Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., approaches each patient’s needs individually, by leveraging his considerable expertise to help men and women from in and around greater Nashville and Franklin meet their unique needs and caring for them as they seek to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically satisfying shape. Body contouring plastic surgery can be undertaken to restore the body after childbirth or significant weight loss, or to achieve a more proportional figure, and it may often help patients regain confidence in their self-image as well. Dr. Robbins customizes each patient’s plan of treatment, focusing on your individual needs, achieving natural-looking results with a unity and continuity that enhances the body’s shape, helps to restore body image, and works to create positive psychological motivation for leading a healthier lifestyle.
What is a Body Contouring?
Body contouring is an umbrella term used to designate a set of procedures that can tighten and smooth your skin, reduce excess fat and tissue, while developing contours in parts of the body where exercise and diet have not helped. Body contouring can range from non-invasive or minimally invasive to full surgical treatments. “Contouring” refers to the shape or outline of your body.
Throughout history, peoples’ concepts of a beautiful contour and what is aesthetically pleasing have continuously developed and evolved, and in our own time and in our culture, we take more control of our body and what it symbolizes in part because our world emphasizes fitness, health, body revealing fashions, and the need to demonstrate youthfulness and vitality while managing the aging process or handling weight related body issues.
Benefits of Body Contouring
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your body, either due to dramatic weight loss, post-partum physical issues, or other factors, you can count on Dr. Robbins to utilize the latest surgical innovations to help you restore your desirable aesthetic requirements, as they pertain to your unique lifestyle. Often before-and-after differences in appearance are dramatic, and patients are frequently extremely happy with the results. Just as a great artist has the ability to paint or sculpt the contours of their subjects through their technical and scientific mastery of their medium, by improving your body contour you may feel empowered with aesthetic and self-esteem improvements to sculpt more enjoyment from your life.
Types of Body Contouring
Dr. Robbins offers the following body contouring procedures. Please click on a link below to learn more about a specific procedure, or schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Robbins to further discuss any of these options:
- Arm Lift
- Lower Body Lift Surgery
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- (Español) Levantamiento de Glúteos Brasileño
- Thigh Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- (Español) Abdominoplastia
- Mommy Makeover
- Post-Bariatric Surgery
Desired Results of Body Contouring
Body contouring is a powerful tool that delivers consistent results for patients who have appropriate expectations. Body contouring is not a weight loss procedure. But body contouring surgery may be the answer if you have a volume of superficial excess skin in one region or extending to multiple body regions, and you seek an aesthetic correction of the issue for a final, more pleasing result.
During your consultation, in order to establish realistic and fruitful expectations, Dr. Robbins will take the time to have an open dialogue about your personal goals and objectives for body contouring surgery, in addition to going over the risks and benefits of the plan of treatment and working with you to determine the best surgical approach to fulfilling your goals. Dr. Robbins and his nursing staff will give you detailed instructions so that you are perfectly prepared once the date for treatment is set.
Body Contouring Procedure Details
Since there are a wide variety of different types of procedures that fall under the rubric of body contouring, your personal experience in terms of body contouring procedure details will depend on how you and Dr. Robbins create your own personal plan of treatment. In general body contouring procedures require general anesthesia, so Dr. Robbins may perform preliminary tests, in addition to reviewing your medical history, to determine if you’re a good candidate for general anesthesia and if body contouring surgery is right for you. Dr. Robbins will explain in detail what the procedures will be like, and his nursing staff will give you explicit instructions once you and Dr. Robbins have determined a course of action going forward, and a date for surgery is set.
Am I a Candidate for Body Contouring?
Maybe you wear heavy clothing to hide excess skin, or you avoid certain social situations, such as the beach, or you feel embarrassed to wear certain types of clothing due to an excess of skin and superficial fatty deposits? Have you experienced a massive weight loss event and maintained a stable weight for at least 12 months, but find that excess skin is inhibiting you either in your quality of life or in terms of your ability to maintain a consistent healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet – because excess skin keeps you from seeing the results of your efforts? If so, you may be a candidate for body contouring, which is a set of safe and efficient surgical techniques that focus on the preservation of function, finding an acceptable location and extension of surgical scars, and removing excess skin to help improve your overall body contour. Contact Dr. Robbins’ office today to schedule a consultation so you can learn what body contouring might be able to do for you.
Trained at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Chad Robbins of Robbins Plastic Surgery is exceptionally skilled in the most advanced body contouring surgical techniques. For both men and women in and around greater Nashville and Franklin, Dr. Robbins combines compassion, quality of care, and a dedicated focus on helping you maximize your quality of life and elevate your self-image by working with you to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about Robbins Plastic Surgery’s capabilities, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.