Body Contouring in Biloxi, MS

Body Contouring in Biloxi, MS

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs body contouring on people living in Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama 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.

Dr. Diaz offers the following Body Contouring

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to correct a protruding or sagging lower abdomen, what is commonly called the belly. It is typically used to focus on the lower half of the abdomen and is done in conjunction with liposuction to eliminate fat from the back and flanks (muffin top).

Mommy Makeover

There is no reason women can’t look and feel great during their “mommy years.” After pregnancy, a woman’s body has a harder time returning to its previous shape. With mommy makeovers, women can have minor cosmetic surgeries and treatments to restore their physical appearance.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat deposits to reshape specific areas of the body to redefine contours and enhance a toned figure. The treatment involves inserting a thin cannula through small incisions in the targeted area to extract the excess fat.

Brazilian Butt Lift

While buttockplasty may not be very familiar, a Brazilian butt lift is much more well-known. With a Brazilian butt lift, the buttocks are lifted and often sculpted using liposuction to remove excessive amounts of fat from other parts of the body to create a rounder and firmer backside.

Arm Lift

Everyone admires toned and sculpted arms. When they stop looking as toned and begin to sag, it is common to try and hide them. Also called brachioplasty, an arm lift is the cosmetic procedure to redefine toned upper arms.

Body Lift

It is common to have lots of excess, sagging skin following a significant weight loss or weight reduction surgery. The skin loses elasticity stretching to points where it cannot bounce back and conform to the new body size.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a plastic surgery procedure performed to remove excess skin that hangs following a significant weight loss or excess fat that is not affected by diet. Even fit people who want a thigh gap for a more contoured physique undergo thigh lifts.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck, also called a partial abdominoplasty, is done to remove excess skin and fat from the “belly” resulting in a flatter, more contoured abdomen. Mini tummy tucks are often the best option for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin that tends to sag as well as women who have had children and have what feels like a permanent pooch.

Scar Revision

Scars are formed from injuries to the skin that causes it to split open. As the wound heals and the skin comes back together, it may leave a scar that is visible. If it is in a noticeable area of the body, people may be self-conscious about it.

Fat Transfer

This treatment uses a person’s own fat tissue as a filler to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as add volume to the face. It also offers them an opportunity to have liposuction to harvest the fat from areas of the body that have excess amounts.

BodyTite

BodyTite is a minimally invasive body contouring solution that uses radiofrequency energy to firm and tighten skin, as well as remove stubborn fat. BodyTite is one of several devices in the InMode family of products.

FAQ

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.

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.

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:

Liposuction

Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck

Brazilian Butt Lift

Mommy Makeover

Arm Lift

Body Lift

Thigh Lift

Scar Revision

Fat transfer

Bodytite

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 Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, 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.