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What Is Body Contouring?

Posted October 30, 2020 in Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

Fit woman in blackOver time, as you age, your body will change. These are natural events in which the body’s skin loses elasticity and it is less likely to spring back into shape with changes in your body’s weight. Body contouring surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals after you’ve worked hard to lose weight. If you are left with saggy folds of skin, body contouring can help you achieve a more satisfactory result that better reveals the weight loss.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a surgery or group of surgeries in which your physician removes loose skin and excess body fat from your belly, arms, thighs, hips, back, and neck. While it is often done for aesthetic reasons, that loose skin can cause serious health issues if it becomes macerated (wet and infected), so it is extremely important to consider this surgery if your weight loss resulted in a lot of sagging, loose skin. When you have your initial consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon, they will talk to you about your areas of concern and develop a plan for your surgery.

Body contouring can address issues with:

  • Droopy jowls
  • Upper arm flab
  • Breasts, which often appear deflated after significant weight loss
  • Abdominal area, to remove the apron-like overhang
  • Inner thighs and buttocks

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

The most important consideration when thinking about scheduling your body contouring is whether or not you’ve reached a stable weight. If you are still planning to lose more weight, you should stop. This surgery is best performed when you’ve reached a stable weight. You should also be in good health and be a non-smoker for the best results.

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more body about contouring after massive weight loss, our experienced surgeons and staff can answer your questions. If you are interested in discussing body contouring with Specialists in Plastic Surgery, call 919-785-0505 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Cary, Raleigh, and nearby areas of North Carolina.