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Body contouring helps aid in the removal of excess skin and stubborn fat for individuals who have undergone significant weight loss
Losing a large amount of weight through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise is a fantastic accomplishment. However, it can also leave you with a large amount of excess skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breast, buttocks and face.
This is because skin can lose its elasticity as a result of being stretched over a long period of time. Unfortunately, once this elasticity has been lost, it is unlikely that your skin will shrink to suit your new body shape.
For these patients, Dr Moradi offers a range of procedures like abdominoplasty, arm lift and thigh lift. During your initial consultation, Dr Moradi will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan.
Candidates for body contouring
The most suitable candidate for body contouring is a patient who has lost a large amount of weight following a weight loss procedure or through diet and exercise. However, if you are considering undergoing treatment, it is important to consider if you:
• Have been sitting at a stable weight for at least a year
• Are considering losing more weight
• Are in good overall health
• Are psychologically prepared
• Have realistic expectations
Reasons why you may need more than one procedure
Body contouring post-weight loss needs to be conducted in stages to minimise complications. Although some surgeries can be combined, like an arm lift with breast surgery, combining too many surgeries can be unsafe.
During your consultation, Dr Moradi will work with you to form a suitable treatment plan to address your needs in a safe, efficient manner.
Touch-up surgeries are also often required at a later date as your skin can become lax after surgery or you may continue to lose weight.
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Possible risks of body contouring
Before you undergo surgery, it is important to understand that all forms of surgery carry risks. Some risks associated with body contouring include:
- Separation of incision
- Skin laxity
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
- Myocardial infarction
After your procedure, you should also expect some swelling and bruising and soreness around the incision area. Dr Moradi is a specialist plastic surgeon and will use his expertise to minimise scarring. However, because he will be making surgical incisions, scarring in this type of surgery is unavoidable.