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Restorative Surgical Procedures by Mr Ioannis Goutos

Body Contouring London

Body Contouring London

At a glance

Treatment time:

Include initial assessment, pre-operative assessment, surgery as well as post-op recovery and follow up. Should give long-lasting results as long as there are no subsequent dramatic changes in weight.


1-4 hours, depending on the type of surgery being performed, the amount of tissue being removed and whether any additional procedures are being carried out.

Return to work:

7-14 days for light duties/office work, 6 weeks to return to more vigorous physical activity.


Typically general anaesthesia although some procedures may be performed with local anaesthetic and sedation.

Our body contouring treatments in London refer to a group of surgical procedures, which are performed to restore a natural and more taut contour to certain areas of the body.

These are typically done under a general anaesthetic and involve the removal of excess skin and fat through a targeted incision. The remaining tissues are then redraped to make the resultant skin tighter, more toned and appear more youthful.

With ageing, or in the case of weight loss or following pregnancy, individuals may develop areas of loose or saggy skin. This can commonly occur in:

  • Face and neck
  • Upper arm
  • Breasts and armpits
  • Lower abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

Having excess or saggy skin can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of an individual. As well as placing physical limitations on their activities, this can make people feel very self-conscious, resulting in low self-esteem and limitations in their choice of clothing and social activities.

Mr Ioannis Goutos is a London-based plastic surgeon who offers a number of body contouring procedures. He is an expert clinician who takes special pride in performing thorough assessments to create bespoke treatment plans for each individual based on their current situation and their aesthetic goals. Mr Goutos has a wealth of academic and clinical experience, and is able to provide gold-standard treatments, post-operative care and follow up.

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Body Contouring Treatments London

There are a number of specific operations that are included in the umbrella term of ‘body contouring’. These include:

  • Arm lift: aims to improve the appearance of the upper arms or ‘bingo wings’.
  • Mastopexy: also known as a ‘breast lift’, will help to reshape the breasts without necessarily altering their size.
  • Panniculectomy: used to remove a ‘pannus’ or ‘stomach overhang’.
  • Tummy tuck: can be used in isolation or in combination with a panniculectomy to restore a smooth and toned contour to the lower abdomen.
  • Thigh lift: most commonly performed on the inside of the thigh to remove excess tissue and fat.
  • Buttock lift: performed at the lower back/upper buttock region to give a ‘lifted’ appearance to the buttocks.
  • Lateral body lift: can be done in the upper body (around the armpit) or lower body (around the hips), and often performed in conjunction with other procedures in a similar area. For example, a lower lateral body lift may be done in combination with a buttock lift, or an upper lateral body lift may complement a breast lift procedure.

Body contouring procedures can be performed in conjunction with liposuction techniques for further sculpting to achieve the desired final contour. Sometimes, more than one procedure may be warranted to give the optimal results, and this can often be done within the same operation.

Prior to undergoing a body contouring procedure, it is important to seek reliable advice from an experienced clinician. An expert surgeon will be able to guide to as to the best procedure for you and your cosmetic goals. It is also essential to undergo meticulous pre-operative assessment and planning. This helps to ensure that it is safe for you to undergo an operation, including an anaesthetic. This planning stage also allows your surgeon to be clear about the location of incisions and the amount of tissue to be removed in more detail to ensure symmetrical and optimal final results. In addition, if you are prone to unfavourable scarring, your surgeon may take additional steps during the wound closure and in the post-operative care to encourage optimal long term scar quality.

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Goutos London - FAQ

Body Contouring London FAQs

We know having medical, surgical or cosmetic treatment can seem daunting and it is natural to have questions. We are here to ensure your comfort and safety at all times. If you are unable to find the answer to your questions below, then please do not hesitate to contact us so we can help.

There are generic risks associated with any significant surgical procedure, including bleeding, discomfort, infection and prolonged wound healing. It is also important to recognise the risk of needing a further operation or ‘touch up’ procedure if the initial surgery does not give you the exact results you want. All of these risks are discussed with you in full detail during your initial consultation and pre-operative assessment, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Most people will have some unpleasant sensation in the surgical wound as it heals following the procedure. Your surgeon is likely to recommend an appropriate supportive garment to wear post-operatively to help reduce swelling and promote healing. You will also be able to take simple painkillers for the first few weeks. Generally people take 7-14 days off work before returning to light duties and office-based work. It is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks to resume more vigorous activities to allow optimal healing of the wound.

Body contouring surgery is not an appropriate alternative to diet, exercise or bariatric surgery for weight loss. The surgery will involve the removal of some skin and fat, sometimes with liposuction as well, so there will inevitably be a small amount of weight loss after the operation.

In certain circumstances, liposuction or less invasive techniques such as ‘Endolift’ can be used to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to address using diet and lifestyle modification. An experienced clinician will be able to carry out a thorough assessment and suggest the best procedures for you.

Body Contouring London Price

Starting from £4000

At Goutos London, we aim to deliver a premium service with no compromise on quality in order to deliver the best results possible for your needs.

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Conditions Body Contouring can treat

Whatever your condition, and whatever your health goals are, we will ensure you get a holistic, focused and bespoke service that offers you the safest options for treatment aiming for the best possible outcome.

Saggy & Loose Skin

Apron Stomach / Belly Overhang



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