This is the procedure to tone, shape and reshape the body by addressing the loose, unsupported and sagging tissues that includes supporting fat, skin and underlying tissues. Contouring procedures are often target to correct or improve the appearance of hanging, unsupported tissues most commonly affected areas of the body. Some common examples are of upper arms including the armpit area, lower abdomen or upper abdomen with extreme hanging skin, flattened breasts or downward ptosis of breasts nipples, flattened buttocks with sagging skin. Body contouring restore a near normal appearance of the body in patients who lost significant weight and skin elasticity.
Did you know some important points that you must remember?
Body contouring surgery can achieve a slim, desirable appearance but additional weight loss after this sort of surgery may require an additional procedure so ideal patient for this kind of surgery is patient with stable weight. Once a final weight has reached and stabilized this procedure can be performed. Patient should inform and of subsequent weight gain as it may cause additional skin stretch marks and scarring.
Frequently Asked Questions
How would I know that I am the right candidate for a body contouring procedure?
A good candidate is one with loose hanging skin, healthy lifestyle and has achieved final stable weight. It’s generally advised not to smoke or drink and consult your doctor to ensure that final outcome is explained in detail and that patient has realistic expectations from the surgery.
What can I expect from a body contouring surgery?
When large body areas have laxity and loose skin these procedures are usually divided into multiple procedures. There is medical evaluation of the patient including, Lab and radiological investigations prior to plan a surgical procedure. These procedures are usually performed under general anesthesia when limited areas are targeted it can be performed under intravenous sedation.
Are there any special instructions post surgeries that I need to follow?
Body contouring results are very obvious immediately after the surgery but final results can take up to one year. There are bandages and in some cases drain underlying tissue to help fluid to come out of the body. There are special instructions given to the patient for home care, which include, eating, sleeping, medications, mobility and rest. Strong physical activity is instructed to avoid first few weeks after the surgery. Regular follow up with your surgeon is essential so that any unanticipated signs can be avoided and treat appropriately. A successful result depends on committed healthy lifestyle that includes balance diet and regular exercise plan.
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