Whether you are struggling with stubborn fat deposits on specific body areas or want to reshape your figure for a slimmer silhouette, our Fort Worth office offers a variety of body contouring procedures to improve your physical appearance. By targeting specific areas of fat accumulation or excess skin, body contouring can help you achieve a leaner, slimmer, and shapelier figure while improving your self-confidence.
Body sculpting procedures such as liposuction and BodyTite permanently destroy and remove fat cells underneath the skin, preventing them from growing back. Body contouring procedures performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Matthew H Steele such as an arm lift, tummy tuck, or Mommy Makeover can help you achieve your ideal body shape, whether you have lost weight, had children, or are looking to reverse the natural aging process.
Our surgical body contouring procedures show results after just one treatment, unlike some non-surgical body contouring methods that take weeks to show progress with repeated treatments.
Liposuction, the most popular form of surgical body sculpting, involves removing fat deposits with a power assisted cannula. Areas that can be targeted with liposuction include the neck, arms, back, waist, hips, thighs, and abdomen.
Body contouring by fat transfer is a minimally invasive form of liposuction that removes fat from one area to inject into another. This approach is most commonly used to enhance the breasts, buttocks, or face by shaping and adding volume into areas that are deficient. This method of body sculpting is especially beneficial because one area can be enhanced through fat insertion while another can be slimmed down where Dr. Steele removed fat.
A body lift procedure is typically performed after massive weight loss, whether through diet and exercise, or bariatric surgery. These patients typically have circumferential skin excess affecting the abdomen, waist, back, buttock, and thighs. Excess skin and fat in these areas is removed to reduce sagging and skin laxity for a smoother and slimmer appearance.
An arm lift procedure, also called a brachioplasty, contours the upper arms by removing sagging skin and excess fat between the elbow and armpit area. This body contouring procedure is especially beneficial after weight loss.
Also known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty creates a firmer, slimmer, and more toned abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. Additionally, this body contouring surgery repairs separated or weakened abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) for a flattened abdominal contour and hourglass shape.
Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss procedure that effectively limits how much an individual can eat, thereby reducing their caloric intake, where patients experience substantial weight loss. Post-bariatric surgery removes the excess skin and tissues that have been stretched over time and tightens those areas. These areas can include the abdomen, thighs, and arms (brachioplasty), so the patient can get the full benefit of their weight loss journey.
After pregnancy, a woman’s body may not return to its pre-pregnancy state. Woman typically note loose abdominal skin, excess fat deposits on the thighs or waist, and sagging breasts with a loss of volume. A mommy makeover performed by Dr. Steele restores a mother’s body shape using several operations, such as:
More men are having plastic surgery, and body contouring procedures are more popular than ever. There are various operations available for male body contouring to target areas such as the abdomen, waistline, and chest. For men who want a flatter, more contoured look and even get back that six-pack, Dr. Steele can perform BodyTite combined with liposuction and/or abdominoplasty surgery to remove excess fat and tighten the abdomen. Gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue and skin and gives your chest a more masculine shape.
Enlarged breast tissue in men, known as gynecomastia, is a result of hormonal changes, certain diseases, specific medications, and obesity. The condition can affect the tissue of one or both of a man’s chest, potentially leading to asymmetry in the chest. Gynecomastia surgery removes excess male breast tissue and fat to create a flatter, more contoured chest.
All body sculpting procedures available at our Fort Worth office are designed to permanently eliminate fat cells in treated areas while tightening the corresponding skin for a slimmer figure. You will notice significant improvement in your shape immediately after surgery, however you will need to wait until 2-3 months for all of the swelling to resolve to see your final result.
Risks of body contouring procedures include bruising, swelling, infection, skin necrosis (healing delay), asymmetry, skin irregularity or dimpling, deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), and the need for possible revision surgery. Modern anesthesia and surgical techniques are quite safe, and the complication risk is very small.
If you need help achieving your ideal figure, body contouring may be the right option for you. With various surgical options to choose from at our Fort Worth office, body contouring can help remove stubborn fat cells and excess skin to give your body a slimmer, more contoured shape.
You can expect some temporary swelling and bruising and activity restrictions during the first 6-8 weeks after surgery, but almost all patients think these minor side effects are worth the result and would do it again. Dr. Steele recommends a healthy diet and a stable weight to maintain and preserve the results of any body contouring procedure. Schedule an appointment with our team to begin building a customized treatment plan to help shape the new you.