What is Body Contouring Surgery
Throughout your life, the effects of weight fluctuations, childbearing or the natural aging process can make it increasingly difficult to tone and shape stubborn areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise alone. In addition to localized pockets of fat, excess skin can also accumulate over time, especially after multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss. Body contouring surgeries refer to a specialized subset of surgical procedures that not only remove excess skin and fat from a targeted region of the body but also tone and tighten the underlying tissues for lasting improvements to your physique.
At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify offers an extensive menu of body contouring procedures to help patients tackle their problem areas and achieve the well-defined, toned contours they crave. Our body contouring procedures can also improve the appearance of cellulite by improving the tone of underlying tissues and smoothing the appearance of dimpled, uneven skin. Using only the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Seify will work with you to establish a personalized treatment plan that addresses each of your areas of concerns to help you achieve the aesthetic goals you want and expect.
What Areas Can Body Contouring Surgery Address?
While some lucky women and men are able to achieve their ideal figures through their genetics and a healthy and active lifestyle, most individuals have at least one area of their body that is especially resistant to their weight loss efforts. Particular problem areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and upper arms are especially prone to the development of stubborn fat and loose, sagging skin that cannot be reversed without surgical intervention. That’s where body contouring surgery comes in.
The body contouring procedures Dr. Seify offers his patients are designed to specifically target these common problem regions that have proven unresponsive to healthy habits. If you are troubled by the appearance of excess skin and fat in any of the following common trouble spots, our body contouring procedures may be the perfect solution to help you reach your goals:
- Face and neck
- Inner and outer thighs
- Side flanks
- Underside of chin
- Upper arms
While highly effective at reducing the appearance of excess skin and fat, body contouring surgeries are not intended as a weight-loss alternative or a treatment for obesity. As long as you are within a reasonable range of a healthy weight and are committed to maintaining your current weight and fitness level after your surgery, body contouring surgery may be right for you.
Our Body Contouring Procedures
The following body contouring procedures are available at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates:
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive body contouring surgery designed to remove pockets of fat from any number of pesky areas on the body. The effects of liposuction not only work as a powerful fat reduction solution but also decrease the total number of fat cells in your body. With fewer fat cells in your problem regions, any future weight or fat gain is drastically reduced for a long-lasting, slimmer form.
Whether you have recently lost a considerable amount of weight or are bothered with the toll that pregnancy or aging has taken on your midsection, many people struggle to tighten and tone the abdominal region they desire. If you have stubborn belly fat, redundant skin or weakened abdominal muscles, tummy tuck surgery is one of the more popular body contouring procedures that is specifically designed to remove fatty tissue and excess skin folds from your stomach as well as repairs underlying abdominal muscles.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Similar to traditional tummy tuck surgery, a mini tummy tuck will also address lax skin and excess fat localized in the abdominal region. However, this procedure is typically reserved for those whose concerns are more mild and limited to the lower abdominal region, or anything below the naval. Unlike the standard tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck will usually not involve the tightening of abdominal muscles but is often combined with liposuction to deliver a sleeker lower stomach with less downtime than the full tummy tuck.
Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can each take a toll on a woman’s body, with the most noticeable and irreversible changes occurring in the stomach and breasts. Mommy makeovers refer to a combination of complementary restorative surgery procedures designed to specifically address these areas of concern within the same operation to get your pre-baby body back. Procedures commonly combined for mommy makeovers at our office include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy Tuck
- Mini tummy tuck
Post-bariatric surgery addresses the common concerns people who have lost a massive amount of weight encounter— sagging and excess skin. Putting on weight causes the skin on the body to stretch accordingly to make room for your expanding fat cells. When this weight is lost, your skin does not always conform to your new body shape. In cases of major weight loss, loose skin can cause frequent discomfort and look unsightly, impeding on the results you achieved through your weight loss efforts.
With post-bariatric surgery, Dr. Seify employs a series of surgical procedures that work to remove and tighten areas of loose skin on the body. These procedures can include:
- Tummy tuck
- Body lift
- Arm lift
To learn more about our body contouring procedures and how they can help you to achieve the body of your dreams, contact Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates today at 949-251-1502 to book your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Seify.