Recovery from body contouring can take about four to six weeks. Patients who undergo two or three procedures may need to stay at our outpatient facility overnight, depending on the amount of tissue that is removed. Patients who undergo four or more procedures need to remain at the facility for up to three days.
To minimize risk and complications, Dr. Agullo performs all of his patients’ body contouring procedures in one day. Patients can expect to be under general anesthesia for anywhere between four and six hours. Having all of the desired procedures done in one session, rather than multiple sessions, reduces recovery time as well as overall cost, and patients can see the final results of their body contouring surgery sooner.
Results from body contouring are long lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Drastic weight fluctuations after surgery can compromise the outcome of your surgery, so it is essential to stay active and fit to preserve your new look.
Pricing varies depending on the extent of the treatment or surgery. You can see a list of the approximate prices of each procedure on our current fee schedule. Dr. Agullo charges a consultation fee of $100, which is applied to the cost of your treatment. Generally speaking, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective” and is not covered by most insurance plans. The prices listed on our fee schedule represent the minimum cost of the procedures, including anesthesia and surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products. The cost of prescription medications, however, is not included. The exact price of each procedure can only be determined after a thorough consultation. All fees must be paid in full prior to the scheduled treatment.
Complications after body contouring are uncommon and can be prevented by carefully following Dr. Agullo’s pre-op and post-op instructions. The most common risks associated with any surgery include:
- Improper healing
- Blood clots
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Loss of sensation