Sometimes losing weight is only the first step on your journey towards long-term health and wellness. Following major weight loss, many people suffer with excess skin and fat that can’t be resolved through traditional diet and exercise. Body contouring after weight loss is a combination of cosmetic procedures that can improve the shape and tone your body.
Body contouring after weight loss is extremely versatile and can be customized to meet your individual needs. If you’re ready to take the next step, Dr. Khattab would be happy to discuss additional details during an in-house consultation.
If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, but still harbor excess skin and fat from your former self, you may be a good candidate for body contouring after weight loss in Torrance, CA. Excess skin and displaced fat can significantly limit your mobility, and contribute to a host of medical and hygiene issues.
You may be a good candidate for body contouring if you are at a stable weight (for at least one year), you are in good health and possess realistic expectations. The best way to determine if body contouring is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Khattab.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for body contouring after weight loss, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab determine if body contouring is the best option available for you.
Surgery: The length of your surgery will depend on the number of procedures being performed. Body contouring requires general anesthesia to ensure total comfort. During body contouring surgery, incisions may be made to remove excess skin and fat on your arms, abdomen or lower body. Underlying fat and tissue will be reshaped, repositioned or removed. Your skin will be tightened over your new body contour, and excess will be trimmed away. Liposuction surgery may also be used with body contouring.
Recovery: A hospital stay of 1-3 days may be required immediately following your surgery. It is normal to experience some pain, bruising and tenderness. Dr. Khattab will provide you with oral medication to help you manage your discomfort. The length of your recovery will be dictated by the number of procedures performed. Most patients require 2-4 weeks to recover before resuming work and other daily routines. Exercise and heavy lifting should not be resumed for a month or more.
Results: Although body contouring after weight loss cannot give you the perfect body, it can drastically improve your physical appearance. Body contouring is used to effectively address loose, heavy folds of skin, as well as improve the shape and tone of tissue in the thighs, arms, buttocks, abdomen and face. As long as you maintain a healthy weight, the final results of your body contouring procedure will be more or less permanent. Any visible scarring will fade and flatten over the course of 12-18 months.
If you’re ready to learn more about body contouring after weight loss, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.