John W. Bass, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Body Sculpting

What is Body Sculpting (Body Contouring)?
Body contouring surgery is a term that describes numerous body sculpting techniques that aim to reshape almost any area of the body and create a lean and toned appearance. Body sculpting surgery can reduce excess fat and loose skin that is unresponsive to the efforts of diet and exercise. Body contouring can consist of either invasive or non-invasive procedures, depending on your needs and aesthetic goals.

Our Body Sculpting Procedures
Patients may choose to have a single procedure which targets a specific region of the body. Or they may elect to have a combination of procedures performed in a single surgery, such as liposuction with a tummy tuck, or a buttocks lift in combination with buttocks augmentation and a thigh lift. A lower body lift corrects sagging and restores proportionate contour lines to the waist, hips and outer thighs. It is often combined with a tummy tuck / abdominoplasty to restore an attractive, balanced appearance to the lower body.

Who is a Good Candidate For Body Contouring Procedures?
Individuals who are within a normal weight range, but who desire to enhance the look of their bodies. Women who have experienced pregnancy who desire to restore their bodies’ pre-pregnancy appearance and individuals who have experienced large weight loss, which typically leaves behind loose, sagging skin. If you would like free consultation, please call our office at (602) 483-4459 to schedule an appointment.

Buttock/Thigh Lift – Case Study 1
Shown 3 months post-op / Now at 142 lbs / Pre-op size 12 Post-op size 6
50 year old patient / 5 feet 2 inches tall / 148 pounds
Patient wanted to discuss options for tummy tuck revision she had by another doctor. During consultation it was noted that results could be improved on tummy tuck as Phase I of her treatment plan. She was also interested in addressing the loose skin of the gluteal and outer thigh region. She wanted a perkier, firmer buttock region and shapelier thighs. And, although Phase II was planned out it was not until a few years later that she had the second phase.

Solution: Phase I treatment was to do a repeat tummy tuck(abdominoplasty) and also do liposusction of flank and midriff to define her waistline. Phase II included liposuction of outer thigh, and buttock followed by an outer thigh/buttock lift. This phase completed a 360 degrees of waistline contouring. Patient recovered nicely and is enjoying the shape she has always wanted.

Abdomen/Thigh Lift – Case Study 2
Shown 3 months post-op / Now at 142 lbs. / Pre-op size 12 Post-op size 6
55 year old patient / 5 feet 4 inches tall / 148 pounds
Patient was referred to Dr. Bass by three separate previous patients. Her history was impressive, as she had gastric bypass surgery 2 years prior and has been maintaining her weight. With the weight-loss came the extra skin of the outer thigh and buttock region. Dr. Bass also suggested creating a gluteal area with more fullness in order to fill out the seats of her slacks/jeans. He also wanted to address the laxity of skin of the inner thigh region. This type of surgery is one of Dr. Bass’ favorite as the results are a “wow!”

Solution: Phase I treatment was to do a repeat tummy tuck(abdominoplasty) and also do liposusction of flank and midriff to define her waistline. Phase II included liposuction of outer thigh, and buttock followed by an outer thigh/buttock lift. This phase completed a 360 degrees of waistline contouring. Patient recovered nicely and is enjoying the shape she has always wanted.

Abdomen/Buttock Lift – Case Study 3
Shown 3 months post-op / Now at 115 lbs. / Pre-op size 4 Post-op size 2
58 year old patient / 5 feet 3 inches tall / 118 pounds
Referred to Dr. Bass by R.N. who has seen Dr. Bass’ patient results. Patient has always been self-conscious of her weight and physical shape, eating right and working out regularly. In spite of all her efforts, she complained of the laxity of her skin in buttock and outer thigh region.

Solution:Dr. Bass’ plan was to address the loose skin with a buttock/outer thigh lift and an abdominoplasty. Combination of those procedures has also been referred to as a body lift. Dr. Bass’ surgical results show that by lifting these areas results in skin that is tight and smooth. The buttocks are firmer and shapelier.

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