Body Contouring

Offered at our convenient location in Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Body Contouring

Everything changes, even the topography of your body. The old familiar anatomical landmarks of your youth will change as you grow older and go through life’s seasons. Some of these changes are wonderful. Massive weight loss is something worth celebrating! And a very hearty congratulations to all our new mothers in Salt Lake City. High inflection points such as these are exactly what can leave an everlasting impression on your body’s contours. That is, unless you seek the assistance of Dr. David Clayton. 

With Dr. Clayton’s full suite of body contouring surgeries, you are empowered to sculpt your future, unbound by your past.

Contact the office for a consultation. Dr. Clayton or one of his courteous and professional staff will assist you. Call (801) 937-9650.

What Is Body Contouring and How Is It Done?

What Is Body Contouring and How Is It Done?

We are but the sum of our experiences. Our bodies and our minds must endure disruptive transformations, like childbirth and massive weight loss. Your heart and soul may be better for these changes, but your skin surely isn’t. The heroic strain of pregnancy, the thrilling metamorphosis of losing 100 pounds or more—these experiences will stretch your skin beyond its limits.

Without skilled, surgical intervention, there’s simply no bouncing back.   

Body Contouring procedures describe a whole suite of surgeries by Dr. David Clayton. They are intended to tailor your loose skin to the essential architecture of your body.[1] A transformation in itself, your selected sequence of skin sculpting surgeries shall be the final phase of your latter-day rebirth

Body Contouring Covers a Lot of Terrain:

  • Sagging skin at the stomach 
  • Inner thigh chafing 
  • “Batwings” below the arms 
  • Stubborn fat bulges in unflattering areas. 

Seize your second act in style with body contouring by “Dr. Dave” Clayton.  

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck is a body contouring procedure to remove loose skin and tighten the abdominal musculature around your frame. In the case of women who have been pregnant, the surgery also often includes diastasis recti muscle repair. Weight loss patients who are disturbed by the sullen shroud of skin that remains about their waistline are common candidates for the procedure.[2] In most cases, Dr. Dave can combine liposuction with a tummy tuck. 

Body Lift (Torsoplasty)

Body Lift (Torsoplasty)

Our Body Lift is an extended form of the tummy tuck. With Dr. Clayton in control of the surgical proceedings, your body lift will be specially tailored to your contouring needs. Gliding his keen instruments with both grace and decisive efficiency, Dr. Dave shaves away fat in the hip and “muffin top” areas. He will sculpt your sleek, pleasing silhouette. 

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

It doesn’t matter how many curls or pull-ups you do, the “bat wings” hanging from your upper arms will never take off. An Arm Lift contours the skin around your biceps, from your elbows to your armpits. It pulls your skin tight around your chiseled muscle. Dr. Clayton proudly performs brachioplasty for his Utah patients. He supports their right to bare arms!

Liposuction

Liposuction

Liposuction surgically removes stubborn pockets of fat from designated areas to enhance the body’s most pleasing natural contours.[3] The procedure involves the insertion of a cannula, which is a long metal probe that’s not unlike the vacuum attachments that you use at home. Wielding it like a wand, Dr. Clayton’s carefully crafted cannula will creatively contour your body, targeting specific areas for reduction while smoothing out others.

Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer

Autologous Fat Transfer is a procedure in which one’s own fat is used to rejuvenate the face and hands. Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer produces all-natural, long-lasting results. The procedure begins with a little liposuction at stubborn fat bulges in your problem areas. Dr. Clayton will graft the living fat he harvested onto your existing breast tissue. Fat transfer adds volume where you want it while contouring the rest.  

Your Private Consultation with Dr. Clayton

Dr. David Clayton humbly serves the hive of activity that is Salt Lake City with the area’s best aesthetic services. Dr. Clayton is a great plastic surgeon, plain and simple. The craft is in his blood. Dr. Dave’s father was Dr. John L. Clayton, a pioneering plastic surgeon in The West. He brought beauty to barren Utah and his son proudly continues his work. At your private consultation, Dr. Clayton’s experience and wisdom will help guide your medical strategy. 

Contact the office for a consultation. Dr. Clayton or one of his helpful staff will assist you. Call (801) 937-9650. Our new Virtual Consultations will provide you access to Dr. Clayton’s while relieving you of the burden of a personal visit. 

