After a dramatic weight loss achieved by either exercise and proper nutrition, by medical treatments, or as the result of bariatric surgery many people are left with loose, sagging skin they are unhappy with. For some, after they have reached their goal weight, they find that they still don’t have the healthy body image or shape that they desire. For those people, body contouring surgery after weight loss, can be the answer. It can produce dramatic improvements for those whose weight loss has resulted in excess sagging skin of the face, arms, abdomen, back or legs. In general these surgical procedures can help to reduce remaining excess fat and skin that has developed in multiple areas of the body. These body contouring procedures can be the rewarding and final phases to having a healthier, more proportionate body that provides self-confidence and enhances your body image.
Every Body Contouring procedure is unique. These makeovers are designed to repair and rejuvenate the physical effects that excess weight gain and now loss, have changed about your appearance. Each procedure is customized and tailored to your needs. For some, the effects of weight loss have caused facial wrinkles and laxity, for others it may have left breasts that are deflated or sagging, and for others the changes they desire are with stubborn areas of excess fat or loose abdominal skin. Every transformation is different, so knowing more about your options and determining what you would like to change is the first step. Explore your options and learn more about the procedures that can be used to make your better you! All the procedures, surgical and non-surgical, described on our site can be customized for your unique Body Contouring makeover.
A consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan is the first step to learning more about how body contouring can help you achieve better health and happiness with your appearance. This consultation is designed to educate you in a non-pressured environment about your options. This discussion will include:
Because each individual is unique, a customized treatment plan following your weight loss will be developed to meet your specific needs and focus on those regions to be treated. These plastic surgery procedures may include:
Body Contouring procedures can be a great adjunct to achieving your goals after significant weight loss, but you must also be accepting and understand several things. First, all body contouring procedures require incisions to remove the excess skin and fat. These incisions, in many cases can be extensive, the length and pattern required will be unique to you. Techniques will be utilized to attempt to hide these incisions where they can be covered with clothing, but this is not always the case. Second, body contouring is often performed in stages, this is done to optimize your safety and results. Lastly, the results you achieve are usually long lasting, but you must work diligently to maintain a stable weight and fitness regime so that your results are maintained.
Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and learn more about Body Contouring procedures.
If you are considering a Body Contouring procedure, here is what you should expect:
3-7 hours depending on procedures chosen
Outpatient, although for our longer procedures an overnight stay may be recommended
Bleeding, infection, temporary or permanent numbness, uneven contour, rippling or loose skin, irregular pigmentation, fluid accumulation, asymmetry, damage to deeper structures, need for revision surgery.
Usually back to work 1-2 week, avoid strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks