An insight into body contouring

Written by: Mr Andrej Salibi
Edited by: Aoife Maguire

Embarking on the path of body contouring is a significant decision that many individuals contemplate for various reasons – from achieving a more sculpted appearance to addressing specific areas of concern. Award-winning consultant plastic surgeon Mr Andrej Salibi gives us an insight into the world of body contouring, unveiling its processes and benefits for those considering this transformative journey.



What is body contouring?


Body contouring is a collective term encompassing both surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to enhance the body's shape and appearance. It goes beyond conventional weight loss and exercise, focusing on targeted improvements to specific areas. For those seeking to refine their contours, understanding the available options is crucial. The following procedures are part of the body contouring experience.  


Liposuction: streamlining silhouettes


One of the most widely known body contouring procedures is liposuction. In simple terms, liposuction involves the removal of excess fat deposits from specific areas, sculpting and refining the body's contours. This procedure is particularly effective for stubborn pockets of fat that may resist traditional diet and exercise efforts.


Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)


Abdominoplasty, colloquially known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that aims to address issues related to the abdominal region. It involves removing excess skin and tightening abdominal muscles, resulting in a smoother, firmer midsection. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy.


What are some non-surgical alternatives?


Advancements in medical aesthetics have given rise to non-surgical body contouring alternatives. These procedures utilise innovative technologies such as radiofrequency or ultrasound to target and reduce fat deposits, offering a non-invasive approach to body sculpting. While these options may not provide the same level of transformation as surgical procedures, they present a viable choice for those seeking less downtime and a more gradual change.


How do I know which is the correct path for me?


Before embarking on a body contouring journey, it is crucial to engage in open and informative consultations with qualified professionals. These discussions should cover individual goals, expectations, and the most suitable procedures based on the unique anatomy and desired outcomes. Understanding the risks, benefits, and realistic expectations is paramount for a successful and satisfying experience.




If you are considering body contouring and would like to book a consultation with Mr Salibi, do not hesitate to do so by visiting his Top Doctors profile today.

By Mr Andrej Salibi
Plastic surgery

Mr Andrej Salibi is an award-winning consultant plastic surgeon, currently practising in Birmingham and London. Specialising in a range of cosmetic procedures, his expertise encompasses breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast uplift, tummy tuck and body contouring, prominent ear correction, surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, and rhinoplasty.
With a solid academic foundation, Mr. Salibi earned his MD from the University of Damascus in 2006. Following initial training, he pursued further studies, obtaining an MSc with distinction in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from Queen Mary University of London in 2014. His commitment to excellence culminated in the prestigious FRCS(Plast) qualification from The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2019.

Mr Salibi's extensive training took place within the North West Plastic Surgery Training Programme. His experience includes working at renowned centres of excellence such as The Christie Hospital and The Manchester Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. Notably, he underwent a dedicated aesthetic training programme in private hospitals across Manchester, Liverpool, and Cheshire. This period allowed him to learn from some of the most distinguished plastic surgeons in the field, honing his skills in both general and cosmetic surgery.

Following completion of his plastic surgery training, Mr Salibi was one of few plastic surgeons in the UK to complete the prestigious BAAPS/BAPRAS aesthetic fellowship in a number of private hospitals in London.
Additionally, Mr Salibi has assumed leadership roles, serving as an accredited British Medical Association (BMA) representative and BAAPS North West regional representative.

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