Body Contouring the Shape of Things to Come. While there are many benefits to living in a modern society (smartphones, working from home, the readily availability of resources), it has also brought on an increasingly less mobile group of Americans that struggle with their weight.
In the last ten years, bariatric surgery, a medical procedure performed on the stomach to induce weight loss, has become more popular than ever. The outcome of this surgery has many physical benefits to it, including a healthier life, less risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes, and increased mobility.
This dramatic weight loss has its drawbacks. The main downside is the patient is left with sometimes several inches of excess skin. Patients often find that despite their weight loss, they are tucking excess skin into their clothes, making getting dressed difficult. Excess skin also makes showering challenging, leading to hygiene problems. Patients have a reminder of their old self, leaving a profound dissatisfaction with their appearance.
The result is a popularity in Body Contouring. Body contouring is a medical procedure that alters the shape of the human body. It eliminates or reduces the excess skin and fat that is left over after a patient has lost their weight. This results in a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.
Body contouring is usually done in stages. Typically, plastic surgeons chose to work on the lower region of the body first, resulting in a lower body lift. A lower body lift removes the skin from the abdomen, buttucks and inner thighs. By starting with a lower body lift, the resulting contours provide a blueprint to the symmetry and proportions of the rest of the body. With these metrics in mind, the doctor, in a following surgery , can perform a breast lift, arm lift, and neck lift.
Body contouring is not to be taken lightly, however, with correct steps and working closely with a well trained doctor, the results can be outstanding. We then see a patient that is healthy, in proportion, and self-assured.