What Exactly is Body Contouring?
Body Contouring is a series of surgical procedures that reshape and excise excess skin and fat for patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss or have laxity due to aging.
Body contouring procedures include Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Panniculectomy which is performed by a simple wedge excision, buttock lift, thigh lift, Brachioplasty (arm lift), breast lift (Mastopexy), chest wall reduction and male breast reduction for Gynecomastia, facelift, and neck lift. These surgeries may be combined or performed in stages to maximize outcome and ensure safety. Some of these procedures may be covered by insurance.
Body contouring is typically performed to improve a patient’s overall look after dramatic weight loss, but may also be done to correct specific chronic areas of concern, such as upper arms, which may be the result of genetic predisposition or aging.
Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
If you have had weight loss surgery, or achieved successful weight loss from any other method of diet/exercise, you may be a candidate for body contouring surgery once your weight has stabilized for at least 6 months. Panacea Plastic Surgery will work closely with your weight loss team to make sure that your nutrition is optimized prior to your surgery.
What May I Expect With Body Contouring?
Body contouring surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and usually require an overnight hospital stay. After surgery, you will be required to wear compression garments to reduce the swelling and help shape the different areas. Recovery depends on the extent of your procedure and your personal ability to heal. Light activity may be resumed the day after your surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Your doctor will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.
If you are considering Body Contouring, Dr. Abboushi or Dr. Singh would be happy to meet you in a complimentary consultation to listen to your concerns and discuss options specific to your personal needs. Please click here or call our office at (770) 929-0634 to arrange a time to take the first step toward a happier and more attractive YOU.