“Beauty is a form of genius — is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation”
– Oscar Wilde
What is your perception of beauty? Is it influenced by advertising, super-models and movie stars? The truth is that most plastic surgery patients will not (and do not wish to) be on the front cover of a swimsuit magazine. We are all relentlessly bombarded by other people’s view of what beauty is or should be when what really matters is our personal perception. Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green takes the time to understand your view of beauty, and through his skill and experience, helps plastic surgery patients reveal it in a safe and healthy manner. Sure, it is really what is on the inside that counts. But why not partner with a doctor who can help your outside match your inner beauty as well?
Body Contouring Procedures Offered
Dr. Green performs the following body contouring plastic surgery procedures in Sacramento and Roseville:
Dr. Scott Green understands the importance of the in-person consultation. He looks forward to meeting with you to learn more about your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation with Dr. Green online and discover what results you can achieve through body contouring or other plastic surgery options.
Body Contouring FAQs
Is body contouring a “short cut” to weight loss?
Body contouring procedures are not substitutes for exercise and a healthy diet, or a cure for obesity. In fact, it is important that you give diet and exercise a chance before you consider body contouring surgery.
With liposuction, for example, overweight patients should be within 20 pounds of recommended weight. Liposuction is ideal for those areas of the body that seem immune to traditional lifestyle approaches. If you exercise regularly and lose weight through a balanced diet and still retain excess fat in the hips or thighs, liposuction may be an appropriate option.
Similarly, tummy tuck is also not a weight management tool. Obese individuals are advised to lose as much weight as possible before considering the procedure. Patients who have lost significant weight and now notice loose skin on the belly are good candidates for tummy tuck.
Will body contouring eliminate skin imperfections?
Body contouring targets pockets of fat, not the appearance of skin. Depending on the procedure, some improvement in skin imperfections may be a side effect. With liposuction, for example, cellulite and stretch marks are not likely to improve significantly, but there may be a slight smoothing of the area, depending on the firmness of your skin.
When skin is surgically removed during tummy tuck, stretch marks in the lower abdomen will be eliminated along with the portion of skin that has been excised. Stretch marks on the mid-portion of the abdomen can be improved but will not entirely disappear, and stretch marks on the upper abdomen will usually be unaffected by the procedure.
Overall, the elasticity of a patient’s skin is a key factor in how the skin will look after a body contouring procedure. If skin is elastic and muscle tone is good, the skin will conform well to the new body shape. With skin that has been stretched and is less elastic, folds of skin may be apparent after removal of fat.
Will fat return after body contouring?
There is a chance that pockets of fat could become plump again, but it is not inevitable. If you change the behavior that led to creation of these unwanted pockets, you will not need to worry about significant amounts of fat returning. The cells that were removed during your body contouring procedure are gone, and will never grow back. But if your weight begins to rise again, adjoining fat cells will expand to store the excess caloric intake.
Apart from liposuction and tummy tuck, what are some other popular body contouring procedures?
Dr. Green is skilled in performing a wide range of surgical procedures that can reduce fat volume and sculpt a more appealing shape for many areas of the body, including:
Upper Arm Lift
Brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, removes excess hanging skin and flab from the underarm and reshapes the under part of the upper arm, from the armpit area to the elbow.
Lower Body Lift
Known as a belt lipectomy, this procedure tightens and reshapes the hips, abdomen, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs and buttocks. It is a combination procedure that can be performed in a single operation.
Thighplasty sculpts the thighs by removing excess skin and sometimes pockets of fat, producing a more attractive shape for the upper leg. Dr. Green offers several varieties of thigh lift, each focused on a particular target area.
When women lose large amounts of weight, the breasts can change in shape, becoming flatter as they experience a degree of sagging. Breast lift restores a youthful, perkier profile. Depending on patient preference, it can be performed with or without the insertion of implants.