Candidates for Body Contouring
Most of us have at least one part of our body that we are unhappy with, no matter how much we diet and exercise. Fortunately, you no longer have to live with stubborn body fat. Body contouring is an effective way for patients to achieve the figure they always dreamed of when a balanced diet and exercise routine are not enough.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is the name given to procedures that remove excess fat and skin, thus improving the tone of the tissue that supports your skin, giving you a smoother, more defined shape.
Body contouring can be performed on most areas of the body, with the procedure being particularly popular for targeting the areas most commonly known for holding on to stubborn fat regardless of how much the patient diets and exercises. These incorporate the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, breasts, upper arms and lower part of the face.
Typical body contouring surgeries include:
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck/abdominoplasty
- Brazilian butt lift
- Upper arm lift
- Thigh lift
The exact body contouring treatment a patient needs will have depend on which areas of the body you most wish to address.
What makes a good candidate for body contouring surgery?
Before you consider any type of body contouring surgery, it is essential that you are happy with your current weight and are maintaining it within a reasonable range. This is because weight loss or gain can undo the effects of your surgery and leave you feeling unhappy with your appearance once more.
In addition to considering your weight, it is also important that you are in good general health. Our cosmetic surgeon will talk to you about your medical history as well as asking you about any current problems or medications that you may be taking as these may affect your suitability for the procedure.
We will also ask about lifestyle and habits, such as smoking and how much alcohol is consumed on average most weeks. This is because smoking and alcohol consumption can delay the healing process, making the recovery period take longer.
We will also want to discuss your hopes and expectations for the procedure. While body sculpting procedures can make considerable improvements to your appearance, they are not a miracle transformation. They will not help you to lose weight, but simply enhance the efforts that you have already made so that you can feel more attractive and confident about your appearance.
Patients often find they need to commit to continuing with a healthy lifestyle, including moderate exercise, if they wish to sustain the results of the surgery. If your expectations are not realistic, or you do not appear committed to sustaining the results of the surgery, you may be refused candidacy for your chosen procedure.
If you would like to tighten up areas where you have undesirable curves or sagging skin, body contouring procedures could be the solution you are looking for. To schedule a consultation for body contouring, please do not hesitate to contact our office today at 214-892-2474.