Many people turn to body contouring when they want their body to have a smooth and more toned appearance after losing a significant amount of weight or to enhance certain body parts affected by a pregnancy, aging, or genetics. Body contouring is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of excess fat and loose skin on the body and slim and tone those problem areas. The end result is a nicely contoured figure that is well proportioned in all the right places. The highly-skilled plastic surgeons with The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ perform a number of body contouring cosmetic surgery treatments such as liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and more to contour, enhance, and tighten the body. Once the sagging skin and fat have been removed, patients can finally enjoy their new bodies to the full extent.

Are you unhappy with a certain body part and wish to enhance it with cosmetic surgery? If so, learn how body contouring may be the right option for you.

What can body contouring do for me?

Following dramatic weight loss, many patients are left with loose or sagging skin and isolated areas of fat in various places that cannot be eliminated through traditional methods. This is a common side effect of significant weight loss because the skin and tissue no longer have the elasticity that’s necessary to conform to the new body shape and size. So now that you’ve lost the weight, you’re plagued with an entirely new issue that’s just as bothersome. Body contouring provides two major improvements; first, the excess skin and fat are removed, and second, the underlying tissue is tightened in order to give the area a more defined and proportionate appearance.

Weight loss patients are not the only ones who can benefit from body contouring surgery. Many men and women desire simple changes, such as some cosmetic help slimming their waistline or thighs, or creating a shapelier butt with a fat transfer. Even the face can be contoured, such as the neck for patients who have hanging skin and undergo neck lift surgery to remove it.

What areas can be reshaped with contouring surgery?

Excess skin and fat can appear in many areas of the body. A contouring procedure can be customized depending on the areas that are in need of contouring. Some of the most common body contouring procedures performed at our greater New Jersey plastic surgery center include:

  • Breast lift surgery: To correct sagging, drooping breasts

  • Breast augmentation: To enhance the size and shape of the breasts with breast implants

  • Tummy tuck surgery: To tighten and tone the abdomen

  • Arm lift surgery: To correct sagging skin and pockets of fat in the upper arm area

  • Thigh lift surgery: To slim the inner or outer thighs and tighten their appearance

  • Lower body lift: To correct sagging in the lower abdomen, flanks, lower back, and buttocks

  • Neck lift: To correct sagging skin under the neck and create a more defined profile

Your surgeon will work with you during your consultation to identify which areas of your body (and/or face) will benefit most from a fat removal or skin tightening procedure. Depending on the combination of procedures, you may be able to address multiple areas during a single surgical session.

Who is a good candidate for body contouring?

Body contouring may not be a good fit for everyone. An ideal candidate for a body contouring procedure is someone who is in good medical health, is a nonsmoker, and who is at or near their ideal body weight. In addition, some procedures may be best for women who have completed pregnancy, such as a tummy tuck. While body contouring can work wonders on your problem areas, it will not eliminate all traces of excess fat and skin. One of the most important things that all patients should keep in mind is that they will need to continue living a healthy lifestyle which includes eating well and incorporating some form of general fitness. At The Peer Group, we want all of our New Jersey area patients to love their results, but even more importantly, ensure they last for years to come.

How can I find out more?

The first step in transforming your figure, is to find a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert in liposuction and skin tightening surgery. One who performs body contouring surgery on a regular basis. During your consultation, be sure to ask some important questions so you can make sure you have found the best plastic surgeon for your specific needs. Some questions to ask during your consultation include:

  • Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

  • How many years have you performed plastic surgery?

  • Where do you hold hospital privileges?

  • What results can I expect from the surgery?

  • What will my recovery be like?

  • Will I have noticeable scars?

  • What will my treatment plan entail?

  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?

  • Do you have before-and-after photos of other patients who have had body contouring surgery so I can see what the results may look like?

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic surgery and discover how a body contouring procedure can benefit you, we invite you to call our Florham Park, NJ plastic surgery center to schedule a consultation. You’ll be able to meet with an experienced, highly skilled, board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your cosmetic concerns and aesthetic goals for surgery. Contact The Peer Group today, serving the greater New Jersey area, and allow us to help you achieve your body goals.