What is Body Contouring?

Body sculpting is a range of cosmetic procedures that helps give your body a more toned appearance. Most of the body contouring procedures that we offer focus on removing excess fat and skin that makes your body appear flabby and out of shape.

Tummy Tuck

$5,700 – $12,500

A tummy tuck tightens your midsection and may even include excess fat on the flanks.

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Plus Sized Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can be performed to create a more sculpted, shapely figure for higher BMI patients.

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Liposuction

$3,500 – $6,500

Liposuction is a relatively straightforward technique that removes smaller pockets of stubborn fat from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and other areas of the body.

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Mommy Makeover

$8,500 – $18,500

After pregnancy, you may wish for your pre-childbirth shape. Dr. Balinger works with women to customize a mommy makeover package of procedures that rejuvenate their bodies and help them feel more confident.

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Brazilian Butt Lift

$6,000 – $15,000

Use your own fat to plump up your buttocks with our Brazilian butt lift.

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Arm Lift

$4,750 – $8,500

The upper arms are prone to sagging and developing a flabby appearance as you get older. Our arm lift achieves the results that you cannot have with diet and exercise alone.

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Body Lift

$8,000 – $15,000

A body lift is custom plastic surgery to repair the underlying tissues and remove excess fat and skin on your body to create a shapely, taut look.

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Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure to resculpt the contour of the upper leg.

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Labiaplasty

$2,000 – $4,500

Labiaplasty is a type of vaginal rejuvenation that tightens the vaginal tissues to address medical and aesthetic concerns

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What are the Benefits of Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a term that encompasses a variety of procedures to tone, trim, sculpt, and revitalize the figure. Whether you’re looking to augment your workout routine by eradicating stubborn fat or you’re seeking to reshape the body after pregnancy and nursing, body contouring can help provide a more youthful and attractive physique. Benefits include enhanced self-confidence along with a broader range of wardrobe options. Best of all, body contouring in Houston can be completely customized to your unique needs, whether you require an arm lift, liposuction, abdominoplasty, or labiaplasty.

Before & After Body Contouring in Houston

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Who is a Candidate for Body Contouring?

If you have been frustrated after gym workouts because you’re not seeing the type of dramatic results you crave, body contouring may be ideal for your goals. Good candidates are at a stable weight but need help to remove excess skin and fat that are obscuring their silhouette. It’s important that patients are non-smokers in good mental and physical health. They should be free from any significant medical concerns and have realistic, positive outlooks towards their procedures. Dr. Balinger will perform an in-depth consultation, during which he will create a customized treatment plan to accomplish your body contouring objectives.

What Can I Expect From My Recovery After Body Contouring?

Recovery after body contouring in Houston will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the work performed and on the client’s personal healing abilities. In most cases, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home and assist you with basic chores for the first day or so. You may want to arrange for childcare ahead of time to help streamline your recovery process.

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Dr. Balinger always practices a conservative and precision-oriented technique in order to minimize the risk of complications and reduce your downtime. He will provide compressive garments after surgery to help reduce your overall swelling and keep your newly sculpted contours intact. Additionally, he will provide you with the appropriate pain medications, antibiotics, and anti-nausea pills so that your recovery is comfortable and stress-free. You will receive a detailed aftercare plan that goes over topics such as wound care, sleeping, bathing and showering, resuming exercise, and returning to work. Most patients find they can return to work within a few weeks, provided their job is sedentary. Vigorous exercise and other strenuous activities will need to wait until the 4-6-week mark or the point at which they are approved by Dr. Balinger.

Why Choose Dr. Balinger?

Dr. Balinger is a renowned authority in the field of body sculpting, known throughout Houston and beyond for his elegant, balanced results and sophisticated sense of artistry. He is passionate about delivering the highest level of superior service, helping his clients to express their natural beauty and core essence.

After graduating from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Balinger completed a demanding residency in general surgery at St. Luke’s Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He then took on six years of postgraduate surgical training, honing his cosmetic surgery skills during a three-year fellowship at Methodist Houston Hospital in Houston, TX.

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Body Contouring FAQ

Is body sculpting a type of weight loss?

Body sculpting does remove extra fat and skin from your body, yet it is not intended to be a method of losing weight. You may lose one or two pounds at the most, but the best way to lose weight is through proper nutrition and living an active, healthy lifestyle that includes exercising.

How is body contouring performed?

Dr. Balinger uses innovative techniques for all his body sculpting procedures. The goal is to minimize scarring and downtime while achieving the vision that you have for your body.

What is recovery like after body sculptiing?

Liposuction requires very little downtime, but the other body contouring surgeries we off at our Houston practice may require you to stay at home for up to one week. Swelling, discomfort, tenderness, and other symptoms may last for several weeks or months.

How long does body contouring results last?

If you live a healthy lifestyle and take care of your body with proper nutrition and exercise, the results of your body sculpting procedure may last for several years. Aging, pregnancy, and other factors may shorten the results.

Dr. Christopher Balinger offers body sculpting for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free body sculpting consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.

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