Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Norman

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City & Nearby Central Oklahoma

Rapid weight loss through bariatric surgery is extremely effective. However, due to the speed at which bulk is shed following weight loss surgery, it is common for excessive amounts of loose and sagging skin to be left behind. This can leave a deflated, lumpy, and unappealing physique. It can also interfere with clothing options, and limit your range of motion. This rapid weight loss can also prove next to impossible to address through standard methods like diet and exercise.

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If you have undergone bariatric surgery or another form of rapid weight loss but are now left with a frame obscured by sagging skin, Dr. Jayesh Panchal can help. Call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Edmond at 405-340-9949 or in Norman at 405-310-6767 to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more.

What Is Post-bariatric Body Contouring?

Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a surgical procedure that helps contour the body after excess and rapid weight loss. This procedure helps reshape your body and addresses numerous different issues that may come after this procedure such as:

  • Get rid of extra loose and saggy skin folds
  • Get rid of any extra fat
  • Contour the body and areas that were operated on

Body contouring is meant to reshape and adjust the body after a weight loss procedure, and not meant for weight loss. Body contouring can help reduce or eliminate the effects that come with weight loss procedures such as the issues listed above.

Advantages of Body Contouring

Edmond, OK woman shows off sleeker contours following bariatric surgery and body contouring procedures to remove loose skin.

Body contouring has a few specific benefits and advantages that can help you look great after a weight loss procedure. Body contouring can help further define and sculpt your body after weight loss, enhancing your look even more and putting in the final touches for your body change journey. This can help with smoother looking and feeling skin, as well as give you a younger, more aesthetic profile and physique.

Post Bariatric Body Contouring

One of the surest ways to permanently address the loose skin and stubborn fat deposits remaining after bariatric surgery is cosmetic body contouring. Depending on your specific needs, this may include:

  • SmartLipo. Dr. Panchal offers SmartLipo along with other liposuction techniques to eliminate fat deposits that have failed to respond to bariatric surgery, diet, and exercise. Fat removed through liposuction cannot come back.
  • Tummy Tuck Surgery. Abdominoplasty is used to remove loose and sagging skin from the hips, waist, and belly. It can also be used to address diastasis recti, the separation of abdominal muscles that is a common consequence of yo-yo dieting and excessive weight gain.
  • Thigh Lift. Addressing the area between the knees and the groin, a thigh lift can be used to eliminate excess skin and lumpy fat from the upper legs.
  • Buttocks Sculpting. Dr. Panchal uses fat harvested from your own body for the Brazilian Butt Lift, an effective and long-lasting way to sculpt, tone, and enhance the derriere.
  • Arm Lift. Targeting the excess fat and loose and floppy skin the can develop around the upper arm muscles, arm lift tones and defines the area around the biceps and triceps for a more uniform and appealing look.
  • Breast Reduction. Dr. Panchal offers both male breast reduction and female breast reduction to remove unwanted breast tissue and produce a look that is complementary to the entire frame. For women, breast reduction can improve comfort, range of motion, and clothing options. For men, breast reduction can restore a sculpted and masculine appearance to the chest.

Similar to a mommy makeover, post-bariatric surgery body contouring is accomplished through a combination of procedures. The unique anatomy and specific desires of each patient, require body contouring following weight loss be entirely customized.

Post-bariatric Body Contouring After Care

After most body contouring procedures, you’ll be able to go home on the same day. If you’ve had an intensive surgical procedure, you will need someone to drive you home. Dr. Panchal will give you post-op care instructions that can help you recover and ensure that the procedure is a success.

Some tips for body contouring after care includes staying out of the sun to avoid skin irritation, avoiding any strenuous and intensive exercises or activities, and replacing your bandages and cleaning the sites properly. More care information will be provided after your procedure is finished and you are ready to go home.

Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa Has You Covered!

Board-certified, effective, and trusted, Dr. Panchal takes time to listen carefully to patient desires. During your initial consultation, he can evaluate your areas of concern, provide honest information about all of your treatment options, and work with you to decide which procedures will best meet your individual needs.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss FAQs

What is body contouring, and how does it help after rapid weight loss?

Body contouring refers to a variety of surgical procedures aimed at reshaping and improving the appearance of your body after significant weight loss. When you lose a substantial amount of weight, your skin and tissues may not contract back to your new body size, resulting in excess, sagging skin. Body contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks, arm lifts, thigh lifts, and body lifts, remove this excess skin and tighten the underlying tissues, giving you a smoother, firmer appearance.

Can body contouring be considered a weight loss procedure?

No, body contouring is not a weight loss procedure. It is designed to remove excess skin and improve the shape and tone of underlying tissue after significant weight loss. These procedures are best suited for individuals who have already achieved their weight loss goals and are at or near their ideal body weight.

How long is the recovery period after body contouring?

The recovery period for body contouring varies depending on the specific procedures performed and the extent of the surgery. Generally, you can expect a recovery period of 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, it's important to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions, which may include wearing compression garments, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments. Full recovery and final results can take several months.

Is body contouring permanent?

The results of body contouring are long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. However, factors such as aging and significant weight fluctuations can affect the longevity of your results. Regular exercise and a balanced diet will help preserve your improved body contours indefinitely.

Am I a good candidate for body contouring after weight loss?

Ideal candidates for body contouring are individuals who have achieved and maintained a stable weight after bariatric surgery (or diet and exercise alone), are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes. Non-smokers and those committed to a healthy lifestyle are better suited for these procedures. It's important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Panchal to determine if body contouring is right for you.

Will I have visible scars after body contouring?

Scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, including body contouring. However, a surgeon as experienced as Dr. Panchal makes incisions in discreet locations and uses advanced techniques to minimize the appearance of scars. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable. Following Dr. Panchal’s post-operative care instructions can also help improve scar healing.

How soon after weight loss can I undergo body contouring?

Dr. Panchal recommends that you wait until you have maintained a stable weight for at least a year before considering body contouring. This waiting period ensures that your body has adjusted to the weight loss, and the results of the surgery will be more predictable and long-lasting.

Are there any risks associated with body contouring procedures?

As with any surgery, body contouring procedures come with potential risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications from anesthesia. However, choosing an experienced surgeon like Dr. Panchal and following his pre- and post-operative instructions can significantly reduce these risks. Discussing your medical history and any concerns with your surgeon will help ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Contact Us Today!

Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa welcomes patients living in and around Oklahoma City at our offices in Edmond and Norman. Dr. Panchal and our team of healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping you reach your beauty and aesthetic goals. We strive to make sure you get the best results possible while feeling safe, comfortable, and happy in our office. We believe that you deserve to look the way you feel, and we are passionate about helping you achieve that look.

To schedule a post-bariatric body contouring consultation at our office in Edmond, please call 405-340-9949. For an appointment at our Norman office, please call 405-310-6767.

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