For individuals finding themselves unprepared for the dramatic effects of rapid weight loss surgery (as a result of stomach stapling or gastric bypass), body contouring provides a solution. Following major weight loss, the skin is remain dramatically stretched, unable to return to it’s natural elasticity. Body contouring targets the shape of underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Body contouring is the process in which excess sagging fat and skin is removed from the body.
During this process, areas such as the underarms, breasts, abdominal area, and upper thighs undergo skin tightening. Incisions are made in unobtrusive areas to minimize post surgery scars. Oftentimes patients undergo what is called a body lift during which the skin around the entire body is tightened in “one stage”. This procedure includes: a tummy tuck, a breast lift or reduction, upper arm lift, middle thigh lift, and lower body lift. It is usually broken down in two or three procedures and results in smoother, tighter skin.
The benefits of body contouring include:
- Self esteem booster with better clothing fit and options
- Better hygiene with the elimination of rubbing, sagging skin
If you live in or around our area, schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons to discuss your desired results as well as different options available to you. During this time, we will review your medical history, as well as a conduct a physical examination to explain the various risks and limitations associated with undergoing body contouring based on your specific conditions.