Body Contouring (Surgical and Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Procedures) – Ashburn, VA

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About Body Contouring

The phrase "body contouring" is one used in the cosmetic surgery world to illustrate a collection of surgeries that can help to sculpt a more voluptuous silhouette. Women and men who have drastic weight loss, or whose weight has changed frequently over time, may desire body contouring at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery to remove fat, tighten the skin, and sculpt the body. Body contouring can also be used for those who have found that at their age, diet and exercise are not as effective at shaping their bodies. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown performs many body contouring choices, from abdominoplasty, liposuction, and breast lift surgery to fat grafting and laser skin tightening procedures. The options for sculpting your new body are endless. Contact our practice in Ashburn, VA to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

You may be a great candidate for body contouring if you have loose 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, for example, can each collect fat, causing unsightly bulges. Great candidates for this procedure are Ashburn, VA women and men who are at their goal weight and wish for a firmer, more chiseled shape.

Surgical Technique

At your initial visit, Dr. Brown will devise an aesthetic treatment plan for you. This could include both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Surgeries, such as breast lift or augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty, typically require the use of general anesthesia. The goal during surgery is to create small incisions that can be hidden behind clothing and to minimize unsightly fat and loose skin, revealing a thinner, tighter silhouette. Nonsurgical services are typically completed at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery without any need for sedation. This commonly includes injectable fillers, laser liposuction, and laser skin tightening.

What to Expect

If your treatment plan includes a surgical procedure, you can expect to be sent home to heal and recover. Nonsurgical services usually do not require rest and recovery. It is not uncommon for our patients to undergo many procedures at once on multiple body parts, which could require staying overnight. Body contouring was created to sculpt your body so whether you have chosen nonsurgical or surgical treatments or some of each, you can expect a thinner, trimmer silhouette and a more curvaceous physique.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does body contouring surgery cost?
The cost of body contouring surgery will be based on what is included in your personalized treatment plan. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brown will understand your wants and goals before performing an assessment. He will then be able to give you suggestions and create your surgical plan. Once your plan is created, Dr. Brown can estimate costs and discuss your options for payment. The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery takes several payment types, including low-interest financing.

Will insurance pay for my body contouring surgery?
Although most elective surgeries are not usually covered by insurance, it is possible that body contouring could be eligible for insurance coverage. When excess skin is the cause of medical conditions, like reoccurring infections, you might be able to get reimbursement from your insurance. Coverage varies based on your insurance carrier and individual policy, but if you would like to submit an insurance claim, tell Dr. Brown in your initial consultation. A member of our team at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery can help you talk to your insurance for maximum coverage.

What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
The procedure in your treatment plan will be decided in your consultation with Dr. Brown. Your body contouring might be performed in two or more stages based on your general health and how many areas are being treated. Generally, the stages will be grouped by combining either the upper body (breasts, arms, stomach, face, neck) or the lower body (thighs, butt, knees, hips). This staging is done to minimize the possibility of complications, like infection and blood loss. This also makes your recovery easier and faster.

Will I have scarring after my surgery?
Since incisions are required, surgical body contouring will leave scars. Many patients discover that when the incisions have fully healed, they no longer worry about scarring since the results are so great. A skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Brown makes an effort to hide scarring by making the incisions in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds. Scar care management after surgery is also crucial. Skin creams and ointments might be recommended to improve your healing. In time, your scars will fade and blend into your normal 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 many years. The best way to maintain your results is to maintain a healthy weight. Dramatic changes in your weight or childbirth after your body contouring surgery can affect your results. Your body will continue to age naturally so you will eventually develop loose skin again after many years. Ask Dr. Brown about recommendations that can help your results last.

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Average Cost  
$6,000 - $12,000
Return to Work  
3 - 5 Days
Surgery Time  
1 - 3 Hours
Follow Ups  
5 Days, 1 Month, 1 Year
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Redefine Your Shape

If you desire a sexier shape, larger breasts, a rounder bottom, or a tighter tummy, body contouring at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery can give you the body you want. We encourage you to contact our Ashburn, VA practice to arrange a consultation. Allow us to determine your aesthetic goals and construct a custom plan for you. Our team looks forward to helping you.

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