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Body Contouring
in Cyprus, Greece and Malta

A weight reduction surgery, or major weight loss in general, often results in dramatic skin sagging. Stretched skin due to excess weight is now unsupported and lacks elasticity.

The ideal, safe and reliable way to treat hanging, loose skin and any irregularities in body shape is body contouring.

Body contouring refines the shape of the body and makes it firmer and more attractive, offering patients a significant boost to their confidence and self-esteem.

What is Body Contouring Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, post-pregnancy changes and exhaustive diets often leave loose skin behind. An appropriate, safe and reliable treatment for hanging skin in various areas of the body is body contouring – or else, body sculpting.

Body contouring is a reconstructive procedure that dramatically improves the body’s shape and tone after massive weight loss. In essence, it is the final stage of a weight loss experience.

The surgery involves the removal of sagging skin and excess fat and tightening of the remaining tissue. The areas typically treated are the abdomen, breast, thighs, buttock and upper and lower limbs.

As weight loss can affect many body areas, the body contouring procedure can help fine-tune these areas when performed in stages. That means the whole body contouring experience might take several months to complete, depending on the patient’s needs and expectations.

The patients must have reached the desired weight and maintain it stable for several months. Weight gain after body contouring will stress the tightened skin and cause widened scars and stretch marks.

Benefits Of Body Contouring

The body contour procedure is suitable for both men and women who experience sagging skin and excess fat after massive weight loss. It is a safe and reliable cosmetic procedure with outstanding benefits.
  • Removes sagging skin after major weight loss
  • Gives the body an optimal shape and tone
  • Tightens loose tissue in every part of the body
  • Reduces cellulite in problematic areas
  • Eliminates pockets of fat
  • Can be performed together with liposuction
  • Offers long-lasting results
 

Types of Body Contouring

Body contouring helps treat loose skin in different areas of a patient’s body. Therefore, one or more surgeries might be required to achieve a balanced result.

The types of body contouring surgery may include:

  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) 

Brachioplasty tightens the loose skin and removes excess fat in the upper arms. It is ideal after major weight loss when sagging skin cannot be corrected with exercise and diets.

  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Mastopexy (breast lift) is ideal for women with sagging breasts or nipples that point downward. During the breast lift, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin from the breast area, tightens the remaining breast tissues and repositions the nipples. The procedure results in a beautifully shaped breast, looking more youthful and feeling firmer.

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck surgery targets excess fat and flabby skin in the waist and tummy area. Tightening of the abdominal muscles achieves a tighter and flatter look.

  • Thigh Lift

Thigh lift tightens sagging skin, reshapes loose tissue and removes excess fat from around the thighs. It is ideal after massive weight loss that leaves behind sagging skin and exacerbated tissue.

Duration

4-5 hours

Anaesthesia Used

General Anaesthetic

Hospital Stay

1-2  nights

Pre Admission Tests

Blood Tests 

Downtime

1-2 Weeks

Driving
1 week

Exercise
1 month
Final Result
3-4 months

What does Body Contouring Surgery Involve?

All body contouring procedures require incisions to remove excess skin. The extent of the incisions and the type of anesthesia depends upon the extent of the problem and the type of procedure.

The plastic surgeon performs body contouring in stages during which he sculpts different areas of the upper and lower body to achieve a balanced result with smoother contours. Some refinements might be necessary at a later stage to perfect the overall outcome of the body contouring procedures.

A typical body contouring procedure involves the following steps:

Step 1:  Anesthesia

The first procedural step is general anesthesia performed by a certified anesthesiologist.

Step 2:  Incision

The surgeon performs the incisions in strategic locations where scarring can be easily hidden by clothing. He uses advanced techniques to ensure the least possible visible scars.

Step 3:  Skin & excess fat removal

This stage depends upon the type of body contouring procedure.
  • Lower Body Lift
A complete lower body lift includes the abdomen, waist, buttock, hips, inner and outer thighs. The surgeon removes excess fat and skin from these areas and nicely sculpts the body’s figure. The procedure might also help improve cellulite.

Talented and experienced plastic surgeons can perform lower body lift as a single operation or in two or more stages.
  • Upper Body Lift
Upper body lift might include excess skin and fat removal and reshaping of the arms and breasts.

Step 4:  Closing the Incisions

The skin is sutured together in a way to ensure minimal scarring. Temporary drains might be inserted to filter off fluids and blood from the treated sites.

What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa kali..to apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.

Recovery After Body Contouring Procedure​

Recovery following body contour surgery depends on the extent of the procedure.

The surgeon will apply bandages and dressings to the patient’s incisions and place temporary, small and thin drainage tubes under the skin to help reduce fluid retention.

It is normal for the patient to experience mild bruising, swelling, numbness and general discomfort.

The doctor will also recommend suitable compression garments for several days post-op to speed up the healing process.

Return to normal activities may take 2-3 weeks, while strenuous activities like straining, lifting and bending should be avoided for several weeks after surgery.

To minimize the risk of blood clots in the legs, the patient should start gently walking as soon as possible after surgery and also drink plenty of water.

The body contouring results are long-term, although changes in body weight or pregnancy may alter the body’s appearance.

Where Will Body
Contouring Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs body contouring in accredited medical centers in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.

The procedures take place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses only state-of-the-art medical equipment. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic body and face surgeries. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for his patients.

After the surgery, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.

Body Sculpting Surgeon,
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel.

He has extensive experience in all types of face & body surgeries and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident.

Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in body contouring procedures.

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.”

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

FAQs for Body Contouring

The main difference between liposuction and body contouring is that body contouring cannot remove a large volume of fat cells. For patients interested in removing up to three kilos of fat, liposuction is the ideal surgery.

After major weight loss procedures, the remaining skin is sagging and lacks elasticity. Therefore, body contouring removes the remaining hanging skin and gives the body the desired shape and tone.

In sum, liposuction and body contouring can be combined to offer patients optimal results. Liposuction comes first and body contouring follows to make the patient’s body curves look beautiful and attractive.

Body contouring is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. Thus, the patient does not feel any pain during the surgery.

 

Following surgery, the patient might experience pain that can be soothed with pain medicine prescribed by the plastic surgeon.

 

The extent of the discomfort a patient might feel after body contouring depends on the amount and size of incisions made and the areas treated.

For women or men who want to get a perfectly shaped body and curves and increase their confidence, the European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) ensures a safe and reliable body contouring procedure.

 

Make an appointment with the board-certified and expert plastic surgeon in body contouring, Dr. Demetris Stravrou, in one of the following health clinics:

 

  • Nicosia, Cyprus: Klimentos Street 38, 1061
  • Limassol, Cyprus: Agias Fylaxeos Street 70, 3025
  • Athens, Greece: 5-7 Distomou Street, Marousi, 15125
  • Sliema, Malta: 66 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, SLM 1901

Body contouring surgery is a cosmetic procedure that requires a talented plastic surgeon with outstanding experience. Thus, the priority for every patient who wants to undergo a safe plastic surgery is to find a board-certified and experienced surgeon.

 

The cost of body contouring depends on the country, the experience of the doctor and the areas that need to be treated.

 

In general, the body contouring procedure may include the below charges:

 

  • Tests
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgeon fee
  • Hospital costs
  • Post-surgical treatment
  • Post-op garment

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