Orange County, CA individuals who are in the process of losing weight, who have completed a pregnancy, or who are experiencing wrinkles and sagging skin due to aging may find themselves less confident as the skin loses its elasticity. Body contouring is a solution that can address certain problem areas by surgically trimming excess skin, tightening underlying tissues and removing pockets of fat. The physical change can be dramatic and life changing, and for some, surgery may be the only way to attain the tighter appearance they desire. Advances in medical technology and training allow plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Edward Domanskis, the ability to produce outstanding aesthetic results, which include a more toned and smooth appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 5-10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
The process of body contouring is specifically designed to help patients reshape, tighten and firm up problem areas of the body where loose and sagging skin is present. Common areas addressed are the neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, buttocks, and knees. It is likely that the doctor will consider a number of procedures to be combined into one surgery (where necessary). This typically involves the upper body parts or lower body parts that are staged together to minimize the risk of infection and shorten the recovery time.
Body Contouring Reviews
"I went to talk with a lot of plastic surgeons and settled on Dr. Domanskis. His staff was extremely nice and kind. He explained everything to me very thoroughly, maybe even too thoroughly but I appreciated that. He listened to me and what I wanted done and he told me honestly what I could achieve. That was a lot different from the others who just wanted to sell me! I wanted my body contouring done without anesthesia and he was able to do it. Even though it took longer than I thought, he did a great job and I am very pleased. He is the best and I have referred many of my friends to him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 03, 2012
"I had body contouring with Dr.Domanskis. It was a great experience. I had it done with no anesthesia. I have recommended him to many of my friends. He is a caring and wonderful doctor who really took care of me. I love my new body. Thank you, Dr.Domanskis!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 03, 2012
During surgery, the surgeon will trim away and remove excess skin and the underlying tissues will be tightened. Liposuction is often a part of this process. All procedures are performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery and the length of the hospital stay will depend on how many procedures were combined in a single operative setting. Recovery from this surgery is slow and challenging, but the improvements that are visible create a significant boost of self-confidence for the majority of patients.
The price for body contouring varies. How high the cost, depends on how many procedures are being performed together. Factors such as the length of hospital stay will increase the cost. During the initial consultation, a customized surgical plan will be provided with the overall cost expectations outlined, which includes recommended treatments that meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Body Contouring FAQs@headingTag>
Procedures I Can Combine?@headingTag>
Procedures are combined and scheduled in stages depending on the overall physical health of the patient and the body areas that need to be addressed. Typically, the grouping will be staged with a combination of either the upper body parts (abdomen, breasts, arms, neck, face), or lower body parts (buttocks, thighs, flanks, knees). This staging helps reduce the risk of complications, such as blood loss and infection, since the surgery is limited to an area. This also shortens the length of time for recovery. The combination of procedures will be outlined during the initial consultation with the surgeon.
The Ideal Timing?@headingTag>
Individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight will need to be at or near their goal weight in order to proceed with a body contouring procedure. In addition, body contouring should also be reserved for those who have already had children and are not planning to become pregnant in the future. This is a recommendation only because it preserves the toned appearance created through surgery without compromising the surgical results.
Mommy Makeover Procedure?@headingTag>
A mommy makeover is a procedure that is in the same context of body contouring. It is a coined term for a group of body contouring procedures that address areas of the body specifically affected by pregnancy. These are the areas around the breasts, abdomen, hips and buttocks. Again, this is only a general term for body contouring reserved for those who have completed one or more pregnancies.
Will There Be A Lot Of Scars?@headingTag>
In general, body contouring procedures will result in scarring. Most patients report that once the incisions heal, the scarring is no longer a primary worry as the benefits of this life-changing surgery are so significant. An experienced plastic surgeon will make every effort to minimize the scars by carefully placing the incisions inconspicuously. Post-surgery care is also very important. Topical creams may be prescribed to help in the healing process. Over time, the scars will lighten and blend in with the patient’s natural skin tone.