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.
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr Brown and his staff and especially Amber, made me super relaxed and comfortable up to the day and the day of my Blephroplasty. I have been coming to Dr Michael Brown for years and he is an amazing Surgeon. His botox expertise and prices are also amazing. Thank you for a wonderful experience"- F.G. / Yelp / Nov 02, 2019
"Dr Brown and his staff and especially Amber, made me super relaxed and comfortable up to the day and the day of my Blephroplasty. I have been coming to Dr Michael Brown for years and he is an..."- F.G. / Yahoo / Nov 02, 2019
"Wow! What a difference it is to go to a really good Aesthetician with the latest equipment. After 13 years of painful IPL treatments this was a walk in the park. Dr. Michael Brown is obviously concerned with having the latest and best machines. I have been to several other offices in the last few years and they all have the older machines where pain comes with the treatment. Amanda Hopeck is the Licensed Aesthetician and she is so knowledgeable and so nice! I will not be going to my old doctor's office ever again, this wonderful and skilled young lady is my new skin care provider! I can hardly wait to do the micro needling with her next month! They also have the latest and best machine for that procedure. I also want to mention Mira, a medical assistant at this office who is super nice too! I really enjoy talking to her. The nurse who is the Director of Surgical Services, Amber Pappas, RN, BSN, what a nice and sharp person she is as well! Then Dr. Michael Brown, or should I say, most handsome doctor I have ever met! He is SO intelligent, it radiates off him and I am going to trust him to fix something another surgeon did badly. This is a fantastic office in every way and I can't recommend them highly enough. Today I spoke to a lady on the phone twice named Kathleen just to ask questions and she was very nice too! Every single person I have spoken to on the phone or in person has been so nice, friendly, just a pleasure to deal with. That is not something I have found in other medical offices."- D.A. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2019
"Had nothing done, but could have! A very knowledgeable and caring surgeon!!!"- L.S. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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
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.