After pregnancy or significant weight loss – both of which can wreak havoc on your body – sometimes you need a little bit of help dealing with loose skin. Unlike liposuction or a tummy tuck, body contouring is often used alongside other procedures to make sure that the major change that your body undergoes doesn’t become a problem.
The most popular type of this procedure focuses on the bottom half of the body, although contouring may be performed to remove excess skin all over the body.
Is Your Body Still Changing?
Body contouring is a procedure that isn’t appropriate for all weight loss candidates. The first issue to consider is whether or not the weight and shape of the patient will continue to change.
Contouring work should only be performed on those who have reached their weight loss goals and don’t expect to have any further changes in body shape.
If the patient gains weight after undergoing a contouring procedure, they will exacerbate the effects of sagging skin while causing scars to widen and become more prominent. Losing more weight after a body contouring procedure also makes sagging skin worse.
It should be noted that body contouring is not a method of weight loss, but a way of erasing the visible stretching and stress that your previous weight put on your body. When considering the need for body contouring, you should work with your doctor as you lose weight to determine how appropriate you are for the procedure.
Some people have skin that’s more elastic than others, allowing them to avoid the effects of large weight loss on their skin.
Ready to Take Action
After considerable weight loss or you’ve finished pregnancy, when you’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for body contouring, the first step should be to find the best practitioner for the procedure.
Dr. Franklin DiSpaltro, former president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, said that “It’s still the technician behind the wand that gets the result and if you look at the advertising you would think we discovered the magic wand.” In some cases, Dr. DiSpaltro questions whether good results are due to the technology or the practitioner.
This procedure does require a recovery process, which is made faster by quitting smoking before you undergo body contouring. The more time that passes after your weight loss, the better the odds that you won’t have to deal with complications. The doctors and surgeons at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery cover all the angles when it comes to preparing patients for success while performing procedures safely.
Are You Thinking About Body Contouring?
If this sounds like a procedure you would be interested in, you should consult a plastic surgeon to determine if you’re a good candidate, and you can get any questions you have about the procedure answered.
If you are a resident of Barrie, you’re in luck: with over 20 years experience in the field, Dr. Kenneth Dickie has helped countless people. Contact us today at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Dickie, and love the way you look!
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