Unfortunately for some, after loosing a large amount of weight they may be left with excess skin and loss of skin elasticity. Problem areas may include the breasts, abdomen, bottom, thighs and arms.
In some cases, loose skin causes just as many problems as the kilos that were initially lost. Patients may feel uncomfortable in summer clothing, despite their recent weight loss. For many, the stigma of excess skin and fat makes them still feel obese.
Continued exercise, improved diet and tailored routines can help to tighten some of the excess skin however patients may find that body contouring surgery is required to reach their final goal.
What is Body Contouring Surgery?
Body Contouring is a cosmetic procedure using either one or multiple techniques to improve the body’s contour and overall appearance.
Using the latest cosmetic surgery techniques, body contouring can create a more appealing body shape. This is a procedure ideal for people who are in good shape but suffer from loose skin.
When it comes to weight loss surgery, your surgeon should give you specific answers to whatever you are unsure about. So be sure to write down any questions you may have prior to your consultation.
Check out some of the frequently asked Body Contouring Questions below:
What results can I expect from body contouring?
By removing excess fat or loose skin, body contouring can improve the proportions of the body’s shape. The body might not be able to physically return to the shape it once was prior to weight gain due to a variety of factors. This is why body contouring may sometimes be the only solution.
How is body contouring performed?
Body contouring can include one or a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures where excess tissues are removed using incisions (cuts) along lines that are as inconspicuous as possible. It will result in a vast improvement in contour but will leave scars in areas which will often be hidden from view. It all depends on your body and personal goals. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your personal procedure with you and the results you desire.
When can I resume my normal activities after body contouring?
Before your surgery gets under way, a post-operative care plan should be discussed for recovery after the procedure. Everyone’s recovery period post surgery differs. Returning to activities such as work will be advised by your plastic surgeon.
Will body contouring leave scars?
When it comes to surgical procedures, scars are inevitable. However in the case of body contouring, your plastic surgeon will ensure any scars are modest and where possible hidden. Scars will fade with time if cared for correctly.
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Dr Mark Hanikeri is located in McCourt Street Subiaco. Dr Hanikeri is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 15 years experience.