Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
When you have lost a significant amount of weight – either through diet and exercise or through bariatric surgery – body contouring is a method of restoring a smoother, more pleasing shape to your body. Body contouring/body reshaping involves removing and tightening excess skin and tissue to restore self-confidence and help clothing to fit properly.
These surgeries require particular expertise. Our surgeons have performed numerous body contouring procedures with excellent results.
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What can body contouring after massive weight loss improve?
• Excess, loose, sagging skin
• Unsightly pockets of fat
• Wrinkly, crepey skin
Areas of the body that are most often corrected with body contouring procedures include the face, neck, arms, chest, breasts, abdomen, back, thighs, and buttocks.
Are there visible scars after body contouring?
It is difficult to avoid scars after body contouring surgeries. We do our best to place incisions in discreet areas, and scars do fade a bit over time.
What happens during body contouring?
No two body contouring surgical plans are the same, so we will develop a plan with both your medical needs and your aesthetic desires in mind. Depending on the amount of tissue that you need removed and tightened, you may require multiple surgeries to be performed over a period of months.
The procedures that might be involved in body contouring include:
Liposuction to suction excess fat that was not alleviated during the weight loss.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) to remove excess skin and fat in the abdomen.
Facelift to tighten the skin of the face if sagging or wrinkles resulted from the weight loss.
Dermal Fillers to restore lost volume in the face if the weight loss has caused minor lines and wrinkles or a gaunt appearance in the face. This is a non-surgical procedure that might be an alternative to a facelift in some cases.
Breast Augmentation to insert breast implants if the breasts have become deflated by the weight loss.
Breast Lift to lift the breasts if they are sagging after the loss of weight.
Breast Reduction to make the breasts smaller if they are uncomfortably large or too large for the body after the loss of weight.
Male Breast Reduction for men with gynecomastia (male breasts) to restore a masculine-looking chest.
Please visit the individual pages for these procedures for more detailed information.
What can you expect after body contouring?
Since your surgical plan is highly personalized, your recovery will depend on the number of procedures you experience. When you decide to undergo body contouring, we will provide you with extensive details about what you can expect before, during, and after each surgery. Our goal is your comfort – both physical and emotional.
Are the results of body contouring long lasting?
Tissue is removed during many body contouring procedures, so the results are long lasting. Aging, weight gain, or further weight loss can affect the appearance of the body in the future, however.
Is body contouring right for you?
If you have significant excess skin after substantial weight loss and are in general good health, body contouring surgeries may be the answer to finally achieving the slim body you have wanted.
Contact us today for your consultation regarding body contouring after massive weight loss.