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Body Contouring in Richmond, VA

No matter how committed you are to eating right and exercising, you may still have little areas of fat on your body. The reason this happens is because not all fat is the same, but you can still have a toned appearance with our body contouring procedures. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers body contouring for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What is Body Contouring?

Not all fat is the same, and that is why you have areas where the fat will not disappear, even with the most rigorous schedule of eating right and staying active.  Additionally, in many cases, patients may have excess skin that has presented due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.  This is often mistaken for fat and cannot be impacted through diet or exercise.   Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers body contouring for men and women. These procedures target the unwanted fat and/or loose skin via several surgical options. Our plastic surgeons specialize in body sculpting and will help you find the right procedure for your individual needs.

Richmond Plastic Surgery offers:

*Benefits of Body Contouring

Body sculpting at Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers several benefits, such as:

  • Can be used on several areas of the body
  • Removing areas of stubborn fat
  • Tightening underlying muscles
  • Removing excess skin that does not have adequate elasticity
  • Enhancing contours of the body
  • Customized to the unique needs of the male and female body based on personal goals
  • Boosting motivation to continue living a healthy lifestyle

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Body Contouring?

Body contouring is not a weight loss solution, so our plastic surgeons will evaluate your current weight and commitment to eating right and exercising. In some cases, we may recommend that you continue to lose weight before undergoing body contouring procedures.

Body sculpting often requires the use of general anesthesia, so you should be in good health before considering these options. Your plastic surgeon will provide the professional guidance you need to minimize your risk for complications that are inherent in any type of surgery.

What Do I Need to Do Before Having Body Contouring?

*Having a body contouring procedure provides immediate and long-term benefits for men and women. Optimum outcomes, though, are dependent on the skills and expertise of your plastic surgeon. Because you want to feel confident about the way you look after body sculpting, the best way to prepare for body contouring is to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.

What Should I Expect During My Body Contouring Consultation?

A body sculpting consultation is an in-depth evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for the recommended procedures. This involves answering several questions, such as:

  • Do you live a healthy and active lifestyle?
  • Are you near your ideal weight?
  • For women, do you plan on having children in the future?
  • Do you have any medical conditions or take medications that may increase your risk during surgery or your chances of gaining weight in the future?
  • What are your expectations and motivation for having body sculpting?

The answers to these questions help guide your plastic surgeon to making the best recommendations for you.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Body Contouring?

You will have scars after surgical body contouring procedures. The incisions are made in areas where the scars are less noticeable. If you do not want scars, our plastic surgeon may recommend one of our MedSpa non-surgical treatments.

When Will I See the Results?

*The results of body sculpting are noticeable right after the surgery, but you will have some swelling for a few months. Once the swelling subsides, you will see the full results of your body contouring procedure.

What Are Possible Complications of Body Contouring?

Surgery, in general, carries a degree of risk that can be minimized by openly discussing your health and medical conditions with your plastic surgeon. Additionally, cosmetic procedures may cause complications if the procedures are performed by an unqualified surgeon. For this reason, we recommend that you choose the board certified Richmond Plastic Surgeons for your body sculpting procedures.

How Long Will the Results of Body Contouring Last?

*The results of body contouring are considered long-lasting, but the procedures cannot stop the effects of weight gain, pregnancy or aging.

How Much Does Body Contouring Cost in Richmond?

Body contouring is not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost so that you can review your budget and be prepared to pay for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

Are you tired of losing the battle against unwanted fat and sagging skin? If you live in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia, contact Richmond Plastic Surgeons to schedule your personal consultation.

*Individual results may vary.