If you have chosen to have body contouring treatments, you have lots of company. These procedures are very common and are growing in popularity. Many of these procedures are nonsurgical and minimally invasive, so you don’t have to worry about significant downtime for recovery.
Some of the procedures are surgical. They’re designed to reshape your body and create a more streamlined appearance. They can also reverse some effects of aging and weight loss, such as sagging skin.
However, you can take specific steps to ensure that you get the maximum results from your body contouring procedures.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring refers to surgical and nonsurgical procedures to change your body's appearance and function.
Some of these body contouring procedures may include:
- Skin removal surgery
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Medial thigh lift
- Lower body lift
As the descriptions of the procedures imply, many of these lift your excess skin. They can have the overall effect of making your body look more youthful. In many ways, they can undo the effects of time on your skin.
After major weight loss
While most body contouring procedures are designed to make your body look better when your weight is at a stable point, they’re not intended as a substitute for weight loss. You should already be following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise.
However, if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you may be left with sagging skin. There’s nothing short of surgery that you can do to get rid of this skin. Having sagging skin can definitely feel disappointing if you’ve worked hard to lose weight. Sagging skin can even make it harder to fit into the true size that you would otherwise be after weight loss.
How you can maximize your results
You want to maximize your results to see the biggest and most dramatic outcome. In many cases, this may refer to scheduling multiple procedures for the same day.
Some procedures, like CoolSculpting, take a little more time to reveal their true results. With CoolSculpting you may need two treatments to see maximum results. And the results of CoolSculpting show their results over time; usually, you’ll begin to see results in as little as three weeks, but it can take a couple of months to see the maximum results.
Other procedures, such as breast, arm, or thigh lifts, will have dramatic results immediately. But because lifts are surgical procedures, you might want to have multiple procedures on the same day.
That’s because you’ll be going through the recovery process anyway, so you might want to do it all at once. This minimizes the amount of time that you’ll have to take off from work.
These procedures come with a bit of swelling and bruising during recovery, which is usually normal and expected. (However, you’ll still have a check-in with the specialist after the procedure to ensure that everything is healing up as it should.)
If you want to transform your body and look your absolute best, body contouring procedures are a great option. Contact the providers at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or request an appointment for a consultation online.