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Body Contouring



BODYCONTOURING

Post-Bariatric Contouring

Post-bariatric contouring is a body contouring procedure designed to give your body a slimmer and fit look. The procedure can correct the problem of saggy skin, excess tissue or localized deposits of fat typical for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. Body contouring may help you achieve the body of your dreams.

Best Candidates For Post Bariatric Contouring Surgery

If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight due to rigorous diet or even through surgery, body contouring may be the right solution for you. The procedure will give you a more fit, tri look that you have always desired. However, the decision to undergo such a procedure is extremely personal, and you must be aware of all the advantages and disadvantages of the surgery prior to making the decision. You should understand the procedure and what the surgery can do for you.

Body contouring is a great solution for you if you haven’t been able to achieve your dream body simply through a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you are thinking of undergoing post-bariatric contouring, you should be of excellent health and preferably a non-smoker. Tobacco use can increase the risks of surgery and impair the healing process.

Procedure 

No two body contouring procedures are ever the same, as each surgery requires several different procedures to achieve the best results. Your body contouring treatment is tailored according to your unique needs and so each surgery is different. Body.contouring surgery usually involves a combination of these procedures:

  • Liposuction. This procedure involves suctioning of the excess fat from targeted areas of your body which cannot be eliminated through regular exercise and a balanced diet. During a liposuction procedure, fat is removed through small incisions with a cannula which gives you a slimmer, better-shaped body.
  • Breast Lift. A breast lift procedure can correct sagging breasts which are caused by aging, pregnancy, or excessive weight loss. The excess skin and tissue are removed and a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape is created. There are several different types of breast lift procedures.
  • Thigh Lift. This procedure is designed to reshape your thighs and make them smoother. The procedure helps you achieve a more defined, toned skin by reducing excess fat and skin.
  • Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck. This procedure removes the excess fat and skin from your stomach and gives you better-shaped contours of the stomach. The procedure also tightens the stretched and weakened abdominal muscles which cannot be tightened through regular exercise and a healthy diet. It gives you a more flat and contoured abdominal look which you desire.
  • Arm Lift. This procedure is designed to remove excess saggy tissues from your upper arm. An arm lift procedure can completely reshape your arm at the elbow to the underarm.
  • Buttock Lift. This procedure gives you a better shaped but which can be created from your very own excess fat removed from targeted areas of your body. There are a variety of buttock lift procedures designed to give you the desired results.

Recovery

After a body contouring procedure, you will need to take your time and allow your body to heal so make sure that you take some time off work. As each patient is different the length of the healing process will vary from one patient to another but it will mostly depend on the type of procedures performed. Each procedure has a different recovery period. The length of the recovery period will also depend on the number of procedures performed.

You can expect discomfort for the first few days after the surgery as well as bruising and swelling. Your doctor will prescribe you medication to relieve the pain if necessary and he will advise you on how to take care of yourself during recovery time. Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on what to do after the surgery and you should follow these instructions carefully in order to minimize any risk and complications associated with the procedures.

You should avoid any strenuous activity, heavy lifting, and exercise during your healing process. You should also avoid bending your body as this can impair the healing process. It is recommended that you start walking and moving around as soon as possible after the surgery so as to avoid the formation of blood clots.

The results of body contouring procedures are not permanent. However, leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your weight within a normal range can help make the results long-lasting. Committing to an active lifestyle with a balanced diet will significantly help in maintaining the results of the surgery. Changing your eating habits suddenly and drastic weight changes can cause stress to your skin and change its shape. You should maintain a consistent lifestyle in order to be able to enjoy your new body as long as possible.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery – Body Contouring Surgery