Body Contouring in Biloxi, MS
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs body contouring on people living in Mobile, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and the surrounding communities of Mississippi who want to reshape areas of their bodies to have a lean, healthy looking appearance.
What is Body Contouring?
Men and women who lose a significant amount of weight, have areas of their bodies resistant to diet and exercise, or are simply dissatisfied with their appearance, often want to make physical changes to their bodies. Body contouring, also called body sculpting, allows a plastic surgeon to remove excess fat, and tone and tighten skin to reveal a more contoured physique.
The Best Candidates for Body Contouring
Body contouring is ideal for anyone who wants to re-sculpt their physical appearance. It is performed on people for many reasons including wanting to get rid of excess, sagging skin following a significant weight loss, pockets of fat resistant to exercise and diet, or create more contour on specific areas of their body. It is important to understand that body contouring is not an answer to losing weight. Additionally, people considering body contouring procedures may achieve permanent results; however, they must maintain a healthy lifestyle so that fat does not accumulate elsewhere on the body.
Planning Your Body Contouring Surgery
To plan for your body contouring procedure, you must schedule a consultation with Dr. Diaz so that he may evaluate the areas of your body with which you have issues. He also evaluates your medical history and current overall health so he can decide what body contouring procedures are the best options to achieve your desired look. Additionally, since insurance typically does not provide coverage for elective or cosmetic surgery procedures, there is some financing planning involved. Finally, most procedures require some type of anesthesia, so you need to have transportation and someone to assist in post-surgery care.
Preparing for Your Body Contouring Surgery
Prior to your body contouring surgery, you may need to have pre-operative testing including blood work and an overall health check-up to ensure you are in adequate health for the procedure. You should also stop taking any medications and supplements that thin the blood as well as cease smoking at least two weeks prior to and after the procedure to allow the body to heal.
Types of Anesthesia
The type of anesthesia used in body contouring procedures depends on which one is to be performed. Some are not as invasive and can be completed using a local anesthesia with sedation while others may require general anesthesia.
General anesthesia: This type of anesthesia is used for longer, more invasive surgeries to ensure the patient remains unconscious throughout the procedure. During surgeries that require general anesthesia, the patient’s vital signs are monitored.
Local Anesthesia with sedation: Local anesthesia is used for less invasive body sculpting procedures. With this type of anesthesia, the area in which the surgery is performed is numbed to the point of having no feeling so that there is no pain or discomfort. Sedation is also used to help patients relax and drift off to sleep during the procedure.
The Body Contouring Procedure
Dr. Diaz performs a wide range of body sculpting procedures that contour and reshape different areas of the body. Following are the body contouring procedures offered:
- Tummy Tuck
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Mommy Makeover
- Arm Lift
- Body Lift
- Thigh Lift
After Your Body Contouring Surgery
Body contouring procedures involve some recovery period although it may be minimal. The healing process varies depending on the procedure and how invasive it is. You receive a detailed list of instructions about how to care for the surgical sites, reduce the risk of infection, and what to look for when checking for infection.
How Much Does Body Contouring Cost in Mississippi?
The cost of body contouring is based on each procedure and what is involved in that procedure. Additionally, other procedures may be done at the same time, which plays into the cost as well. During a consultation, we can review the costs as well as our payment options including financing.
Getting Back to Normal Following Body Contouring Surgery
With most body contouring procedures, we recommend you rest for a couple of days to let the area begin to heal. After that, you may return to work with no heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a few weeks following the surgery.
Your New Look
Your newly sculpted physique takes a few weeks to completely heal and become subtly noticeable. While body sculpting procedures have positive results, it is necessary to have a realistic expectations for the outcome.
If you live in or around Mobile, Ocean Springs, Gulfport and the surrounding communities of Mississippi and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform body contouring, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.
Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
936 Tommy Munro Dr.
Biloxi, MS 39532