THE BODY CONTOUR
Body contouring is a bespoke approach where one or more techniques can be combined to help achieve a natural outcome. Body contouring is rightly seen as a process rather than a procedure – combining the best of skin tightening technology with the best of surgical precision to achieve the contour aim.
Clients come to Jonathan to recover their confidence and seek natural balance with a restored silhouette through a variety of procedures. These include tummy-tucks (abdominoplasty), thigh lifts, liposuction, liposculpture, and upper limb redefinition (brachioplasty). Many of these can be combined with non-surgical skin tightening technologies to achieve robust and lasting results.
Body Contouring is highly valued in post pregnancy, following rapid weight loss and in those situations where diet and exercise are unable to produce the desired results. Jonathan will advise on specific procedures or combination procedures during your consultation.
Liposculpture is a procedure that uses liposuction and/or fat transfer to augment, lift, accentuate and enhance certain features and can provide greater refinement in shape definition. Procedures take up to two hours and require an overnight stay. Clients are fitted with bespoke contour garments, and should plan to avoid work for 2-3 days, resuming exercise soon afterwards.
ABDOMINOPLASTY AND MINI-ABDOMINOPLASTY
These techniques use a combination of open surgery and liposuction to contour the abdomen and can be combined with later non-surgical skin-tightening as required to address each layer of the abdominal wall – muscle, fat and skin – for a comprehensive, harmonious result. The female ‘hour glass’ silhouette is a very specific aim, and may require techniques to address each layer of the abdominal wall, from muscle tightening and shaping of the muscular abdominal wall, combined with fat-pocket reshaping by liposculpture, and tensioning of the skin to reveal the definition beneath – all with optimally hidden scars.
Depending on your chosen procedure or combination procedure, abdominoplasty can take up to three hours and requires a night in hospital. Clients can expect to resume work in two to three weeks and life as normal in four to six weeks.
Umbilicoplasty is a routine part of the classic abdominoplasty procedure in men and women, but is a bespoke request when ‘stand-alone’. It is used to optimise the shape of the belly-button skin and contour. Jonathan brings an artistic flair to this procedure, which may be most comfortably undertaken as a day-case general anaesthesia surgery to provide the desired belly button contour.