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Top Benefits of Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Body Contouring After Weight Loss
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  • November 05, 2018

Have you just undergone a major weight loss surgery? While your health and appearance may benefit from this, you may be struggling with some excess skin. Body contouring after weight loss can help you get rid of any loose skin and achieve the figure you’ve always wanted. 

If you have struggled with weight loss for a long time and have found that your weight is causing you emotional and physical difficulties, then bariatric surgery can offer you incredible benefits, including:

  • improved self-esteem
  • joint pain relief
  • enhanced cardiovascular health
  • improved fertility

While dramatic weight loss has many advantages, patients often find that after surgery, they have to deal with large amounts of loose skin, as the skin and tissue often lacks the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size.

Improve Your Figure With Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery

A customised body contouring procedure after weight loss surgery is a safe and effective way of removing any excess skin or fat resulting from your procedure, and it can greatly enhance the shape of your figure.

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Why You Should Consider Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Major weight loss, whether it’s through diet and exercise, or through surgery, is an incredible accomplishment. Your quality of life, appearance, and health will all benefit.

However, many individuals who have lost a large amount of weight have found that they’ve been left with excess folds of skin around their arms, thighs, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, and face. This is often because, after a big weight loss, the skin is unable to shrink back to its former size and shape.

Why getting rid of excess skin is important

While many people believe that getting rid of excess skin is just an aesthetic concern, the truth is that this problem can cause many more problems which affect a patient’s quality of life. In fact, excess skin can:

  • limit mobility
  • interfere with good hygiene
  • cause medical problems such as chronic rashes, sores, and infections
  • make getting dressed and doing other daily activities difficult

In addition, many people who have undergone major weight loss surgery want their bodies to reflect the new and positive image they have of themselves and often, excess skin can get in the way of that.

What is Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

Body contouring after weight loss refers to a number of plastic surgery procedures (such as a medial thigh lift and liposuction) which are designed to remove and tighten excess skin, to reshape a patient’s body.

These can be used to address a number of issues including:

  • sagging face, jowls, and neck
  • bingo wings
  • excess skin over the abdomen
  • flattened breasts
  • sagging of the thighs

When performed by a board-qualified plastic surgeon, body contouring after weight loss can help improve the quality and tone of your figure, while simultaneously removing excess fat to set you on the path to healthier living.

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Is Body Contouring Right For Me? 4 Questions You Must Ask Yourself

While opting for a body contouring procedure after weight loss is proven to be an effective and safe way to achieving your ideal body shape, it is not the right option for everyone. Before you decide if it’s a good choice for you, here are 4 things you must consider:

Has your weight been stable for at least a year? For the safest and best results, body contouring should be done approximately 24 months after the start of any weight loss program. This will allow your skin to shrink as much as possible and ensure your diet is stabilized and optimized.

Are you willing to quit smoking? Smoking and plastic surgery do not work well together. Smoking will slow down your healing process and increase the risk of serious complications during and after your procedure. Surgeons often advise that you quit smoking at least 6 weeks before your procedure.

Are you in good overall health? While body contouring is a safe procedure, people in poor health are not good candidates for surgery. Before going under the knife, you must consult with your physician first.

Do you have realistic expectations of the outcome? While body contouring surgery will lead to significant improvements in your figure, it does have limitations. By ensuring you fully understand what your outcome will be, and accepting this, you’ll get the best and safest results.


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To find out more about how our body contouring procedures can help you achieve your aesthetic goals after weight loss, contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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