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Three types of body contouring surgery

The most popular forms of body contouring surgery

When it comes to body contouring surgery, there are several variations of surgical treatment that are available to patients. Which is most suitable for you is determined during a consultation with a plastic surgeon that can offer you personalised advice.

Body contouring surgery itself is an umbrella term used to describe procedures that are designed to change the contours and shape of one or more areas of the body.

Facial contouring procedures also exist but these are different to the ones offered as part of body contouring surgery.

Whether the patient chooses to undergo one treatment to a specific area, or they wish to undergo multiple treatments to multiple areas, it is important to decide which procedure is most suitable.

The mummy makeover

The mummy makeover is an umbrella term that is used to describe a collection of procedures with the aim of improving the appearance of the abdomen and breasts. In most cases this includes a breast uplift of some kind, which may or may not involve silicone breast implants.

Alongside a breast rejuvenation procedure, a second body contouring procedure will also be used to improve the overall aesthetic of the body. For women who have had children this is most commonly the abdomen, in the form of tummy tuck surgery.

Lower body lifting

For some patients the lower body is the area they wish to focus on. This is usually regarding two areas: the buttocks and the thighs.

A thigh lift is specifically designed to recontour the upper legs. This involves skin being removed via an incision to the inner thigh.
A buttock lift is similar in nature although it is obviously designed to lift and reshape the buttocks rather than the size. However, it is not uncommon for both procedures to be performed in unison.

Upper body lifting

And upper body lift can include procedures such as brachioplasty which is designed to slim-line the upper arm area.

This is an ideal type of body contouring surgery for patients who wish to address concerns such as bingo wings, and is often sort have to head extreme weight loss or due to the natural ageing process.

An incision is nice along the dinner on and excess skin before the wound is closed.

Booking a consultation is key

Whichever form of body contouring surgery you choose to undergo, you will need to do your research and pick a body contouring surgery specialist who is able to offer you the best care.

Mr Ross is an experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in treatments designed to reduce skin laxity and lift the body.

For more information please contact a member of the team who will be delighted to discuss the options currently available which could be beneficial to you.

Post pregnancy body contouring surgery

Getting back in shape with body contouring surgery after pregnancy

There are many reason someone may consider undergoing body contouring surgery. By far one of the most common for women is to regain their pre pregnancy figure. We call this a mummy makeover.

A mummy makeover includes two or more body contouring surgery procedures. Usually this will include an abdominoplasty of some kind and a breast rejuvenation procedure.

What is a mummy makeover?

The mummy makeover is a term used specifically for women as in most cases the combination of tummy tuck surgery and a breast rejuvenation are due to the changes pregnancy makes on the body. It is common to be left with sagging breasts after breast feeding or excess, loose skin on the abdomen.

Why choose a mummy makeover?

It’s designed to recontour the body and improve self confidence. The idea of choosing body contouring surgery means these women are able to feel better in their body’s again, and see their shape return to more like it was previously.

Who is suitable for this type of cosmetic surgery?

Body contouring surgery designed to lift the breasts and reshape the tummy area is suitable for women who are unhappy with their appearance after having children.

It is invasive surgery and there are risks associated with it, so it’s important to be aware of that. Patients also need to have realistic expectations of what the body rejuvenating procedures can offer.

Who is not suitable for mummy makeover surgery?

Women who have unrealistic goals or expectation are not suitable for this type of surgery. You must also be at a reasonable weight and should only be undergoing body contouring surgery for your personal reasons. It is never advised or encouraged to have cosmetic procedures for anyone else.

Who should you trust with body contouring surgery?

The combination of breast and body rejuvenation procedures means you should seek the skills of a plastic surgeon with experience in this field. Mr Ross, for example, is a leading expert in this field of cosmetic surgery.

Can I see some before and after images?

Yes, we have a page dedicated to before and after images of mummy makeover procedures. You can visit the body contouring surgery pages separately, or as an overall treatment.

Where can I get more information?

Mr Gary Ross is a Manchester plastic surgeon specialising in body rejuvenation procedures and you can find lots of information on the treatment pages.

The mummy makeover is something you should really do your research on before committing to treatment. It’s recommended you book a consultation and get the advice of a plastic surgeon before making any decisions with regards to cosmetic surgery.

Popular body contouring procedures for women

Most requested body contouring procedures explained

Female patients often visit Mr Ross seeking body contouring procedures. These are surgical procedures designed to rejuvenate the body by reshaping or contouring a specific area.

