Body contouring surgeries are designed to reshape the body through removing excess fat and skin. These techniques can have a dramatic impact on your body contours by directly targeting problem areas. Body contouring is especially popular among West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area residents looking to improve their silhouette following pregnancy or weight loss, and to counteract the effects of aging.
Types of body contouring procedures
Body reshaping procedures are designed to focus on specific “problem areas” of the body. There are techniques created for nearly every area of the body. Click the links below to learn more about the procedure you are interested in.
Is body contouring right for me?
If you are a West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area resident who is unhappy with the appearance of a specific area of your body such as your arms, abdomen, or thighs, body contouring may be right for you. Many patients seeking body reshaping have undergone pregnancy or significant weight loss, which have the potential to leave behind excess skin and pockets of fat. These techniques are often commonly performed to counteract some of the visible effects of aging, especially loss of skin elasticity, which causes the skin to hang loosely from the body. In general, these procedures are available to adults of any age who are in good overall health.
How much does body contouring cost?
The cost of these procedures varies greatly. In general, procedures focusing on a large portion of the body tend to be more expensive than more focused surgeries. Average fees in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area range from approximately $3,000 for liposuction to $10,000 or more for extensive mommy makeover surgery.
How involved are body contouring procedures?
Most body contouring surgeries are performed with general anesthesia, though a few, such as liposuction, require only a local anesthetic. In general, procedures involving the torso are considered to be more involved than techniques focusing on other areas of the body. Depending on the technique chosen and the extent of surgical work involved, the procedure may take anywhere from two to eight hours. Discuss the specifics of your procedure with your surgeon so that you are aware of how involved the procedure is considered to be.
How long is the recovery after body contouring surgery?
The recovery period varies greatly from patient to patient. Following liposuction, most patients are back to work within just a couple of days. However, most other body reshaping procedures require at least a week away from work, and up to three weeks in the case of abdominoplasty, mommy makeovers, and other extensive procedures. Common side effects include soreness, tenderness, bruising, and swelling; many patients also report a feeling of tightness or itchiness around their incisions.
What should I do next?
If you are interested in the possibilities offered by body contouring surgery, call Dr. Kapp today for your complimentary consultation at 561-600-4622.