If you have recently lost a significant amount of body weight, you may be faced with excess skin that sags or droops. Losing weight is a tremendous achievement, and a great way to start a healthier lifestyle. But if you’re still carrying around extra skin, you may be wondering how to deal with it. Body contouring could be the answer.
At Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery – located in Moonee Ponds and Werribee – we offer body contouring treatments to help get rid of excess skin that remains after significant weight loss. Doctor Stephen Salerno can perform this procedure to help give your body more visible contours. Contact Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation to find out if body contouring is right for you.
Understanding Body Contouring
According to the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery, body contouring is a procedure that is recommended after excessive weight loss. The procedure involves removing any excess fat that remains in trouble spots, sagging skin that simply will not be tightened by exercise, and shaping of the tissue beneath the skin that acts as an underlying support system. If you find yourself struggling with skin and tissue that does not have enough elasticity to conform to your new body shape, plastic surgery could help.
What is Involved in a Body Contouring Procedure?
After you have lost a great deal of weight, you will be able to see the areas in your body that need attention. The abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and back often have accumulations of fat or excess skin that sags. Depending on your situation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your areas of most concern. You may need a face lift, a tummy tuck, a breast lift, or lifts that involve the arms and legs. Your doctor may recommend a combination of procedures or only target the area that is of most concern to you. In the end, it will be your choice.
Who is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring after Excessive Weight Loss?
Candidates for body contouring have reached their goal weight and do not plan on losing any more. It is also best if you are a non-smoker and do not have medical conditions that could cause complications. You should be committed to maintaining your health and fitness goals. Otherwise, any results from surgery can be reversed if you gain weight again.
Contact Your Plastic Surgeon Today
Now is the time for you to act. You have already put in so much effort to looking and feeling your best. Set up a consultation with Dr. Salerno to discuss how body contouring can finally get you the results that you want. Discuss all of the steps of your procedure, the recovery process, and any risks that are involved. Body contouring could be the solution you need.