Body Contouring

Body Contouring involves reshaping the body by removing fat in a blended and natural way from areas that are resistant to diet and exercise and oftentimes moving the fat to areas that are proportionally smaller.
Dr. Cat Begovic is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. She is a three-time winner of Best of Beverly Hills Award in the cosmetic surgeons category.

About Procedure

Body Contouring is reshaping the body creating more desirable proportions in a blended and natural way. Genetically many patients have certain fat distributions that they wish to change – some patients feel they are bottom heavy, some patients feel they are top heavy, and some have excess fullness around their midsection, excess fullness around the bra, and some feel they are too narrow in their hips and butt. Body contouring involves reshaping the body by removing fat in a blended and natural way from areas that are resistant to diet and exercise and oftentimes moving the fat to areas that are proportionally smaller. The specific procedure and areas depends on each person’s anatomy as well as their desired contour and shape.

Body contouring procedures may include:

As I’ve mentioned before, Plastic Surgery is not an exact science. Every person has a unique anatomy and their own idea of what their body goals should be. This is why consultations are vital so we can work together to create the best possible plan, customized for your personal needs and goals.

Body Procedure

Good To Know Before Procedure

Body contouring is more than just performing individual body procedures. It involves a whole body detailed analysis and shaping of an individual. It is not for weight loss – body contouring is for artistic and meticulous redistribution of fat to change underlying genetic deposits. I believe it is important with any surgery to have all areas gently blend into each other for long term results. Too often I have had patients come in for a consultation after having had liposuction but it was performed without blending or shaping creating shelves of fat around the liposuctioned areas or looking like someone aggressively scooped a section out of their body. For fat transfer, I have sometimes seen fat placed in the butt without blending gently into the hips or legs creating a “marshmellow” or “diaper” look. For me, body contouring is like sculpting – it is art that we will create together.

Who is a good candidate for body contouring? In general patients should be close to their goal weight before having surgery. For best long term results it is advisable that weight is stable after surgery (without a lot of yo-yoing up and down). As I’ve mentioned before, plastic surgery is not an exact science. Every person has a unique anatomy and their own idea of what their body goals should be. This is why consultations are vital so we can work together to create the best possible plan, customized for your personal needs and goals.

What Happens During Procedure

For your comfort and safety, your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia or possibly local anesthesia depending on the type and extent of surgery. I believe that every part of the surgical team is essential to having a perfect and smooth surgery so every part of my extended team is focused during surgery, and pays attention to every detail. We will all ensure that as you enter the operating room and are gently placed under anesthesia you will feel relaxed and calm and excited. During the operation we will all be focused on keeping you warm, comfortable, and cared for. During the surgery, I am gentle and and respectful and ensure a positive and calm environment around you. I will also place a numbing solution in your surgery sites so you will not feel pain even though you are under anesthesia.

The surgery times vary with the procedures as well as the overall complexity.

The steps for the various procedures that could be a part of your individualized body contouring surgery can be found below by clicking on respective procedure:

  • Liposuction
  • Brazillian Butt Lift
  • Fat Transfer To The Breast
  • Mommy Makeover

Recovery & Results: What To Expect

For the surgeries that are considered to be body contouring, I have developed a gentle technique that has minimal pain and a quick recovery. For some of the surgeries, you will spend the first night at a plastic surgery after care facility with nursing. After any surgery you will have some swelling and discomfort but none of the surgery sites should not be painful. If you do have discomfort, tylenol is usually all that’s needed. I will give you a prescription for a few pain pills to have in case you need them but they are usually not necessary. I encourage patients to stick to Tylenol instead of the prescription pain medication since those pills often create constipation and bloating. You will wear compression garments to support your surgery sites for 6-8 weeks after surgery. This is something we will measure and provide for you. Most of my patients feel almost back to normal at around 1 week after surgery.

Allow at least 2 weeks to recuperate before returning to work. If you are a patient from out of town, you will need to stay in town for at least 2 weeks after surgery. Wait at least 4 weeks to start any strenuous exercise. Scars take about 12 months to fade. You will start scar treatments at around 2 weeks after surgery. I will discuss scar care in detail with you and also provide you with scar medications and products.

