Reshape your body after weight loss!
Weight loss whether though diet and exercise or through bariatric surgery is a great accomplishment you should be excited about and proud of. However, many patients don’t realize the kind of physical changes they may see after achieving their weight loss. After fat tissue is lost, your body may experience the burden of loose extra skin or isolated pockets of fat tissue that are resistant to any further diet and exercise. There are many body contouring procedures you may wish to consider after achieving your weight loss to create a more contoured and smooth silhouette.
Loose skin after weight loss restrict your mobility, it makes everyday movement and exercise much harder, and is also aesthetically unappealing. Additionally, pregnancy and aging can contribute to skin excess. Many patients feel embarrassed to reveal their bodies even after losing a significant amount of weight. Body contouring procedures can help you feel more confident in your body again.
To achieve the best contoured result sometimes requires several staged operations. A combination of procedures may be performed at each stage to address several areas at once that need tightening or contouring. These staged procedures are performed several month apart to allow maximal healing between operations.
- Lower Body Lift
Lower body lifts allows for tightening the buttock, hips, abdomen, back of the thighs, and outer thighs. Most commonly circumferential lower body lift is combined with a tummy tuck to address excess skin and fat all the way around lower torso. Alternatively, lower body lift can be performed at the same time as a thigh lift.
- Upper Body Lift
An upper body lift may include surgery to remove fat on the back along the bra line, arm lifts, or breast lifts. This allows for a more toned upper body.
- Tummy Tuck
Also called abdominoplasty is one of the most popular body contouring procedures. It allows for removal of extra fat and skin from the stomach and restores a flatter abdominal contour.
- Arm Lift
Remove excess skin of ‘bat wings’ that are so dreaded by many patients. Skin in the arms becomes saggy as a result of weight loss or aging. Arm lift helps to restore a smoother arm appearance.
- Thigh Lift
Thigh lift removes fat cells and excess skin from the inner thighs producing more toned thighs and a slimmer silhouette. Loose skin in the thigh may not only be unattractive, but also be a source of discomfort for patients causing chafing and making wearing clothing uncomfortable.
Extremely popular body contouring procedure that reduces stubborn fat deposits by permanently removing fat cells. Liposuction can be done on several different body areas at one operation. If you have stubborn fat that does not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be the key to improving your appearance.
- Breast Surgery
Breast surgery is often performed for massive weight loss patients. Breasts are very susceptible to size changes with changes in weight and with pregnancy and breastfeeding. With all of those changes taking place, you may be left with saggy, deflated breasts or breast size that does not match the rest of you body frame. Breast reduction, breast lift or even breast augmentation with an implant can help reduce the size of the breasts if needed restore breast volume and shape, or move them to a more natural position on the chest wall.
- Facial Surgery
Facial surgery is surprisingly often needed after weight loss. Most patients don’t realize that the face changes with weight loss. You may notice sagging skin around jowls and neck and hollow appearance in the cheeks. Facelift or neck lift can refresh your face by removal of excess skin and give you a more youthful appearance.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT WITH BODY CONTOURING?
Individual results may vary. When you have a consultation with Dr. Bachilo she will design a personalized plan for you to help address all of your concerns. Remember, this may require several staged operations done several month apart. Your results will depend on how much weight you have lost, how much your body has changed as a result of this loss, your skin quality, and your weight at the time of the operation.
If you need body contouring, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bachilo today and let her help you claim your body back!
How do I know if I need Body Contouring?
If you’re unsatisfied with lumps and bumps in your body contour that simply won’t respond to diet and exercise, you may be a great candidate for Body Contouring. Body Contouring will help you get the smooth, streamlined body that you desire, improving the fit of your clothing and giving you a toned, trimmed figure.
Will Body Contouring help me lose more weight?
No. Body Contouring provides fat-reduction and toning, but it is not a weight-loss treatment. The ideal candidate for Body Contouring has already attained their ideal weight and is able to maintain a stable weight through diet and exercise, as future weight fluctuations could affect the outcome of Body Contouring procedures.
What can Body Contouring accomplish?
Body Contouring, sometimes referred to as Body Sculpting, refers to a number of procedures that are designed to tighten skin and muscle, extract pockets of fat, and smooth away bumps and lumps in your body contour such as love handles, bra bulges, lumps of fat and sagging skin in the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and arms. Treatments such as liposuction may also be performed on areas such as the double chin, as well as the neck, to tighten and tone the area.
Are there non-surgical Body Contouring procedures?
There are several non-surgical procedures on the market today, such as CoolSculpting, Ultherapy and Bodi-Tite, among others. Many of these treatments are non-invasive and provide dramatic improvements, achieving an advanced degree of fat reduction and toning; however, these procedures will not trim away excess skin left over after significant weight loss, so they may not be suitable to achieve proper Body Contouring after dramatic weight loss.
How much does Body Contouring cost in Houston, TX?
The price of Body Contouring procedures varies greatly between one procedure and another. An Arm Lift, for example, is far less complex than a full Body Lift, and therefore far less expensive. Because each patient will require specialized treatment, prices will naturally vary widely between patients. Nonetheless, while surgical procedures are costly, you can save money by combining multiple procedures into one surgical session. Our office can also advise you of financing options and payment plans.
How do I know which Body Contouring procedures I need?
Every patient is unique and every treatment plan is personalized to each individual patient. During your initial intake consultation with Dr. Bachilo, she can advise you of the most suitable procedures to help you meet your aesthetic goals.
How many Body Contouring procedures will I need?
Generally with surgical Body Contouring you will need to undergo at least one surgical session to address various concerns at once, and this session may include various procedures. Sometimes procedures need to be broken up into several surgical sessions for best results. Dr. Bachilo will help you determine which procedures will best help you to address all of your concerns and achieve your aesthetic goals.
How should I prepare for Body Contouring?
The first thing to do when preparing for any cosmetic procedure is to stop smoking as smoking will severely impact your body’s ability to heal properly from any treatment. In some cases, you may need to prepare by suspending certain medications or natural supplements in preparation for the procedure. Dr. Bachilo will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure once you’ve settled on your treatment plan.
What can I expect during recovery from Body Contouring?
While some surgical Body Contouring procedures are more invasive than others, all will require a period of rest and recovery in order for the tissues to heal optimally. Depending on what procedures you undergo, you may have to take one or two weeks off work, and full recovery may take several weeks, so you will have to gradually and slowly resume normal physical activities. Dr. Bachilo will prescribe any pain medication if needed, and may also prescribe compression garments to support healing. She will also provide detailed post-operative instructions that will help optimize the healing process.
Where can I get the best Body Contouring in Houston, TX?
Among the best plastic surgeons in Houston, Dr. Olga Bachilo is one of the most highly recommended and respected practitioners in the area. Dr. Bachilo is the founder and director of Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, a cosmetic medical facility, serving residents of Bellaire, Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and the greater Houston area.
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