After you’ve successfully lost a great deal of weight, whether through diet and exercise or weight reduction surgery, you can be left with a substantial amount of excess skin that simply won’t shrink to your new size.
In Fort Wayne, Indiana, a body contouring procedure can help. Body contouring procedures, also performed in the Angola and Warsaw areas, can create noticeable results. Major body contouring is conducted through a series of several procedures, possibly including:
Body contouring might include the neck, back, buttocks, knees and ankles as well.
Through these steps, you can be free of the sagging skin that’s holding you back from enjoying the new, lighter you. Body contouring after major weight loss can allow you to be more physically active, helping you maintain your new weight. Clothes will fit better, and you’ll feel better as you finally shed the last vestiges of the old you. It’s the final step in your transformation!
If you are considering body contouring, the first step is to meet with Dr. Lee. He will take the time to get to know you and talk about what you hope to achieve with body contouring.
Be prepared to share your medical history, including previous surgeries, medical conditions, drug allergies and current medications. Dr. Lee will conduct an exam to assess the elasticity of your skin, take measurements of the areas of your body to be treated and take photos for your records.
It is important that you be as close to your ideal weight as possible before undergoing body contouring. If you lose weight after your procedure, your skin will again be loose and sag. If you gain weight after your procedure, you will stretch your tightened skin, resulting in stretch marks; cause wide scars along your incisions; and possibly undo the results of your body contouring. You should be committed to a healthy diet and exercise before undergoing this procedure.
Talk to Dr. Lee if you’ve undergone bariatric surgery. He can determine when you’re best ready for body contouring.
Your body contouring may be conducted in stages, depending on the number of procedures needed to achieve your final goal. Dr. Lee can help prepare a plan for you during your consultation.