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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss - What To Expect?

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Dr.Pavan Murdeshwar 95% (3407ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore  •  18years experience
Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss - What To Expect?

Having a fit and balanced body is everyone's dream. Isn't it? But does that only mean losing weight? Well, no! Weight loss appears great in the beginning, but it can leave sagging, irregular and loose skin afterwards. If you too are struggling with a loose saggy body after a massive weight loss procedure, such as Bariatric surgery, then a Body Contouring Surgery will help you shed the resulting sagging skin.

What is Body Contouring Surgery?

A Body Contouring Surgery is usually carried out 12-18 months after a massive weight loss happens. This will get rid of the loose and extra skin on your body to give it a perfect shape. It is a type of plastic surgery, and different body areas are targeted during this process.

Areas Targeted in Body Contouring Surgery

  • Facial Lift corrects sagging skin from your face as well as neck

  • Arm Lift gets rid of the sagging upper arm skin

  • Breast Lift takes care of flattened and sagging skin around breasts

  • Sagging on all sides of thighs are fixed by Thigh Lift

  • Lower Body Lift includes removal of sagging from abdomen, buttocks, groin, and outer thigh

The Process Of Body Contouring

When you approach a plastic surgeon for Body Contouring, the first step is Evaluation. Your body is examined to decide what kind of Body Contouring you may require. Moreover, usual body conditions along with your medical history is checked to see if you are fit for the surgery or not.

After that, comes the Preparation part, where you will get instructions based on the type of contouring you will go through and your body condition. You will also be explained about the risks involved in this procedure. After that, a surgery date will be provided.

Like any other surgery, Body Contouring is not painless, therefore, you will be on Anesthesia throughout the surgery. Depending on the type of surgery and the amount of sagging skin, different incisions are made to remove the extra skin. Incisions will leave scars, but are most of the times made where it would be easy to hide. When the procedure is complete, the contoured area will be wrapped by bandages and you will be on a bed rest till the operated areas heal. This may take a week or two, or maybe even more, depending on your body conditions.

Benefits of Body Contouring:

  1. Single Session: The process of Body Contouring can be carried out in a single session for all of the body parts with sagging skin. This saves time and money, as well as saves you from the hassle you have to go through. Although, if the extent of sagging skin is too much, two sessions may be required, but that’s not the case most of the times.

  2. Improved Comfort: With all the extra skin lost, you will feel extremely comfortable with the lean and firm skin on your body.

  3. Safe Technique: Unlike most of the other body shaping techniques, Body Contouring is one of the safest to try. The process now has been in the roleplay for a very long time and has been delivering the needed consistent results every time.

  4. Long Lasting Results: The results generated by Body Contouring last for long. You can consider the results of the process as permanent and less invasive. They can also target the stubborn areas of body and can deliver the needed and desired dramatic results for the body.

So, if you had a massive weight loss, Body Contouring is the next logical step. It is the perfect way to get rid of sagging skin that occurs after massive weight loss procedures. It might leave some scar, but the overall result will leave you beautiful and confident.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a Plastic Surgeon in Bangalore & get answers to your questions!

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