Body Contouring in McLean and Northern Virginia

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what is Body Contouring?

The phrase "body contouring" is one that is regularly used in the aesthetic industry to describe a collection of procedures that can be used to create a more defined figure. Women and men who have lost a significant amount of weight may desire to have a body contouring procedure at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to minimize fat, tighten the skin, and sculpt the body. Body contouring can also be used for those who have found that diet and exercise are no longer providing the results they desire. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi offers numerous body contouring choices, from tummy tucks and liposuction to fat transfers and nonsurgical skin tightening treatments. Dr. Mesbahi can build a custom treatment plan that suits your needs. Contact our office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your consultation.

who is a Candidate for body contouring?

You could be an ideal candidate for body contouring if you have sagging skin, droopy body parts (like the buttocks or breasts), or stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercise. The hips, flanks, neck, abdomen, and lower back are examples of areas where fat deposits can collect, causing unwanted bulges. Great candidates for this procedure are women and men who maintain a healthy weight and desire a leaner body contour.

body contouring options

During your initial visit, Dr. Mesbahi will create an aesthetic treatment plan that is unique to you. This plan can include both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Surgeries, like liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast lift or augmentation, typically require the use of general anesthesia. The goal during these procedures is to eliminate unsightly fat and loose skin, leaving a slimmer, tighter body contour. Incisions are typically made in areas that can be easily concealed by clothing. Nonsurgical procedures can typically be performed at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery without sedation. This commonly includes Ultherapy, laser skin tightening, and injectable fillers.

Fat Transfer technique

In addition to advanced surgeries and noninvasive treatments, Dr. Mesbahi offers fat transfers for body contouring. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses liposuction to extract fat from one area of the body to another. During the procedure, Dr. Mesbahi will use a thin cannula to remove fat from the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. Then, the fat will be purified and prepared for injection into the desired area. Once the purified fat is injected, Dr. Mesbahi will use various techniques to ensure the fat cells are placed evenly for smooth, natural-looking outcomes.

after your procedure

If you are having a surgical procedure, you will be sent home to rest and recover afterward. Nonsurgical procedures do not typically require a recovery period. It is not uncommon for patients to undergo many procedures at once on several areas of the body, which may require an overnight stay in the hospital. Body contouring is meant to reshape the body so whether you have chosen nonsurgical or surgical treatments, or some of each, you will notice slimmer, tighter body contours.

body contouring faqs

Will insurance pay for my body contouring surgery?
While most cosmetic surgeries are not typically covered by health insurance, there are cases where body contouring could be eligible for insurance coverage. When loose skin is the cause of medical conditions, like reoccurring infections, you might be able to apply for coverage from your insurance. Coverage varies based on your insurance carrier and individual policy, but if you would like to use your insurance, please let Dr. Mesbahi know during your consultation. A member of our team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery will help you talk to your insurance for maximum coverage.

What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
The combination of procedures will be decided during your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi. Your body contouring might be done in two or more stages, depending on your general 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, face, neck) or the lower body (thighs, butt, knees, hips). This staging helps minimize the risk of complications, such as blood loss and infection. This also makes your recovery easier and faster.

Will I have scarring after my surgery?
Since incisions are required, a body contouring procedure will leave scars. Many patients discover that when the incisions have fully healed, the scarring is no longer a worry since the results are so impressive. An experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Mesbahi, makes an effort to minimize the appearance of scars by carefully making the incisions inconspicuously. Scar care management after surgery is also very important. Skin creams and ointments might be prescribed to speed your healing. Over time, your scars will lighten and blend into your natural skin.

How long will my body contouring results last?
If you take good care of yourself, the surgical results of body contouring will last for a long time. The best way to maintain your results is to stay at a healthy, stable weight. Dramatic changes in your weight or pregnancy after your body contouring surgery may affect your results. Your body will continue to age naturally so you will eventually see loose skin develop after many years. Talk to Dr. Mesbahi about recommendations that can help you sustain your results.

Redefine Your Shape

If you wish you had larger breasts, a fuller bottom, a smaller waist, or a tighter midsection, body contouring at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery can help you attain the body you dream of. Contact our McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA office to arrange a consultation. Allow us to help you attain your aesthetic goals and construct a custom plan just for you. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our practice.

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