Non-Surgical Rejuvenation 

Loose and sagging skin at the face is a common sign of aging. Wrinkles and age spots will only accumulate as the years go by. Dr. Clayton’s Skin Rejuvenation procedures are a non-surgical alternative to a Facelift

Injectables

Injectables

Botox can be injected into areas to deliver specific solutions for your aging concerns. After receiving Injectable Treatments, a more serene and youthful-looking you will shine through. 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Juvéderm is a Dermal Filler that is FDA-approved to treat facial wrinkles and sunken spots. It comes in a variety of formulas to meet your specific aesthetic goals. Its results can last up to two years

Laser Procedures

Laser Procedures

The power and precision of Lasers make them ideal for the versatile needs of cosmetic dermatology. Lasers operate on the principles of optics to beam up your smoother skin. It’s no illusion. Light-based procedures can eliminate scars and wrinkles, reduce hair growth and restore a tender glow to your aging face.

What Does Body Contouring Cost in Salt Lake City?

If you qualify for body contouring, you and Dr. Clayton will draft your aesthetic strategy after he quotes you a cost estimate. Dr. Clayton and his expert crew of medical professionals are keen to help you to look and feel your best. Read our stunning reviews for a small taste of our success stories. Contact us for a private consultation.

With our new Virtual Consultations, you can access Clayton Plastic Surgery from the comfort and security of home.  

Does Insurance Cover Body Contouring?

According to a recent study, most of the 127,967 body contouring surgeries performed in the US are considered cosmetic in nature. Therefore, in the current US healthcare system, insurance providers refuse to cover the costs for body contouring procedures.

Sculpt Your Future, Unbound by Your Past

If you have made it to this fulfilling second chapter of your adult life, then you should be well aware of two of life’s certainties:

  1. Change is constant 
  2. But you can also be an agent of change 

With the skilled assistance of Dr. Dave Clayton, you don’t have to accept a future as immutable as the snow-capped peaks over Utah. If you are unhappy with loose, sagging skin that hangs from your frame, there is something you can do about it. 

Map the contours of your new life with body contouring by Dr. Clayton. 

FAQ

Is body contouring permanent?

Body contouring procedures are skin-excisional surgeries with long-lasting results. You can expect to enjoy the benefits of your arm lift or tummy tuck for ten years (or more). But the aging process continues. Everything changes. Nothing endures. But the moment belongs to you. Do not armor yourself against the flow of change. With a tight body and a sleek silhouette, be an agent of change in your own life and seize this second act of your life journey.  

Is body contouring safe?

You will be safe in the practiced hands of an experienced professional. When choosing a plastic surgeon, do your homework! But also listen to your intuition. In most instances, body contouring procedures are quite involved. Your tailor may measure your inseam, but a body lift’s adjustments are far more personal. Make sure you feel safe as can be. Choose a plastic surgeon who exudes experience, authority and competent leadership.  

Does loose skin go away?

No, unfortunately, your loose skin from your pregnancy or weight loss will not go away on its own. The good news is that there’s something you can do about it. If you commit yourself to change, with the power of your will you can make that change manifest in your life. You will need to undergo body contouring surgery to lift and remove your sagging skin. Perhaps you will need an entire sequence of skin-tightening surgeries to achieve your results. It will be an ordeal. But, if you persist, someday soon you will observe your full, taut from in a body-length mirror, completely unveiled and glistening with constellations of diamond-like water droplets. At that moment, you will know that you deserve everything you have achieved.  

References 

  1. Maria S. Altieri, Jie Yang, Jihye Park, David Novikov, Lijuan Kang, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Andrew Bates, Mark Talamini, Aurora Pryor. Utilization of Body Contouring Procedures Following Weight Loss Surgery: A Study of 37,806 Patients. Obesity Surgery, 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s11695-017-2732-4
  2. Danilla, S. (2017). Rectus Abdominis Fat Transfer (RAFT) in Lipoabdominoplasty: A New Technique to Achieve Fitness Body Contour in Patients that Require Tummy Tuck. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 41(6), 1389–1399. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-0909-9
  3. Najera, R. M., Asheld, W., Sayeed, S. M., & Glickman, L. T. (2011). Comparison of Seroma Formation following Abdominoplasty with or without Liposuction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 127(1), 417–422. doi: 10.1097/prs.0b013e3181f95763