Body contouring is a unique subspecialty of plastic surgery that focuses on removing excess fat and skin from the body to produce a slimmer, sculpted appearance. There are body contouring solutions for nearly every area of the body, so patients can achieve a range of cosmetic goals through these treatments. That being said, there are some common questions regarding these procedures that you might want to know the answers to as you plan your treatment.
Can Body Contouring Help Me Lose Weight?
Although body contouring treatments like liposuction offer fat reduction benefits, they are not designed to be weight loss alternatives. Body contouring procedures are best suited for patients who are near their ideal body weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. These procedures can be especially effective after a patient undergoes significant weight loss, as body lift techniques can help to reduce the sagging, loose skin that is left behind.
Can Body Contouring Help Me Look Younger?
Most noticeable signs of aging develop in the face, but the skin on the rest of the body can also begin to sag and droop over the years. Fortunately, many body contouring procedures can help you achieve a more youthful appearance by eliminating excess skin. After loose skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened, patients are left with a firm, contoured appearance.
What is Recovery Like After Body Contouring Procedures?
You will be able to go home after your body contouring procedure, but many of these treatments require an extensive recovery period as the body heals from surgery. Patients can typically expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort in the treatment area for a few weeks. Full recovery can take over a month, during which time patients may have to take time off of work, exercise and other normal activities.
How Can I Get Started with Body Contouring?
If you are considering a body contouring procedure, contact us today at Flannagan Plastic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation. We will review your cosmetic goals in order to develop a personalized treatment plan for your situation. We offer a range of body contouring services to patients in Evansville, Newburgh, and Jasper, IN.