Body contouring procedure is aimed at reducing the loose skin and excess fatty deposits in the targeted areas of your body. This is a major plastic surgery procedure to create more proportionate and youthful body contours. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will inform you about the different steps involved in the surgery.
You are more likely to feel confident when you have a clear understanding of the body contouring procedure. This will also allow you to make better decisions regarding the surgery. You can also ask to review before and after photographs and videos of body contouring surgery at the surgeon’s office.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides body contouring surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Detailed consultation with the cosmetic surgeon is the first step for creating a strong base for your body contouring surgery. The aesthetic surgeon will determine your candidacy for the procedure and evaluate your personal cosmetic goals and needs at this stage. They will also provide you with detailed instructions and guidelines regarding pre- and post-operative preparation.
Type of Anesthesia
Typically, general anesthesia is used for performing body contouring cosmetic surgery. However, local anesthesia with IV sedation may also be used. You will be placed under anesthesia once you enter the operating room. A registered anesthetist nurse or a qualified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia. They will stay during the entire procedure to ensure you are comfortable.
Placing the Incision
Significant incisions may be required for removing excess skin in major body contouring procedures. Skillful surgeons will aim to minimize the incision size, but the length and pattern of incision depends on the location and amount of excess skin that needs removing. It also depends on the doctor’s surgical judgment and your personal preference. Advanced techniques can be used for placing incisions in strategic locations where any type of clothing can hide them.
Body contouring procedure occurs in stages. Your individual goals and overall condition will influence how the surgeon defines the surgical plan. It may have taken you a long time to get rid of excess weight. It may take a similar amount of time to get the full results from your body contouring procedure.
Excising Loose Skin and Fat
Your surgeon will excise loose skin and fat tissue through the incisions. The surgeon may use liposuction technique to remove fatty tissue, if there is no glandular tissue in the affected areas. Loose skin is trimmed away before re-draping remaining skin tightly and smoothly over the treated site.
Closing the Incisions
Surgeons generally make use of dissolvable or removable sutures for carefully closing the incisions after the body contouring procedure is complete. You would need proper incision care following the procedure for improving the recovery process. You should know that without proper care risk of infection is high.
You need to provide the wound with a clean environment for proper healing. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for body contouring surgery.
Schedule a Consultation with Frisco, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Solomon
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.