WHAT IS Body Contouring?
The term "body contouring" is one that is regularly used in the plastic surgery industry to describe a series of surgeries that can be used to sculpt a more voluptuous silhouette. Women and men who have recently lost weight, or whose weight has fluctuated over time, may desire body contouring at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery to reduce fat, tighten the skin, and sculpt certain areas of their frame. Additionally, body contouring can be used for women and men who have found that their bodies are not as responsive to diet and exercise efforts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino provides numerous body contouring choices, from liposuction, breast lift surgery, and abdominoplasty to fat grafting and laser skin tightening procedures. The options for redefining and rejuvenating your physique are endless. Contact our office in Doylestown, PA to schedule your consultation and learn more about your many options to enhance your figure and achieve the lean, sculpted body you want.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
WHO CAN GET BODY CONTOURING?
Body contouring could be ideal for you if you have sagging skin, droopy areas of the body where you would like increased volume (such as the buttocks or breasts), or fat in areas that are hard to lose. The hips, flanks, neck, abdomen, and lower back, for example, can collect fat, which creates unwanted bulges and an undesired look. Good candidates for body contouring are Doylestown, PA individuals who are able to maintain a healthy weight and desire a firmer, more sculpted shape.
HOW IS BODY CONTOURING DONE?
After your initial visit, Dr. Tamburrino will craft a body contouring treatment plan for you, which might include both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Surgeries, such as a breast lift or augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty typically require general anesthesia to maintain your comfort. The goal during surgery is to create small incisions that can be concealed underneath clothing and to reduce unsightly fat and excess tissue, leaving a slimmer, tighter contour, as well as firmer skin. Nonsurgical services are typically performed at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery without sedation. These commonly include injectable fillers, CoolSculpting, and laser skin tightening.
What to Expect
If your body contouring treatment plan includes a surgical procedure, you can expect to be sent home to heal and recover afterward. However, nonsurgical treatments typically do not require a rest and recovery period since they are minimally invasive and do not use incisions. It's common for our patients to combine several surgical procedures on multiple areas, which could require you to stay overnight. Body contouring is meant to enhance your frame so whether you choose surgical procedures, nonsurgical treatments, or a combination of both, you can expect to achieve a thinner, trimmer silhouette, as well as a sexier profile.
BODY CON FAQs
What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
The combination of procedures will be decided during your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. Your body contouring appointment might be scheduled in two or more stages, depending on your overall health and how many areas are being addressed. Typically, the stages will be grouped by combining either the upper body parts (arms, breasts, stomach, face, neck) or lower body parts (buttocks, thighs, flanks, knees). This staging helps minimize the possibility of complications, such as infection and blood loss. This also makes your recovery easier and faster.
Will I have scarring after my surgery?
Since incisions are required, body contouring surgery will create scars. Many patients discover that when the incisions have fully healed, the scarring is a small price to pay for the stunning outcomes they receive. Dr. Tamburrino is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon who will make every effort to minimize the appearance of scars by creating incisions in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds. Scar care management after surgery is crucial for your recovery and results. Skin creams may be prescribed to speed the healing process. In time, the scars will fade and blend in with your normal skin tone.
How long will my body contouring results last?
With proper care, your body contouring results will last for a long time. The best way to maintain your results is to stay at a healthy, stable weight. Dramatic changes in your weight or childbirth after your body contouring surgery may impact your results. Natural aging will continue so you will eventually see loose skin develop as you get older. Ask Dr. Tamburrino about recommendations that can help your results last longer.
Redefine Your Shape
Whether you want perkier breasts, a fuller bottom, a slimmer waist, or a tighter tummy, body contouring at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the look you desire. We invite you to call our Doylestown, PA practice and arrange a consultation. Allow us to determine your goals and design a tailored plan just for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.
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