Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
Plastic surgeons routinely perform procedures to benefit patients that have experienced major weight loss. After a major reduction in body weight, it’s common for people to experience problems with excess skin and loose tissue. One or more of these surgical procedures commonly referred to as “body contouring after weight loss” is designed to improve skin tone, body contours and ultimately, the patient’s quality of life.
Board Certified plastic surgeon Jon Sattler M.D. Sattler offers body contouring procedures here in Glendora, California.
What’s Involved in Body Contouring?
Body contouring after weight loss may involve several procedures for a comprehensive approach. The goal is to help you achieve a smooth, more youthful body contour that allows you to enjoy the rewards of weight loss.
Dr. Sattler may recommend procedures such as:
A body contouring procedure can involve a single operation or a series of operations performed in stages.
Who Can Undergo Body Contouring Surgery?
Many candidates for this procedure have lost a large amount of weight through diet and exercise. But a growing number of patients are seeking body contouring after bariatric surgery, i.e. lap band, gastric bypass.
Before considering a post-weight loss surgery, you should reach a stable body weight and be in good physical and mental health. Tell Dr. Sattler if you are a smoker or if you have a medical condition that may impair healing. During a complimentary consultation at the Plastic Surgery Center of Glendora, Dr Sattler can evaluate your medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
The details of each procedure will vary depending on the specific areas that need to be addressed. Surgery requires incisions in strategic areas that allow for excision of loose skin with minimal scarring.
After Surgery: How Will I Look and Feel?
When procedures are performed concurrently, the recovery time can be lengthy. You may need several weeks to recuperate and allow for proper healing. Dr. Sattler will prescribe medications to help you manage pain and help promote a safe recovery.
Compression garments are usually worn on the area(s) treated to minimize post-operative swelling and help with skin contraction. Follow Dr. Sattler’s instructions closely and attend all follow-up appointments as scheduled.
Do you have questions or concerns about post weight loss body contouring in the San Gabriel Valley? Contact Dr. Sattler at the Plastic Surgery Center of Glendora to get more information on your options for body contouring in the Arcadia and Azusa area.