Body contouring is a very common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery. After weight loss or pregnancy, excess tissue, sagging skin, and stubborn fat deposits remain. As a result, body contouring procedures are one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Nearly 400,000 surgical body sculpting procedures were performed last year in the United States.
Body sculpting is the cosmetic plastic surgeon’s use of surgical procedures and technologies to improve body shape and self-image.
- Does your body shape agree with your self-image?
- Would you like to change your body so that it looks the way you feel inside?
Hard work, healthy diet, and exercise aren’t always enough to give you the shape you want. Skin can lose its elasticity and deposits of fat can remain even after weight loss. Dr. Galumbeck, at his accredited plastic surgery center in Virginia Beach, offers his patients his expertise in laser liposuction, as well as, body lift procedures including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh lift, arm lift and buttock lift procedures. Many of these procedures can be combined safely into one operation, maximizing results while minimizing expense and recovery time.
Are You A Candidate For Body Contouring?
Body contouring surgery encompasses many surgical procedures. In general, you should be
- At A Stable Weight
- In Good Health
- Have Realistic Goals For Your Results
About Your Body Contouring Consultation
Dr. Galumbeck and his staff can help you determine your treatment options during your initial consultation. There’s no substitute for meeting face to face with Matthew Galumbeck, MD and his staff of experienced plastic surgery professionals.You’ll take away information you can’t get on the web, or from a magazine.
Meeting with board certified plastic surgeon, Matthew Galumbeck, MD, you’ll discover whether or not you’re a good prospect for plastic surgery. You can show Dr. Galumbeck your areas of concern and tell him your desired goals. Together you and Dr. Galumbeck will create a treatment plan individualized to your goals.
You will be able to see before and after pictures of Dr. Galumbeck’s patients that have had similar procedures. You’ll learn exactly which procedure or combination of cosmetic procedures will give you the results you desire.
Finally, you’ll also receive a quote for the procedures you want. The quote gives you a bottom line figure. It is the whole cost of your elective procedure.
About Your Body Contouring Procedure
Several procedures fall under the term body contouring. Removal of excess fat, sculpting fat to accentuate curves, and removal of loose skin all help to create the best shape. Body lifts reposition tissues that sag as a result of weight loss, childbirth, and gravity.
Every patient is unique. Everyone has different anatomy and body shape; each of us has unique desires and results. Therefore, you will have an individualized set of procedures to reach your goal. These procedures may include:
Liposuction involves the removal of areas of fat and sculpting the body to achieve a more shapely figure. In addition, Liposuction is used frequently with the other body contouring procedures.
Tummy Tuck is the procedure that removes excess abdominal fat, repositions the tummy muscles, contours the waistline, reshapes the belly button, and finally, removes excess skin.
Thigh Lift is the procedure that contours the inner and outer thigh with a combination of liposuction and removal of excess skin.
Arm Lift, also known as Brachioplasty, is the procedure to reshape the upper arm with a combination of sculpting and removal of excess skin.
About Your Body Contouring Results
Body shaping procedures can make a substantial changes in body image. Consequently, the improvement in body image has been shown to result in a dramatic improvement in self confidence and self esteem. Body shaping procedures are not a replacement for healthy eating and exercising. A healthy lifestyle will allow you to maintain your shape for years to come.