Sustainable weight loss starts with a healthy diet and regular physical exercise. But once the weight disappears, many people are disappointed that their bodies don’t look like they imagined.
The truth is that weight loss, pregnancy, and even the natural aging process can leave you with loose, sagging skin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise alone. And that extra skin can make you wonder, “Was all my hard work wasted?”
If you ask that question, it’s time to learn more about body contouring. Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, is a plastic surgeon specializing in body procedures to tighten skin, lift sags, and give you a body you can feel proud of.
Here’s what to expect at a body contouring consultation with Dr. Gracia and our team in Fort Worth, Texas.
Review your medical records
Body contouring is a safe and popular aesthetic treatment, but it is a surgical procedure with some risks. We start by reviewing your medical records to determine if you’re a good candidate.
Dr. Gracia asks questions about your lifestyle, medical history, any existing health conditions, and any medications or supplements you’re currently taking. Ideal candidates for body contouring are generally in good health and are at stable, healthy weights.
Discuss your goals
Plastic surgery is highly individualized, and your procedure is completely customized for you. To make the best recommendation, we spend time getting to know you and your goals.
Dr. Gracia and our team ask questions about your body concerns, aesthetic goals, and expectations of plastic surgery. It’s important to have realistic expectations, and we can help you understand what body contouring could do for you. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have at this time!
Complete a physical exam
The next part of your consultation is a physical exam. We may measure your height, weight, and vital signs. We examine your body, paying special attention to areas you’re concerned about. Some of the most common spots affected by sagging skin are the following:
Body contouring procedures can address multiple areas of concern at once, and we will talk with you about your options.
Develop a treatment plan
After your exam, we work with you to develop a realistic treatment plan. Depending on your goals, we may recommend the following:
You can choose which procedures you want to undergo. Then, we discuss scheduling and any preparation you’ll need to do before surgery.
If you’ve hit your goal weight, but are disappointed by the way extra skin hangs on your frame, body contouring could be the solution you’ve been hoping for. Request your body contouring consultation online or call us at 817-336-9450.