Reshape Your Physique
Aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding often leave behind excess skin and stubborn fat, which can impact how clothes fit and hinder your comfort. Body contouring procedures can tighten saggy skin, reduce fat, and redefine the body shape. Whether you want to restore firmness to your mid-section, enhance your breasts, tone your upper arms, eliminate fat bulges, accentuate your buttocks, or remove drooping skin after extreme weight loss, there is a body contouring procedure for virtually every aesthetic goal.
Body Sculpting with Dr. Mark Schusterman
Double board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Mark Schusterman, MD, FACS, boasts extensive training in body sculpting procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. He serves patients throughout Houston and surrounding areas looking to restore firmness and tonality so they can rejuvenate their bodies and gain the confidence that comes with looking and feeling more attractive.
An incredible 262,893 bariatric surgery procedures took place in 2021 alone, and thousands more people shed weight through conventional means like diet and exercise every year. Extreme, rapid weight loss often results in redundant skin, which can cause rashes, discomfort, self-consciousness, and difficulty finding clothes that fit well. A body lift is an extensive operation that removes lax skin circumferentially around the waistline for a tighter, flatter abdomen, hips, and flanks. This procedure also has a smoothing and lifting effect on the buttocks and thighs.
Nearly everyone has a bulge or pinch of fat that resists diet and exercise. Liposuction surgery uses a combination of mechanical force and suction to extract fat cells, leaving the body svelte and defined. If you have stubborn fat tissue despite reaching a healthy body mass index (BMI), liposuction or alternatives like non-invasive fat freezing could be the key to unlocking a beautifully contoured physique. Dr. Schusterman also offers fat transfer in Houston, which involves harvesting and injecting fat into key areas such as the breast or buttocks.
Abdominoplasty tightens slack skin, reduces fat deposits, and repairs the six-pack muscles to create a flatter tummy, typically after weight loss or pregnancy. Dr. Schusterman places a discreet incision on the lower abdomen and then resects the loose skin, including the hypodermis (subcutaneous fat layer). Depending on the extent of skin removal, he may also reposition the navel. As he pulls the abdominal skin flap down to close the incision, the mid-section becomes smoother and firmer.
Recovering from a standard tummy tuck usually requires wearing drainage tubes for several days, which aid in reducing fluid accumulations under the skin. Patients must measure the fluid output and come back into the office to have the drains removed, which can be burdensome as they heal from surgery. Dr. Schusterman offers an advanced abdominoplasty technique called a drainless tummy tuck, allowing for a more comfortable recovery. With progressive suture application, he eliminates gaps between the tissue where fluids collect.
A combined surgical procedure known as a mommy makeover allows postpartum women an opportunity to renew their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding. This fully customized operation caters to her specific cosmetic concerns. Mommy makeover surgery in Houston often entails a tummy tuck and lifting or adding volume to the breasts. Liposuction and breast fat transfer are popular add-on services. Benefits include fewer stretch marks, enhanced breast shape and projection, a tighter tummy, and fat reduction.
Can I combine Body Contouring procedures?
While it is not wise to combine major operations like a body lift with other more extensive surgeries, combined operations such as a mommy makeover or liposuction-assisted tummy tuck can create a more youthful-looking physique.
Combined operations are an excellent option for patients interested in tackling several aesthetic issues at once. Potential advantages include saving on anesthesia costs, concurrent recovery, and enhanced definition of the body contours.
If you have multiple cosmetic concerns, Dr. Schusterman can suggest a personalized surgical plan. Options may include:
- Arm Lift & Liposuction
- Body Lift & Liposuction
- Breast Lift & Fat Transfer
- Tummy Tuck & Liposuction
- Brazilian Butt Lift & Liposuction
- Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation
- Breast Augmentation & Fat Transfer
- Mommy Makeover (Breast, Abdomen, Liposuction, and Fat Transfer)
Why choose Dr. Schusterman?
Award-winning Plastic Surgeon in Houston, TX
Dr. Mark A. Schusterman has been in private practice since 1997, serving patients across Houston County and internationally. He is recognized as an outstanding surgeon, offering cosmetic breastwork, body shaping procedures, and facial plastic surgery.
While his refined surgical techniques and state-of-the-art office are second to none, his compassionate and patient-focused care are what set him apart. He has been honored with prestigious awards, including Castle Connolly Top Doctor and America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Schusterman is also a RealSelf Verified Doctor and has received recognition for his research contributions in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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Body Contouring FAQs
Swelling, bruising, soreness, and a pins-and-needles sensation are normal in the first few days to weeks after body contouring procedures. Discomfort varies based on the individual’s pain tolerance, prescribed analgesics, and extent of surgery.
Risks of aesthetic surgery may include infection, raised scars, chronic numbness, sensation changes, fluid pockets under the skin, wound dehiscence, complications from anesthesia, blood clots, pulmonary embolism, uncontrolled bleeding, and damage to the underlying structures. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schusterman’s training includes best-in-class safety techniques and aftercare.
Compression devices optimize skin retraction, alleviate swelling, minimize bruising, and decrease fluid accumulation. Dr. Schusterman may ask you to wear the garment for several weeks.
While body contouring procedures remove excess fat and skin, they cannot replace diet and exercise. You will need to be a reasonably healthy weight before pursuing body contouring in Houston.
Body contouring results can last indefinitely with healthy lifestyle habits, although aesthetic procedures cannot stop the aging process. Hormonal fluctuations, weight gain or loss, and future pregnancies can impact the results.