Body Contouring After Weight Loss: Here’s What You Should Know

Have you successfully achieved your weight loss goals, but you’re unhappy with the extra skin and fat left behind?  Body contouring is often recommended after weight loss to get rid of unwanted fat and the sculpt body you want.   Here’s what you should know about it.

Body contouring after weight loss usually involves several procedures that address the problems of extra fat and skin. In some instances, muscles may need to be tightened as well. The areas targeted include the arms, abdomen, thighs, and back.

Procedures include:
•    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) – This procedure gets rid of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, and also tightens the muscles.
•    Arm Lift – This sculpts the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat.
•    Inner Thigh Lift–Tightens the skin and eliminates sagging in the inner thighs.
•    Outer Thigh Lift – Slims and tones the outer thighs by getting rid of loose skin and fat bulges.

Body contouring may be done in a single procedure or multiple stages; it all depends on the extent of the re-shaping that needs to be done.

Are you a good candidate?
If you were once obese and have shed a lot of weight, you may be a good candidate for body contouring.  Clients should be at their ideal weight for 6-12 months before undergoing body-contouring surgeries (read more).

Body contouring is a great way to help you leave those baggy clothes behind, and feel more comfortable in form-fitting clothing.

Clients in the Newport Beach area can contact Dr. Lawton at Lawton Plastic Surgeryh, for more information on body contouring after weight loss.

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