Body contouring is a blanket term for procedures that change the shape of the body, from removing excess fat to tightening loose and sagging skin. It includes surgical procedures such as liposuction or body lifts, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, Brazilian butt lifts (BBL), as well as non-surgical fat reduction.
Who is a good candidate for body contouring?
• Adults whose weight loss has stabilized
• Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
• Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
• Individuals that are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness
Liposuction is a surgical method of body contouring. This procedure removes fatty deposits around the body to help improve the shape of the body. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss.
Liposuction is a way to shape and contour the body, producing dramatic changes in a small amount of time by removing stubborn fatty deposits under the skin. Although liposuction is most often associated with the thighs and abdomen, liposuction can be performed on many places of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, arms, back, and chin.
Vaser liposuction (ultrasonic) and Smartlipo (laser) are types of liposuction that use heat to liquefy the fat prior to removal. The heat promotes collagen production and skin tightening.
Brazilian Butt Lift – BBL
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a surgical procedure that transfers fat from other parts of the body to the buttocks, as well as shaping the butt. Fat is taken usually from the abdomen, back, or thighs, and transferred to the butt. This procedure increases the size of the butt without the use of implants. Liposuction is used to remove fat from unwanted areas of the body and is reinserted into the buttocks. This gives the butt a rounder and fuller appearance, resulting in a curvier appearance to the figure. A Brazilian butt lift does not specifically address loose skin or cellulite on the butt. A buttock or gluteal augmentation, also known as a butt lift, is a procedure that can address loose skin on the butt. It can be a combination of fat grafting, fat transfer, and lifting, depending on the needs of the patient. This body contouring procedure can be combined with liposuction to help further contour the body.
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures commonly performed after childbirth. A full mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and occasionally liposuction. Sometimes, liposuction is performed instead of a tummy tuck, depending on the patient. The procedure can also include a thigh lift and a Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedures are performed during a single operation so that there is only one recovery period. Though, if needed for safety reasons, body contouring surgeries can be performed in multiple sessions. Arm lifts, thigh lifts, and tummy tucks are all procedures that lift and tighten the mentioned areas on the body. Body lift surgery is a tool to improve the tone and shape of various parts of the body. It removes excess skin and some fat and can be performed on both men and women. This is most commonly performed on the stomach, back, buttocks, or thighs.
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Body Contouring Fat Transfer
A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a surgical procedure in which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another. The fat is first removed from another area of the body through liposuction. The fat is processed and then reinjected into the desired area. The hips, face, buttocks, breasts, hands, and feet are common areas of fat grafting. A Brazilian butt lift is a common procedure, where fat is taken from the stomach, thighs, or back, and is then transferred to the butt.
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A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the shape and contours of the abdomen. This procedure removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles on the abdomen.
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Panniculectomy with Liposuction
A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the lower abdomen, sometimes referred to as an “apron”. Unlike a tummy tuck, which tightens the abdominal muscles underneath as well, a panniculectomy removes and tightens only the loose skin. This procedure is often performed after extreme weight loss or pregnancy, in which excess skin on the abdomen is common.
A panniculectomy is often combined with liposuction, contouring the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin. These procedures can be performed separately, but are often combined for stronger results.
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Body lift surgery is a tool to lift and tighten the skin and shape of various parts of the body. It removes excess skin and some fat and can be performed on both men and women. This is most commonly performed on the stomach, back, buttocks, or thighs. Body lifts can be customized to include the full-body, mid-body, or lower body. A body lift is can remove some fat deposits, but it is mainly used to remove excess skin, not excess fat. If you are looking for a procedure to remove excess fat, a body lift can be combined with liposuction. A body lift is often combined with a thigh lift or an arm lift. Body lifts are often performed on patients that have undergone weight loss surgery. The loose skin cannot be corrected with exercise. The excess skin is removed to contour and give a better shape to the body.
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A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that can lift and tighten loose and sagging skin on the thighs. This procedure tightens dimpled skin as well and targets both the inner and outer areas of the thigh.
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An arm lift, also known as a Brachioplasty is a procedure that tightens loose and sagging skin on the upper arms, as well as removing excess fat..
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Gynecomastia is also known as enlarged male breast tissue. A number of factors can contribute to an overdeveloped or enlarged breast tissue in males, ranging from hormones to genetic factors. This can be corrected by gynecomastia surgery.
As men age, the fat tends to gather around the abdomen, the breast area, known as gynecomastia, and the flanks, or “love handles”. Liposuction is a way to shape and contour the body, producing dramatic changes in a small amount of time by removing stubborn fatty deposits under the skin. In men, the most common areas of liposuction are the lower back (love handles), abdomen, chest, and chin.
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