Contouring your body means sculpting your curves to reveal definition and shape. Body contouring procedures achieve a wide range of goals, including removing excess skin and fat. Aging, weight loss, pregnancy and other causes of physical changes may be motivating you to seek state-of-the-art sculpting surgeries. Look no further than American Surgical Arts. Experienced plastic surgeons Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli create a treatment plan tailored to your goals. To arrange a consultation in Mullica Hill, NJ, please call our team at 856-362-8898.
Body Contouring Procedures at American Surgical Arts
The surgeons at American Surgical Arts tailor recommendations to you. In a consultation, they’ll want to listen carefully to your concerns and wishes, and make surgical recommendations only after they understand your goals.
How Much Does Body Contouring Cost?
The cost depends on the specific procedure or combination of procedures, as well as other factors like anesthesia. We present the cost estimate after you’ve discussed your options at the consultation. We will also discuss your payment options. We do accept financing through CareCredit, if you wish to apply for payments made monthly through that firm.
How Long is the Recovery from Body Contouring?
The recovery depends on the procedures chosen. You will need to take some time off from work and strenuous activity, anywhere from several days to several weeks based on procedure. Surgeries like tummy tuck and butt augmentation require the most time off from certain activities, while liposuction allows for a relatively rapid return. We make sure you have all the details as you choose procedures.
How Long will the Results Last?
Again, this depends on the specific surgery. The great thing about body contouring is that the results of all procedures tend to be long-lasting. You can maintain and extend the results by pursuing a fit lifestyle and stable weight. It is of course possible to regain fat and saggy skin, particularly if you gain weight, but also as a simple fact of aging. Having said that, patients are happy with their contouring results for the long-term.
What is the Right Age for Body Contouring?
There’s really no wrong or right age. You must be an adult and ready to accept all associated risks, costs and benefits of the procedure. Our surgeons will make sure you are in good overall health and that your body is ready to undergo the surgery. They also make sure you are a good candidate and know what to expect from body contouring.
Should I Seek Body Contouring Treatment?
There are many reasons to seek body contouring treatment. One of the most common is to remove stubborn fat from an area that isn't responding ideally to diet and exercise. That said, you can still be a great candidate for a body contouring procedure even if you're generally satisfied with your weight and overall BMI. Another reason you may have for seeking a body contouring procedure is that you want to feel more sculpted and your body contours have softened or flattened with age. Your body can change for any number of reasons! Be it age, pregnancy, or weight changes, body contouring treatment may be your best way back to your best cosmetic self.
Why Get Liposuction when There's CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting has become one of the most commonly performed non-surgical body contouring treatments. Some do refer to it as a liposuction alternative. We're happy to perform CoolSculpting here in our office in Mullica Hill, NJ. Because we perform both CoolSculpting and liposuction, we're used to getting questions about which is better. The truth is they're both great body contouring options! The right question is which is better for your needs. Some of the reasons liposuction may be more appealing include:
- Liposuction allows your board-certified plastic surgeon to sculpt one or more areas of your body in a precise fashion. Using liposuction in particular areas, your doctor can create a more hourglass-shaped figure. Liposuction can be done to reveal more of the musculature of an area like your abdomen or the backs of your arms. The precision of liposuction can also sculpt smaller transitional areas, such as the area between the armpit and the breasts, where small pockets of fat often accumulate.
- Liposuction offers highly-predictable, immediately noticeable results. Here is one major way in which liposuction differs from CoolSculpting. After your procedure, you may have some swelling and bruising, but you'll see the difference in your shape sooner than you would if you had to wait for your body to naturally flush the fat that's been frozen. With CoolSculpting, it's more difficult to predict just how much fat will get picked up from an area and how the area will smooth out after the treatment. While the non-surgical approach is known to reduce fat by up to 24 percent, liposuction can remove up to five liters of tissue in a single surgery.
- Liposuction recovery is pretty quick! When people think of surgery, even a procedure as minimally-invasive as liposuction, they tend to envision a lengthy or painful recovery. This is not the norm for liposuction patients. After your procedure, you may plan to take it easy for a few days but, within a week to 10 days, you may be comfortably back to work and most if not all of your normal activities.
Begin the Body Shaping Journey
Ready to find out if body contouring is right for you? To arrange a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons, please call American Surgical Arts in Mullica Hill, NJ, at 856-362-8898. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Sean Bidic and Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli are passionate about providing beautiful results to their patients, as well as an outstanding patient experience. We look forward to meeting you to discuss your options.