Choosing procedures including body contouring after weight loss
Many patients choose to undergo some form of body contouring after weight loss, as loose skin can be a problem.
This invariably involves a surgical procedure, or combination of procedures, and is designed to remove and tighten skin.
Do you need body contouring after weight loss?
If you feel surgery to improve the contours and shape of your body, as well as how you skin looks after weight loss, a body contouring procedure may be suitable for you.
Unlike non surgical skin tightening treatments that have a limited success rate, surgical body contouring after weight loss can help to improve the aesthetic for the long term.
If you believe body reshaping and body contouring procedures may benefit you cosmetically or emotionally, and you are at the end of your weight loss journey, this may be a viable option.
What procedures are available?
Body contouring is a broad term used to describe surgical procedures designed to remove loose skin or fat. Which you need will be down to a consultation, but the good news is there’s several options.
Liposuction removes fat from areas that diet and exercise alone can’t help. It’s permanent and long established. Mr Ross now offers Body-jet, a water-assisted version of liposuction that’s less invasive but very effective.
Can procedures be combined?
A patient may wish to take fat from one area and replace it in another to provide volume and contour. Commonly this can include fat transfer between the buttocks and hips.
Equally, fat transfer can be combined with tummy tucks and body rejuvenation procedures.
What areas does body contouring include?
It’s more common for the abdomen (tummy), breasts and buttocks to be requested for treatment, but the upper arms, thighs and hips can also be helped with body contouring after weight loss.
Will I be left with scarring?
As with all cosmetic surgery there are some risks and things to consider, and scarring may be a factor. However, most patients agree this is a fair trade to be rid of excess fat and skin that may be causing emotional distress.
Is body contouring surgery after weight loss it painful?
All surgery comes with a recovery period, and post operatively you may be in some discomfort. This is normal and will pass.
Your surgeon will talk you through all elements of surgery before you undergo treatment in a consultation.
Getting more information
If you’d like more information about body reshaping procedures or undergoing fat transfer, mummy makeovers, tummy tucks, breast uplift surgery and so on please contact a member of the team.
We will be glad to assist you further, and don’t forget the contact pages have the details you need.