Body Contouring in Chicago, IL

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About Body Contouring

The phrase "body contouring" is one used in the cosmetic surgery world to illustrate a collection of surgeries that can help to sculpt a body into a more voluptuous silhouette. Chicago area women and men who have experienced drastic weight loss, or whose weight has changed frequently over time, may desire body contouring at SAC Plastic Surgery to remove fat, tighten the skin, and sculpt the body. Body contouring can also be used for those who have found that at their age, diet and exercise are not as effective at shaping their bodies. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry performs many body contouring procedures, from abdominoplasty, liposuction, and breast lift surgery to fat grafting and skin tightening procedures. The options for sculpting your body are endless. Contact our practice in Oak Lawn, IL to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

You may be a great candidate for body contouring if you have loose skin, droopy body parts (like the buttocks or breasts), or stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercise. The hips, flanks, neck, abdomen, and lower back, for example, can each collect fat, causing unsightly bulges. Great candidates for this procedure are Chicago area women and men who are at their goal weight but wish for a firmer, more chiseled shape.

Surgical Technique

At your initial visit, Dr. Chowdhry will create an aesthetic treatment plan for you. This could include both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Surgeries, such as breast lift or augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty typically require the use of general anesthesia. The goal during this surgery is to create small incisions that can be hidden behind clothing and to minimize unsightly fat and loose skin, revealing a thinner, tighter silhouette. Nonsurgical services are typically completed in our SAC Plastic Surgery procedure room without any need for sedation. Nonsurgical body contouring techniques at SAC Plastic Surgery typically include the injectable fillers Voluma and/or Juvéderm.

What to Expect

The procedures in your treatment plan will be decided at your consultation by Dr. Chowdhry. Your body contouring might be performed in two or more stages based on your general health and how many areas are being treated. Generally, the stages will be grouped by combining either the upper body (breasts, arms, stomach, face, neck) or the lower body (thighs, butt, knees, hips). This staging is done to minimize the possibility of complications, like infection and blood loss. This also makes your recovery easier and faster.

If your treatment plan includes a surgical procedure, you can expect to be sent home to heal and recover afterward. Nonsurgical services usually do not require rest and recovery. It's not uncommon for our patients to undergo many procedures at once on multiple body parts, which could require staying overnight. Body contouring was created to sculpt your body so whether you have chosen nonsurgical or surgical treatments or some of each, you can expect a thinner, trimmer silhouette and a more curvaceous physique.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does body contouring surgery cost?
The cost for body contouring surgery will be based on what's included in your personalized treatment plan. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chowdhry will inquire about your wishes and goals before performing a physical assessment. He will then make suggestions and create your surgical plan. Once your plan is made, Dr. Chowdhry can estimate costs and discuss your options for payment. SAC Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods, including low-interest financing.

Will insurance pay for my body contouring surgery?
Although most elective surgeries aren't usually covered by insurance, it is possible that body contouring could be eligible for insurance coverage. When excess skin is the cause of medical conditions, like reoccurring infections, you might be able to get reimbursement from your insurance. Coverage varies based on your insurance carrier and individual policy, but if you'd like to submit an insurance claim, tell Dr. Chowdhry at your initial consultation. A member of our team can help you work with your insurance for maximum coverage.

Will I have scarring after my surgery?
Since incisions are required, surgical body contouring will leave scars. Many patients discover that when the incisions have fully healed, they no longer worry about scarring as the results are worthwhile. A skilled surgeon, Dr. Chowdhry makes an effort to hide scarring by making the incisions in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds. Wound-care management after surgery is also crucial. Skin creams and ointments might be recommended to improve your healing. In time, your scars will fade and blend into your normal skin.

How long will my body contouring results last?
If you take good care of yourself, the surgical results of body contouring will last for many years. The best way to maintain your results is to maintain a healthy weight. Dramatic changes in your weight, pregnancy, and childbirth after a body contouring surgery can drastically affect your results. Your body will continue to age naturally so you will eventually develop loose skin again after many years. Ask Dr. Chowdhry about recommendations that can help your results last.

Redefine Your Shape

If you desire a sexier shape, larger breasts, a rounder bottom, or a tighter tummy, body contouring at SAC Plastic Surgery can give you the body you desire. We encourage you to contact our Oak Lawn, IL practice to arrange a consultation. Allow us to understand your aesthetic goals and construct a custom plan for you. Our team looks forward to helping you.

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