Body Contouring – Getting You Rid of Excess Loose Skin
Do you want to remove excess skin resulting from rigorous weight loss regime or bariatric surgery? If yes, then body contouring can be of much help. The treatment restores your body contours to tighten your body parts and improve your aesthetic appearance.
PREREQUISITES TO BODY CONTOURING SURGERY
PREPARATION FOR BODY CONTOURING
On the day for Body contouring, the surgeon will click your before and after surgery photos for record. Be frank and clear all your treatment related confusions with the surgeon.
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THE BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURE
The surgeon carries out the body contouring surgery at an outpatient in an accredited hospital or in a day care facility. To start with, he will give general or local anesthesia (spinal or epidural), depending on the requirement.
Body Lift Procedures
There are various procedures which may be suggested to you based on your needs.
Lower Body Lift
This procedure reduces sagging skin around the hip buttock and requires the surgeon to make a cut at the hips for lower body lift. The removal of additional tissues, skin and fat from the flabby areas of hips, thighs, abdomen follows.
This specific treatment removes unwanted fat and skin from the abdominal area. The surgeon creates an incision at the lower abdomen region along the bikini line to perform this treatment.
This procedure deals with lifting the sagging breasts and relocating the nipples to a higher position. This is also called Mastopexy.
In this treatment, the surgeon will create an incision in the inner thighs to eliminate additional fat and skin in that area.
The surgeon will make an incision along the top of the buttock or on the sides to cut fat and skin from the buttocks.
This method aims at correcting the sagging skin on the upper arms. The surgeon creates an incision close to the armpits and on the inner side of the arms.
The surgeon eliminates the loose skin and wrinkles from chin, cheeks and other facial areas through this body contouring surgery.
RECOVERY AND POST-SURGERY CARE
You will remain under observation after the surgery completes. The surgeon may place tubes in the treated area and cover them with bandages. In case of discomfort, bleeding or swelling, prompt medical intervention is important.
The surgeon will keep you on antibiotics for a few days and painkillers for an initial few weeks to help subside the effect of bruising, swelling and discomfort.
The effect of body contouring will start reflecting within 2 to 3 months. To retain the surgery results for long, make sure to maintain a healthy diet and do regular workouts. Be fit and avoid a fluctuating body weight.
Sometimes you may need additional touch-up surgery if you lose more weight or some skin fold or fat area develops. Your surgeon will tell you to wait long enough before recommending these. Sometimes due to good results in treated areas you may wish to have more procedures for other areas, these too should be done after adequate recovery from the first one as per your surgeon’s advice.
THE INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED BY COSMETICSURGERY.IN AND HAVE NO INTENTION TO REPLACE THE MEDICAL ADVICE OF YOUR DOCTOR. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR DIRECTLY FOR ADVICE ABOUT A SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION. THIS DOCUMENT WAS LAST REVIEWED BYDR. Sumit Malhotra, PLASTIC SURGEON ON: 12-JUN-2020
Surgery Before & After Photos