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Body Contouring Specialist

Vida Bela Plastic Surgery: Chelsea Snider, MD & & Abby Culver MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons located in Plano, TX

Weight loss, pregnancy, and the natural effect of aging can leave you with loose, sagging skin and pockets of persistent fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. You can reshape your body and regain your confidence with body contouring by Chelsea Snider, MD, at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas. Dr. Snider performs all types of body contouring procedures using her expertise, surgical skills, and aesthetic sensitivity to restore your body’s harmony and achieve your ideal silhouette and contour. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

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Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Surgical body contouring gives you the body shape you desire by removing excess skin, eliminating unwanted fat, and tightening the remaining skin and underlying tissues. 

While body contouring produces exceptional results, it’s not a weight-loss procedure. Instead, it targets fat that persists despite your best efforts at weight loss. 

What procedures are used during body contouring?

Dr. Snider has extensive experience performing many different body-contouring procedures, giving her the ability to customize your treatment to achieve your desired results.

These are a few of her signature body-contouring procedures:

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck gives you a slimmer, firmer abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. Dr. Snider also performs liposculpting that targets your back and waistline to enhance your silhouette.

360 Belt lipectomy

During a 360 belt lipectomy, Dr. Snider removes all the loose skin and fat around your entire waist or belt line. This may be done to address loose skin folds that remain after significant weight loss.

Buttock lift

This procedure restores volume and lifts your buttocks. It uses a combination of liposculpting, repositioning the underlying tissues to augment your shape, and tightening any excess skin.

Arm lift (brachioplasty)

An arm lift is the solution you need for loose, saggy upper arms, a problem that affects many women as they get older. The procedure gives your arms a more firm and youthful appearance with a natural-appearing contour.

Thigh lift

The inner thighs are another common problem area for many women that often do not change with diet and exercise. If you want to tighten and sculpt your thighs, you’ll get exceptional results with a surgical thigh lift.

Post-bariatric body contouring

After losing a significant amount of weight, excess skin can remain anywhere on your body, including your face, breasts, arms, abdomen, upper and lower back, buttocks, and legs. It is important that your plastic surgeon is experienced with body contouring in the post-bariatric patient for best results. Dr. Snider offers comprehensive body-contouring surgeries to address all of your problem areas.

Mommy makeover

Diet and exercise can’t always restore your body back to its pre-pregnancy shape. Your breasts may sag, your abdominal skin and muscles can stay permanently stretched, and persistent fat can stick around. A mommy makeover is individualized to include the body-contouring procedures you need to rejuvenate your body.

Labial rejuvenation (labiaplasty)

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size or improve the symmetry of the labia minora, the folds of skin along the vaginal opening. 

When the labia minora are too long, they cause discomfort during physical activity and embarrassment when they’re visible, such as when you wear a swimsuit. Labiaplasty eliminates those problems by safely rejuvenating your external genitalia.

How is excess fat removed during body contouring?

Dr. Snider uses liposuction to eliminate unwanted body fat. With today’s advanced liposuction techniques, she can perform refined liposculpting to precisely contour your body into the shape you desire.

Following liposuction, you may also undergo fat grafting. During fat grafting, Dr. Snider takes the fat removed during liposuction and carefully injects it into another part of your body where you want to enhance volume or shape. 

If you’re ready to recontour your body, call Vida Bela Plastic Surgery or book a consultation online.