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How Major Weight Loss Affects the Appearance of Your Body
Men and women who have undergone a dramatic weight loss through either diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, are often left with excess, sagging skin from their bigger frames. After the hard work of getting the weight off and getting physically healthy, it can be very devastating to then not feel like you can show off and enjoy your new figure due to the excess skin. Arms, breasts, mid-section, buttocks, and thighs are the most commonly affected by excess skin.
Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
Body contouring surgery after major weight loss can remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining to reveal all the success of your hard work. Ideal candidates should be in good physical and mental health, at and maintaining a study, normal weight, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the procedure and itís potential outcome.
The Body Contouring Consultation Process
The first step in your body contouring journey is the consultation. During your consultation with your board-certified Plastic Surgeon, you will be asked a number of questions about your medical history, medication, supplement, and drug use. You will be asked about your goals, expectations, and concerns for the procedure. Your health will be evaluated and your Plastic Surgeon will walk you through the procedure and its risks. This is the time to ask as many questions as you can think of in order to make an informed decision. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks that need to be carefully considered.
The Body Contouring Procedure
The body contouring procedure itself has a number of variables, as it is catered to meet each inpidual patientís needs. A body contouring procedure may include any number of the following procedures: Breast Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift, Lower Body Lift of the abdomen, buttocks, and groin area. No matter the areas you opt to get treated, youíll first be put under anesthesia. The incisions will be made- in varying lengths depending on the procedures you are opting for and the amount of work necessary. Your Plastic Surgeon will be mindful to make the incision as inconspicuous as possible so that any scars may be easily hidden by clothing.
Recovering from Body Contouring Surgery
Results will be visible to some extent immediately, though they will be further revealed as you continue to heal and the swelling goes down. Your Plastic Surgeon will give you specific instructions and activity restrictions to follow as you heal. It is important to head the word of your doctor to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. If you experience any chest pain or shortness of breath, seek medical attention immediately. If you continue a healthy diet and lifestyle, you should be able to maintain and enjoy your results for a long time to come.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have undergone major weight loss, click here to contact Dr. Walter Gracia and set up your personal consultation for your body contouring procedure in Fort Worth.