Body Contouring in Miami Beach, FL
Transform your body with Dr. Gabriel Salloum’s Body Contouring in Miami Beach, FL. Achieve a sleek, defined physique with our tailored body sculpting solutions, designed to enhance your natural beauty and reveal a firmer, more youthful you.
Unleash Your Best Self: The Transformative Power of Body Contouring
Body contouring offers transformative benefits, elevating not just your appearance but also your quality of life. If you’ve been looking for that extra boost, here are three compelling reasons why body sculpting could be your game-changer:
Boosts Self-Esteem and Image
Look in the mirror and love what you see! Elevate your confidence and become your best self with improved self-esteem and self-image.
Firmer, Tighter, Renewed Skin
Say goodbye to sagging! Achieve smoother, tighter skin and flaunt your youthful glow wherever you go.
Tailored Full-Body Makeover
Why settle for less? Get a customized full-body rejuvenation and strategically remove fat for that complete, sleeker makeover you’ve always wanted.
Establish your beauty with Body Contouring
Weight loss through exercise, dieting, or bariatric surgery takes patience and commitment and is extremely rewarding. However, many people can’t achieve the body of their dreams after significant weight loss without the additional help of body sculpting surgery.
What is Body Contouring?
Also called body sculpting, the procedure refers to any cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to improve a patient’s shape and body contours. These procedures often combine the removal of excess skin with liposuction, also known as liposculpture. Body sculpting surgery is customized to meet each person’s needs and may include the use of specialized surgical techniques to eliminate hanging skin and stubborn fat after significant weight loss.
Body Sculpting Procedures
Dr. Gabriel Salloum creates a personalized treatment plan at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery to meet the unique needs of each patient. Each surgery may include a combination of body sculpting procedures to address different areas of the body. The tummy tuck, arm lift, breast lift, upper or lower body lift, thigh lift, Brazilian butt lift, and even ultrasound-assisted liposculpture are all common procedures.
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An abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin in the abdominal region and repairs weakened or separated stomach muscles. Tummy tucks are often included in body sculpting surgery to restore tone and shape after pregnancy, weight fluctuations, age, genetics, or a previous surgery like gastric bypass used for extreme weight loss.
Relatively thin men and women with proportionate measurements may still develop a protruding abdomen, loose abdominal skin, a muffin top, or love handles. A tummy tuck can be incorporated into a complete body sculpting procedure with lipo to achieve the desired transformation for each person’s needs.
Lower Body Lift
The lower body lift, also known as belt lipectomy or circumferential tummy tuck, may be included in a body sculpting surgery to restore a beautiful, youthful shape to the buttocks, hips, outer thighs, and stomach. The lower body lift is often used to remove excess lax skin and tissue from the lower back, thighs, and stomach after significant weight loss.
Upper Body Lift
The upper body lift, also known as the bra line lift, removes excess skin and fat from the upper back, abdominal muscles, and sides of the chest. The upper body lift combines several procedures during one surgery to lift the breasts, tighten and firm the arms, remove excess fat from the back, and more. The upper body lift is popular among patients who have lost a large amount of weight and are struggling with sagging skin and pockets of fat.
The doctor often performs ultrasound-assisted liposculpture in combination with procedures like body lift surgery. The doctor can also perform this procedure alone to address stubborn fat deposits in problem areas, add contours, and improve body shape when excess skin is not a concern. Liposuction can provide significant improvements to many different areas of the body, including the chin, neck, abdomen, upper arms, hips, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, ankles, and knees.
Body Contouring Before and After Pictures
*All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
Candidates for Body Contouring
Ideal body contouring candidates are men and women in generally good health who do not smoke. They are also close to their ideal weight but struggle with significant lax skin and excess tissue that are unresponsive to exercise and diet. Dr. Salloum may recommend weight loss before surgery, and approved candidates must maintain a stable weight for six months before the procedure to help ensure good results.
The Body Contouring Consultation
Dr. Gabriel Salloum provides private consultations at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery’s luxurious spa-like facility, which offers perks like complimentary valet service. During the private meeting, Dr. Salloum discusses the patient’s past and current health status and performs a physical examination. He assesses the skin’s elasticity, takes measurements to determine laxity, evaluates muscle tone, and notes hanging skin and isolated fat before creating customized body contouring treatments.
The doctor may perform several contouring procedures during a single surgery, but he will typically perform upper and lower procedures separately. Dr. Salloum shows the patient before and after photos of similar cases and explains the surgical details, including the risks, benefits, and financial investment of the recommended treatment plan.
The Body Sculpting Procedure
Dr. Salloum performs body sculpting at a local accredited surgical center in Miami Beach, Florida. He will typically complete body contouring surgery within 2 to 4 hours under general anesthesia. Sometimes he completes the combination surgery as an outpatient procedure, but Dr. Salloum may recommend an overnight stay to ensure an easier recovery in certain cases.
During the surgery, Dr. Salloum meticulously makes discreet incisions in the treatment area before removing unwanted skin and fatty tissue. He then performs liposuction and sculpts the area to the desired shape before tightening and smoothing the remaining skin.
He may then place drains to remove fluid and blood. Dr. Salloum carefully stitches the incisions to allow proper healing with minimal scarring. He will also place sterile dressings and compression garments on the treated areas to reduce swelling and encourage healing.
Body Sculpting Recovery
Dr. Salloum provides each patient with aftercare instructions based on their customized surgical procedure. Patients should follow these instructions closely to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results, including wearing the compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks to control swelling and encourage skin contraction.
Patients should also get enough rest after the surgery and avoid sun exposure and heat for 6 weeks because of possible swelling and incision discoloration. Patients can typically return to work and resume most normal activities within 2 weeks, depending on the details of the surgery and the activity level required at their job. Walking is important for proper healing, but you should avoid vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for about 6 weeks.
Potential Adverse Effects
While this treatment can be a game-changer for many, offering a path to a beautiful body and boosted self-esteem, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential side effects of body contouring treatments. The doctor will often discuss this information during the initial consultation to ensure you’re choosing an adequate treatment for your body type.
Common Side Effects
Some of the common side effects you may experience after undergoing these invasive surgeries include skin laxity, bruising, and swelling. You may also experience intense discomfort, although this is usually manageable with prescribed medications.
More Serious Adverse Effects
In rare cases, complications such as adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, and difficulties in wound healing can arise. These adverse effects are less common but are important to consider when weighing the pros and cons of treatment.
Resumption of Daily Activities
Most patients can return to their daily activities within a couple of weeks, but they should avoid strenuous activity for about 6 weeks following the treatment session. Your surgeon will guide you through the appropriate aftercare to minimize the risk of complications of each procedure.
By discussing these potential side effects during your initial consultation, you can make a more informed decision about whether body sculpting is the right path for achieving your aesthetic goals. Always consult with a qualified medical professional to assess the risks and benefits tailored to your body type and health status.
Why should I choose Dr. Gabriel Salloum?
- Dr. Salloum is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery
- Specializes in reconstructive surgery, as well as ultrasound-assisted liposuction, facial restructuring, and body contouring
- More than 13 years of experience performing plastic surgery
- Passionate about helping men and women meet their cosmetic goals and become more confident in their own skin
- Provides natural-looking cosmetic results
- Takes the time to get to know each patient and answers any questions before creating a unique surgical plan
- Offers a full range of plastic surgical procedures, including facelifts, upper arm lift surgery, body contouring, liposuction, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, Brazilian butt lifts, and breast reconstruction
- Has achieved a large number of 4.5 and 5-star reviews on Yelp, Vitals, RealSelf, and Google
- Named a New York Times Best Plastic Surgeon