Significant weight loss can positively impact your life, but it may leave behind excess skin. Our board-certified team of surgeons can apply their surgical artistry to improve your overall shape, giving you a natural body contour and boosting your confidence.
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What is Body Contouring after Weight Loss?
Losing a substantial amount of weight can positively impact your life and self-image. However, gaining weight and losing it can have a negative effect on tissue and skin elasticity, and your body may not return to the way it once looked. Fortunately, body contouring can offer a solution.
Body contouring removes excess fat and skin, reshaping the body and giving the skin a smoother appearance. Body contouring can be done to multiple parts of the body, depending on the needs of the patient. Some of these areas include:
Depending on the procedures needed to meet your goals, your body contouring may be done in one step or may need to be broken down into multiple procedures.
Our expert surgeons are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care to help you reach your aesthetic goals. You’ll enjoy enhanced beauty and natural results. You can trust us to help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside!
What are the Benefits?
At Polyclinic Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons strive to give you beautiful, natural results. After your body contouring, you can expect:
- A more contoured, proportional body
- Smoother, tighter skin
- Better fitting clothing and swimsuits
- A renewed sense of self-confidence
- Beautiful, natural results
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
Patients experiencing excessive skin laxity after weight loss are typically good candidates for body contouring. Candidates should meet weight loss goals prior to surgery for the best results. Ideal candidates are non-smokers and have no serious medical issues that could affect surgery or recovery. It is also important to have realistic expectations and to commit to a healthy diet and lifestyle after surgery to maintain results.
What Can I Expect from Recovery?
Recovery will depend on the procedures you opt for. You will likely experience swelling and tenderness. Pain medication will be prescribed to ease discomfort and you will be sent home with detailed care instructions to promote healing. Patients are often required to wear compression garments to avoid fluid retention, keep swelling at a minimum, and preserve the new body contour. Your surgeon will provide follow-up care during postoperative appointments, ensuring a full recovery and beautiful results.