The last step in weight loss
Getting in shape with Body Contouring Surgery
No matter how strict a diet or exercise routine you follow, some body parts do not lose fat after a certain point.
Following weight loss by bariatric surgery or dieting and exercise there may be certain areas with excess hanging skin.
Body contouring surgery is a comprehensive surgery to remove excess fat pads and flabby skin from the abdomen, thighs, arms, and overall body and give them tigher skin, sleeker, and curvy body contours.
What is body contouring surgery?
Body contouring includes different aesthetic procedures to reshape the body part, where weight loss is ineffective. It may involve procedures to:
- Eliminate excess body fat
- Eliminate excess skin after weight loss or fat removal
- Contour or reshape your curves around specific regions
What are the types of body contouring surgery?
The body contouring procedures broadly include:
- Lift procedures: These procedures aim at removing excess hanging or wrinkled skin. More specific procedures include a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift, facelift, etc.
- Liposuction: This procedure melts stubborn fat in targeted regions, which is removed with a suction device through a cannula.
Body parts that need body contouring surgery after weight loss
Body contouring is most applicable to the following body parts:
The abdomen is one of the most targeted areas of body contouring surgery. The surgeon performs a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty to eliminate excess fat deposits from the abdomen. In abdominoplasty, the separation of abdomen muscles, called diastasis recti, is also tightened to give it a firmer look.
Those who have undergone massive weight loss see lower body skin sagging. Hence the surgeon may also recommend a lower body lift to tighten the lower abdomen, buttocks, and upper thighs.
Both men and women may need chest surgery to maintain proportionate upper body contours. For women, the surgery involves breast lift or breast augmentation, whereas men may need breast lift surgery for gynecomastia treatment.
People often complain of “batwing deformity” or deflation of arms. It happens because the fat mass around the arms may reduce due to age or weight loss. The arm skin also sags if enough muscles aren’t built to compensate for lost mass.
The arm lift surgery will remove excess hanging skin from your arms and give them a supple and firm appearance.
Apart from the abdomen and breasts, thighs have the most staunch fats. The surgeon will do a thigh lift to remove extra fat and skin and make thighs narrower and toned.
What to expect?
The body contouring surgery in mumbai can give you better contours and attractive aesthetics, but you must be willing to pursue a healthy lifestyle by following a proper diet and exercise. You must also understand that body contouring does not lead to massive fat loss.
Here are a few pointers to note:
- Take medications on time
- Follow a strict nutritional diet
- Avoid smoking and caffeine
- Take sufficient rest after surgery (as advised by your surgeon)
Dr. Ashish Ghuge is one of the best plastic surgeons in Mumbai. If you have had a massive weight loss recently and want a body contouring surgery, discuss your expectations with Dr. Ashish, as he can help you understand the procedures better.