Body contouring surgery at John Williams MD, Plastic Surgery is a combination surgery that involves removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin, for a taut, more youthful appearance. It is a common procedure for patients who have areas on the body that droop, sag, or have wrinkles due to weight loss, heredity, and aging. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, is a highly regarded body contouring surgeon, who employs advanced surgical techniques to address problematic areas of the body to create a smoother, sleeker silhouette. During body contouring surgery, underlying skin is reshaped, fat is purposefully removed, and sagging skin is trimmed. Dr. Williams combines cutting edge surgical techniques with over 25 years of experience to provide impressive, natural looking results that are often life transforming for the patients involved.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"The staff and Dr Williams are very friendly and professional!! Thank you so much Dr Williams for helping me!!!"- E.Z. / Google / May 01, 2019
"Wonderful staff! Dr. Williams takes the time and explains verbally and visually in detail for you to understand the process you’ll be going through. He is also very practical which I appreciate very much. This office has it all-wonderful bedside manner, attention to detail and great communication! Oh yeah!!! AND the results are amazing!!! My husband agrees :)"- M.H. / Facebook / Apr 01, 2019
"Dr. John Williams has the lightest hands! I've been to him twice now. First time was a breast augmentation and literally back to work after the weekend of having surgery with no pain. Second time was a little mommy make over ( mini tummy tuck, lipo and i replaced implants for bigger) and I'm just shocked out how minimal my pain is. I was up and walking the moment i left the surgery center and even more once the anesthesia wore off. My husband keeps asking how i feel. I feel amazing! Not only does he have the lightest hands in the world he's also a perfectionist and seems to nail it every time with the look your trying to achieve. I recommend him to all my friends family and complete strangers who ask. I've experienced more pain with minor surgeries!"- F.D. / Yelp / Feb 16, 2019
"Tummy Tuck, Breast lift, Breast Augmentation - Dr. William's performed my tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation in May. I am over the moon with my results! After loosing 100lbs I had stretched out skin on my stomach and boobs. Dr. William's was able to show me the results of my weight loss by removing the excess skin and fat and giving me happy boobs! From the first consultation to the post-op care, Dr. Williams and all of his staff has been nothing but encouraging, positive, and REALISTIC. I can not rave about all of them enough! Dr. William's, Adrianna, and Stephanie, thank you for the exceptional care! XOXO Makenzie"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 05, 2018
The goal of body contouring surgery is to tighten, reshape, and contour areas of the body that patients are unhappy with. Common treatment areas include the arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, and flanks. To minimize complications and maximize safety, Dr. Williams will typically plan a combination of procedures customized to the patients desired aesthetic goals.
The overall surgical technique varies for each patient. Traditionally, body contouring includes removing extra skin and shaping the underlying tissue with liposuction to remove fat. The duration of the surgery will depend on the case, and a hospital stay may be required to ensure healing and safe recovery.
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Body Contouring FAQs
Procedures I Can Combine?
Procedures are grouped and timed in stages according to each patient’s personalized surgical plan. Our doctor considers overall health, body areas to be treated, and each patients aesthetic goals to provide a surgical plan customized to each patient. Common procedures to be combined are grouped with either the upper body areas or lower body areas.
The Ideal Timing?
The ideal timing for body contouring is after significant weight loss, or after patients have come close to achieving their ideal body weight. Dr. Williams recommends women to be done having children because pregnancy can significantly alter the results.
A mommy makeover refers to a combination of body contouring procedures that are applied to areas of the body most affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. This typically includes the breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks.
Will There be Scars?
Like all surgeries, body contouring will result in some scarring. Most surgeries result in scars that are hidden as the incisions are located in areas of the body not commonly visible. A skilled body contouring plastic surgeon like Dr. Williams will consider scarring carefully in the overall surgical plan and place the incisions in the proper, hidden locations. Post-surgical care and topical solutions may also be provided to to achieve a quicker, healthier healing process. Scars fade and blend with natural skin tone as time passes.