Procedures > Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

 

After major weight loss, individuals may experience skin that is loose or sagging and body contours may be irregular.  Dieting and exercise cannot correct this condition.  Under these circumstances, body contouring is the only path towards achieving the fit and healthy body image that you desire.

For individuals who have undergone dramatic weight loss that has resulted in excess sagging skin, surgical body contouring may be right for you. In general, body contouring following major weight loss reduces excess fat and skin that has developed in various areas of the body. The result of body contouring surgery is a smoother, more appealing body contour. Body contouring after major weight loss can further improve an individual’s body image and self-confidence.

For individuals who have undergone dramatic weight loss that has resulted in excess sagging skin, surgical body contouring may be right for you. In general, body contouring following major weight loss reduces excess fat and skin that has developed in various areas of the body. The result of body contouring surgery is a smoother, more appealing body contour. Body contouring after major weight loss can further improve an individual’s body image and self-confidence.

 

What is Body Contouring Following Major Weight Loss?

 

Body contouring following major weight loss is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.  By removing excess sagging fat and skin, body contouring results in a smoother body contour.

Body contouring following major weight loss may be the only way to get the body’s contour smooth.  When the skin is stretched too far by excessive weight gain, the elasticity can become lost even after major weight loss.  Body contouring can give the skin a tighter appearance.  Body contouring results in a more normal appearance to the body, with smoother contours.

Before making the decision to undergo body contouring following major weight loss, it is essential to understand that weight loss must have stabilized.  Drastic fluctuations in weight after body contouring surgery can jeopardize the results.

To find out more about body contouring following major weight loss, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Peter L. Schwartz at his Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility.

At his Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery office, Dr. Schwartz will discuss body contouring, explain the procedure and develop a personalized plan to suit your specific needs.  Body contouring following major weight loss will be individualized to the specific regions to be treated.  Specific regions in which body contouring may be recommended include face, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs and upper arms.

Sometimes it is recommended to have other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures done in conjunction with body contouring such as facelift, breast lift, tummy tuck, lower body lift, medial thigh lift and brachioplasty.

 

Body Contouring Results

 

The results of a body contouring following major weight loss are visible almost immediately.  However, it may take up to 2 years for the final results.  As long as patients maintain a stable weight the results of body contouring will be long lasting.