People who have been pregnant or sustained a large weight loss through either diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, are often left with excess, sagging skin. After the hard work of getting the weight off and getting physically healthy, it can be frustrating to not feel like you can show off and enjoy your new figure due to the excess skin. Arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks and thighs are the most commonly effected by loose and excess skin.
Body contouring surgery is employed to remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining skin. Sometimes underlying muscles are also tightened. Ideal candidates should be in good physical and mental health, and maintaining a steady, normal weight, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the procedure and the potential outcome.
The first step in your body contouring journey is the consultation. During your consultation with Dr. Jennifer Boll, you will be asked a number of questions about your medical history, medication, supplement and drug use. You will be asked about your goals, desires, expectations, and concerns for the procedure. Your health will be evaluated and Dr. Boll will walk you through the procedure and its risks. Feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of in order to make an informed decision. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks which need to be carefully considered.
A body contouring procedure itself has a number of variables, as it is catered to meet each individual patient’s needs. A body contouring procedure may include any number of the following procedures: Breast Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift, Lower Body Lift of the abdomen, buttocks and groin area. No matter the areas you opt to get treated, you will first be put under anesthesia. The incisions will be made in varying lengths depending on the procedures you are opting for and the amount of work necessary. Dr. Boll will be mindful to make the incision as inconspicuous as possible so that any scars may be easily hidden by clothing.
Results will be visible in some extent immediately, though they will be further revealed as you continue to heal and the swelling goes down. Dr. Boll and her staff will give you specific instructions and activity restrictions to follow as you heal. It is important to follow this advice to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. If you continue a healthy diet and lifestyle, you should be able to maintain and enjoy your results for a long time to come.