"Body contouring" is a term that has become confusing for many because it has been used generically for body lift or tummy tuck. However, body contouring is a relatively new plastic surgery procedure developed to address the physical concerns of people who have lost a great deal of weight through weight loss regimens and/or bariatric surgery or non-surgery bariatric offerings, and now need to reshape their bodies. When someone loses a lot of weight – 100 pounds or more – the body is often left with droopy layers of excess skin.
Is Body Contouring Right For You?
Not everyone who loses a lot of weight needs extensive body contouring. Those who want to remove excess skin after dramatic weight loss are routinely advised to wait for at least a year to see how much their body tightens up on its own.
This waiting period is highly recommended to ensure a safe surgery, should it be required. Many people seeking help are over 40 years old because at that age and beyond, skin sagging after weight reduction is hard to avoid.
Where on your body you lost the weight is also important when considering body contouring in Long Island. Losing one hundred pounds from numerous areas all over your body may result in less of an effect on your appearance than losing fifty pounds from your abdomen. Sometimes, a less comprehensive surgery may be recommended. In most cases, however, some procedures will be recommended as it has been found that most people cannot get rid of saggy skin with exercise, lotions, or further diet. It is there to stay unless removed.