What is Body Contouring Surgery?

What is Body Contouring SurgeryEating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly are always recommended for people concerned about maintaining a lean, healthy-looking physique. However, sometimes the factors that lead to an accumulation of excess fat can be outside a person’s control. Additionally, loose, excess skin that can negatively impact a person’s appearance may occur naturally due to weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or other changes the body experiences over time. As a mother myself, I have firsthand knowledge of how difficult and frustrating it can be for women to re-gain their pre-baby physique after pregnancy.

Body contouring surgery offers both male and female patients the opportunity to refine problematic areas of the body by safely removing and repositioning excess skin, tissue, and fat. For patients who are at or near their ideal body weight, body contouring surgery can help improve the way you feel about your body.

Body contouring procedures can be performed on areas all over the body. Some of the most popular of these surgeries include liposuction, tummy tucks, breast lifts, and arm lifts. For some patients who are healthy enough to combine multiple procedures into one surgery session, combination procedures like a mommy makeover can help provide even more comprehensive body contouring results.

It’s important for patients to understand that body contouring surgery is different than weight loss surgery. Body contouring procedures cannot help you lose a considerable amount of weight. Instead, they should be considered for patients who are interested in a subtle tweak to their appearance instead of a total overhaul. It’s common for patients who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery to turn to body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck to help remove loose, sagging skin and put the finishing touches on their weight loss journey.

Body contouring surgery can help patients achieve truly outstanding, long-lasting cosmetic results. However, it’s essential to find an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon that you can trust to deliver the best-possible cosmetic surgery experience. If you are curious about body contouring surgery and would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. Allyson Maske, at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter for additional tips, photos, updates, and more from the world of cosmetic surgery.