Before Procedure

Good To Know Before Procedure

Body contouring is more than just performing individual procedures. It involves a whole body detailed analysis and shaping of an individual. It is not for weight loss – body contouring is for artistic and meticulous redistribution of fat to change underlying genetic deposits. I believe it is important with any surgery to have all areas gently blend into each other for long term results. Too often I have had patients come in for a consultation after having had liposuction but it was performed without blending or shaping creating shelves of fat around the liposuctioned areas or looking like someone aggressively scooped a section out of their body. For fat transfer, I have sometimes seen fat placed in the butt without blending gently into the hips or legs creating a “marshmellow” or “diaper” look. For me, body contouring is like sculpting – it is art that we will create together.

Who is a good candidate for body contouring? In general patients should be close to their goal weight before having surgery. For best long term results it is advisable that weight is stable after surgery (without a lot of yo-yoing up and down). As I’ve mentioned before, plastic surgery is not an exact science. Every person has a unique anatomy and their own idea of what their body goals should be. This is why consultations are vital so we can work together to create the best possible plan, customized for your personal needs and goals.

During Procedure

What Happens During Procedure

For your comfort and safety, your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia or possibly local anesthesia depending on the type and extent of surgery. I believe that every part of the surgical team is essential to having a perfect and smooth surgery so every part of my extended team is focused during surgery, and pays attention to every detail. We will all ensure that as you enter the operating room and are gently placed under anesthesia you will feel relaxed and calm and excited. During the operation we will all be focused on keeping you warm, comfortable, and cared for. During the surgery, I am gentle and and respectful and ensure a positive and calm environment around you. I will also place a numbing solution in your surgery sites so you will not feel pain even though you are under anesthesia.

The surgery times vary with the procedures as well as the overall complexity.

The steps for the various procedures that could be a part of your individualized body contouring surgery can be found below by clicking on respective procedure:

  • Liposuction
  • Brazillian Butt Lift
  • Fat Transfer To The Breast
  • Mommy Makeover
Results & Recovery

Recovery & Results: What To Expect

For the surgeries that are considered to be body contouring, I have developed a gentle technique that has minimal pain and a quick recovery. For some of the surgeries, you will spend the first night at a plastic surgery after care facility with nursing. After any surgery you will have some swelling and discomfort but none of the surgery sites should not be painful. If you do have discomfort, tylenol is usually all that’s needed. I will give you a prescription for a few pain pills to have in case you need them but they are usually not necessary. I encourage patients to stick to Tylenol instead of the prescription pain medication since those pills often create constipation and bloating. You will wear compression garments to support your surgery sites for 6-8 weeks after surgery. This is something we will measure and provide for you. Most of my patients feel almost back to normal at around 1 week after surgery.

Allow at least 2 weeks to recuperate before returning to work. If you are a patient from out of town, you will need to stay in town for at least 2 weeks after surgery. Wait at least 4 weeks to start any strenuous exercise. Scars take about 12 months to fade. You will start scar treatments at around 2 weeks after surgery. I will discuss scar care in detail with you and also provide you with scar medications and products.

Dramatic Brazilian Butt Lift Results- Natural Contour with Liposuction 360

About Dr. Cat

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Cat Begovic is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. She graduated from Harvard University with Honors in Molecular and Cellular biology. From there she was awarded her medical degree at UCLA, where she also finished two surgical residencies. Dr. Cat has been in private practice since June 2010.

Dr. Cat's passion for plastic surgery and for women's transformation, her meticulous attention to detail, and her unique skills have positioned her as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Where To Start

We understand that getting a plastic surgery procedure is one of your biggest life decisions. It takes time, planning, and resources. We want you to know that our team is here to help you every step of the way. Your plastic surgery journey starts in 4 easy steps:

Free Phone Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Cat. They will answer many of your questions and help you schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat.

Meet Dr. Cat for your initial consultation either in person or through video, with photos. The consultation fee is $500 and it’s applied towards your plastic surgery procedure. It also does not expire.

Consultation with Dr. Cat

Preparations & Surgery Day

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Cat and her team will make sure you are well informed, prepared, and feel supported for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results. After your quick recovery, you can enjoy the improved quality of life that you have envisioned.

Enjoy Results

Free Phone Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Cat. They will answer many of your questions and help you schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat.

Consultation with Dr. Cat

Meet Dr. Cat for your initial consultation either in person or through video, with photos. The consultation fee is $500 and it’s applied towards your plastic surgery procedure. It also does not expire.

Preparations & Surgery Day

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Cat and her team will make sure you are well informed, prepared, and feel supported for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

Enjoy Results

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results. After your quick recovery, you can enjoy the improved quality of life that you have envisioned.

Start your Plastic Surgery Journey Now by scheduling your free phone
consultation with one of our Plastic Surgery Experts.

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