Pregnancy, losing a considerable amount of weight or simple aging can leave sagging skin and stubborn fat deposits on your midsection. Unfortunately, this problem may not respond to aggressive diet and exercise programs. You may also experience skin irritation and other physical discomfort as a result of this condition. Now, there is a treatment available that may remove both the unwanted excess skin and the extra fat in a single surgery.
How is the Body Contouring Procedure Performed?
First, you may drift off to sleep under general anesthesia in order to be unaware throughout the body contouring surgery. Ask the surgeon concerning the type of anesthesia to be used. Once you’re unconscious, the surgeon may make incisions to remove fat. The skin may be pulled tight and trimmed down so your skin will fit you nicely again. The incisions may be closed and bandaged. Speak with the surgeon concerning how he may tailor your surgery, including the length of incisions and the length of procedure time.
How Long Does Healing Take?
If you are generally fit and have no problems healing, you may be back to your normal routines within a few weeks. You may need help at first with bathing and dressing yourself, as the sensation that your skin is ‘pulling’ can be concerning. Healing is generally described as discomfort, with any pain being handled with appropriate medications.
What Are the Risks?
All surgical procedures come with the possibility of complications, including side effects of anesthesia. Rarely, patients do not heal well or experience scarring. If you have a tendency to develop keloid scars, advise your surgeon of this beforehand.
Schedule a Consultation
Body contouring is a surgery that may get you the results you’re looking for. If you’d like to discuss body contouring with our surgeon, contact Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery today to book a confidential consultation. We will be happy to explore the options with you and devise a plan for addressing your body issues.