Loose skin and stubborn fat pockets may accompany major weight loss. Body contouring can take you to the next stage of your body transformation, but the right time for the procedure is not the same for everyone. Renowned double-board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer, of The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc., explains when someone might be a good candidate for body contouring.
Body Contouring Procedures
The timing for body contouring depends upon the specific procedure desired and a variety of other factors. Body contouring procedures include:
· Tummy tuck
· Body lift
· Breast lift
· Thigh lift
· Arm lift
Depending on the specific procedure, it will take at least several weeks to recover from surgery. Therefore, the patient will want to choose an optimal time in her schedule to allow for recovery.
Weight Loss and Body Contouring
After losing a significant amount of weight, patients may be highly motivated to undergo body contouring. Excess skin may be unsightly and can make daily activities, such as dressing, more difficult. Loose skin may chafe or cause discomfort.
Keep in mind that body contouring is not a weight loss procedure. Weight stabilization is a key element in determining whether a person is ready for body contouring.
How the weight was lost also plays a role in determining the right time for body contouring. A person recovering from bariatric surgery, who rapidly lost a significant amount of weight, may need more time than someone who lost considerable weight primarily through diet and exercise over a more sustained period of time.
Body Contouring Candidates
Ideal candidates for major body contouring after significant weight loss have often maintained a stable weight for at least six months and have shown commitment to keeping the weight off via a healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition and regular exercise. Fluctuating weight may affect the result of the procedure. The timing of surgery will vary with each individual, according to her unique situation and desired procedure.
The success of your procedure begins with the setting of realistic goals. Dr. Orringer considers it a privilege to answer your questions, discuss your goals and create a plan that addresses your individual situation.
For More Information, Contact Dr. Orringer
If you would like to learn more about body contouring, arrange a personal consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer, at The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc. Contact our Beverly Hills practice today and schedule an appointment. Dr. Orringer welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Northern California, across the nation and throughout the world.