Many things can affect the contours of your body. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, aging, and lifestyle choices can all contribute to a change in your size and shape. Even with a good diet and exercise regimen, lots of people struggle to achieve the fit, sculpted physique they desire. 

This is where Dr. Ronald Schuster, a board-certified plastic surgeon, steps in. Dr. Schuster understands that every patient is unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work in body contouring. He tailors each procedure so you know you’re getting the right treatment to help you achieve your ideal shape. 

If you live in Baltimore, Owings Mills, or Towson, Maryland, and would like to learn more about Dr. Schuster’s surgical and non-surgical body contouring options, call 410-902-9800 today to schedule a personal consultation. If you are an out-of-town patient seeking the care of Dr. Schuster, he also offers virtual consultations.

Our Body Contouring Procedures

Whether you want your clothes to fit better, to look great in a swimsuit, or to show off your hard-earned gym body, Dr. Schuster and his team can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We proudly offer the following body contouring procedures to women and men in the Baltimore area:

  • Liposuction: If you have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction can help you achieve a more proportional and attractive body contour.
  • Tummy Tuck: If you have excess fat and deflated skin around your midsection, a tummy tuck can tighten the muscles of your abdominal region and remove excess skin, providing a trimmer, toned appearance.
  • Body Contouring After Weight Loss: If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, whether through bariatric surgery or other methods, but struggle with sagging, loose skin, Dr. Schuster can help to improve the appearance of your body.
  • CoolSculpting: A popular non-invasive alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting is designed to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat by “freezing” them away.

The right body contouring procedure for you will depend on various factors, such as your age, skin tone, body type, and specific goals. Dr. Schuster will consider all of these factors and discuss your options to help you determine the procedure that best meets your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Body Contouring: What’s Right for You?

When it comes to body contouring, both the surgical and non-surgical options have unique benefits. These benefits may help you decide which route to take.

Surgical body contouring includes procedures like tummy tucks, liposuction, and body lifts after weight loss. These treatments are ideal for creating dramatic changes, particularly for those with significant amounts of loose skin or larger pockets of fat. 

Surgical options typically involve anesthesia and a recovery period. However, they immediately correct the cosmetic concern.

Non-surgical body contouring methods, such as CoolSculpting, offer a less invasive alternative. These treatments are best for patients who are relatively close to their ideal weight but want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods. 

Non-surgical fat reduction techniques usually have minimal downtime and do not carry the same risks as surgery. They might require multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome. Additionally, the results may not be as dramatic as surgery.

Is Body Contouring a Weight Loss Solution?

It's important to note that body contouring is not a weight loss treatment. Instead, it’s designed to sculpt and refine your figure after you have reached or are near your target weight. Body contouring can remove excess fat and skin, enhancing your body shape and providing a more toned appearance. It isn’t a substitute for traditional weight loss methods like diet and exercise. 

Ideal candidates for body contouring are those looking for cosmetic improvements and are already maintaining a stable weight.

Which Body Contouring Procedures Can Be Combined?

You may be able to combine several procedures at once. The right surgical plan will depend on your individual situation. Dr. Schuster will be happy to discuss your options with you. 

Some of the possible combinations include:

  • Liposuction and Tummy Tuck: Often combined as "lipoabdominoplasty" to remove fat and tighten abdominal skin for more dramatic improvements.
  • Body Lift and Liposuction: A body lift typically involves lifting and tightening the skin around the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Liposuction can complement this by removing stubborn fat deposits, leading to smoother contours.
  • Mommy Makeover: This is a custom combination of procedures designed to address the physical changes that can follow pregnancy and breastfeeding. It often includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, and liposuction.

As a non-invasive option, CoolSculpting is generally not performed alongside surgical procedures. However, it can be used after surgical recovery to enhance outcomes. 

Why Choose Dr. Schuster For Your Body Contouring Procedure?

Dr. Schuster is a highly respected board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly thirty years of successful experience. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine multiple times and has been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame.

Dr. Schuster understands the hallmarks of aesthetic beauty and has spent decades refining his ability to bring out the best in every patient’s physical characteristics and natural beauty. By combining surgical skill with an artistic eye, he does more than tighten skin and remove fat. He strives to help you achieve balanced results that take your entire physique and lifestyle into account.

Schedule Your Body Contouring Consultation Today

If you are considering a body contouring procedure, contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 410-902-9800 to schedule an initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster. Our office in Baltimore welcomes patients from throughout Maryland, including Owings Mills and Towson. Dr. Schuster frequently sees patients who travel from out of state to receive his world-class care. Call to learn about our virtual consultations.



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