Body-Contouring After Weight Loss
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There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Body-Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, that our practice performs. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving more information on this particular procedure.
How Does Body-Contouring After Weight Loss Work?
Body-contouring involves shaping the body to look more sculpted, toned, and shapely. This will help patients look more in shape and is especially helpful after massive weight loss. Excess skin and fat are removed while the remaining skin is stretched over the muscles in order to adhere to the body’s new shape.
A number of body-contouring procedures are available, including the upper arm lift, the tummy tuck, the breast lift, and liposuction. The specific procedures used will depend on how much weight is lost and which parts of the body need to be sculpted. The result is a fitter, healthier appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Body-Contouring After Weight Loss
Patients who just lost a tremendous amount of weight and now have hanging excess skin and fat are perfect candidates for body-contouring. Patients must be in good health and have realistic expectations.
Candidates who are still planning to lose even more weight after already dropping a lot of pounds are advised to wait before applying for this procedure. Patients who are heavy smokers or drinkers are also less ideal for body-contouring.
Following a body-contouring procedure, patients will experience soreness and mild discomfort in the affected areas. Rest is advised during the recovery period, which may last several weeks. Patients must wear post-surgical elastic garments while healing, and they will also be prescribed medication for the pain and to fight infections.
The Cost of Body-Contouring After Weight Loss
The cost of cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance, since it is elective. Cosmetic surgery procedures like body-contouring reshape the body to improve the patient’s appearance.
The price of body-contouring after weight loss varies depending on the exact procedures performed. The anesthesia fee can also affect the overall cost, as can the total surgical time required.