Body-Countouring

Body Countouring is a surgical body shaping technique. This removes excess, loose skin and fat after heavy weight loss and at the same time improves the shape of the underlying supporting tissue.

If the weight gain is followed by a strong loss, this is beneficial to health, but there is often an aesthetic problem, because the skin and tissue lack the elasticity to readjust.

Please read in 10 Min. more about this Treatment (software supported translation from German).

Introduction

If your figure lacks elasticity and tissues in certain areas tend to hang and sag, the situation can be significantly improved visually with a series of combined procedures. It does not matter whether you are a woman or a man.

There are many zones that differ slightly from the goals in terms of gender. In body countouring, the following areas of the body can preferably be treated.

  • Belly
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Tights
  • Upperarms
  • Chin

In order to achieve a permanent improvement of the body line, patients should meet some criteria.

  • Adults whose weight loss has stabilized
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Individuals that are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness
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The above criteria explain why this combination of plastic surgery is particularly aimed at women and men who are definitely committed to change and improvement with discipline.

Methods

Techniques or medical procedures naturally depend on the treated area. Today there are already interesting alternatives which are possible without surgery, but have obvious limitations regarding the patient's initial condition.

Minimally-Invasiv

In the area of the minimally invasive, i.e. without an operation and with no scalpel, attempts are made to treat fat deposits, weak connective tissue, deformities or excess skin.

There are a number of medical procedures such as cryolipolysis, radio frequency, laser lipolysis, thermal lift, injection lipolysis and much more.

Experience shows that the success of minimally invasive methods depends very much on the patient's initial situation. Women or men may be inspired by high-gloss fashion photos and want to look similar to a top model. Here the limits will probably be reached quickly and it makes sense to ask questions about one's own goals and desires.

In most cases the problem of fat or fat deposits is the most important. For a Body Countouring the above mentioned methods are usually only adequate for smaller and local areas.

In addition there are also risks and side effects with the methods without scalpel which I describe in my medical article "Liposuction methods".

Surgical Methods

As soon as a real and significant shaping is involved, you will hardly be able to bypass a surgical procedure. The main priority here is to have an experienced surgeon who has a long experience in liposuction, lipotransfer, lipofilling and the underlying (subcutaneous) tissue structures.

In addition to the purely medical knowledge, an intuitive sense as well as a long and detailed discussion with you as a patient is required to find wishes, goals and possibilities for a successful result.

In an operation, numerous anatomical prerequisites have to be addressed in order to achieve a real improvement of contours and shapes on your body.

For surgical body contouring, the following procedures are available, which can be performed individually or in combination to achieve an overall result.

Tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty is far from being a simple surgery. It requires a high level of expertise and experience. Much more it is not simply a procedure of "tightening" or "stretching" "flabby skin" and removing some fat.

Dr. Scholz's innovative methods shape the torso so that it has an appealing aesthetic contour and you can hardly see a scar later.

Breast operations

A full bust for a woman or a firm breast for a man often matches a desired body shape. However, this procedure alone can only be of limited use if the skin is hanging on the abdomen.

In order for the overall line and shape to appear more attractive, other problem areas may also have to be addressed.

Liposuction

The procedure of liposuction has been established over the last few years and is often advertised without clearly demonstrating the challenge to the surgeon.

It is often unknown that liposuction has limitations in the amount of fat that can be removed. If certain conditions are met, very good results can be achieved. The pure liposuction alone, however, will not benefit many patients if no real modeling of your figure is performed by the surgeon.

Armlifting

Tighter arms can be solved and hanging skin of the upper arms is usually tightened by an incision from the armpit area along the inside of the upper arm. Additional cuts to the arms may be necessary if there are other areas with excess skin.

Conclusion

For a visible change from an initial situation in the patient where tissue is rather sagging and hanging, only surgical procedures can achieve an improvement.

Although fine scars remain visible, intelligent and precise techniques make cuts in skin folds or conceal them in poorly visible areas.

A result is well visible after a period of 2 - 3 months but wound healing is a process that takes 1 year and in 2 years you will see a real end result.

Of high importance is the cosmetic skill and surgical experience of the surgeon who recognizes problems as well as addresses and treats the greater effort.

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