Body contouring and torsoplasty involves more than one area of concern for most patients. These areas can include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Thigh lifts and buttocks lifts can be combined with abdominoplasty especially for patients that have lost large amounts of weight. Body contouring is not strictly for removal of excess fat, but may include liposuction to help smooth and streamline some areas.
Body contouring procedures may be appropriate for individuals who are of stable weight that is reasonably proportionate to their height and body frame. Also, women considering future pregnancies should postpone this type of procedure as pregnancy may diminish results. Good candidates are individuals with significant soft tissue looseness in one or more body area, healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risks of surgery, and non-smokers.
These procedures are tailored for the individuals needs. Torsoplasty is a term used for a circumferencial incision (around the entire torso of the body) that addresses the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, back, and pubic areas. Your private consultation with Dr. Siegel can answer your questions on how to approach multiple procedures safely. Your health and safety is always Dr. Siegel’s goal, so multiple procedures may need to be performed in more than one surgery. Multiple procedure surgery is a common practice, as it can save you from another anesthetic and cost less when performed at one time. Staging your multiple procedures for your busy schedule, your health, and healing time are things to consider and discuss with Dr. Siegel. Contact him by email or call our office (757-547-2115) to schedule an appointment.