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What is Body Contouring

what is body contouring You may be wondering exactly what is body contouring, and does it require an invasive procedure? Body contouring is a procedure that is typically performed after major weight loss. After extreme weight loss, a lot of times the skin does not have the elasticity to conform to your smaller physique, leaving you with excess skin and fat that is hard to get rid of. With body contouring, you can remove those while also improving the shape of underlying support tissue. Body contouring is a great option for people who have had a lifestyle change and have consistently kept the weight off and are ready to take the final step in getting their body back.

What is the Cost of Body Contouring

The cost of body contouring ranges on a situational basis. Each individual looking for a body contouring procedure will require something different and unique to their own body. Body contouring can be done with liposuction, which is considered invasive but minimal compared to other procedures. If you are looking for a full body lift, know that it does not come cheap. Body contouring can cost as little as $2,000 and all the way up to $30,000, depending on how extensive the procedure is.

What Procedures are Considered Body Contouring

Body contouring procedure include but are not limited to:

  • Facelift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Arm Lift
  • Lower Body Lift
  • Breast Lift
  • Medial Thigh Lift

Each of these procedures are meant to rid the body of excess, sagging skin. Your surgeon will be able to help reshape your body by removing the excess skin. Often after extreme weight loss, your body will get to a certain point where you feel like you are at a stand still in your journey because the excess skin and pockets of fat stop you from looking and feeling your best. Body contouring can help you continue your weight loss journey and feel confident in your own skin.

What is Body Contouring — Things You Need to Know

Every procedure comes with a risk factor, even if you choose to just get liposuction, know that there is always a risk. This is why it is so important to find a surgeon you trust and who will be with you every step of the way. Most procedures are going to require some sort of anesthesia and a set recovery time for your body to fully heal. Prior to your procedure, make sure that your surgeon knows all of your concerns and any questions you may have are answered. Making the decision to have any type of surgery is always a big decision, so you want to be confident and calm going into it. Your surgeon should make you feel comfortable and fully explain the recovery process so that your expectations are set accordingly. This is not an overnight recovery, so know that you will not see full results for some time.

Who is the Best Candidate for a Body Contouring Procedure

Adults who live a healthy and active lifestyle are the best candidates for a body contouring procedure. The candidate’s weight should be relatively stable. All candidate’s going into a body contour procedure so acknowledge that results vary and are not immediate. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery is crucial for results to stick. Candidates should not have any major health or medical issues that would compromise their safety during surgery.

For those of you still wondering what is body contouring and whether or not you are an eligible candidate for a procedure, feel free to call our office today. We can answer any questions you may have and set up a consultation to further evaluate all of your body contour options to best fit the results you are seeking.