What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?
Body contouring procedures improve and enhance the natural lines, curves, and overall shape of the body. These procedures can help you to:
- Trim and tighten loose skin
- Reduce stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Increase the appearance of muscle tone
- Enhance results after major weight loss
- Create harmonious body contours
Am I a Candidate for Body Contouring?
You may be a good candidate for body contouring if you:
- Have undergone significant weight loss or multiple pregnancies
- Desire to improve or enhance your aesthetics
- Are in good overall health
- Do not have any previous medical conditions that can impair your healing
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations of your results
Are you a candidate for body contouring? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.
What Will Be Discussed During My Body Contouring Consultation?
Your body contouring surgery (or surgeries) will be personalized to you based on your specific needs and goals. Your consultation with Dr. Agullo is an essential part of the surgical process because he will listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan.
During your meeting, Dr. Agullo will:
- Discuss your goals and expectations for your results
- Evaluate your skin and muscle laxity
- Suggest additional techniques that may provide optimal results
- Take measurements and photos
- Give detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure
If it is determined that you are a good candidate for body contouring, Dr. Agullo will walk you through more details of the procedure(s) and body contouring costs.
What Are My Options for Body Contouring?
Body contouring is an excellent solution for patients who suffer from excess hanging skin and relentless fat deposits after weight fluctuations or significant weight loss. Dr. Agullo has a lot of experience performing body contouring procedures in the El Paso area, and he always strives to provide the best results for his patients. Ideal body contouring candidates can choose any of the following procedures to revamp their overall physique:
Excess skin is removed from the upper arms, and the remaining skin is tightened. The arm lift procedure improves the contour of the arms, making them appear more toned and slender.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the belly area. Abdominal muscles and the remaining skin are tightened to create a firmer, flatter midsection.
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure best suited for small, isolated fat deposits in areas with good skin elasticity. It is also commonly performed with other body contouring procedures for patients who need both fat and skin removed. Liposuction surgery sculpts the figure into more slender and balanced proportions.
Fat Transfer to the Buttocks (BBL)
Today, body contouring is almost synonymous with a combination of liposuction and fat transfer. The Brazilian Butt Lift is the most popular procedure to create a more slender waist and fuller laterals and hips for an hourglass figure. Fat can also be used to contour the breasts, calves, face, and lips.
Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift procedure tightens loose skin on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen using a circumferential incision at the waistline. This technique removes overhanging skin, tightens the tissues to smooth the entire midsection, and improves the contours of the buttocks and lower body.
Skin Tightening Without Scars
In many cases, excision of tissue and subsequent scars can be avoided altogether. By using skin tightening technologies like BodyTite™ and Renuvion™ J-Plasma® treatment, Dr. Agullo can help the connective tissue and skin tighten after liposuction. This is particularly effective in the neck, thigh, and arm areas to avoid unsightly scars. At times, the skin tightening procedure can be performed at the time of liposuction, and the lifting procedure can be performed three to four months later, which results in shorter scars that are easier to hide.
A breast lift surgery raises and transforms sagging breasts by tightening the skin around the existing glandular tissue and reducing the size of the areolas. This provides a fuller and more balanced breast profile that complements the body.
Breast augmentation surgery is ideal for women who desire a more voluptuous bustline. It can enlarge naturally small breasts or restore volume to breasts that have deflated due to pregnancy or weight loss.
Breast reduction surgery alleviates a variety of hardships associated with having overly large, cumbersome breasts. This procedure involves removing heavy excess tissue and reshaping the breasts to a more manageable form.
How Should I Prepare for My Body Contouring Procedure?
Proper planning and preparation can help you have a quicker and more comfortable recovery process. Some things you should do to prepare for your surgery include:
- Line up a family member or friend to drive you home after your procedure.
- Fill your prescriptions in advance, as you want to avoid needing to get them after surgery.
- Ensure you have your paperwork and your ID.
- Do not shave right before surgery, as this may increase the chance of infection.
- Don’t eat or drink after midnight the day of your scheduled procedure.
- Stop smoking for at least six weeks before your surgery to lower your risk of blood clots and other complications.
- Don’t take medication that will thin your blood for two weeks before your procedure.
Other Body Contouring Concerns
What Will My Body Contouring Recovery Be Like?
Recovery from body contouring can take about four to six weeks. Patients who undergo two or three procedures at the same time may need to stay at our outpatient facility overnight, but this will depend on the amount of tissue removed. Patients who undergo four or more procedures need to remain at the facility for up to three days.
Will I Have Scars After Body Contouring?
Depending on the procedure chosen, there may be some mild scarring following your procedure. Dr. Agullo makes an effort to carefully place incisions so they can heal well and be very discreet. Unless you have a health condition that could make you prone to scarring, any scars can usually be handled with fading creams.
When Will I See My Body Contouring Results?
For most procedures, your results will be visible immediately and continue to develop as you heal. The final form of your results may be most visible a few months following the procedure.
Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions About Body Contouring
Body contouring surgery can take anywhere between four and six hours. The total time will be based on the number of procedures performed.
Patients will be under general anesthesia during the surgery to ensure their comfort.
Yes! Many patients choose to undergo a combination of body contouring procedures to enhance their overall appearance and the harmony of their body proportions. Having all of the desired procedures done in one session (as opposed to undergoing multiple separate surgeries) reduces overall recovery time as well as cost and allows patients to see all of their results together around the same time.
One of the most common procedure combinations involves a tummy tuck, with or without liposuction, and breast enhancement surgery (a combination known as Mommy Makeover surgery).
Results from body contouring will be long lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Drastic weight fluctuations after surgery can compromise the outcome of your results, so it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve your new look.
Have you ever wondered how to get a bigger butt? Dr. Agullo offers body contouring procedures that enhance the shape and size of the buttocks. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), non-surgical butt augmentation, and other butt enhancement techniques can be used to improve the volume and projection of the butt.
Dr. Agullos offers BodyTite™ treatment that uses controlled radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells and tighten the skin without any incisions. Fractora™ and Morpheus8 are revolutionary fractional technologies that tighten loose skin and also reduce the appearance of stretch marks. However, these treatments cannot address significantly sagging skin the way body contouring surgery can. During your consultation with Dr. Agullo, he will evaluate you to determine the best approach to meet your needs.
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
Are You Interested in Body Contouring in El Paso, TX?
If you want to learn more about your options for body contouring with Dr. Agullo, please feel free to contact his office by calling (915) 590-7900. Dr. Agullo offers body contouring procedures for patients in and around El Paso and patients from out of town.