Everything You Need to Know About Body Contouring Procedures After Weight Loss

It’s normal for people who have recently lost a significant amount of weight to have excess fat and skin linger unwantedly. Fortunately, surgeons can perform body contouring procedures to remove the excess fat and skin from the body to create a smooth contour.

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When to Consider Surgery

Typical body contouring surgery candidates have experienced dramatic weight loss and sagging skin while maintaining a stable weight for at least six months to a year with no further expected weight loss.

Candidates should be healthy non-smokers who maintain a balanced diet. It’s important to have realistic expectations for surgery, understanding that the procedure will improve your appearance, but even the best plastic surgeon can’t completely restore the body’s pre-weight gain appearance.

Advantages of Surgery

In addition to improving the way the body looks, surgery gets rid of loose, overhanging skin that causes problems like rashes, chafing, and infections. Many people find that their clothes fit better, and as a result, they often experience improved self-esteem and renewed confidence.

Disadvantages

There are some downsides to the surgery, including permanent scarring, which your surgeon will try to minimize. You must understand that your results could be affected by your lifestyle, the aging process, and any weight gain. It can take up to three months for the results to be fully apparent, and it may take a full year for scars to become less visible. As with any surgery, there are also risks— most commonly wound infection, seroma formation, wound breakdown, and scar-related issues. If you suffer from other medical conditions, then you are more likely to experience complications from the procedure.

Types of Procedures

There are many different types of body contouring procedures, including facelifts, breast lifts, tummy tucks, lower body lifts, medial thigh lifts, and arm lengths. Make an appointment with your doctor today to find out which procedures are best for your situation.

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