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Are you thinking about getting some cosmetic surgery done to help you look your best this year? Many people like to start a new year by making themselves feel more confident. Sometimes that means losing weight and exercising more, while other times, it involves choosing a body contouring procedure to bring out your best features.

Is Body Contouring Right for You?

If you’re looking to get rid of excess fat or skin, body contouring can help. Especially if you have lost a lot of weight and now have excess skin that may be giving you rashes or isn’t flattering your body shape. Body contouring can be done in stages, if needed, to give you the outcome you desire. And while a tummy tuck may work for some, for others having skin taken out beneath the belly button (panniculectomy) or having liposuction somewhere else can give your body the proper proportion.

Body Contouring Options to Consider

  • An arm lift can remove skin sagging below the upper arms
  • A breast lift can fill out flattened breasts
  • A facelift can remove sagging in the middle of your face, jowls or neck
  • A lower body lift can fix sagging skin in the stomach, buttocks and inner and outer thigh areas
  • A medial thigh lift can fix sagging areas in the inner thigh region
  • A tummy tuck is great for removing excess skin that folds over your abdomen

What You Can Expect When You Undergo Body Contouring

To ensure your comfort, you will be given medications like intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your surgery. Then an incision will be made in the area to be corrected. If excess skin is removed (depending on how much skin will be removed), the location and size of the incision will depend on what our surgeon recommends. Whenever possible, our surgeon will make the incision where it can be covered by your clothing. In addition, your body contouring procedure can be done in stages.

Are you looking to lift a sagging buttock, stomach, waistline, hips, or outer thighs all in one procedure? It can be done with a circumferential incision going around your body. Lifting a man’s breasts can be done so that the breast size is reduced and the chest contour is flattened. To lift a woman’s breasts might involve having a breast implant after removing excess skin. An arm lift can be done by going in from the underarm area to fix sagging skin, while a thigh lift can reshape the inner thighs for an improved contour.

Communicating your goals and expectations with our surgeon beforehand is paramount. From there, our surgeon can explain how you can get to your goals and what it will take as well as factoring in your lifestyle and overall health. It includes assessing whether you are a good candidate for a body-contouring and life-changing surgery.

Surgery With Confidence

Once the decision is made, you can rest assured that your body will be in highly qualified hands. You will be made aware of any potential risks or side effects that may occur, how the procedure will affect your body, and the cost involved. Remember, any surgery comes with an inherent risk of infection that is always a possibility, and you will need to get used to having scars in those areas. Your insurance will typically cover anything that affects your health, such as removing excess skin after experiencing a lot of weight loss. For cosmetic surgery, it generally isn’t covered by insurance, so you will need to factor in the out-of-pocket expenses.

Whatever body contouring treatment you decide to go with, once you have made the decision, the hardest part will seem to be behind you, followed by recovery. Seeing the results you wanted for yourself can boost your self-image and give you the confidence you need to look and feel your absolute best. Our team looks forward to being part of the solution. Please give us a call today to learn more or to schedule a consultation!