a woman with loose skin on her stomach that could benefit from body contouring surgery

When is Body Contouring Surgery Helpful?

Body contouring procedures help you achieve a trim and more sculpted look by reshaping desired areas. This type of cosmetic procedure can make the body appear more masculine, feminine, or youthful. It may involve both surgical and non-surgical treatments. While every person is different, these surgeries can be especially helpful for people who have lost a significant amount of weight. They can also benefit those who want to tighten one or more specific areas of their body.

Excess Weight Loss

Many people who have lost weight through either bariatric surgery or diet and exercise are left with sagging skin and tissue. Being overweight can cause your skin to stretch and over time it will damage collagen and elastin fibers. These are responsible for giving your skin its firmness and strength. While several factors contribute to loose skin following weight loss, the most common are the length of time you were overweight, the amount of weight you lost, your age, genetics, sun exposure, and whether or not you smoke.

While you have made great strides in improving your health by losing weight, this excess tissue can leave you with lower self-esteem and a lack of confidence. It can also cause physical discomfort such as skin ulcers or infections and can interfere with physical activity.

With a body contour, we will remove the excess skin and tissue. This helps you get a body that you feel more comfortable with. Before you undergo body contouring surgery, it is extremely important that your weight loss has stabilized. If you rapidly lose or gain weight it can lead to changes in your skin. If you put too much stress on your skin, this can lead to stretch marks.

Achieve an Improved Profile

Body contouring is great if you are looking to tighten areas that may be resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure can remove excess fat. It works especially well to improve the look of the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, back, and chest. If you have a particular area that needs attention, our staff is here to help every step of the way.

Body Contouring Procedures

At Hess and Sandeen, our surgical body contouring or body sculpting can include one procedure or several to achieve your desired results. The most common procedures are liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), arm lift, breast lift, facelift, full-body contouring, or any combination of these.

Body Contouring Recovery

After a body sculpting procedure, your plastic surgeon will give you patient care instructions. While everyone is different and recovery time is subject to how many procedures you have done, most patients will start to enjoy the full results in as little as a month.

The Benefits of Body Contouring

At Hess and Sandeen, we understand that you are a unique individual and have personal concerns about your body shape and appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to providing you with a personalized treatment plan that will leave you with enhanced self-esteem, a more youthful and attractive appearance, and an improved body image.

Call us today for more information about body contouring or any of our other cosmetic procedures.