to contour your body.
This procedure does not require surgical methods like anesthetic, injections, incisions, scarring, or downtime. In a CoolSculpting procedure, a CoolSculpting applicator will be suctioned to your treatment area. It will emit cold temperatures for thirty-five to sixty minutes while you rest, watch TV, read, or play on your phone. The freezing temperatures will kill a significant percentage of your stubborn fat cells. These dead cells will be metabolized by your body to help provide long-term results.
This treatment will lower your overall fat stores by diminishing fat cells. Your results will be noticeable within three weeks to two months. Patients find this treatment convenient and simple. Areas such as under the chin, thighs, abdomen, love handles, and the underarms can be treated.
A mommy makeover includes multiple procedures that will help mothers regain their pre-baby body. These surgeries will be performed within a short timeline so as to produce comprehensive improvements in your appearance.
These procedures often include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation. Vaginal rejuvenation and buttock lifts are often added as well. These treatments will address stubborn fat deposits, cellulite, skin tightening, and stretch mark removal or improvement. By the end of your procedure, you should have a fit, slender body that reflects your youth.
SmartLipo (Laser Lipolysis)
SmartLipo is an advanced form of liposuction that uses laser technology to emulsify fat and provide localized skin tightening. This procedure is flexible and can be performed almost anywhere on the body.
This technique is less invasive than traditional forms of liposuction and often provides a shorter recovery period. In a SmartLipo procedure, tumescent fluid is first administered to the predetermined area. Once it has taken effect, a small laser fiber will be used to melt stubborn fat cells and mold the area. The fat will be suctioned from the area with a thin cannula. In this treatment, our doctors act as an artist, sculpting your body for the best outcome.
Some of the primary advantages of undergoing one, or a combination, of the above treatments are that they will improve the proportions of your body. The result is an improved figure and accentuated contours. Reduce excess skin and fat to reveal your natural beauty!
Body contouring techniques are used to improve the appearance of both adult men and women. We all have bothersome fat and deserve to look our best. This is particularly true of individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight or mothers who would like to regain their before-baby body. No matter your concern, if you are interested in slimming down your body, we will help you find a healthy solution.
If you are interested in body contouring, the first step you can take towards reaching your goal is to schedule a consultation with one of our esteemed doctors. They are both board-certified and have been practicing surgical cosmetic techniques for years.
In your consultation, they will ask about your health to ensure that you can undergo and recover from the surgery safely. Body contouring is a customized procedure that will leave you with new curves and enhanced contours. Our surgeons will personalize your surgery because they recognize that each person has a unique figure and health.
After the surgery has been explained and planned, you will be informed about how to prepare for the procedure and recovery.
You can expect impressive, long-lasting results! Our doctors are highly skilled and combine their expertise with an artistic eye. They will meticulously contour your figure for your best outcome. The recovery time of each procedure will vary based on the extent of work done and whether it is combined with another treatment.
Cost of Body Contouring
The cost of each procedure will depend on the technique used, the size of the area being treated, and the number of areas being improved. We will go over your cost breakdown prior to surgery.
If you would like to learn more about the cost of the procedure you are interested in, give us a call and schedule a consultation with us.
What is a body lift?
A body lift is a surgical procedure that reduces excess skin and lifts the remaining skin. The procedure will slim down your appearance and leave you with smooth, taut skin.
How much does a body lift cost?
The cost of the body lift will relate to the goals of the patient.
Many patients undergoing a body lift have experienced massive weight loss. They struggle with large flaps of skin around their midsection that they desire to remove. The amount of undesired skin will range, impacting the surgery time, necessary techniques, and cost of the procedure. To learn more about this surgery and the prices involved, schedule a consultation at one of our offices today.
What is the difference between a body lift and abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is more commonly known as a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks are a popular surgery for mothers who have decided to have no more children. These women often have stretched skin from pregnancy. No matter how they diet, how frequently the women work out or to what length the skin will not retract to its former position. An abdominoplasty will reduce unnecessary stretched skin, including a large number of stretch marks, and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. The result is a toned stomach that is stronger than before.
A body lift, on the other hand, is a procedure undergone after weight loss. This technique will remove excess skin and help smooth the contours along your mid-body.
A belt abdominoplasty is a combination of the above-mentioned procedures and may be your best option if you are looking into each surgery. A belt abdominoplasty requires an incision along the abdomen and lower back. The procedure will remove excess fat and skin in these areas. The incision in the lower back will allow unnecessary skin to be removed and the buttocks to be lifted.
The outcome is a smooth abdomen and perky bum.
How long does it take to recover from a body lift?
Many patients take about four to six weeks to recover from body lift surgery. Everyone is different and will have a unique recovery experience. Your healing process may take a shorter or longer period of time depending on your health and the extent of your surgery.
What is a body lift surgery?
A body lift surgery is a procedure that will restore the natural contours of your body.
Many times after weight loss surgery or significant weight loss, patients are left with large amounts of loose skin. This skin can be removed to reveal your slim, curvy figure. Body lift surgeries can include the whole body or may focus on certain areas. Upper body lifts are often a few different surgeries that reduce extra arm skin and reshape the breasts or chest.
A lower body lift will improve the appearance of your buttocks, abdomen, and include a thigh lift. A full body lift can include particular surgeries that will enhance your form. Stretched skin after weight loss can be frustrating and uncomfortable. A body lift will allow the doctor to resculpt your body and give you a slim, defined figure.
Can I get rid of extra skin?
Yes! Depending on where the extra skin is, the doctor will help smooth out your concerning area and help you obtain your ideal body.
What areas can be treated with a body lift?
There are many areas that can be treated with a body lift, such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, and chest. A body lift can treat many areas that have stretched skin. Weight loss can leave stretched out skin that will only contract so much. Body lift techniques can be used to sculpt your body.