Body Contouring Surgery in Mumbai
WHAT IS BODY CONTOURING SURGERY ?
Weight loss is a major undertaking for most overweight individuals as it involves lifestyle changes with a lot of physical and mental effort to reach the target weight, be it with dieting and exercise or bariatric surgery.
It is like a dream come true when the goal is accomplished, and you have finally reached an end point in your journey of weight loss. Most of us believe that reaching the target weight is the end point of this journey, being ignorant to the fact that when the weight loss exceeds about 15 to 20 kgs there is a lot of excess skin which is left behind. This loose and flabby skin hanging from your arms, chest, tummy or the lower body does not allow you to wear the kind of clothes you want to or does not let you forget the difficult journey you may have gone through to reach the target weight. Also, the skin folds sometimes don’t allow you to maintain adequate hygiene and can harbor recurrent infections.
SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUERIES
A good candidate for body contouring surgery is a person who has reached his or her target weight and has managed to maintain it for the last 6 months. An ideal candidate maintains a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise and is willing to do so lifelong. An ideal candidate also has no addictions like smoking, tobacco chewing and does not consume alcohol on a regular basis. Also, he or she has realistic expectations about the surgery and is willing to follow the post-operative advice.
The extent of scarring depends on the type of procedure done. Yes, there will be scars but they are mostly hidden beneath your clothes. Also, if you follow the scar management protocols, your scars will fade with time.
Your recovery depends on what part of the body you are operated for. Usually 2 to 3 day stay in the hospital, followed by a week off work, starting with sedentary activities initially and then finally progressing to working full time. It will take about 6 weeks to 3 months to recover completely.
This varies with each individual and the answer is different for every person. It all depends on which areas of your body have loose and sagging skin. The different areas that can be treated are your arms, chest, breasts, tummy, thighs, buttocks. You will be advised as per your needs when you come in for a consultation.
The surgery is generally safe if you are an otherwise healthy person. There can be some minor wound healing problems or collection of blood or fluid which can be treated easily by your surgeon. Scars of surgery will fade with time gradually and Dr. Ghuge can assist you in dealing with your scars. You will be given appropriate advice when you consult with him. If you have been wondering what kind of surgery, you need, or you want your body to be more toned, you can consult with Dr. Ghuge to get the right perspective regarding post weight loss body contouring.
Individuals who are considering an upper arm lift, also known as brachioplasty,liposuction will remove excess fat from their arms.
A breast lift includes the process of repositioning the nipple higher, removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new contour.
UPPER BODY LIFT
One or several procedures come under Upper-body-lift surgery, breast lift (or gynecomastia) or surgery to remove fat rolls along the back.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that can correct the stubborn fat, loose hanging skin and loss of muscle tone in your abdomen for that slim and toned midsection you are craving for.
Thigh lift or thigh reduction is a surgical procedure to remove sagging skin and fat deposits from the inner and outer thighs.