Body contouring after significant weight loss helps give your body a firmer overall appearance. This treatment improves the shape of your body and the tone of the underlying tissue that had previously been used to support excessive fat deposits.
In many ways, Newport Beach body contouring may be viewed as the final phase in your weight loss efforts, ensuring that your body looks its best after experiencing major body weight changes.
Can You Benefit from Body Contouring?
Good candidates for body contouring are healthy individuals who have recently undergone major weight loss. Candidates have a strong desire to remove any excess and sagging skin or fat deposits. The real key to ensuring that body contouring after weight loss is effective and long lasting is to remain fully committed to maintaining your new weight. A healthy lifestyle and stable body weight are critical to maintaining an appropriate body image following body contouring procedures.
Candidates for body contouring after weight loss are:
- Adults whose weight loss has stabilized
- Individuals without medical conditions that may otherwise impair postoperative healing
- Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle after receiving operations
Given the unique demands of body contouring procedures, contraindications that may make a person a poor candidate for this treatment are usually lifestyle related. If you are unsure how successful you’ll be at maintaining your new body weight and a healthy, active lifestyle, you should think seriously before committing to body contouring treatment.
How Body Contouring After Weight Loss Works
After major weight loss, body and skin tissue often lack elasticity, and excess skin may feel loose and saggy. Body contouring removes this excess tissue, allowing your skin to better conform to your new body size and shape. In the end, this gives your body a firmer shape more suited to your fitter, healthier body.
Because body contouring after weight loss involves a series of surgical incisions, all procedures will be performed with the aid of general anesthesia. The procedures vary and often combine a series of procedures that target loose skin on the abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs, breasts, and arms. In each case, Dr. Garrett A. Wirth will make strategic incisions, remove redundant skin, tissue, and fat deposits, reshape sagging and loose tissue and smooth the skin over the newly reshaped body. Finally, all incisions and alterations will be sutured.
After the Procedure
After body contouring procedures, you will experience soreness and swelling at incision and operation sites. Dr. Wirth will properly dress and bandage all incisions, and you may also be given some sort of compression garment to help reduce swelling. The final outcome of your body contouring will become apparent as swelling subsides, and your skin returns to its normal color and tone.
It is critical that you maintain a consistent body weight after receiving body contouring procedures. If you continue losing significant amounts of weight after surgery, pockets of sagging skin will redevelop. On the other hand, if you gain weight after surgery, you will stress your already weakened and thinned skin, potentially leading to stretch marks and scars.
Call Our Orange County Plastic Surgeon Today!
To learn more about body contouring after weight loss in Newport Beach, contact Dr. Garrett A. Wirth at (949) 238-6713.