If you have lost a significant amount of weight and you still are not happy with the way your body looks, you are not alone. Following dramatic weight loss, your skin and other tissues may not conform to your new body. When you were overweight, the skin was stretched. After losing a lot of weight, there is no longer enough underlying fat tissue to support the skin which has poor elasticity. This results in sagging that can be nearly as embarrassing as being overweight. Unfortunately, no amount of diet and exercise can eliminate excess skin. There are, however, options. Body contouring procedures following dramatic weight loss are the best way to shape and tone your body.
Post Dramatic Weight Loss Body Contouring
After losing a substantial amount of weight, the skin may lack the elasticity and tone to conform to your new slimmer profile. The skin on the upper arms may sag and take on a bat wing appearance, the breasts sometimes lose their fullness and begin to sag and the skin in the abdominal region may overhang around the front, sides and lower back regions. The buttocks, thighs and groin can also be plagued by hanging skin. Body contouring procedures are designed to remove excess skin and fatty tissue while toning the underlying muscle depending on the area to provide greater support.
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How is Post Dramatic Weight Loss Body Contouring Performed?
Post Dramatic weight loss body contouring can consist of numerous surgical procedures. As a result, the exact technique for surgery will vary. IV anesthesia is used in order to perform the procedures. Your surgeon will make incisions as small as possible in the areas that require treatment. When possible, the incisions are hidden in natural creases and other areas where scarring will be minimal. The excess skin and fat are carefully removed, and the muscles in some areas are tightened. The skin is carefully repositioned to create as smooth a profile as possible, and then the incisions are closed. The procedure can take several hours depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
Am I a Candidate for Post Dramatic Weight Loss Body Contouring?
If you are in overall good health and have lost a significant amount of weight, you may be a good candidate for body contouring. You need to be free from serious health problems and disorders that could cause excessive bleeding or delayed healing. Be sure to discuss any medications you are taking with your surgeon during your initial consultation as these could affect whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Recovery from Post Dramatic Weight Loss Body Contouring
Following body contouring, the areas treated will be bandaged. You may need to wear compression garments, and there may be drainage tubes in place to drain excess serous fluids and blood. You may need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least six weeks, and you may need to take time off of work. During recovery, you are likely to experience mild discomfort, bruising and swelling. Your doctor will provide you with post-surgery medications to ease discomfort and prevent infection.