Body Contouring after Major Weightloss

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from areas of the body that have been affected by weight loss. It can be used to improve the appearance of the abdomen, thighs, arms, breasts, and face.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss?

A good candidate for body contouring after major weight loss is someone who has lost a significant amount of weight (at least 50 pounds) and has been at a stable weight for at least 6 months. The skin in the areas to be treated should be loose and not able to tighten up on its own. People who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure are also good candidates.

What Are The Different Types Of Body Contouring Procedures?

There are many different types of body contouring procedures, depending on the area of the body being treated. Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Tummy tuck: This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles.
  • Breast lift: This procedure lifts and reshapes the breasts.

Is Body Contouring Covered By Insurance?

Insurance may cover body contouring if it is deemed to be medically necessary. This is usually only the case if the excess skin is causing physical problems, such as difficulty moving or skin infections.

What Are The Results Of Body Contouring?

The results of body contouring can be dramatic and can significantly improve a person's self-confidence and quality of life. However, it is important to remember that body contouring is not a miracle cure. It cannot completely erase the effects of weight loss, and there will still be some loose skin and fat.

If you are considering body contouring after major weight loss, it is important to talk to a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and expectations.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about body contouring after major weight loss:

  • You should be in good physical health before the procedure.
  • You should be prepared to take time off from work and other activities to recover.
  • You should be realistic about your expectations for the results.
  • Body contouring is not a weight loss surgery. It is a way to improve the appearance of the body after weight loss.

If you are considering body contouring, Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707

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