There are various types of body contouring surgeries that can help women especially. If pregnancy or weight loss has affected the way a certain part of the body looks, surgery may be a way to improve the issue.

Here we have six of the most requested body reshaping procedures requested by women. You can read more detail about each of them on the “Body” treatment pages.

– Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is also known as an abdominoplasty. This is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and tighten and tone the appearance of the tummy. There are several types of abdominoplasty including the mini tummy tuck (for the lower abdomen only) and the full tummy tuck (for the whole mid section).

– Fat removal

Fat removal and liposuction are body contouring procedures that take unwanted fat from the body. They can be used alone or as part of a body rejuvenation programme with surgical procedures like the tummy tuck. Mr Ross uses Body-jet fat removal which is water-assisted, making it less traumatic to the surrounding tissues.

– Fat transfer

If you need to move fat from one area to another, for example the waist to hips, fat transfer could be the best option. It’s body reshaping without the need for silicone implants or foreign substances, making it popular with those seeking natural results.

– Arm lift

Brachioplasty surgery is designed to reshape the upper arms. Known as an arm lift, this procedure is ideal for women that have lost a large amount of weight and been left with sagging skin. Also it’s popular with older patients who have arm skin that has lost elasticity due to the ageing process. It usually forms part of body lift surgery too.

– Thigh lift

Like an arm lift, the thigh lift is designed to remove excess skin and lift the overall appearance of the upper legs. It’s popular with women that have lost a substantial amount of weight, and is often combined with other body contouring procedures as part of a full body lift.

– Mummy makeover

The mummy makeover involves two or more surgical procedures. In most cases this is a breast rejuvenation procedure and a body contouring surgery. For example, a breast uplift and a tummy tuck can be undertaken at the same time to lift the breasts and tighten the skin of the abdomen.

Book a consultation and get more information

All patients are different and what works for one will not be suitable for another. You’re best to book a consultation with Mr Ross to determine whether any of the body contouring procedures above are suitable for you.

You can find out more information about body reshaping surgery via the treatment pages. Don’t forget you can follow our social media pages and learn about Mr Ross here.

Three Forms of Body Contouring Surgery for Women

Three Forms of Body Contouring Surgery for Women

There has been a rise in stories surrounding body contouring surgery, in particular, the mummy makeover. Body rejuvenation surgery is not a new concept. There have been variations of many popular procedures for decades. However, improved techniques and outcomes have fuelled demand for these types of procedure.

Body rejuvenation itself is a broad term used to describe a wide selection of surgical procedures. The primary aim is to help women feel more confident in their bodies after pregnancy and/or substantial weight loss. These procedures can include but are not limited to, tummy tuck, breast rejuvenation, and fat transfer. Below, you’ll find further information about each procedure.

Tummy tuck surgery

As one of the most popular types of body contouring surgery available in the UK, an abdominoplasty can take various forms. The main objective is to improve the appearance of the midsection, specifically the belly region. There are several popular forms of tummy tuck surgery sought by women, most notably the mini, full or traditional, and fleur de lis tummy tuck. Each is designed to remove fat and tighten loose skin but offer patients different results. It can be completed as a stand-alone form of body contouring surgery, or as part of a wider treatment plan.

Breast rejuvenation surgery

Women often seek surgery to improve the shape or size of the breasts, but for many, it’s the position of the breasts that is the concern. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss can have an impact on confidence. Breast rejuvenation surgery is often offered to improve lost volume and restore the position of the breasts. In cases where it is appropriate, patients can also choose to undergo a fat transfer procedure alongside a breast uplift, which restores volume at the same time.

Fat transfer surgery

One form of body contouring we expect to see continue to gather popularity is fat transfer surgery. It’s a versatile procedure that allows the patient to move fat from one part of the body to another. This can be a part of breast rejuvenation, where fat can be placed in the upper breast to replace volume lost as a result of breastfeeding, pregnancy or ageing.

Choosing body rejuvenation surgery

In some cases, all three of the body contouring surgery procedures above may be combined to form the most suitable treatment plan. Fat transfer, breast rejuvenation and tummy tucks are all invasive procedures and require careful consideration before committing. Before deciding to go down the surgical route, it’s important to consider all of the non-surgical options. Trusting your consultation and subsequent care with an expert is the best way to discover whether this form of body rejuvenation surgery is suitable for your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

If you’re ready to take the next step, get in touch with Mr Gary Ross to arrange a consultation.