Body Contouring in San Antonio, TX

Body contouring is an outstanding and widely beloved way to sculpt your body into its ideal look. This is especially true for those who have pockets of fat that insist on hanging around even through successful weight loss. At the office of Dr. Eric S. Schaffer, we offer first-class body contouring in San Antonio, TX, in various forms that you’re sure to love.

What Is Body Contouring?

It is becoming increasingly common for patients to experience massive weight loss, whether through bariatric surgery or new diet and exercise routines. After all the hard work and effort put into successful weight loss, you may still be disappointed with your appearance. Unless you are very fortunate, your skin may have lost elasticity and may be loose, hanging or have stretch marks. In these cases, patients may seek body contouring procedures. Body contouring involves one or more surgical procedures that lift, tighten, and improve your appearance. These procedures result in a better-proportioned body with appropriate contours.

Body Contouring Candidates

Candidates for body contouring procedures include adults that now have stabilized their weight. Patients must also be generally healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic goals of their surgical outcomes. Additionally, it is important that patients are will continue to live a healthy lifestyle. While body contouring procedures can help after weight loss the effects are not permanent if a candidate gains weight after surgery.

Body Contouring Procedures

Dr. Eric S. Schaffer, board-certified plastic surgeon, offers a variety of body contouring procedures that are designed to tighten, lift and remove excess damaged skin, revealing the new thinner you. Great advances may finally allow you to have the body of your dreams. These body contouring procedures include:

  • Arm Lift
  • Back/Buttock Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover

If you’d like to hear more about our body contouring in San Antonio, TX, from Dr. Schaffer himself or a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at 210-227-3223. Otherwise, read on to learn more about what each treatment generally involves.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, or a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that is done to remove loose or hanging skin from the underside of the upper arm. Patients could have excess skin as a result of extreme weight loss or aging and sunlight exposure. Arm lift candidates may also not have any excess skin but are unhappy due to overall girth and thickness of the arm. In either case, the procedure is typically very straightforward and is proven to offer fantastic, long-lasting results.

Back/Buttock Lift

A back/buttock lift enhances the size and shape of the butt while producing a slimmer backside. This procedure is ideal for patients that want to contouring their back and buttock. Dr. Schaffer can lift the body from the butt all the way up to the underside of the bra. And though this procedure is somewhat more invasive, it provides outstanding and practically permanent results in return.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery reshapes the upper legs by removing excess fat and skin. A thigh lift can target an area that is not affected by diet and exercise and produce firmer and more proportional thighs. Liposuction can be combined with a thigh lift in order to remove the excess fat before undergoing surgery. When performed together, these two treatments can provide genuinely exceptional results for any patient considering body contouring in San Antonio, TX.

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Body Lift

A body lift is a surgical procedure that covers the abdominal area, buttocks, and thighs. The procedure improves the shape of your midsection by removing excess skin and toning the underlying tissue. A body lift cannot remove excess fat so patients must be at a weight they are comfortable with before surgery. This means that it is not an alternative to traditional, non-surgical means of weight loss.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens the muscles in the midsection. In addition, during an abdominoplasty, Dr. Schaffer removes excess skin from the midsection and the sides of the body. Patients can undergo a tummy tuck to remove stretch marks or target areas that are diet and exercise-resistant.

Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is a term that encompasses a combination of body contouring procedures. A mommy makeover can include a tummy tuck with or without liposuction and a breast augmentation, reduction, or lift. Patients choose to combine these procedures in order to produce consistency throughout the body and stunning results. Mommy makeover is not a standard set of procedures, therefore, a consultation with Dr. Schaffer will determine which combination is best for you.


Provided below are a few of the most frequently asked questions directed towards Dr. Schaffer.

How Long Is a Typical Recovery Period for Body Contouring Procedures?

The recovery time varies greatly between procedures. Likewise, the time can increase or decrease depending on how invasive of a procedure is needed to achieve your ideal outcomes. In general, you can expect to be in recovery anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Schaffer will be sure to give you a more accurate timing at your initial consultation.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Body Contouring?

As with any cosmetic and surgical procedure, there is always a risk of unwanted side effects. Most commonly, these risks can include:

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising and swelling
  • General soreness around incisions

How Much Does Body Contouring Cost?

Treatment costs vary on a patient-by-patient basis, taking into account both the treatment necessary as well as the extent to which they are needed. If you’d like to get a clear picture of the costs, reach out to Dr. Schaffer at 210-227-3223.

Can Body Contouring Help With Weight Loss?

Though technically, body contouring does result in weight loss, it is not considered an accepted weight loss treatment. There is no substitute for traditional means of weight loss, and most commonly, the end results of treatments are better when traditional weight loss programs are used in conjunction with our body contouring in San Antonio, TX.

Are the Results of Body Contouring Permanent?

All results are long-lasting. However, the length to which they endure can vary depending on the quality of the procedure and countless other post-treatment factors such as lifestyle, health habits, and more.

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Whether you’re looking for a simple tummy tuck to help fully realize the gains you’ve made with your weight loss program or you want a complete mommy makeover to rejuvenate your overall look, Dr. Schaffer is ready to help. Under his expert care, you’ll be able to achieve a body that exudes self-confidence wherever you go.

If you are interested in body contouring procedures, call 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Schaffer. Our practice serves San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas in TX.

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