What is body contouring?
When people lose significant amounts of body weight they are often still troubled by excess skin. This can make it harder to fit into clothes and cause mobility problems. Also, recurring infections often occur in the skin folds.
Body contouring or reshaping surgery may significantly improve your comfort and quality of life. It can be performed on the abdomen, flanks and buttocks, breasts and back, inner thighs and arms.
There are a many different types of body contouring procedures available, and operations need to be tailored to suit individual needs and expectations. Your surgeon will discuss which are most suitable.
Is body contouring right for me?
Always talk to your surgeon before deciding whether body contouring surgery is right for you. It may be a good option if you have lost a significant amount of weight and are now troubled by excess skin on your abdomen, back, thighs or arms. You may also have experienced reduced breast size or they may have begun to droop. Body contouring may help these issues.
Body contouring is often performed as several operations separated by three to six month intervals.
Procedures for body contouring include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), belt lipectomy, body lift, mastopexy (breast lift), brachioplast (arm reduction) and thigh reduction. There are various ways to improve problem areas depending on your needs and expectations. Each will be explained simply and clearly during consultation with your surgeon.
All surgery comes with some degree of risk. For example, bleeding and infection are possible. Don’t worry, your surgeon will explain potential complications and commit to supporting you throughout recovery.