What is body contouring?
A body contouring procedure, also known as a body lift, is a set of cosmetic procedures. The objective of this procedure is to tighten the overall body contour of patients who have undergone significant weight loss, by removing excess skin and fat deposits. This procedure can also help reverse the effects of aging of the skin.
A body contouring procedure is designed to offer you a sculpted figure, through removal of excess skin and the restoration of a firmer and slimmer body contour.
Who is considered an ideal candidate for body contouring?
You may be an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure, if you:
- Have excess skin following significant weight loss
- Your weight has stabilized within the last year
- Are close to your ideal weight, but require a little extra push to achieve your weight-related objectives.
- Are a non-smoker. Smoking plays a huge role in the recovery after surgery, and there may be certain undesirable effects if you opt for this surgery if you are a smoker.
What does body contouring surgery consist of?
Generally, the body contouring procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It may involve one or multiple surgical procedures.
Typically, it involves any combination of the following procedures:
Dr. Alain Azzi will schedule a detailed consultation with you, and inform you of the most relevant procedures that will bring you closest to your goal.
For more information, please refer to the before/after picture gallery (courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
How much does body contouring cost?
The cost of a body contouring surgery generally depends on the treatment plan that is developed for you. Other adjunctive procedures will have an impact on the final cost.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will discuss your specific needs. A member from our patient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with details regarding the cost of a body contouring procedure in Montreal.
We offer both in-person and virtual plastic surgery consultations.