About Body Contouring
The term "body contouring" is one that is regularly used in the aesthetic industry to represent a number of procedures that can be employed to create a shapelier figure. Those who have lost weight, or whose weight has fluctuated over the years, may desire to have a body contouring procedure at Plano Aesthetics to minimize fat, tighten the skin, and sculpt certain areas of the body. In addition, body contouring can be used for women and men who are aging and find that diet and exercise alone no longer provide the shape they desire. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth offers numerous body contouring options, from liposuction and skin tightening to fat transfers and laser cellulite treatments. The possibilities to redefine and rejuvenate your physique are endless. Contact our office in Plano, TX to schedule your body contouring consultation.
You may be an ideal candidate for body contouring if you have sagging skin or fat in areas that is hard to lose. The abdomen, lower back, hips, flanks, and neck are examples of areas where fat deposits can collect, creating unwanted bulges. The best candidates for body contouring are Plano, TX individuals who are at a healthy, ideal weight and want a tighter, more defined body.
After your consultation, Dr. Caruth will create a body contouring treatment plan for you. This plan can consist of noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures. Surgeries, such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation, usually require stronger anesthesia and a bit longer recovery period than other less invasive procedures. The goal during all treatments is to create dynamic results and to reduce unwanted fat and excess skin, leaving a slimmer, tighter contour. We offer many body contouring options that Dr. Caruth may recommend:
BodyTite – BodyTite uses nonsurgical, radiofrequency-assisted liposuction to contour, define, and tighten areas containing excess fat, including the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, arms, and neck. Up to four times faster than other thermal energy-assisted devices, BodyTite is an effective and relatively fast way to remove excess fat and firm the skin. Patients experience less discomfort and swelling than other liposuction methods, allowing for quicker recovery times than other body contouring methods.
AquaShape – To perfrom AquaShape water-assisted liposuction, Dr. Caruth simultaneously introduces gentle pulses of fluid into the body while dislodging and removing fat through a cannula. In essence, AquaShape is designed to aid in loosening fat using a unique, pulsating fluid spray that separates fat from other tissue effectively and with minimal trauma. AquaShape also removes fluids from the patient as quickly as the fluids are introduced. Because less fluid is in the patient at any given time, minimal discomfort and a fast and potentially more accurate procedure is possible.
SmartLipo – SmartLipo is a laser-assisted lipolysis procedure performed using a very small cannula that is inserted beneath the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture before gently suctioning out the liquefied fat. The three laser wavelengths included in the technology allow Dr. Caruth to customize treatments based on the nature of your concerns. Typically, only one treatment is required depending on the number of areas to be treated.
BodyFX – An innovative technology with fat reduction and body contouring properties, BodyFX combines suction, deep-tissue heating and radiofrequency energy to target and destroy fat cells, tightens skin, and reduces the appearance of cellulite for an overall dynamic aesthetic result. BodyFX is a superior noninvasive procedure that requires no incisions, healing, or downtime afterward.
ThermiSmooth 250 – ThermiSmooth is a revolutionary, noninvasive body contouring device that tightens skin, recontours the face and body, and reduces the appearance of cellulite using advanced radiofrequency energy. The treatment method is simple, comfortable, and fast, and patients are able to return to work or their daily activities immediately following the treatment.
What to Expect
If your body contouring treatment plan includes a minimally invasive procedure, you will be sent home to heal and recuperate after a brief stay in our onsite recovery room. Minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments typically do not have any downtime. It is common for some patients to combine several procedures on several body parts, which may require a longer recovery period. Body contouring is meant to reshape the body, so regardless of whether your treatment plan includes surgical or nonsurgical procedures, or both, you will notice a slimmer, tighter body and a more defined profile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does body contouring surgery cost?
Your cost for body contouring will depend on what is part of your treatment plan. In your consultation, Dr. Caruth will listen to your needs and wants before performing a physical examination. He can then give you recommendations and help you develop your unique treatment plan. After this, Dr. Caruth will be better able to estimate your costs and explain your payment options. Plano Aesthetics accepts many methods, including low-interest medical financing, which we can help you find.
What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
The combination of procedures will be outlined during your initial consultation with Dr. Caruth. Procedures may be scheduled in stages depending on your overall physical health and the number of areas being addressed. Typically, the grouping will be staged with a combination of either the upper body parts (abdomen, arms, breasts, neck, face) or lower body parts (buttocks, thighs, flanks, knees). This staging helps to shorten the length of time for recovery.
Will I have scarring after my surgery?
In general, a body contouring procedure could result in scarring. An experienced doctor specializing in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Caruth will make every effort to minimize the appearance of scars by carefully placing the incisions inconspicuously. Post-surgery care is also very important. Topical creams may be prescribed to help in the healing process. Over time, the scars will lighten and blend in with your natural skin tone.
How long will my body contouring results last?
With proper care, the results of your body contouring surgery can last a long time. To help maintain your results, you should stay at a stable weight. Significant weight changes or pregnancy after your surgery may impact your results. Natural aging will continue, so you may eventually see loose skin develop as you get older. Talk to Dr. Caruth about suggestions that may help you sustain your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Redefine Your Shape
Whether you want a slimmer waist or a tighter tummy, body contouring at Plano Aesthetics can help you achieve the shape you desire. Contact our Plano, TX office and schedule a consultation. We can discuss your goals and create a tailored plan just for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.