After losing a lot of weight, you may experience new benefits from your body; clothes may fit better, you may feel more confident, and you may notice more lift in your step. But, sometimes, massive weight loss can also create problematic areas. Many men and women in the Tucson area may notice new wrinkles, displaced areas of fat, or sagging skin. For these men and women, body contouring might provide a solution.
Massive weight loss surgery, or body contouring procedures, are plastic surgery operations that restore a more normal body shape after extreme weight loss from exercise and dieting or bariatric surgery such as a gastric bypass. Giving shape to the body, trimming extra skin, and creating more balanced proportions are the major goals of these procedures. In the Nogales and Vail areas, Body Contouring can include the following procedures:
If you are considering a body contouring procedure, it is important to follow some guidelines. Although almost all adults are eligible for body contouring procedures, they need to be physically prepared for surgery. Patients should be at a stable weight for the few months preceding a contouring procedure. They should also be determined to maintain that stable weight, as additional gain may obscure results. Finally, if you smoke, quitting before your surgery can remove certain risks.
Before their procedure, it is important that patients designate a caregiver or helper to assist during recovery time. Caregivers should be able to drive patients home from the outpatient surgery center and provide assistance the first day after surgery. After your procedure, Dr. Eades will give you certain instructions. These will help your body’s natural healing process and may include taking prescription medications, cleaning and caring for incisions, appropriate activity levels, and when to schedule follow up appointments. As body contouring procedures depend greatly on the individual, recovery time will vary. You may see full results by one month, depending on the methods used in your procedure. Once the healing process is complete, you can experience and enjoy your post-weight loss body even more.
Once you have decided on body contouring, you can begin the process of preparing for surgery. Through a consultation, scheduled at Dr. Eades’ Tucson office, you can understand more about what procedure, or combination of procedures are right for you.