Body Contouring: Surgery Procedure and How to Prepare for It

Body Contouring: Surgery Procedure and How to Prepare for It

by Dr. Vikram Singh Rathore

Posted on 10th May, 2023 at 2:51:39 AM

Body Contouring: Surgery Procedure and How to Prepare for It

We go through so much to lose a few sheds of kilos. We start dieting, try workouts, pop pills, and do whatnot. While one diet plan might not work for you, you shift to another plan. But every time you lose weight rapidly, you gain more weight once you stop your diet plans.

For better or for worse, you adopt desperate means to lose weight. But you don’t end up with the desired results. In this article, we will tell you a way in which you don’t have to go through the pain of working out or being picky in your food habits.

Body contouring is a surgical procedure that helps to get rid of excess fat from your body. Through this procedure, you can get rid of fat from any part of the body. It gives your body the desired shape.

Who can go for Body Contouring?

Obese People- People with obesity or overweight can benefit from Body contouring as well. Body contouring will get rid of fat and avoid the sagging of skin in the process.

Fat deposits- Some people have undesired fat in some body parts. They cannot lose this fat through a workout or diet. Body contouring can reshape your body and get rid of unevenly distributed fat.

Post-pregnancy- Most women gain weight during their pregnancy period and after delivery, they gain fat around their stomach, thighs, and arms. Body contouring will get rid of this fat and give shape to your body.

How to Prepare for Body Contouring Surgery?

Your surgeon will advise you at length about the recovery period and instructions on how to prepare for the surgery. Following are some general tips that you should keep in mind

Medical history - Depending on your medical history and physical health, your surgeon will declare if you are fit for body contouring surgery. Inform your doctor about all the medications you take. You might be required to take a particular medicine or follow a different lifestyle for a few days. Follow the instructions closely.

Scars - As it is a surgical procedure there will be cuts made. In some cases, these cuts might be extensive. So, the procedure might leave some scars on your body. Be prepared accordingly.

Stable weight loss – It is always advisable to go for body contouring surgery after reaching a stable stage in your weight loss journey. Trying to lose weight after the surgery will result in sagging skin. Your surgeon can advise you when the perfect time for you to go for the surgery is.

Lifestyle conditions – Anyone with a healthy lifestyle can go for the surgery. But those who smoke excessively can have side effects on the surgery procedure. To avoid risks and complications, try giving up smoking.

Realistic expectation – Sit with your doctor and talk about all the options and possibilities for you. Keep your expectations realistic. The surgery will tone your appearance and make you feel better about how you look. But it won’t change you as a person.

Recovery – You can resume your normal life within two days of the surgery. However, if you have health complications, your doctor will advise you to take some time before resuming your normal life.

There are different techniques of Body Contouring for different body parts.

Facelift – This can give you a sharper appearance of the face with a well-defined jawline. Excess fat is removed to give the face a uniform shape.

Breast lift – Contouring your breasts results in reshaping and support. Do not confuse it with a breast implant, so this surgery won’t affect the size of your breasts.

Tummy tuck – It is also known as abdominoplasty. This reshapes your tummy and gives it a smoother appearance. This is ideal for women with excess fat around the stomach.

Body lift – If you have unflattering loose skin, body lift treats this and gives you firm skin.

Thigh lift – It aims at removing excess fat from the thighs resulting in well-proportioned thighs.

Many people feel they could benefit from Body Contouring surgery but are confused about the procedure or feel there are not enough trained surgeons.

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