Body contouring, at John Williams 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 regarded body contouring surgeon, who employs advanced surgical techniques to address problematic areas of the body and create a smoother, sleeker silhouette. During body contouring surgery, underlying skin tissue is reshaped, fat is purposefully removed, and sagging skin is trimmed. Advances in the medical field have allowed surgeons to achieve impressive results, which 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
"I went to Dr. Williams for a dermal filler and Botox injections. He injected my lips and I have been obsessed with the results! For the first time, I'm not self conscious having pictures taken of me due to not being happy with my lips. My sister's have both had Botox injections with him also with amazing results. They recommended him to me. One of my sister's also had a mommy makeover with him after massive weightloss and was featured in a famous book that was just published at Barnes and Nobles with her results. It’s really cool! The procedures with Dr. Williams changed her entire life! It melts my heart seeing her finally post pictures of herself, dressing up for Halloween, doing things she never did before surgery. I plan on going to Dr. Williams for a tummy tuck, monsplasty, and breast augmentation myself ASAP and I can't wait because I’ve been dying to have that for myself too for years."- C.D. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"Dr. Williams was wonderful to work with every step of the way. He was warm and friendly and paid attention to my little concerns and details. Everything turned out to be exactly what I wanted. I am extremely happy with the results!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 28, 2018
"Dr. Williams was absolutely amazing!!! I have never felt happier with a surgeon. He has done an incredible job and I will be referring him to everyone. so extremely happy with my results!!!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"Dr. Williams and his staff are incredible! My husband and I went in for my first visit and had every question answered with complete transparency. We instantly felt confident that this would be my surgeon. No rushing us into a deposit or " special price" for a short time bologna. It took me 20 years to finally make myself complete and I couldn't be more pleased. I gladly agreed to post my before and after pictures Feb. 2018 and June 2018...beautiful work Dr. Williams and thank you so very much. Brian and I love the new me!"- B.S. / Google / Jun 18, 2018
Body contouring is performed to allow patients to tighten, reshape, and contour areas of the body that patients are not happy with. Applicable locations include the arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, and flanks. It is also applied to the face and neck. To minimize infection and increase the likelihood of success, surgeons typically will contemplate a variety of procedures to be grouped together into one single surgery when necessary.
The overall surgical technique varies for each unique patient case. 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. Most patients find that the recovery from this surgery is challenging, but visible improvements are likely seen early on to increase self-confidence in most patients, making the surgery well worth the effort.
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Body Contouring FAQs
Procedures I Can Combine?
Procedures are grouped and timed in steps according to each patient’s personalized surgical plan. Our doctor considers patient health, body areas, and many more implications to thoughtfully ensure the patient will receive the best results for their effort. Common procedures to be combined are grouped with either the upper body areas, or lower body areas. This staging reduces the overall surgical risk of complications.
The Ideal Timing?
The ideal timing for body contouring is after significant weight loss, or after patients have come very close to completing their targeted weight. Body contouring should be pertinent only to people who are not planning on becoming pregnant in the future, as the effect of the surgical toning will be minimized.
Mommy Makeover Procedure?
A mommy makeover is a term that labels a combination of body contouring procedures that are applied to areas of the body most affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. This includes the breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttock. In some cases, labiaplasty is also featured as a part of a mommy makeover.
Will There be Scars?
Like most major surgeries, body contouring may result in some scarring. Most patients see the scars heal and become irrelevant, as our talented surgeon attempts to hide the incisions in areas of the body not commonly visible. A skilled body contouring plastic surgeon will consider scarring carefully in the overall surgical plan, and result in placing surgical incisions inconspicuously. Post-surgical care and topical solutions are also provided to result in a quicker, healthier healing process. Scars fade and blend with natural skin tone as time passes.