It’s very frustrating for patients to be overweight, have a surgical weight loss procedure like a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, then lose hundreds of pounds but still unable to fit into smaller clothes because of excess skin. Body contouring after massive weight loss allows those patients to finally fit into smaller clothes without the hassle and nuisance of hanging excess skin.
Body contouring is a general term that refers to liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast lift due to breast ptosis or any nip or tuck to remove excess skin after massive weight loss. Some patients need everything lifted, some just a neck. You’re only limited by your health, budget and surgeon’s abilities.
Since insurance doesn’t typically cover most body contouring procedures, cost is very much an issue. In the past, you’d have to go in for a consultation only to find out the cost after a lengthy 45 minute consultation. Now you can determine cost ahead of time by clicking here.
Body contouring procedures after massive weight loss can transform a patient’s life but be sure and do it safely. That means eating well, getting the protein you need to heal and avoiding anything that disrupts wound healing like nicotine. You also want to get back to exercising as soon as possible to avoid blood clots in your legs. Enjoy the video below.
Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss Video
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