What is Body Contouring?
The phrase "body contouring" is one that is regularly used in the cosmetic surgery world to represent a number of procedures that can help sculpt a more curvaceous figure. Those who have lost weight or whose weight has changed frequently over time may desire to have a body contouring procedure at Beleza Surgery to remove fat, sculpt the body, and tighten the skin. Body contouring can also be used for those who have found that diet and exercise are no longer providing the results they desire. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez provides a number of body contouring options, from liposuction, breast lift surgery, and abdominoplasty to fat grafting and laser skin tightening treatments. The possibilities to redefine and rejuvenate your physique are endless. Contact one of our four locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX to schedule your body contouring consultation.
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"Panniculectomy and Breast Reduction/lift - Hix-Hernandez changed my life for the better forever! June of 2021 she performed a breast reduction lift. Removing 5pds of breast tissue. I then proceeded to lose 75 pds over the next year. And in July 2023 she performed my panniculectomy. Dr Hix responds. In the days after surgery I texted her early one morning.. and she wrote back within 15 minutes. And She's not afraid of the harder cases.. of which I was one.. my weight was not in check when we did the breast procedure. But she knew it would be life changing for me and said Yes. My healing was flawless. My scaring is minimal. I feel better than I can ever remember. I turned 60 this year! And can never recommend Dr Hix and her team enough."- P. / RealSelf / Oct 03, 2023
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What are the benefits of body contouring?
Small fat deposits can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and can be very difficult to reduce through diet and exercise alone. Body contouring can help you achieve the slimmer, more toned physique you desire through custom solutions. Patients often report an improvement in self-esteem and quality of life following their body contouring procedures. Other advantages of treatment may include:
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- A more proportionate figure
- Better fitting clothes
- Enhanced physical activity and mobility
Am I A Candidate For Body Contouring?
You may be a great candidate for body contouring if you have sagging skin, droopy body parts (such as the buttocks or breasts), or fat in areas that is hard to lose even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The abdomen, lower back, hips, flanks, and neck are all areas where fat can collect, causing unwanted bulges. Great candidates for this procedure are Austin, TX women and men at a healthy, ideal weight with no serious underlying health issues who want a tighter, more sculpted body. During your consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez, she will examine you, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns to ensure that body contouring is right for your needs and goals.
What Can I Expect from My Body Contouring Treatment?
At your initial visit, Dr. Hix-Hernandez will devise an aesthetic treatment plan to help you meet your aesthetic goals. This may consist of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Surgeries, like liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast lift or augmentation, usually require general anesthesia. The goal during these treatments is to create an incision that can be concealed behind clothing and to diminish unwanted fat and extra skin, leaving a slimmer, tighter contour. These surgical procedures are performed at our Cedar Park, TX office in our accredited OR. Nonsurgical procedures can usually be completed at one of our four Beleza Surgery facilities without any need for sedation. These procedures include laser liposuction, laser skin tightening, and injectable fillers. The recovery timeframe for your procedure will vary, depending on what treatments you had done. Surgical procedures will typically require rest and relaxation whereas nonsurgical procedures typically get you back to everyday activities rather quickly. It is common for our patients to undergo many procedures at once on several body parts, which could require staying overnight. Body contouring is designed to sculpt the body so whether you choose surgical, nonsurgical, or both, you can expect a thinner, trimmer silhouette and a sexier profile.
Body Contouring FAQ
How much does body contouring surgery cost?
The cost for body contouring surgery will depend on what is part of your treatment plan. In your consultation, Dr. Hix-Hernandez will listen to your goals before performing a physical assessment. She can then give you recommendations and help you create your unique treatment plan. After this, Dr. Hix-Hernandez can estimate your costs and explain your payment options. Beleza Surgery accepts many payment types, including low-interest medical financing, which we can help you find.
Will insurance pay for my body contouring surgery?
While most elective surgeries are not typically covered by health insurance, there are cases where body contouring may be paid in part by your insurance. If loose skin is causing medical conditions, like reoccurring infections, you might be able to get coverage from your health insurance. It will depend on your carrier and individual policy, but if you would like to submit an insurance claim, please let Dr. Hix-Hernandez know during your consultation. A member of our team at Beleza Surgery will help you talk to your insurance to maximize your coverage.
What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
The procedure(s) in your treatment plan will be outlined in your initial consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez. Procedures may be performed in stages based on your overall physical health and how many areas are being treated. Typically, the stages will be grouped by combining either the upper body parts (arms, breasts, stomach, face, neck) or the lower body (butt, thighs, hips, knees). This staging is done to minimize the possibility of complications, like blood loss and infection. This also makes your recovery easier to manage.
Will I have scarring after my surgery?
Since incisions are required for some procedures, surgical body contouring can create scars. Many patients discover that when the incisions have fully healed, they no longer worry about scarring as the results are so great. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Hix-Hernandez will make an effort to minimize the appearance of scars by placing the incisions in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds. Proper care after surgery is also very important. Skin creams and ointments might be prescribed to help in the healing process. In time, the scars will fade and blend into your normal skin.
How long will my body contouring results last?
With proper care, your body contouring results will last a long time. To help maintain your results, you should keep a steady weight. Dramatic changes in your weight or pregnancy after your body contouring surgery can impact your results. Natural aging will continue, so you may eventually see loose skin develop after many years. Talk to Dr. Hix-Hernandez about suggestions that may help your results last longer.
Contouring Your Ideal Shape
Whether you want perkier breasts, a fuller bottom, a slimmer waist, or a tighter tummy, body contouring at Beleza Surgery can help you achieve the body you desire. We encourage you to call one of our Central Texas offices in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX and schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez is here to help you construct a tailored plan to get your desired look. We look forward to helping you.