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Body Contouring Kansas City

Body contouring is a combination of cosmetic procedures that can improve the shape and tone of your body following major weight loss. View photos and learn more.

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Following major weight loss, many are faced with the disappointing reality of excess skin and fat deposits that fail to shrink back to their former size and shape. Body contouring is a combination of various cosmetic procedures designed to improve the shape and tone of your body following major weight loss.

Who can benefit from body contouring surgery after weight loss?

Excess skin can significantly limit your mobility, as well has contribute to a host of medical and hygiene issues. If you’re frustrated with the appearance of loose sagging skin, you may benefit from body contouring procedures. You may be an ideal candidate for surgery if:

  • You suffer from excess skin and fat deposits following major weight loss
  • Your weight has been stable for at least six months
  • You have realistic expectations of what body contouring can accomplish
  • You possess good overall physical and psychological health

Although body contouring cannot give you the perfect body, it can drastically improve your physical appearance. Body contouring is used to address loose, heavy folds of skin as well as to improve the shape and tone of tissue in the thighs, arms, buttocks, abdomen and face.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for body contouring is to schedule a consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeon. Be prepared to discuss factors such as your medical history, current medications and cosmetic goals.

What to expect during your surgery

The length of your procedure will depend on which areas of your body are being treated. In some cases, more than one surgery may be needed to meet your cosmetic goals. Popular body contouring procedures include:

  • Liposuction to remove isolated fat deposits from multiple areas of the body.
  • Tummy Tuck surgery to slim down the abdomen and reshape abdominal muscles.
  • Arm Lift surgery to reduce excess skin and tissue on the upper arms.
  • Body Lift surgery to correct excess skin present on the lower body.
  • Thigh Lift surgery to remove loose skin and excess fat from the inner and outer thighs.

Prior to surgery, general or local anesthesia combined with sedation will be administered. All body contouring procedures require incisions to remove excess skin. The incision length and pattern will depend on the quantity and location of your excess skin. Advanced techniques often allow incisions to be strategically placed in concealable locations.

After your body contouring surgery

Following surgery, it is likely that you will experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising for several weeks. Your physician will prescribe medication to help manage your discomfort. Your physician may also ask that you wear a compression garment for several weeks in order to minimize swelling.

Most patients are capable of returning to work and other daily activities within 2-4 weeks. More demanding physical activities may be restricted for several weeks.

Immediate results will be apparent, but it can take several months before final results are visible. The results of your body contouring procedures will be long-lasting. Significant weight fluctuations and the normal aging process may alter results with time.

Understanding the risks of body contouring surgery

All surgical procedures present a degree of risk and uncertainty. Potential risks may include infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, excessive scarring, poor healing, prolonged swelling, numbness and blood clots. All of these risks will be reviewed in depth during the consultation process.

If you’re ready to take the next step

Contact us to schedule a consultation in Kansas City for body contouring after weight loss. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review photos and discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery time.