When you had your weight loss surgery or began your campaign of doctor-supervised exercise and dieting, you had high hopes for how you would look and feel after losing excess weight. Now that you have lost the weight, you may feel frustrated or unhappy that you are not able to look and feel as good as you wanted because of the presence of loose skin and hanging tissue. Body contouring is the finishing touch to your weight loss, getting rid of excess skin and other tissues so you can be the person you imagined before having surgery.
You have done the work to lose the weight, let us take it from here. This page can give you background on body contouring, but the best way to learn whether plastic surgery is right for you is with a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Please contact our Atlanta cosmetic surgeons at Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.
Weight Loss Is Only Half the Battle
When you were overweight, it was easy to focus on the battle to lose weight. The numbers were clear and you knew what you had to do Now you’ve lost the weight, but excess fat has left its mark on your body. This may include:
- Loose, excess skin in the arms
- Flattened, sagging breasts with downward-pointing nipples
- Apron-like hanging skin in the abdominal region
- Hanging pockets of skin in the buttocks, groin, and thighs
This excess skin can not only make you feel self-conscious, they can contribute to irritated skin and discomfort in clothes. Body contouring can help you get rid of excess skin so you can finally feel comfortable with your appearance.
Is Body Contouring Right for You?
Body contouring is a safe procedure that gives great results for the right candidate. The ideal candidate for body contouring surgery:
- Has reached a stable weight
- Is in good general health
- Is a non-smoker
- Has realistic goals for the procedure including an awareness of procedure’s risks
- Has made a commitment to a healthy lifestyle
It is crucial that you have reached a stable weight before having body contouring surgery. If you continue to lose weight or if you regain weight after your surgery, you will likely reduce the quality of your results.
Why Choose Marietta Plastic Surgery
For maximum confidence in the safety of your body contouring procedure and the quality of your results, you should work with a board-certified* plastic surgeon. At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we have not one, but four board-certified* plastic surgeons who will listen to your cosmetic goals and strive to give you the results you desire. Our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility gives you the privacy, comfort, and safety you desire for your surgery.
To learn more about body contouring and whether it is right for you, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.