Body Contouring Overview
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.
Body Contouring Reviews
"This review is long overdue. After having two kids and going through the cycles of gaining weight and losing it, 80 pounds with my first, and 40 with my second while I gotten below my pre baby weight I couldn’t get back to my pre baby body. That’s when I decided to explore a mommy make over. I did my research and met with a couple surgeons in the valley and while they were all very skilled and highly recommend I hadn’t found the right one and was about to give up. That is when a friend in the medical profession recommended Dr Williams. From the moment you walk into his office his staff is 100 percent welcoming an puts all their focus and attention on to you. As soon as my husband and I met Dr Williams we knew we had found my surgeon. There was an instant level of comfortability with him. He took the time to listen to what I wanted out of my surgery and then made a number of recommendations. As we were talking through the process I could tell he was meticulous, thorough, and wanted to make sure my satisfactions his patient was priority number one. He spent as much time as we needed going over the process and answering any questions that we had. The morning of my surgery he met with my husband and I and once again answered questions we had, his approach and kindnesses put me at ease as I was very nervous. He even personally called my husband and updated him on the surgery after a long 7 hour procedure on a Friday when most people are looking to get out the door and start their weekend. After my surgery while recovering overnight one of my nurses made the remark that Dr Williams patient always have little swelling, bruising, and bleeding because compared to other Surgeons they see. Dr Williams even stopped by on a Saturday morning and made sure I was comfortable with my after care instructions and ready to go home. Fast forward 6 months and I could not be happier with my results. I have my 20 year old body back. My confidence has skyrocketed and this summer I was actually able to wear a two piece at the lake without feeling self conscious about how I perceived my post baby body looked. I am so happy I found Dr Williams. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I cannot thank him and his amazing staff enough."- K.C. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
Body Contouring Surgical Procedure
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.
Body Contouring During/After Surgery
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.