This is where post-weight loss body contouring comes in. This procedure can help you achieve the desired body contour you envision, with a slim, fit physique, free from excess hanging skin and fat.

What is body contouring after weight loss?

Whether you have recently undergone bariatric surgery or lost a large amount of weight on your own, congratulations on taking the first step in the fight against obesity. Individuals who have lost large amounts of weight through traditional methods like diet and exercise, and those who have undergone bariatric weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass or adjustable gastric banding, can often experience drooping, excess skin folds, and pockets of fat lingering on various areas of the body. 

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Creating a More Toned Appearance

Post-weight loss or post-bariatric surgery involves procedures designed to address and reduce these areas of excess skin and fat for a slimmer, more attractive overall appearance. Body contouring can help you attain that tighter, fitter-looking physique to match the way you feel inside and to enhance and support the lifestyle changes that allow you to live a healthier life.

What are the types of body lift procedures?

Lower body lift

A lower body lift involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the midsection, which can include any combination of the following areas: Buttocks, hips, love handles, abdomen, and thighs. An incision is made around the belt line and across the lower part of the stomach, down to the inner thighs. Excess fat is then removed, and the remaining skin is tightened for a smoother, more toned appearance.

Arm lift

Also known as Brachioplasty, the arm lift procedure involves an incision made from the armpit to the elbow, allowing your surgeon to remove any excess fat and loose skin. The remaining skin is then re-draped for a tighter appearance, while residual scarring from the incision remains discreet and should fade over time, for a slimmer overall aesthetic.

Thigh lift

A thigh lift addresses extra fat while tightening the skin around the thighs and hips. Small incisions in the thighs will be made, allowing your surgeon to remove the excess fat and tissue and sculpt the area for a tighter, toned appearance.

The amount of surgery required for post-bariatric and post-weight loss surgery will determine the overall extent of the procedures.

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Am I the Ideal Candidate?

If you’re unhappy with your appearance after weight loss and excess skin or pockets of fat are the root of the problem, you may be a good candidate for body contouring.

Good candidates should have realistic expectations about body contouring results. Body contouring procedures are not a substitute for weight loss; they are intended to address the loose skin that often remains after significant weight loss has been achieved. 

Will there be any scarring from my body contouring?

Scarring from these procedures is often inevitable but the appearance of the scars typically fades over time. The Doctors at Precision Medical Arts will work to minimize scarring throughout the entire process by placing incisions in areas that will carry the least amount of aesthetic impact on the body. Compression garments and scar reduction products can also help reduce noticeable signs of scarring following weight loss surgery.

Understanding Your Recovery Process

Recovery from post-weight loss surgery will depend on the type and extent of the procedures performed. Full recovery from lower and upper body lifts may take up to two months while the body heals completely.

Why choose Precision Medical Arts for your body contouring?

Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Kiridly are both highly skilled plastic surgeons. Dr. Gilbert has mastered microvascular and non-microvascular breast reconstruction as well as complex trauma reconstruction. Dr. Kiridly was fortunate enough to be trained by pioneers of plastic surgery in all aspects of the field, including Dr. Fredrick McCoy, MD, and Dr. Paul Tessier, MD.

This training has given them both a wealth of experience in their respective fields, which allows them to provide the best possible care for their patients.

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What sets Precision Medical Arts apart from the rest?

You’re going to be making some changes to your body, and you want to be sure that you're doing everything possible to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. That's where our team comes in. We use enhanced recovery protocols, with a comprehensive team of specialists that will guide you through the recovery process and your preprocedural and postprocedural care. Our patients are treated with an unparalleled level of care throughout the process. We want you to feel confident in your decision, and we'll do everything we can to make sure that you're happy with the results.

Ready to start on your body contouring journey?

To further discuss your post-weight loss surgery goals, please contact us today.

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The first step in your journey is a private consultation with us at Precision Medical Arts. You can expect our professionals to listen closely to your concerns, and to work with you individually at every step to ensure you are delighted with your results, and enjoying a happier, more confident life.

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