Body Contouring

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UT Southwestern Medical Center’s plastic surgeons offer exceptional expertise in a comprehensive range of innovative body-contouring procedures. In many instances, we evaluate the newest technology and techniques before they become available to the general public.

Our plastic surgery team is internationally recognized for delivering outstanding clinical care, conducting groundbreaking research, and educating the next generation of plastic surgeons.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to a specialized set of cosmetic procedures designed to reshape and redefine the body's contours. Using advanced surgical and nonsurgical techniques, our expert team works to address areas of concern, such as stubborn fat deposits, sagging skin, or lack of muscle tone.

Whether through liposuction, abdominoplasty, fat grafting, or other innovative methods, our goal is to enhance and sculpt the body, providing patients with personalized solutions to achieve their desired aesthetic outcomes. With a focus on safety, precision, and individualized care, UT Southwestern's body contouring services aim to help individuals feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.

Tailored Solutions for Shaping and Toning

Patients can count on UT Southwestern to offer options that shape and tone the muscles that support the body’s features, remove excessive amounts of adipose (fat) tissue, eliminate sagging skin, or treat conditions caused by poor tissue elasticity.

Types of Body Contouring Procedures

From advanced liposuction techniques to innovative nonsurgical treatments, UT Southwestern’s team of experts offers a variety of options to sculpt and enhance patients’ physiques. Whether someone is seeking targeted fat reduction, skin tightening, or overall body toning, we provide personalized solutions with a focus on safety and exceptional results.

Our body-contouring treatments can boost patients’ confidence and help them achieve the body they desire. Procedures we offer include:

  • Arm lift: Removes excess fat and skin from the arms
  • Liposuction: Eliminates excess fat and reshapes areas such as the breasts, arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, legs, neck, and chin
  • Male breast reduction: Eliminates excess tissue and skin to achieve a flatter, firmer chest
  • Mommy makeover: Typically includes several procedures, such as a tummy tuck, a breast lift with or without implants, and liposuction
  • Surgery after major weight loss: Addresses excessive skin, remaining fatty tissue, and lack of tissue elasticity after weight loss
  • Thigh-lift: Removes excess fat and skin from the inner or outer thighs
  • Tummy tuck: Improves the contour of the abdomen by removing fat, tightening the abdominal muscles, and eliminating excess skin
  • Back-lift: Removes excess fat and skin from the mid back
  • Buttocks augmentation: Injection of fat and lipo-contouring of the buttocks to better enhance this area
  • Fat grafting: Moves fat from one part of the body to another in order to enhance or reshape it

How to Prepare for Body Contouring Surgery

Body contouring is usually performed on people who are healthy and have made lifestyle changes to keep their weight steady.

Preparing for surgery is a crucial step toward a successful and smooth experience. Before the procedure, our dedicated team helps patients complete all necessary preparations, including:

  • Undergoing pre-operative assessments
  • Adjusting medications
  • Adhering to specific pre-surgery instructions

We ensure patients have a clear understanding of the process, recovery expectations, and any post-operative care requirements. Patients’ well-being is our priority, and we are committed to providing comprehensive support throughout their journey.

Patients can rely on us to provide expert guidance on preparing effectively for their body contouring surgery, facilitating a positive and satisfying transformation.

After Body Contouring Surgery

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting patients on their recovery journey.

Patients receive detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process. This may involve:

  • Managing any discomfort
  • Following a prescribed healing plan
  • Attending follow-up appointments

We prioritize patients’ comfort and well-being, providing guidance on activities to avoid, proper wound care, and any essential lifestyle adjustments during this period. We aim to maximize patients’ healing process and help them achieve the most favorable outcomes.

Benefits of Body Contouring Surgery

Our procedures are designed not only to sculpt patients’ bodies but also to enhance their confidence and self-image.

Body contouring can:

  • Eliminate stubborn fat deposits
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Optimize overall silhouette
  • Restore volume to areas affected by aging or weight loss

Many experience boosted self-esteem and a more positive body image after their procedure. Patients enjoy the freedom to wear their favorite clothes and feel more comfortable in their own skin.

With all body-contouring procedures, patient engagement is needed to achieve the best possible results. For long-term impact, it’s crucial for patients to maintain a healthy weight. UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery collaborates with patients to offer advice and guidance if lifestyle adjustments including diet and exercise are necessary.