After extreme weight loss, it can be hard to enjoy the new physique you worked hard for when extra skin and fat cloud the results. A range of body contouring procedures can address the areas of the body that have begun to sag and create a misshapen contour.
Procedures including a tummy tuck, body lift, and arm lift are common body contouring procedures following massive weight loss. The goal of these procedures is to restore attractive proportions to the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, back, thighs, and buttocks and address tissue laxity that is present after your weight loss transfer.
During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will listen carefully to your concerns and address what your individual goals are.
After massive weight loss or post pregnancy, patients are left with stubborn fat deposits and excess skin that hinder their physique. A panniculectomy and a lower body lift are most commonly performed after dramatic weight loss. A panniculectomy removes the hanging apron of skin from the lower abdomen, and a lower body lift reshapes the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Excess skin and fat are common after significant weight loss and can create folds that cause mobility issues and physical discomfort. This unflattering appearance can lead to discomfort from rashes and chafing, and can discourage people from wearing certain styles of clothing. Removing excess tissue can restore the ability to move without discomfort.
The procedures patients choose for body contouring will vary depending on their personal goals. But with any procedures chosen, you should expect to see firmer, more defined physical features that will compliment your new figure.
Working diligently to lose an extreme amount of weight can often leave you with stubborn fat deposits and excess skin that will not disappear. During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Hadeed will make small incisions and carefully remove excess fat cells from your body. Common sites for obtaining fat include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and posterior arms.
After extreme weight loss, unwanted fat deposits can make a permanent landing in the arm region that can create an unflattering flabby or bat-wing appearance. An arm lift or brachioplasty reduces the circumference of the upper arm by removing the excess tissue, resulting in a firmer, more defined appearance.
The body lift is a common body contouring procedure that helps restore a firmer physique by removing excess tissue and fatty deposits. As the name of the procedure implies, loose skin is strategically lifted on areas like the back, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen to enhance body contours.
A flat and well-toned abdomen can be achieved with active exercise overtime, but even then, you can still be dissatisfied with the outcome. Tummy tuck surgery can improve the appearance of your abdomen by lifting the abdominal skin and excising excess skin in the upper abdomen.
Your recovery timeline after body contouring will vary depending on the procedures performed. After Dr. Hadeed tightens your skin and is satisfied with the result, he will close the incisions with sutures and then apply sterile dressings. Surgical drains may be placed under the skin for several weeks to drain any excess fluids that accumulate after surgery. You may also be required to wear a compression garment for up to six weeks after surgery, which will help to control swelling as well as maintain your new body shape as you heal.
You can expect scarring after body contouring procedures in the places where excess fat and skin were removed. The scarring will fade over time and can be easily concealed with clothing. To achieve the best possible results, Dr. Hadeed will make incisions in the natural folds of your skin to try and minimize scarring.
The cost of body contouring will depend on the number of procedures performed.
Other cost factors include anesthesia fees, hospital or surgical facility fees, and prescription fees.
Most results are noticeable one week after the procedure, but your body will continue to heal and improve over the entire year following the surgery. You can expect to see a more toned and well-defined physique once the swelling completely subsides.
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Depending on the procedures chosen, the cost of your body contouring procedure will vary. Typically, body contouring procedures can be extensive, which will increase the cost.
The more procedures performed, the more expensive your procedure will be.
The results from your body contouring procedures should be permanent but will not stop the common signs of aging or natural weight gain. If you maintain a stable weight after surgery and exercise regularly, the results should be long lasting.
Not everyone is a good candidate for body contouring procedures after massive weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural aging process.
You may be the right candidate for body contouring procedures if you:
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Before and After Photos - individual results may vary – Some images may be models