Body contouring is a popular method used to help patients achieve the look they desire when dieting and exercise are not enough.
How many body contouring procedures can I have?
During the consultation, your surgeon will assess your overall physical health to determine what procedures should be performed, and how many in a single session. Depending on how many body parts will be addressed — as well as the extent of the surgeries — certain procedures will be grouped together. In many cases, the upper body will be addressed in one surgery, and the lower in another. Staging the procedures helps reduce the risk of complications such as blood loss and infection, as well as minimizing the length of time it takes to recover.
Should I undergo body contouring after weight loss?
Body contouring is very common among weight loss patients. Most plastic surgeons will want you to be at, or as close to, your goal weight as possible. Patients who find it difficult to lose additional pounds because of loose and hanging skin can usually move forward with a skin reduction or body contouring procedure. This takes them over the “hump” and allows them to become more mobile, which helps them lose the final pounds.
Is body contouring the same thing as a mommy makeover?
To some degree, yes. A mommy makeover simply groups together certain body contouring procedures to address the most common body parts affected by pregnancy. This usually entails the breasts, abdomen, hips, and buttocks. While body contouring itself can apply to many other areas of the body, a mommy makeover typically only addresses the areas affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing.