Body Contouring

Body contouring is a procedure that alters the shape of the human body. It includes procedures that eliminate or reduce excess skin and fat that remains after previously obese individuals have lost a significant amount of weight, in a variety of places including the torso, upper arms, chest, and thighs. source

It is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction. This treatment enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well-shaped body in typically 3 treatment sessions (single treatment protocol is also available); making you look and feel more youthful.

Cellulite treatment areas could be on the arms, thighs, bra lines, buttocks, flank and abdomen. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime.

While body shaping can be done in one marathon session, it is usually broken into one to three surgical stages, with the patient under general anesthesia. But if the patient is a smoker, has a history of deep venous thrombosis or clotting disorders along with a high BMI and other medical risk factors, the surgeon will probably insist on doing several short procedures in a hospital setting to insure maximum safety for the patient.

The following are the individual components of body contouring:

 1. Arm lift a procedure can employ some liposuction after the incision is made. With the arm opened, the surgeon pulls the skin tight and then trims away the excess skin which

2. Breast lift  By trimming excess tissue from the upper breast, the surgeon can move breasts which usually droop to the umbillicus to a more upright and full position. The procedure also often requires an implant to make up for lost fat and tissue inside the breast.

3. Stomach lift a excess skin hanging down over the pubic region is often the distorting feature that most concerns and bothers patients.

4. Lower body lift trims excess skin on the buttocks and thighs.

In clinical studies, patients report an average reduction of 1 – 3 centimeters post 1 treatment. A recent study showed 100% of patients had at least 1.5 cm reduction.