Body-shaping surgeries can remove fat or excess skin and help recontour many different areas of the body, from the cheeks and chin to the calves and ankles, and everything in between. Body contouring can also improve the shape and tone of the underlying support tissues and muscles. The result is a more proportionate appearance with smoother contours.
Body contouring is a good option for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose or sagging skin. It’s also an ideal solution for moms who are done having kids and for those who want to enhance or reshape a particular area of the body.
It’s our passion at Aesthetic Surgery Institute to help people look and feel their best. You can feel confident knowing ourdouble board-certified surgeon has performed thousands of body contouring procedures, including mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, and Brazilian butt lifts in Houston. Read our patient reviews.
In general, good candidates for body contouring procedures are adults (18+) whose weight is stable and who have no medical conditions that impair healing.
Good candidates will also be non-smokers who have realistic expectations about surgery and are willing to commit to a healthy diet and exercise.
During yourfree consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss any body contouring procedures you are considering, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, or a Houston mommy makeover.
You should come prepared to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations, any medical conditions you have, as well as any prior surgeries you’ve had.
With this information, Dr. Do will evaluate your general health and let you know if you are a good candidate for surgery. He may also examine your body and make recommendations for which procedures and techniques he feels will give you the best results.
It’s important to be honest with Dr. Do about any past surgeries you’ve had and any current medical issues or complications you’ve had in the past. This will allow him to thoroughly assess your risks and ensure your safety and satisfaction.
Your consultation is a chance to get your questions answered and assess your comfort level with the surgeon. Here are some questions you might want to ask during your visit:
Whether you’re considering a Brazilian butt lift or tummy tuck surgery in Houston, TX, all surgeries come with risks. Dr. Do will explain all risks and potential complications associated with your procedure, which can include:
Discussing your concerns during your consultation will help you determine whether you are comfortable with the risks associated with your surgery. Keep in mind that choosing a skilled, experienced surgeon, like Dr. Do, can help reduce potential complications.
How quickly you recover will depend on the particular procedure(s) you choose and other factors, including your overall health and how diligently you follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions.
Depending on your procedure, Dr. Do may need to place small, thin tubes under the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. The surgical team will provide you with detailed instructions about how to care for the surgical site, medications you may need to take, what to look for at the surgical site to ensure good healing, and when to follow up with your surgeon.
You may need to avoid bending, lifting, straining, showering, and swimming for several days to several weeks. Your surgical team will let you know what to expect in the hours, days, and weeks after your surgery.
This will depend largely on which procedure(s) you choose. Costs may include hospital or surgical facility fees, the surgeon’s fee, medication costs, medical tests, and others. Aesthetic Surgery Institute will provide you with a detailed breakdown of all costs.
Keep in mind that choosing a board-certified surgeon with whom you are comfortable is just as important as the final cost of the procedure. Aesthetic Surgery Institute offers financing options to make body contouring in Houston more accessible.