Dr. Elliott B. Black, III

Dr. Summer Black

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

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Body Contouring in Metairie, LA

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About Body Contouring

If you are considering body contouring procedures like the many men and women that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond please come in for a free consultation.  With surgical body contouring procedures, it is common to have surgery to correct parts of the body that droop or sag due to weight loss, aging, genetics, and other factors.  At Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Metairie, LA, we are board-certified plastic surgeons, who employ advanced surgical techniques to create a smoother, sleeker silhouette.  To give the body a more taut, youthful appearance, Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black will excise the pendulous skin, tighten the underlying muscles and tissues, and move the skin to a more youthful position.  Our plastic surgeons, have more than 40 years of combined surgical experience, and achieve proven results with body contouring surgeries.

Body contouring can cover a wide range of procedures, including liposuction for spot fat reduction, abdominoplasty, arm lift a.k.a. brachioplasty, and thighlift.  The main goal is to achieve a slimmer, tighter appearance.  At Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, our plastic surgeons are focused on making sure you’re comfortable in your own skin, which can be life changing.

Do I Qualify?

Body contouring is performed to tighten, reshape, and contour areas of the body that you are not able to change naturally with diet and exercise.  Areas that are most often treated include the arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, and flanks.  It is also performed on the face and neck. The ideal timing for body contouring is about a 6-12 months after significant weight loss to allow the body to heal as much as possible on its own and ensure your weight remains stable.  The plastic surgeon considers patient health, body areas, and other factors to ensure the patient will receive the best results.

What to Expect

The overall surgical technique varies for each unique patient case. Traditionally, body contouring includes removing extra skin and reshaping the underlying tissue with minor liposuction to remove small pockets of fat  The duration of the surgery will depend on the case, and a hospital stay may be required to ensure a safe recovery.  To minimize infection and avoid overwhelming the body's healing process, the surgeon may group the chosen procedures together into one single surgery or into 2 or more surgeries.  Procedures are grouped and timed according to each patient’s personalized surgical plan.  This staging reduces the overall surgical risk of complications.  Visible improvements are likely seen early on and increase self-confidence in most patients, making the surgery well worth the effort.

Other Considerations

Like other major surgeries, body contouring will cause some scarring.  The skilled body contouring plastic surgeon will consider scarring carefully in the overall surgical plan and place surgical incisions in less visible areas or in natural folds of the body.  Post-surgical care and topical solutions for scar management are also available to result in a quicker, healthier healing process.  Most scars fade and blend with natural skin tone as time passes.

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The body of your dreams can now be a reality with body contouring surgery. Dr. Elliott and Dr. Summer Black will help you customize the treatment plan that can transform sagging, unattractive skin to a taut, toned body that you'll want to show off. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your consultation at our Metairie, LA office.

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